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Comex teases us with iPad 2 Jailbreak on website

It was only a couple of days ago that we learned Comex would indeed be working on JailbreakMe 3.0 and it would allow all of the iEnthusiasts in the audience to jailbreak their iPad 2 tablets through the browser-based solution. Now the JailbreakMe website is live and operational… sort of.

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Voltaic Spark: The solar powered iPad case

The New York-based solar-powered accessory manufacturer Voltaic has now launched a case that will be able to recharge our iPad. The Spark will allow you to recharge your iPad, as well as a number of other mobile devices too through its built-in solar panels, thus allowing for a longer battery life when outdoors.

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JailbreakMe 3.0 to work with iPad 2, iOS 4.2.1-4.3.3

We’ve been spoiled. We’ve come to expect the jailbreaking, rooting, and unlocking community to work very quickly in hacking through our hardware and software shackles. So, what if you want an easy way to jailbreak your Apple iPad 2? It has effectively been confirmed that Comex’s JailbreakMe 3.0 will work with Apple’s second tablet.

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anaPad is the barf-proof iPad knockoff for your kid

Does it drive you crazy when your toddler wants to play with your iPad, distracting you from that important task? Does it get sticky fingers all over the place just after you polished the display? Maybe its into chucking things across the room into walls? Well, here you are; the low-tech barf-proof anaPad. Basically a magnetic whiteboard that mimics the iPad in design so you can do a switcheroo. Your kid can poke at the anaPad without you worrying about being out $100 for a smashed display. The anaPad will sell for a mere $30.

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China jails three for iPad 2 leaks

The Chinese courts take intellectual property very seriously. Only in China would you get a jail sentence of over a year for leaking images of the back cover of the iPad 2. Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., an electronics-accessories manufacturer, wanted to start designing cases for the iPad 2 before its release. So the general manager, Xiao Chengsong, decided to offer about $3,000 USD plus discounts on MacTop products to a former Foxconn employee named Hou Pengna for inside information about the tablet. Foxconn makes the iPad 2 for Apple in its factories in China.

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PhoneIt-iPad turns the iPad tablet into a 3G phone

Maybe you’re one of those crazy kooks who didn’t get an iPad because it does not offer the possibility of making phone calls. Sure, there’s all kinds of voice apps and Skype apps, but now with PhoneIt, you really turn your iPad into a gigantic iPhone since you can make and receive phone calls or send text messaging using PhoneIt.

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iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. Galaxy Tab In A Drop Test

The guys at Square Trade have thought to drop test different tablets to see how well they fare. They started out the test series with an iPad 2 covered in a Smart Cover and a bare iPad 2. The tablet wearing the Smart-Cover survived the drop and its display remained intact. Unfortunately, the other iPad 2 which did not have the cover on did not do very well in the test, to say the least.

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Chronic Dev Promises iPad 2 Jailbreak ‘in a Few Weeks’

When it comes to jailbreak solutions for iOS devices, nearly everyone has been turning to the Chronic Dev team for their solutions. These are the guys that came up with the Greenpois0n tool, for example, and now they’re promising a jailbreak for the Apple iPad 2 in a few weeks.

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WordPress iPhone iPad App Update Fixes Crashing, Adds QuickPhoto and Stats

Mobile Magazine runs on a customized WordPress CMS. Several months ago I gave the WordPress iPad app a go to see if I could actually create articles and manage some of the sites workflow through it, well, it was a huge fail. Not only would it crash, but the admin panel wouldn’t load. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, as Automattic, the makers of the WordPress iOS app, have fixed 31 bugs that caused 75% of app crashes and have now re-released version 2.8 of the app to the iTunes app store.

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iKeyboard Adds Tactile Feel to iPad Keyboard

The large touchscreen on the iPad might be great for some things, but it might not be quite as great for others. We still want physical feedback. We still yearn for physical controls. And that’s where the iKeyboard from Cliff Thier comes into the picture.

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Using Your iPhone’s GPS on a WiFi-Only iPad

The tablet wars are indeed heating up with Android making up some hefty ground, but the iPad is still the reigning king. Maybe you’ve picked up one of the WiFi-only models because you’re not interested in paying for a separate data plan, but now you’re missing out on the GPS side of the equation.

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The Jailbreak-Free iPhone, iPad Home Screen Modding App

So, you’ve got yourself an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and you want to do some customizations with the backgrounds, app icons, and so on. At the same time, you don’t want to mess with that whole jailbreaking business. If that’s the case, Pimp Your Screen might be the ticket.

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Apple looking to switch LCD supplier for iPad 2

Ever since the Apple iPad 2 broke cover last month, there have been reports of backlight bleeding and confirmed in our tests. So, you’d think that Apple would try to do something about it and now it seems that they are shopping for new suppliers.

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DoD Releases iPad app for DVIDS

Our good friends over at the Department of Defense (DoD) who’s chief aim is to protect the nation has deployed a new app. Ever wanted to be tapped in to the DoD’s Video and Imagery distribution system? Well, there’s an app for that.

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iPad 2 Challenger: Android Honeycomb ASUS Eee Pad Transformer available to US late April

If you’re on the fence about going Android, still considering the iPad 2, but haven’t made a commitment just yet then maybe you should ponder things over for a little while longer. The UK and Taiwan release of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were a success; it shortened supply (doesn’t this always happen) for the rest of the world. Now with an end of April release, the $400 Android 3.0 (honeycomb) iPad challenger is set to make its debut to the US.

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Help Revive Microsoft’s Courier On The iPad

I was quite upset when the news came that Microsoft killed the Courier project. I did not cry, but I felt the way I usually do when Microsoft gives up on something great, heavily disappointed. Steve Jobs always comes through to ease my pain with something new.

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4.3.1 Jailbreak Untether Released: iPad 2 Users Left Hanging

i0n1c, a German-based security researcher released the much awaited 4.3.1 jailbreak and untether exploit early this morning. The only thing left out is that the iPad 2 is not exploitable. The reason being, Dev-Team reports, is that the iPad 2 is “not susceptible to either limera1n or SHAtter bootrom exploits.”

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Apple iPad 2 Review

Many expected the original iPad to be released with the features the iPad 2 finally came out with, though it took Apple nearly a year after to bring that seemingly basic feature –- a camera — to reality. But those critical of Apple for their slow moving product releases need to keep one thing in mind, it’s all about the money. Apple, alongside millions of developers single handedly kick started a $2B industry that barely existed before; the tablet computing market.

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Apple iPad 2 Can Use 5-in-1 Connection Kit Too

There’s a price to be paid when you want a device with sleek minimalism. While many other tablets on the market are trying to shoehorn a bunch of extra ports, like HDMI and card slots, the iPad 2 takes the same approach as the original. So, what do you do when you actually want that connectivity?

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Apple iPad 2 Case Gives You A Woody

Aluminium unibody. Shiny glass back. All these are well and good, but they also make for a very cold and industrial-esque feeling iPad 2. For people who want to add a dash of class to their iProducts, some wooden cases from Miniot might be a good bet.

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Samsung Responds To iPad 2 With Slimmer Galaxy Tab 10.1

We’re not entirely sure if they sent the tablet over to Jenny Craig or Weightwatchers, but it looks like it worked. At last month’s MWC, Samsung was showing off one version of its 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab. At this month’s CTIA, however, they’re showing off a different version, a skinnier version.

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Project Issue #4 for iPad Free

Project, Richard Branson’s iPad magazine is at issue #4 now. Thanks to our good credit creating friends at American Express they have sponsored the current issue making it a free download for “a limited time.”

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Hanfree Stand the Next Big Thing for Your iPad

While the iPad does a lot of useful things, a lot of the things it does – displaying cookbooks, giving guitar lessons, etc. – are used while your hands are busy doing something else. Plus, reading in bed or watching movies in a lot of positions can be tiresome as you have to hold up the half-kilo device for prolonged periods.

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Modders Custom Install iPad 2 in Car Dash

If you were to believe the team in Cupertino, the iPad 2 is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And what better place to enjoy this newfangled sliced bread than in the dash of your car? Well, it didn’t take very long for someone to come up with that idea.

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Backlight Bleed on Apple iPad 2 = Widespread Problem?

For the time being, there are just a few isolated incidents of this problem on the brand new Apple iPad 2, but this could become yet another PR nightmare for Apple if more than a few folks start noticing it. Do you have an iPad 2? Do you suffer from backlight bleed?

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iPad 2 Costs Pretty Much the Same as First iPad in Materials

There’s a reason why Apple is able to introduce a new generation of just about everything each year while still maintaining the exact same price points. Despite some upgrades here and there, the new iPad 2 costs just as much as the first iPad when you break down the material cost. The 32GB model with 3G rings it right around the $320 mark.

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Review: JoyStick-IT iPad Arcade Stick Lacking Joy and Stick

One gaming innovation that came out of CES this past January was the JoyStick-IT arcade style iPad gaming joystick. We were more than enthusiastic about its release, but I spent some good time with the $25 device and you will be surprised to know that it just didn’t stick with me. I’m not a serious gamer by any means, but what I can tell you is if you are a serious gamer and you get excited when playing your favorite games — even the least bit — this device may not be for you.

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Tomorrow’s Apple iPad 2 Launch Day Details

Before you grab your sleeping bag and comic books for a good night of sleeping outside the Apple Store, you might want to know a little bit more about the iPad 2 launch day details for tomorrow. For starters, you’re not getting the iPad 2 first thing in the morning.

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Apple iPad 2 Launch Day: More Sales, Shorter Lines

Are you looking forward to Friday so you can go and buy the new iPad 2? Well, there’s some good news for both you and Apple. The good news for you is that shorter lines have been predicted for this launch compared to the first iPad. The good news for Apple is they’re expecting stronger sales for this launch day too.

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Rumor: iPhone 5 To Look More Like iPad 2

With the announcement of the iPad 2 behind us, the rumour mill is turning its sights on the upcoming iPhone 5. And I’ll say I’m not surprised, but a tad disappointed with their speculations.

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The Significant Apple iPad 2 Shortcomings

The announcement a couple days ago of the new Apple iPad 2 did two very important things. First, it allowed Steve Jobs to appear in public, taking the stage despite his medical leave. Second, it laid to rest all the rumored specs about the second-generation tablet by showing off what it really was. Unfortunately for Apple, “what it really was” was lacking.

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Is This The iPad 2?

We’re just hours away from the official unveiling of the Apple iPad 2, yet that doesn’t stop Chinese website DGtle from releasing a boatload of what seemingly could be the really deal. The edges have been tapered off, giving it a slimmer form factor than its predecessor.

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Apple iPad 2 Expected to Be in Short Supply (Surprise!)

Every time that Apple announces something new, we are usually fed a sense of scarcity. The iPhone 4, for instance, had people lining up in the wee hours of the night, even several months after its launch. We could soon be facing a similar scenario with the second-gen iPad.

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Leaked Shot Reveals White Apple iPad 2?

It’s kind of funny, really, how Apple chooses to price its products. For instance, the black MacBook for a time came at a $100 premium over the white one, making it the more premium offering. The reverse seems to be happening on the mobile front, as people have been anxiously awaiting a true white iPhone 4. That day has not come yet, but you could be getting another white touchscreen device.

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iPad 2 Confirmed By Apple

We were pretty sure it was going down, but the Apple email sent out to media agencies to attend the March 2nd event of a new tablet is nothing but revealing.

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Apple Event on March 2 Could See Unveiling of iPad 2?

The original Apple iPad wasn’t the first tablet device on the market, but it sure did popularize the format. This is not unlike what the iPod and iPhone did for the mp3 player and smartphone. So, what will the next-generation iPad 2 bring to the table to combat the rise of the Gingerbread men – the Android tablet? We’ll find out in about a week and a half.

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iPhone 5 Possibly Delayed, iPad 2 in April

How do we know so much about something that doesn’t even exist yet? Well, because there are many analysts out there who keep track of component inventory, manufacturers and anything related to building Apple products all together; they’re paid to. Although the iPhone 4 is brand spanking new to Verizon, and not even a year old on AT&T, many are expecting the iPhone 5 to come in June 2011.