Adobe Flash 10.2 is coming to Android 3.0 devices including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and BlackBerry Playbook, says Adobe, with Stage Video GPU acceleration to reduce RAM gobbling, smooth out performance and prolong battery life. Could these performance enhancements allow it Flash on the next-generation iPad?
The trouble with most iPhone games is that they are single-player experiences. The iPad, with its bigger screen, lends itself to multiplayer enjoyment and that’s exactly what you get with Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 HD. That, buckets of blood, and loads of severed limbs.
Otterbox is known for their durable cases. I took a look at the Defender Case for iPad when it first came out and it has held up very nicely since. But what about those situations where you’re in the field and need a bit more “grip” and flexibility?
OLED displays look quite amazing compared to traditional LCDs. And that’s why it’s awfully enticing to hear that Apple could soon be dabbling in the world of Organic Light Emitting Diods for many offerings within their product range.
As great a platform as iOS may be for all kinds of casual games, the touchscreen interface just doesn’t give the same kind of experience that a real joystick can provide. The JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick from ThinkGeeek that we saw at CES is now shipping.
The folks at Create Digital Music have provided further proof that the iPad is in fact for consumers and creators with a series of new tutorial videos.
I downloaded Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily over the weekend, it’s the first daily newspaper designed for the iPad. It has plenty of bells and whistles, animated transitions, embedded videos, and plenty of content to go with it. They sure put the iPad’s processing power to the test. But it didn’t totally grab me. It felt a little too overdone. I appreciate their effort, the carousel of featured articles is clever but jittery, the embedded social integration is game changing when compared to present content iPad apps. But is that enough?
Traditional print newspapers all around the world are struggling to make ends meet, so what do you do? You take a look at the latest trends and you try to capitalize on them. After much hullabaloo, The Daily iPad-only newspaper from News Corporation will finally go live as of next Wednesday.
So, you’re on vacation on some brilliant beach, casually sipping on an umbrella drink when you get a phone call from your desperate co-worker back home. He needs the TPS report he sent you last week and he needs it right now.
You know how Starbucks is starting to accept mobile payments via barcode? They decided not to use NFC because of lack of adoption at this point. But that may soon be changing, because both the upcoming iPhone 5 and the iPad 2 could be rocking near field communications.
All those accusing Apple of selling out their no-nude standards the minute Jobs walked out the door, you can relax.
Regular old television remotes might have cut the mustard when all we had to do was adjust the volume and change the channel. These days, you want your TV to do more, so you need a remote to do more. And that’s where the TiVo Premiere app is supposed to come into play.
It’s not quite the official release just yet, but the beta version of iOS 4.3 has been made available to developers and it’s pointing toward some notable changes for iPad users. For starters, the functionality of the “side switch” has been tweaked.
Yes, I am absolutely getting a little ahead of myself here and you should most certainly take my personal conjecture with a huge bucket of salt. Even so, Sprint has really put out an announcement that they’ll be hosting an event on February 7, offering “yet another industry first.”
And the floodgates are now open. Following up on yesterday’s announcement about a CDMA iPhone 4 making its way to Big Red, Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Francis Shammo has now confirmed that a CDMA version of the prized Apple iPad will soon be joining the network too.
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a time when kids would leave their homes if they wanted to play video games. They would gather at gaming cafes, then called “arcades,” to drop coins into the large wooden boxes that housed individual games such as Ms. Pacman, Street Fighter or Frogger. Yes, we hope you remember this time, because we sure do and miss it too.
Cydle’s M7 MultiPad is a breath of fresh air into the raging waters of the now-fiery tablet market. And also an earth reference.
Joby has been known for its popular, and recognizable bendy tripod for your camera and mobile devices. You can morph and shape them into just about any configuration you want. At this year’s CES in Joby has added to their line up to include two new stands for the iPad, which they did not have any products for previously. Their new additions are the Ori Case for the iPad, which is a more set and mechanical looking piece, and the Yogi Case, which is their traditional go to design adapted for the iPad.
Though pre-emptive cases for the yet-unreleased iPad 2 are nothing new, it’s the machined aluminum mock-up of the second-generation iPad inside this one’s sleek, black leather covers that really demands attention. Though we won’t know exactly where the specs came from, it seems absurd Dexim would go through all the trouble of designing a tight-fitting sleeve for it – which, by the way, the original iPad doesn’t fit into – if they weren’t absolutely certain about its accuracy.
The Fling is a suction cup D-pad joystick that fills the tactile void of iPad gaming controls. Made of a bendy siliconesque resin, aluminum and a couple of suction cups, the Fling still allows you to see the action on your screen while enhancing gameplay ten fold.
When the Apple iPad first arrived on the scene earlier this year, some people said that it was not in direct competition with e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. In some regards, that is true, since the iPad costs so much more and can do so much more, but it’s also true that many people who choose to buy an iPad opt out of buying an e-ink based e-reader as a result.
Rise, Lord Vader. Rise! As always, we should take these rumors with a serious grain of salt, but a whole slew of rumored features have now been leaked out on the Internet pertaining to the upcoming iPad 2 from Steve Jobs and crew at Apple.
By now, most of us may have caught a glimpse of Taiwanese pop-star Jimmy Lin holding an iPad in one hand, and what appears to be a 7-inch iPad prototype in the other. As convincing as this “prototype” appears, I have serious doubts. It’s nothing more than a Chinese knock-off, the W11, who seem to refer to their product as the W11 iPad. This post translated from a blog in China on Oct. 5 talks about the product’s head start in production before the “legendary 7-inch iPad 2.”
This past September at the IFA Berlin trade show Elliptic Labs revealed their Touchless Gesture User Interface technology. It allowed a user to make hand movements (gestures), similar to Microsoft’s Kinect technology; giving the user the ability to control their device by simple hand movements. The company had been working on a prototype with a reference design tablet which has now evolved into a touchless dock prototype for the Apple iPad.
As much as you may like your iPad, it’s still missing in a couple of departments. Maybe you want to watch some Flash video. Maybe you want to have an alternative web browser to Safari. Well, Skyfire is on its way to the iPad and it’s looking to make quite the splash.
The Apple iPad is a pretty great device, but it’s anything but perfect. It’s missing a few critical ports that you would like to see on a portable device like that, but the official expansion kits from Apple can be kind of expensive. Enter the 3-in-1 adapter dongle from MIC Gadget.
The iPad is many things, and tomorrow it will become an interactive children’s book with the addition of the Wild About Books app for iPad. The release of this app will follow with more 3D interactive interpretations of children’s books like Pat the Bunny, Little Golden Books, a in the months ahead.
The first ever iPad game to be combined with real hardware is now available for purchase from Toys R’ Us. The game called “Yoomi Duo” uses a round chip holder that sits atop the iPad’s LCD, players use the chips and place them on the holder while guessing which image the other player would choose.
Those random Chinese accessory makers always seem to get the jump on making products for things that aren’t even released yet. That appears to be the case (no pun intended) once again with the iPad 2, because here are some protective sleeves for the upcoming tablet.
Zagg’s ZAGGmate is a Bluetooth keyboard case that sells for $99 and doubles as protective shell for your Apple iPad – essentially turning your Apple tablet into a 10″ touchscreen netbook. Sure, you could just go buy a MacBook Air and end up with a real computer, but for those of us intertwined in the evolution of mobile device tabletry, we couldn’t have it any other way.
Foxconn, Apple’s overseas manufacturing partner, has added new production plants in Chengdu, China. The newly set up plants are expected to produce nearly 10,000 iPads every day. The boost in production capacity has been undertaken in order to meet the rise in demand of gadgets during the holiday season.
I don’t foresee things getting any cheaper any time soon unless some other retailer goes crazy on Black Friday. If you’ve been on the verge of buying an Apple iPad but can’t justify the $500 starting price, TJ Maxx looks like it has the ticket for you. Ticket, referring to a lower price tag.
You know how Apple is so boastful that the iPad sales are off the charts? You know how Samsung is saying that the Galaxy Tab will be the hottest thing since sliced bread? Well, according to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, that might not be the case.
The iOS 4.2 release we were expecting to roll out today for the iPad has hit a wall. According to developers on Apple’s own discussion boards, there has been Wi-Fi connectivity issues where a 4.2 iPad would disconnect or not connect at all to the Internet after establishing a connection. No Internet on the iPad is a bad thing.
The Apple iPad is one of the best media consumption devices out there, allowing you to read e-books, watch videos, and play games. However, the on-screen keyboard can leave something to be desired. At the same time, the tablet device needs a little bit of protection too. The ZAGGMate iPad case does both.
Technology and innovations are fruitful if they serve the basic purpose – of being useful to humans. It further helps the machine’s USP if the human is disabled or impaired. Something similar happened with the iPad when Owen Cain, an 8 year old suffering from debilitating motor neuron disease, was able to use it.
Having just lost (read: probably stolen) my camera at a hockey game, I’m in the market for a new shooter. It might be time for me to step up into the DSLR range and thanks to apps like the OnOne DSLR Camera Remote, I’m getting much more interested.
The Apple iPad has clearly taken the world by storm, but it’s far from finished with its world domination. A new version is already in the works and the rumors are pointing toward a dual-camera configuration, not unlike the iPhone 4.
Maybe you’re on a budget and can’t afford one of those shiny new MacBook Airs. That’s okay. You already have an iPad and you can effectively transform it into an Apple iMac on the cheap. Well, sort of. At least it looks kind of like an iMac. Okay, no it really doesn’t but we can all pretend.