Voltaic Spark: The solar powered iPad case

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

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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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Steve Jobs Unveils iCloud @ WWDC

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It was a bit of a surprise today when Steve Jobs walked out on the stage at WWDC to the tune of James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)” classic blasting over the PA system. He took a leave back in January, but that didn’t stop him from appearing today. In high spirits and receiving much appreciation from 5000 Apple devotees, jobs kicked off the event with the announcement of iCloud.

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Poll: Do you root or Jailbreak?

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With Sony getting hacked and their PSN still down, there’s no hiding it even for the biggest of corporations in the world, that includes government too. While i’m personally waiting for an iPad 2 jailbreak still, tell us about you. Do you jailbreak your iOS device and root your droids?

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iPhone Secretly Records Geolocation Data

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Before you work up some crazy conspiracy theory, let’s get to the facts. It appears that the iPhone and iPad 3G automatically record your location data everywhere you go. Your movements are then automatically saved to a secret file on the device, and the file is automatically backed up on your computer when you sync up the device with iTunes.

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Apple iPad 2 Review

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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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Hanfree Stand the Next Big Thing for Your iPad

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

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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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The Significant Apple iPad 2 Shortcomings

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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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