Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Apple Begins Shipping the iPad 3G

Apple has reportedly begun shipping the iPad 3G to customers who pre-ordered the device.

9to5Mac reports that their iPad 3G order status has gone from 'prepared' to 'shipped'. Ours is still sitting at prepared.

Has your order shipped?

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Check Out the iPad Camera Connection Kit in Action [Video]
A video demonstrating the usage of the iPad Camera Connection Kit has been posted online.

Take a look at the video below...

[via MacRumors]

iPad Camera Connection Kit Supports USB Headphones and Headsets

The iPad Camera Connection Kit supports USB headphones or headsets via the USB adapter, according to a new TidBits report.

I tested a Skype call with a USB headset, and the quality was just terrific. This make the iPad even more viable for phone calls, eliminating a requirement for a Bluetooth headset which requires separate charging and pairing.

It was previously
reported that the Camera Connection Kit would support audio interfaces that are compatible with the USB Audio Class but this the first evidence that it works.

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Apple Announces iPad 3G Launch on April 30th

Apple today announced that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its iPad will be delivered to US customers who've pre-ordered on Friday, April 30, and will be available in Apple retail stores the same day starting at 5:00 p.m.

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.

Apple retail stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the store, helping them customize their new iPad by setting up their email, loading their favorite apps from the App Store, and more. US Apple retail stores are also hosting special iPad workshops to help customers learn more about this magical new product.

Pricing & Availability
iPad is available in Wi-Fi models in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available on April 30 in the US for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad is sold in the US through the Apple Store (, Apple’s retail stores, most Best Buy stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and campus bookstores. AT&T is offering breakthrough 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad with easy, on-device activation and management.

iPad will be available at the end of May in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Apple will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders for iPad on May 10.

Apple Ships iPad Camera Connection Kit

Apple has begun shipping the iPad Camera Connection Kit to customers who pre-ordered the adapters.

The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW.

It is also rumored that the kit will support audio interfaces over USB.

Our kit shipped by Fedex and delivers by April 22, 2010.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Next Generation iPad to Use OLED Touchscreen?

Apple has reportedly started development of the next generation iPad using the same design concept as the iPhone 4G, and it will feature an OLED screen, according to DigiTimes.

Sources within the components sector say OLED panel prices are expected to drop and make it more price friendly for the iPad; however, Digitimes itself is conservative about the idea.

The current price of the 9.7-inch LCD panel for iPad is about US$60-70, but the price of a 9.7-inch OLED panel is about US$500. He said the price gap is unlikely to narrow significantly in 2010 or 2011.

iPad 3G Ships by May 7th, Prior Pre-orders Still Ship in Late April

Apple has updated their online store with a shipping by date of May 7th for the iPad 3G.

Thankfully the May date is only for new orders. We received the following email assuring us our iPad 3G would still be delivered in late April.

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Thank you for your recent order of the magical and revolutionary
iPad 3G.

We would like to confirm that your order will be shipped in late
April as communicated at the time you placed your order. You will
receive a confirmation notice when your order has shipped.

You can get up-to-date information about your order, including
shipping status and tracking number, at

Thank you for choosing Apple.

The Apple Store Team


Sunday, 18 April 2010

How to Transfer ePub eBooks to Your iPad

These are instructions on how to transfer a DRM-free ePub formatted eBook to your iPad for reading in iBooks.

Step One
Download the ePub title and save it on your desktop. In this example I will be downloading the iPad Programming book by Daniel H Steinberg and Eric T Freeman.

Step Two
iTunes by clicking its icon in the dock

Step Three
Click to select
Add to Library... from the File menu.

Step Four
Select the eBook file from your Desktop and click the
Choose button.

Step Five
Click to select
Books from the list of libraries on the left. Notice your book is now listed.

Step Six
Connect your iPad to the computer and select it from the list of devices on the left.

Step Seven
Click to select the
Books tab.

Step Eight
Check the
Sync Books checkbox if it isn't already enabled.

All books is selected then all your Books will be transferred to the iPad. If Selected books is selected then you will need to look below for the newly added Book and check the checkbox next to its title.

Now click the
Apply or Sync button at the bottom right of the window.

You may receive a warning that this will erase all the books on your iPad if this is your first Books sync. Click the
Sync Books button.

Step Nine
Once the sync has completed you can open
iBooks on your iPad to read your newly transferred title.

*Note: If you do not have iBooks on your iPad you can download it free from the App Store.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Strong iPad Demand Delays International Launch By One Month

Apple today released the following statement:

Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad™. We have also taken a large number of pre-orders for iPad 3G models for delivery by the end of April.

Faced with this surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason—the iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far.

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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Geohot Announces BlackRa1n Jailbreak for iPad

Geohot has announced that he's updated the BlackRa1n jailbreak to support the iPad!

Still no word on a release date; however, Geohot has posted an image of BlackRa1n and Cydia installed on the iPad.

Also check out the image of the iPad booting in verbose mode below...

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

Geohot Posts Keys for the 3.2 iPad Firmware!

Geohot has posted the keys for the 3.2 iPad firmware which allow for the decrypting of the iPad's iBoot, Bootrom, and RAMdisk.

KEY: 1E3A1CA2F45D15452B16B9FE0A2C214A0AF897F09EE269F8E5967FC74B1022AC
IV: 36E1BCD042AC193F7305C8E6077D3DF7

KEY: 31E7ECD9C364414205A8FA0092CC80C0D67EAE40E75FFA27B37048C42335A106
IV: 9C051576DDD94F48C324CF7AC3197FE1

And of course, the bootrom:
SecureROM for s5l8930xsi, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.

We will keep you posted on the status of the iPad jailbreak and post instructions when it becomes available :)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Camera for iPad Takes Photos Via iPhone

Yesterday we wrote about CAMERA-A and CAMERA-B companion apps to take pictures with your iPad via the iPhone. Today, Headlight Software is offering Camera for iPad, a universal binary which offers similar functionality.

Simply start Camera for iPad on both devices, and they'll find each other. Your iPad shows what the iPhone's camera is seeing. Intuitive controls let you zoom with a pinch or rotate with a swipe. And just tap the button to take a high resolution photo that is saved onto your iPad.

★ Bluetooth, so no setup at all.
★ Live viewfinder shows what the iPhone's camera is seeing.
★ Pictures are taken at the iPhone camera's full resolution and look gorgeous on the iPad!
★ Makes a great remote preview when taking group photos!
★ Not just for the iPad! You can connect an iPhone to an iPod touch, or even connect one iPhone to another, and choose which is the sender and which is the receiver.

★ Requires two devices, one to send pictures and one to receive.
★ Both iPhone 3G and 3GS are supported for sending pictures.
★ For receiving pictures, most devices are supported: iPad; iPod touch 2nd and 3rd generation; and another iPhone 3G/3GS are ALL supported!

You can purchase Camera for iPad from the App Store for $0.99.

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First Images of Cydia Running on the iPad

Will Strafach has posted the first images of Cydia running on the iPad. His iPad was jailbroken using the 'Spirit' jailbreak by Comex.

"I didn't think anything could be faster than ra1n or gp. @comex proved that wrong. It works so naturally. All he needs now is an ego inflation and he'll be the new @geohot! *g* In all seriousness though, top notch stuff. "

Take a look at the images below...

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Ultimate Way to Experience Twitter on Your iPad

Stone Design/Big Stone Phone have announced the release of Twittelator for iPad 1.0.1, an evolution of its award winning Twitter client. Its beautiful user interface allows you to always keep your friends' tweets in view while you explore the rest of what Twitter has to offer. Twittelator for iPad is available now for only $4.99 from the App Store.

"Twittelator for iPad represents the perfect blend of user experience design and rich functionality," said Andrew Stone (@twittelator), Stone Design's CEO.

Twittelator for iPad features include:
* Terrific multiple account support
* Images are shown inline. No more having to follow a link just to preview a photo
* Keep your friends' tweets in view at all times
* View messages in an organized conversation view
* Create and manage drafts
* Discover nearby tweets in a map view
* Set customizable wallpapers
* Post photos and voice recordings
* Automatically splits up long tweets to allow for longer messages
* All of this amongst a rich set of other highly tuned features

Twittelator for iPad is based on the mature framework used in Twittelator Pro for the iPhone, which Mac|Life magazine deemed best-of-breed and of which Apple named as one of the summer's hottest releases.

"Absolutely nothing was taken for granted when designing Twittelator for the iPad. Every graphic and interaction was distinctly tailored to create an ideal Twitter experience," said designer Anthony Cardinale.

Pricing and Availability:
Twittelator for iPad 1.0.1 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

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1Password Pro Gets Updated With iPad Interface

1Password Pro has been updated as a universal application with iPad support for existing customers. This means if you have already purchased the application you do not need to pay again or download the iPad only version.

1Password will securely store your important information and can automatically log you into websites with a single tap. There's no need to remember the username, password, or even the website address. With the ability to save and sync text notes, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information, everyone from Macworld to Apple itself loves 1Password!

• Includes user interface for both iPhone and iPad.
• Special easy switching mode allows you to quickly copy-and-paste usernames and passwords to Mobile Safari.
• Folders for better organization (in this version a desktop application required - sold separately)
• Features coming soon: Favorites, MobileMe/WebDAV syncing, and more.
• Securely store your website names and passwords so you never forget them again
• Save important information like credit cards and membership numbers
• Jot down other notes too sensitive for stickies or bar napkins
• Synchronize it all with 1Password for Mac via Wi-Fi (sold separately, available at
• Automatically log into Web sites on iPhone and iPod touch to avoid remembering and typing usernames and passwords
• Hardware-accelerated AES encryption and Auto-Lock keep your data protected even if your iPhone is lost or stolen
• All cryptographic operations are performed using standard iPhone libraries to ensure there are no security gaps or backdoors
• Two-layer defense with Unlock Code and Master Password to combine security and convenience
• Data Backup & Restore option available on Mac, Windows and Linux.

What's New In This Version:
This update includes new user interface for iPad.

You can purchase 1Password Pro from the App Store for $14.99.

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