Cleveland, Ohio – Grantwood Technology, LLC today is pleased to announce the QuickSkin for iPad, protective silicone skin for the Apple iPad. The QuickSkin has a unique GroovyGrip pattern that makes the iPad easier to hold. The QuickSkin is extra thick and surrounds the entire iPad with a durable and protective cover. The QuickSkin also allows access to all the ports and controls. The QuickSkin for iPad also fits perfectly into our SimpleSleeve for iPad as a travel companion.
The absence of iPhone Flash support has been a major points of criticism against Apple. To this Steve Jobs has replied many many many times that Flash kills battery life. Flash is also slow and buggy and will kill the iPhone user experience. Well, it seems now they actually have some tests to back up those claims.
Bristol, UK – Tips & Tricks – iPad Edition gives users a handy help guide as an app to using their new gadget. Available now through the App Store, it offers over 70 tips ranging from taking a screenshot, using the iPad as a photo frame and even how to use the compass. Having already sold 1 million iPads, new users may be scratching their heads about all the features available to them.
Cleveland, Ohio – Grantwood Technology, LLC today is pleased to announce the SimpleSleeve for iPad, a protective neoprene sleeve for the Apple iPad. The neoprene is extra durable, yet lightweight. The zipper is an external, asymmetric, plastic design to allow easy placement and removal of the iPad along with charging in the case. The inside of the sleeve is super-soft to protect your iPad from any unnecessary wear and tear. The SimpleSleeve for iPad is a perfect companion for use on its own or in your favorite carrying bag.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Avantar, a leader in local mobile search, and a sister company to Yellow Pages Directories, released the Yellow Pages app for Apple’s new iPad mobile computer. This release follows the extraordinary success of the Yellow Pages apps, and preferred GPS-enabled directories, in both the iPhone and Android.
For quite some time now I have been running the iTête à iTête column, doing interviews with a variety of prominent iPhone figures but one area has yet stayed untapped. I’m talking about the Jailbreaking community which, according to some reports, constitutes up to 10% of the overall iDevice users. To repent for such a huge sin I have gone hunting and bagged me an interview with ZodTTD – one of the most famous developer of Cydia and Rock apps for the Jailbroken iPhones – best known for his line of emulators, including two emulators for the iPhone: N64 and PSone.
When it comes to stands for iPads and other tablets, the Lapdawg O-Stand surely has them beat – at least in the name department. Created by Lapdawg, the O-Stand is billed as the “Swiss Army Knife Of iPad Stands”, and there’s little doubt that it’s versatile. Resembling more like a alien from the War of the Worlds than a typical gadget stand, it can hold various tablets and e-readers and its 4 removeable flexy legs lets you position your iPad just how you like it.
With the release of the iPad mini, Apple has finally entered the small tablet market. Much has changed since the first iPad ushered in a new era of mobile computing, as tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have become even more portable, with higher resolution displays to boot.
And so with great expectations, it’s somewhat strange to find the mini to be one of the most polarizing Apple iDevices ever. It’s beautifully crafted, extremely light and fun to use, and yet, it also houses the same A5 processor from the iPad 2 and a display with a resolution of just 1024 x 768 pixels . That said, after a week of using the mini, these initial concerns have been put to rest and I’ve come to love this 7.9-inch iPad.
With just 2 days to go before the iPad mini’s worldwide launch in 26 countries, the reviews have started to hit the web. Tech bloggers from Jim Dalrymple of The Loop to The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky have all found the mini to be beautifully made, light and easy to hold with just one hand. Not surprisingly, the one thing most noted the 7.9″ tablet could use is a Retina display. While it’s still a good display by many accounts, those used to Apple’s high-res screen on the iPhone 5 and newer iPads will no doubt find that text isn’t nearly as sharp. That said, and despite its $329 price tag, the reviews are still calling the iPad mini the best ‘small’ tablet money can buy. The roundup after the break.
Apple has announced via press invites that a special event will be held on Oct 23rd in San Jose, with the tagline “We’ve got a little more to show you”. The ‘little’ presumably alludes to the long speculated iPad Mini, a more portable iPad that has been rumoured to have a 7.85″ (non-retina) display, a thinner body, a rear facing camera and the new lightning port. With a host of other 7″ tablets flooding the market – most notably the Nexus 7 – it is expected that the iPad Mini’s price point will be an attractive one, possibly in the $249-299 range for a 16GB model. Here are several mockups of what it could look like next to an iPad 2/3.