Grantwood Technology Ships QuickSkin for iPad

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.

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Intelligenti Publishing Releases A Helpful Guide for iPad

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.

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Grantwood Technology Ships SimpleSleeve for iPad

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.

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iTête à iTête – Interview with ZodTTD – I found my love for porting software and learning about console emulation

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.

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The Lapdawg O-Stand – A Versatile iPad stand with 4 flexible legs

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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.

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Thoughts on the iPad mini (after a week+ of use)

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.

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iPad mini Review Roundup

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.

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iPad Mini to be announced soon? Apple sends out invites for ‘Special Event’ on Oct 23rd

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.

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