Khan Academy official app now available for iPad. Watch over 2,700 educational videos for free

Khan Academy, the non-profit education organization that features thousands of educational videos, has released the official Khan Academy app for the iPad.

We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.

Spend an afternoon brushing up on Statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of Computer Science. Prepare for that upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.

The iPad app features Khan Academy’s complete library of over 2,700 videos (downloadable for offline use), as well as subtitles and progress tracking. It’s now available on the App Store and is free to download. You can check out a sample video of one of the lessons after the break.

Khan Academy - Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. Khan Academy, Khan Academy  - Free

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Online orders for New iPad now ships in 2-3 weeks

Unless you’re among the early birds who’ve already pre-ordered the new iPad online, be prepared to stand in line come March 16th as shipping dates have slipped once again. After selling out of its initial online stock last friday, Apple had posted March 19th (US and Canada) as the new shipping date for the past several days. And just overnight, that had been pushed back to the dreaded “2-3 weeks” time frame. According to an Apple spokesperson, demand for the new iPad has been tremendous.

“Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased. Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date.”

As for the iPad 2, shipping remains the same (1-3 business days) for both the 16GB Wifi ($399) and 3G ($529) models.

[Apple Insider]

iPad 3 release date set for March 16? And will it be called iPad HD?

9to5mac is reporting that the iPad 3′s release date is set for March 16th, 9 days after the official unveiling planned for tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. This comes from a reliable Apple Store source’s info that ”preparations are being made for a big Apple Store event which will culminate on Friday, March 16th”. If you’ll recall, the iPad 2 was first announced last year on March 2nd, and 9 days later, was released on March 11th. So time frame wise, a March 16th launch date is certainly possible, and perhaps even highly probable.

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Windows 8 tablet vs iOS on iPad [Video]

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released on Wednesday morning, and within a day, it had more than a million downloads. The upcoming OS is a complete departure from the Windows as we all know, with a Metro-style interface that relies heavily on touch and gestures. So how does Windows 8 running on a tablet stack up to iOS on an iPad? Quite well it seems. The Verge have posted a great video (above) showing the two OSes side-by-side, including a rundown of the features we can expect from Windows 8.

[via TUAW]

The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings Springfield to your iPhone and iPad

EA Mobile has released what could very well be the coolest Simpsons video game ever made — ok, at least on a mobile platform. The Simpsons: Tapped Out for the iPhone and iPad is a freemium game that plays like SimCity and Farmville, where fans of the long-running animated series will get to (for the first time ever) build Springfield from the ground up and interact with all their favorite characters.

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Production of 7.85 inch iPad supposedly slated for production in Third quarter of 2012

DigiTimes is once again stoking the flames for the rumoured 7.85-inch iPad, which they first suggested was likely a few months ago. In a new report published today, DigiTimes’ sources claim that manufacturers in Apple’s supply chain have already started delivering samples of the smaller iPad for “verification”, with volume production to begin in Q3 of 2012.

Makers in Apple’s iPad supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85-inch iPads for verification, with volume production likely to begin in the third quarter of 2012 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

The belief is that Apple is planning on launching the 7.85-inch iPad to compete with Amazon’s $199 7-inch Kindle Fire and other similarly sized tablets. The same sources have pegged the 7.85-inch iPad’s price at US$249-299, and the rumoured 8GB iPad 2 to sell for US$349-399 when released. Now before you get overly excited about a smaller iPad, just know that DigiTimes has been known to be wrong before with their reports, so cautiously take it with a grain of salt.

[via MacRumors]

8GB iPad 2 to be announced next week with 16/32 GB models for iPad 3?

Digitimes is reporting that during next week’s March 7th event, Apple will be announcing an 8GB iPad 2 alongside the iPad 3, which supposedly will only come in 2 models – 16 and 32 GB.

As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models – a 16GB version and 32GB version.

In addition to iPad 3, Apple is also expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, allowing the tablet PC series to cover different segments and to defend against Windows 8-based tablet PCs, the sources noted.

An 8GB iPad 2 is entirely possible – even likely – as it falls in line with a capacity (and price) drop found in that of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 after nearly a year of being released. An iPad 3 launching without a 64GB model however, seems a bit strange, especially given how the iPad 2 does come in 64GB versions. And with the expected hi-res display in the third gen iPad, you’d expect that users would want even more space to store their HD videos and whatnot. Well, we’re only less than a week from the unveiling, so we’ll soon find out if this info is completely accurate.

[via iMore]

Readability for iPhone and iPad now available

Readability, hands down the the best alternative to Instapaper’s read it later service, has finally made its way onto the iOS platform. First announced back in November of last year, Readability teamed up with the talented designers at Teehan+Lax to bring users a beautifully designed and easy to use iPhone and iPad app. For those not familiar, Readability is a great tool that lets you strip away all clutter from a webpage, leaving you with a center column of text – much like Safari’s Reader functionality. Of course, you can elect to save these pages for reading later – be it online or offline. And this is where the app comes into play; any webpage you send to Readability  via a web browser will sync with your iOS devices, so you can read those saved articled when you’re out and about. Even if you have already invested in Instapaper’s $4.99 app, Readability is definitely worth checking out. It’s now available to download for free on the App Store.

Readability™ Readability, Readability, – Free

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Apple to unveil iPad 3 on March 7th

For those of you eagerly anticipating the arrival of the iPad 3, mark March 7th on your calendar. Apple has begun sending out invites to a special media event that will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 10am PST, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The graphic on the invite shows an iPad with what appears to be a high-res screen and the tagline “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”. Recent rumours have pointed to a rear camera with more megapixels, a retina display, a quad-core process and possible support for LTE. And the Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily even published pictures of what they claim is the next-gen iPad. Pretty soon we’ll see of which these rumoured upgrades will hold true, and thankfully, we only have 8 days to wait before the official unveiling.

[The Loop via 9to5mac]

Price Drop: Inspire Pro for iPad now $0.99

Inspire Pro, the highly rated painting app for the iPad, has now dropped to $0.99 (down from $7.99) to celebrate French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday. While there are plenty of art apps on the App Store, Inspire Pro is among one of the most popular in its genre, especially when it comes to oil painting.

Try Inspire Pro and you will quickly see that it is a painting app like no other! The key feature is the simulation of wet oil paint on canvas, allowing amazing blending effects with five real kinds of brushes. You will be stunned by what you can do with a dry brush!

Inspire Pro is not a Photoshop clone. It does NOT have layers or a large number of brushes. It does, however, have the BEST color blending capability on the App Store. Whether you’re a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of Inspire Pro.

Inspire is also available for the iPhone, which sells for $4.99. Check out some of the very impressive paintings made with Inspire Pro after the break.

Inspire Pro - Paint, Draw & Sketch KiwiPixel, Inspire Pro – Paint, Draw & Sketch, – $0.99

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