CoM: Predicting the iPad 4 Based On iPhone 5

John Brownlee over at Cult of Mac talks about what we can surmise from the specs of the iPhone 4. He says an A6X processor, in-cell display (maybe Sharp IGZO display), better battery, and Lightning connector. Not a bad read, but Brownlee, as per usual, doesn’t do a lot of proofreading before hitting the “publish” button. Source: Cult of Mac   Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Consumer Reports: New iPad Best Tablet (Despite Our Hit-Whoring)

Reuters is reporting that Consumer Reports has declared the new iPad the best tablet available. This despite all the hit-whoring the group has participated in in the face of Heatgate. CR findings were compared to the heat produced by other tablets by PCWorld, and found the the iPad to be average. Glad to see CR backtrack yet again… Source: Reuters Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Tim Bajarin: Apple iPodding the Tablet Market

Duh! Ok, interesting but obvious. Source: PCMag Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Paper App Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread!!

Ok, the Courier guys created a drawing app, called “Paper”. Every blogger is falling over themselves to pile on the hyperbole about how great the app is. The only problem is, I don’t get it. The guys behind Courier created an app?! Sweet Jesus, I’m firing up the downloader! Then I opened the app. Uh, WTF? I get to draw on a blank piece of paper, and the pages can be gathered into a journal, and I can create journals? And I can apply pics to the cover of... Read More

Batterygate is “Nonsense”

So the iPad battery charge indicator says you’re fully charged, but it really isn’t. Displaymate is saying you could actually (and need to) charge your iPad over an hour longer to actually fully charge the device. This has been termed “Batterygate”. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDnet says this is nonsense, and that the iPad is charging properly. “(t)he last thing you want to happen is to overcharge a big lithium-ion battery pack and have it swell up... Read More

Padcaster Rig Shows What the Camera on the iPad Can Do

Manhattan Edit Workshop will reveal on April 16 it’s new Padcaster rig, which appears to be some sort of mount for the new iPad which allows interchangeable lenses, grip, and possibly mic mount. The use of the rig will allow stabilization as well a very shallow depth of field thanks to the interchangeable lenses. Very little is known about the Padcaster right now, but MEW has announced that they will announce the product on April 16, 2012. I really like the new iPad as... Read More

How to Conserve the iPad Battery

Ars has a post about steps iPad users can take to conserve their battery power. The tips all seem like common sense: Lower the Brightness setting Turn off LTE and/or Wifi when not in use Turn off Push Notifications Disable Photostream and other iCloud services View locally-cached videos intend of YouTube Utilize locally-cached documents, etc. I haven’t noticed any battery issues at all on the new iPad, even when on LTE. In fact, I streamed the Angry Mac Bastards and The... Read More

New iPad Users Destroying Their Data Plans

Wall Street Journal has a story about users of new iPads running through their data plans by watching videos and doing other more mundane wireless tasks. One user reported going through his 2GB data plan in only a couple of hours. The users spotlighted are on both AT&T and Verizon. The main culprit is the higher bandwidth requirements of the carriers’ 4G LTE network. Says WSJ, “The technology promises to boost mobile download speeds by 10 times compared with third-generation... Read More

Consumer Reports: iPad Runs 12-13 degrees Hotter than iPad 2

Consumer Reports has just released the results of their thermal testing on the iPad and iPad 2. They ran Infinity Blade 2 for 45 minutes, and found that the iPad ran 12-13 degrees F warmer than the iPad 2 under the same conditions. The 1 degree difference is based on whether or not the iPad is plugged in while running the game. What I found particularly interesting is this quote: “We also noticed that the new iPad wasn’t charging while the game was running and it... Read More

Android an Utter Failure?

Jay Yarow has an interesting piece over at Business Insider, where he opines why the iPad has dominated the tablet market thus far. Definitely peruse the Comments section of the page-very interesting… Source: Business Insider Did you like this? Share it: Read More