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iPad Will Probably Be Available In WalMart Next Week





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Yesterday MacRumors received the photos of an email, that was presumably sent to Walmart managers and where it is said that every company’s store will initially receive five units of all existing iPad models and ten units of Apple's official iPad accessories. They will appear in 1,000 stores in the end of the October, other stores will be selling them in the beginning of November. Along with bringing the devices and accessories to the shelves the displays in the stores will be translating videos about iPad's features.

Walmart plans to start selling the iPads in 2010 were revealed in May. Previously the company overhauled its electronic departments in retail stores to include the Apple section in addition.

Also, Walmart will be the latest company that will start selling the iPad in this year. Target has been selling the devices since Oct. 3 and Best Buy stores stared offering the iPad since it was launched in April.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 10th, 2010. 1:06

Leaked photo of iPad with dual dock connectors



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Mission Repair obtained a part claimed to be the back of an Apple iPad show openings for two 30-pin iPod dock connectors, which would allow the device to be docked in both portrait and landscape orientations. The site decided that the obtained part goes to prove that the next-generation device will have two dock connectors both in landscape and portrait modes.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 8th, 2010. 12:26

Motorola sues Apple. Now every mobile company is suing every other company.



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Recently Motorola announced that it has filed suit against Apple over alleged infringement of a number of patents by a range of Apple products, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and certain Mac computers.


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Apple's iPad coming to all U.S. Mercedes-Benz dealers



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After a successful iPad pilot program with 40 dealerships this summer, Mercedes-Benz decided to expand its iPad program to all 355 U.S. dealerships this fall. The "overwhelmingly positive" results from the test program were surprising, said vice president of marketing Andreas Hinrichs. "The feedback was so positive." Dealers use the iPad to apply for loans and fill out paperwork keeping customers on the showroom floor. Although the test program did not provide conclusive evidence that buyers are more willing to purchase a vehicle if they stay in the showroom, Mercedes-Benz made its decision.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 7th, 2010. 11:14

iPad's touch screen makers are increasing their revenue



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Yesterday Taiwanese news resource DigiTimes reported that TPK Touch Solutions and Wintek, which are Apple's partners that make touch panels for the iPad, will experience revenue growth in the last quarter of year 2010, which is evidentially caused by the strong demand for the tablet device. Nevertheless, some other company’s partners like J Touch and Young Fast Optoelectronics are expecting traditional decline in the end-of-year season.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, October 7th, 2010. 0:12

Hacked MacBook reborn as a tablet



You need an iPad? And you have a broken MacBook? So, you can do your own tablet! Just look what Matt at Enigma Penguin did with his old MacBook. He decided that he would recycle his old laptop and turn it into a tablet.


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UK Prime Minister is an Apple fan and iPad user



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We know that the White House is full of iPad users, now it’s the same in the UK.  UK Prime Minister David Cameron has come out to declare himself an iPad (and Mac) user.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. 12:36

Apple Drops AirPrint Compatibility for Second-Generation iPod Touch



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Apple dropped support for AirPrint in iOS 4.2 on the iPod touch 2G. When Apple just released AirPrint on September 15th, the second-generation iPod touch was listed as a compatible device for the service, but only two days later the company dropped support and modified the press release to note support for only the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch.


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MobileMe Gallery App Now iPad-Compatible



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Apple updated its MobileMe Gallery application for the iOS platform. The application was realized in January this year.  Current update brings iPad computability and full support for the higher-resolution Retina displays of the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. In June Apple already added the ability for the iPhone 4 to download higher-resolution photos, but this update extends Retina display optimization to the entire application. The update also brings support for multi-tasking and the ability for iPhone and iPad users to view friends' galleries without the need for a MobileMe subscription.

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CNet video: AppleTV review



CNet reviewd the new Apple TV 2-nd generation. Here's what they think of it:

The good: Costs $99; rent movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store; 99-cent HD TV show rentals on some Fox and ABC shows; supports Netflix streaming; incredibly small design; outstanding user interface; can be controlled by iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch; streams music and videos from PCs and Macs running iTunes; promising future AirPlay functionality should be available in November.

The bad: Very limited selection of TV shows, especially compared with Amazon Video On Demand; confusion between what's available on Apple TV iTunes Store and PC-based iTunes store; doesn't support the full suite of media apps (Pandora, etc.) available on the iPhone and iPad; can't connect to older, pre-HDMI TVs.

The bottom line: The Apple TV's new low $99 price makes it an easy impulse buy for Apple fans looking to bring Netflix into the living room, but you may want to wait until more content--or Apple's forthcoming AirPlay update--becomes available.

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Jailbreaking of New Apple TV Eased by iTunes Restore Capabilities



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Twitter user with nickname StealthBravo recently confirmed that the new Apple TV can be restored in iTunes as well as any iOS device, easing the way for jailbreakers to bring new functionality to the set-top box. This means that the hackers soon be able to offer us tools, as they currently do for other iOS devices, to save SHSH blobs, jailbreak the Apple TV, and install 3rd party software.

Moreover, Apple TV offers a Micro-USB port for connectivity, but the port also offers a means for users to physically connect the device to computers to employ the techniques required for jailbreak of operating system.




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Apple TV teardown



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The experts at iFixit torn down the new Apple TV. Here some interesting info they managed to find out inside the new Apple’s set-top box:


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iPad is faster with iOS 4.2 Beta 2



Developers who have already installed iOS 4.2 beta 2 on the iPad report that the device's performance increased compared to first beta and to 3.x. iPadevice made some testing, here's what they've got (the smaller is better):




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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. 19:34

New iPad multitasking animation with iOS 4.2 beta 2 (video)



The iPad got a new animation for quick-app-switching/multitasking in recently released iOS 4.2 beta 2. We already have a video. Here’s how it looks now:




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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. 18:04

Apple released iOS 4.2 Beta 2 and iTunes 10.1 Beta 5



Apple today released the new beta of iOS 4.2 firmware (iOS 4.2 beta 2), the software development kit (SDK) and Xcode 3.2.5. This is available for developers only.

The update includes:


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