iPad 2 Hits 25 More Countries This Friday

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Apple have pushed out a Press Release today clarifying their ongoing iPad 2 launch schedule around the globe. Initially the iPad 2 will be available in 25 more countries as of this Friday, March the 25th. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, … Read More

Apple’s iOS 4.3.1 Software Update Coming Within a Couple of Weeks?

Boy Genius Report are predicting an update to Apple’s iOS 4.3 Operating System (with the bug fixes detailed below) will arrive within one to two weeks… Baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original) Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites Fixed … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Component Shortages May Affect iPad 2 and iPhone Supply

Industry analysts are theorising that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may experience component shortages for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad product lines in coming months, as a direct consequence of the distressing Earthquake and Tsunami that has caused so much heartbreak in Japan in recent days. Let me just take a moment to express my love for Japan and the Japanese people. I … Read More

Matacritic Launches iOS Channel

A Metacritic game review score is an aggregated score for games, taken from review publications that give out scores for their reviews which fit the Metacritic scale. Basically it needs to be a numeric scale. Depending on your point of view Metacritic are either heavily influenced by premier games publishers striking up deals with leading publications, or are a good … Read More

Apple Sells Close To 1 Million iPad 2 Models In Its First Weekend

It is hardly surprising that Apple has reportedly run short on supplies of the iPad 2 as we entered this week. Over its first weekend the iPad 2 is reported to have sold in numbers close to 1 million units. For some perspective, the original iPad took 28 days to sell 1 Million units! Whilst a 1 Million unit sales … Read More

Apple’s iPad 2 Sold Out?

Apple have announced that their iPad 2 sales during the first weekend it was available “has been amazing”. And that they are “working hard to get iPad 2 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible.” Apple have yet to disclose exactly how many iPad 2’s they have sold since it went on sale on … Read More

iPad 2 Smart Cover : It’s Full of Magnets!

iPad 2 Smart Cover Magnets

When I first saw the Smart Cover accessory demonstrated at the iPad 2 launch event it probably initially made more of an impression on me than the iPad 2. The elegance with which the cover snapped onto the iPad 2 made me want to watch Apple’s Smart Cover web video over and over again. When I was a kid I … Read More

GarageBand Review for iPad

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Rating: Having just reviewed NanoStudio for iPhone it seems like a good idea if I take Apple’s widely lauded music making app for a spin. Especially now that it has come to both the iPad and the iPad 2. GarageBand on the iPad is a completely different beast to the likes of NanoStudio – but in the end it is … Read More

Obliteration for Mac – Physics Mayhem with the un-dead! [Game Review]

Obliteration Mac App Store Game Review

Obliteration Rating: It’s been 10 years since Zombies first appeared, laying waste to everything. Those lucky enough to be away from the main continents were able to regroup in Greenland and survive. This is how Jonathan Mulcahy introduces his iOS and Mac OS X physics game, which has an art style where everything on screen is styled as if it … Read More

Apple iPhone 5 to feature Dual Core A5 processor

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This is a little bit of a non-story, as the chances of Apple going with anything less than a dual core CPU in the iPhone 5 is extremely unlikely. And most of us are already pretty sure that the iPad 2’s Apple A5 SoC will most likely be pretty much what ends up inside Apple’s next iPhone – give or … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Switching from Samsung to TSMC for A5 SoC Manufacture?

Samsung and Apple have been pretty tight for the last few years. And Apple are as of today still Samsung’s largest customer for manufacturing of a number of components for their iOS devices. Samsung are even rumoured to be building extra chip fabrication plants specifically for Apple’s growing volume requirements for mobile silicon. In the past Samsung and Apple even … Read More

NanoStudio for iPhone – Awesome Digital Music Sauce!

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NanoStudio Rating: About 10 years ago I had a fairly powerful Macintosh laptop (*a 540c if memory serves), a copy of Cubase (professional level music sequencing software), a MIDI interface kludge, a couple of drum pads and an Akai 2000 sampler. Off the top of my head that little lot probably set me back around $10,000 and took up half … Read More

iPhone 5 to have Aluminium Back? [Rumor]

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Gadgets DNA is reporting that it has a source in China that claims Apple is looking at producing an Aluminium backed iPhone 5. Part of the reason cited for this change in design is supposed to be related to ongoing problems with scratching for the White iPhone 4’s paint as well as either iPhones glass, and the generally negative reception … Read More