Nintendo 3DS Will Be a Success, But it Won’t Beat Apple Devices

A new report from DigiTimes published on Monday reveals that while Nintendo’s 3DS will be a huge success for the company, it won’t be as big as the previous generation DS handheld thanks to growing competition from devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones. Research from IHS iSuppli Screen Digest forecasts 11.6 million 3DS consoles will be … Read More

Adobe to Release Three Photoshop Companion Apps for iPad

Adobe is set to release three new applications for the iPad to accompany the new Creative Suite 5.5 software. Set to hit the App Store next month, Adobe Eazel, Adobe Nav, and Adobe Color Lava will cost between $2 and $5 and are designed to enhance your Photoshop experience by integrating smartphones and tablets into your workflow. Adobe’s Chief Technology … Read More

Nasdaq set to rebalance it’s benchmark 100 Index – Slash Apple (APPL)

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Periodically the Nasdaq-100 index, which is run by the Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, will be rebalanced to reflect a share weighting based on the market capitalisation of core (non-financial industry) companies listed there. Which, after all, is how that index is supposed to be configured. This is outlined on the Nasdaq’s own site quite succinctly: Nasdaq decided to enact a … Read More

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 Released by Dev Team

On Sunday evening the Dev-Team released the latest editions of PwnageTool and redsn0w to provide an untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 4.3.1 – almost three years since the first version of PwnageTool was released for the 1.1.4 firmware. The jailbreak works on all devices that support the 4.3.1 firmware, except for the iPad 2. You can download PwnageTool for Mac, … Read More

iOS 5 To Feature Deeper Voice Control Integration [Siri Assistant]

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With the iPhone 5 possibly delayed into next year, all the talk these days is of the next makor release of iOS – 5.0. Today’s reports from AppleInsider amongst others raise the possibility Apple is seeking to bring ‘deeply integrated’ voice control to the platform.

Apple Leaves Liquid Contact Indicators Out of iPad 2

In many of Apple’s devices over recent years, you’ll be sure to come across liquid contact indicators (LCIs) if you look hard enough. They’re small white strips – usually concealed within the headphone jack and dock connector – that turn red when they come into contact with liquid. Apple uses them to determine whether or not a device has been … Read More

Great Third-Party Alternatives to the iPad 2 Smart Cover

Easily the most impressive iPad accessory to be announced with the second-generation device is the Smart Cover – a clever cover with built-in magnets that clings to the side of the device to protect its screen while not in use, and doubles as a stand when it’s opened up. It’s available in both leather and polyurethane, and its most impressive feature … Read More

Cydia Updated: Now Smaller, Faster, More Stable

Cydia creator Jay Freeman – also known as ‘Saurik’ – posted an announcement on Twitter yesterday to declare that Cydia 1.1 is now ready for download on jailbroken iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. This update makes Cydia smaller, faster, and much more stable. Saurik spoke to the iPhoneDownloadBlog and gave the following details on what Cydia 1.1 can do: Has … Read More

iPad 2 Coming to Canada This Friday Thanks to Best Buy

A comment made on Best Buy’s Canadian website by one of its employees has confirmed that the retailer is set to bring Apple’s iPad 2 to its Canadian stores on Friday, March 25th at 10am. The site admin – who has been confirmed as a Best Buy employee – warned that there would be no pre-orders, and that devices would be … Read More

Wi-Fi iPad 2 Records Sound Better Than 3G Model

Apart from the lack of 3G and GPS in Apple’s Wi-Fi only iPad 2, the rest of its internals are identical to those packed into its 3G-capable counterpart, so you’ll be surprised to find that iLounge have discovered differences in the quality of audio recorded by each device. The Wi-Fi only iPad 2 achieves higher quality audio recordings, and it’s … Read More

Expert Says iPad 2 Display Is Nearly As Good As iPhone 4’s

Despite having a much lower pixel density, according to an in-depth scientific analysis by Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the display in Apple’s iPad 2 delivers “almost identical” performance to the Retina display featured in the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch. Soneira added that the iPad 2 “has excellent display hardware,” but needs a software update to address … Read More

Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 Can Use iPhone’s GPS When Tethered

One of the downsides – although there aren’t many of them – to Apple’s new iPad 2 is that if you purchase one of the Wi-Fi only models, it doesn’t come equipped with a GPS chip to pinpoint your location. So, if you purchased a pricey navigation application to use as a big, beautiful sat-nav on your iPad, you’re not … Read More

Apple Could Sell 600,000 iPad 2s Over Launch Weekend

Several industry analysts have predicted that the second-generation iPad will be a huge success over its launch weekend, with Apple shifting a whopping 600,000 units. Bloomberg reports that Gleacher & Co analyst Brian Marshall expects the iPad 2 to “outpace” the original model, which racked up 300,000 sales in its first weekend, and was one of the most successful product … Read More