Apple's new iPad is great, but it's not free, nor called iPad 3

SophosLabs: Only hours after the launch of Apple’s newest iPad we are beginning to see spammers trying to use the excitement over its release to ensnare innocent people into their scams. The scammers are sending out emails with the subject “Where do we send your Free iPad 3, just Test & Keep! See details”. The email contains an image with the text “TEST & KEEP an iPad 3 FREE – Click here”....

March 19, 2012 · 2 min · 328 words

Free iPad 3? It doesn't exist! Beware of scams

It is widely anticipated that Apple will announce a new version of its iPad tablet computer in San Francisco on March 7th. An invitation sent to journalists, inviting them to an event organized by Apple, has fueled speculation even further as it appears to show a close-up of someone using an iPad. Could it be the new iPad with a much lusted for improved display and souped-up processor? Only time will tell....

March 1, 2012 · 2 min · 288 words

Download Google Books App for iPhone

Google has just released ‘Google Books’ app for iOS. The Google Books app offers access to over 2 million Google eBooks on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Take your favorite books with you on the go. The app is free and requires to sign in with your Google account. Google Books Features: Great Reading Experience – Change font, search within book, information about book – Night-reading mode – Offline reading mode...

December 7, 2010 · 1 min · 181 words

Is an Apple iPad 2 on the way?

An iPad 2 could hit shelves as early as next year, according to at least one source. An Apple iPad 2 will go into production beginning in December – and hit shelves as soon as Q1 of 2011. That’s the news this week from Economic News Daily, an English-language Taiwanese paper. According to News Daily staff, the new iPad will include FaceTime functionality, fresh display tech, a pair of cameras – one forward-facing – and a USB port....

November 30, 2010 · 2 min · 352 words

Over 40 security fixes for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in iOS 4.2

Yesterday, Apple pushed out the much anticipated update to its mobile operating system – iOS 4.2. Although most of the headlines have focused on new functionality Apple has introduced, such as bringing folders and multi-tasking to the iPad, there’s a much more important reason why you should be considering updating your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Security. According to an Apple knowledgebase article, iOS 4.2 includes more than 40 security fixes designed to better protect iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users....

November 24, 2010 · 2 min · 214 words

VLC Media Player Now Available for iPhone

VLC Media Player, an app that lets you watch videos in several formats that aren’t natively supported by the iPhone, has arrived in Apple’s iTunes store. The app originated on the iPad and is now compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and “recent” versions of the iPod touch. The features include quick decoding of “almost every” video format, playback in landscape and portrait mode, as well as deleting files directly from the application (bypassing iTunes)....

October 26, 2010 · 1 min · 100 words

President Obama signs iPad

Sylvester Caan dropped us a note to tell us (and show us!) his iPad being signed by US President Barak Obama. Take it away, Sylvester: At a rally in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington, the President used the touchscreen on my iPad to give me his autograph. He looked slightly surprised, but proceeded to use his finger to scribble on the iPad using the Adobe Ideas app....

October 24, 2010 · 1 min · 111 words

Two Steps Away from a Free iPad

Honestly, how many times have you won free stuff by clicking on links? And no… those spam, trojan, and spyware do not count as free stuff. We recently found a scam that promises a free iPad to application testers. Apparently, the site lures the person into joining an iPad application testing program while the site owner makes profit from SMS fee charges and affiliation programs. To enroll in the program, “testers” are required to complete two steps....

August 14, 2010 · 2 min · 247 words

iPad isn't for everyone, so deal with it

Thirty-two days ago, I purchased Apple’s iPad, after proclaiming that I wouldn’t. A gadget like this one should be tested if repeatedly blogged about. I would have used a for-reviews loaner, but I’m on the same fraked list as Gizmodo. I bought my own. A month-or-so usage later, I agree with Tumblr and Instapaper developer Marco Arment, who asked about iPad yesterday: “What’s it for, really? Logically, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for most computer owners…most people will have trouble justifying the $500 entry price....

May 19, 2010 · 4 min · 794 words

Facebook Gets a Useful Unofficial iPad App

We need a native iPad app for Facebook but until Facebook HQ gets around to making one, the next best thing has just arrived via social media aggregator sobees. sobees for Facebook [iTunes link] is an iPad app that lets you manage your Facebook experience in a native app designed to take advantage of the iPad’s enlarged screen. The app, which is free through the end of May, provides many of the features that Facebook fans have been looking for in an iPad app....

May 11, 2010 · 1 min · 208 words