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Deal Alert – iPad 2 Labor Day Bundles at Walmart

Still looking for a good iPad 2 deal to pull the trigger? Walmart.com is currently running an iPad 2 “sale”, as all versions are currently available for $1 less than their regular price. $1 off is not exactly what we would usually call a deal, but Walmart is also offering a free or heavily discounted starting accessory to sweeten the offer.

If you’re interested, you can create your own bundle by choosing one of the following accessories:

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“Learn” – New iPad 2 Commercial

Apple introduced its latest iPad 2 commercial during primetime programming yesterday night. The new TV ad, titled “Learn”, showcases a slew of apps built to help people learn new things on their iPad, such as calligraphy, or a new language.

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iTunes 10.4.1 Now Available

Late yesterday, Apple released an update to iTunes for OS X and Windows. The update, dubbed iTunes 10.4.1, fixes a couple of issues identified with iTunes 10.4.

iTunes 10.4.1 addresses the following:

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Kicks for iPad now Available

Not a big fan of big bulky cases? Bluelounge came to the rescue with its newly introduced Kicks, small, thin, silicone-rubber rails that prevent your iPad from slipping, scratching and damage.

These protective rails run along the backside of the tablet, and thanks to their minimalistic design, the Kicks are hardly noticeable.

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Deal Alert – Incase Book Jacket for iPad 2 for $8 Shipped

Still looking for a cheap iPad 2 case? The Incase Book Jacket for iPad 2 is one of today’s eBay daily deals, and sells for $7.99 instead of its regular price of $39.99. Best of all, shipping is free.

The case features a faux-leather exterior, interior suede lining, and an elastic band closure.

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Deal Alert – Up to 72% Off iPad Accessories at PC Micro Store

Still looking for a deal on an iPad 2 case? PC Micro Store is currently having a sale on tablet accessories, with discounts up o 72%.

To sweeten the deal, simply use coupon code “20OFFTABLET” to get an additional 20% off. Best of all, most accessories come with free shipping.

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Mini-projectors to be Embedded in Future iPad and iPhone?

According to a new Patently Apple finding, Apple has been granted a patent describing ways to integrate small projectors into future iOS devices. The patent shows a very advanced design, able to project high quality images, and interact with the end user via gestures, shadows and silhouettes detection– just like Microsoft’s Kinect.

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Apple and Slew of Publishers Accused of Colluding over E-Books Prices

Jeff Bezos and the folks at Amazon redefined the e-books readers market back in 2007 when they introduced the Kindle, and since then, the device has enjoyed an impressive track record. Until the introduction of the iPad mid last year, the Kindle had virtually no viable competitors, and was the undisputed king of the market.

Now that tens of millions of iPads have been sold, things are much less rosy for Amazon’s eReader. In a little over a year, Apple managed to take a large portion of the eReader market away from Amazon, and is now getting close to catching up with its competitor.

But here is a piece of news that will rejoice the Amazon CEO: Apple and a slew of publishers are being sued by a Washington-based law firm for e-books price collusion. Joining Apple are Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, as well as Simon & Schuster.

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Deal Alert – HHI Back Skin Protector for iPad 2 for $6 Shipped

Still looking for a cheap iPad 2 back skin? HandHeldItems is currently offering its texture back skin protector for iPad 2 for $4.99, instead of the regular price of $19.99. Use coupon code “hhipad2backskin” to knock the price down to $2.99. Best of all, the shipping fee is only $2.85 for the lower 48 states.

The skin will protect your iPad 2 from bumps and accidental drops, and features all the necessary cutouts for access to ports and buttons. Note that you will also receive a $2 HandHeldItems store credit with your purchase.

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Griffin IntelliCase for iPad 2 – A Neat Smart Cover Alternative

With its newly introduced IntelliCase, Griffin just took smart covers to the next level. The Intellicase, a polycarbonate shell designed specifically for the iPad 2, covers the whole device, and not just the display. Just like the original smart cover, the Intellicase puts the iPad to sleep when you don’t use the device, and will awake it as soon as you pull it away.

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