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Intuit Expands GoPayments, Releases New Card Reader for iPad and iPhone

Intuit GoPayment

Intuit has some of the best news of the day with the announcement that their GoPayments service is now expanding to include Canada. Combined with the release of a new and improved card reader for iOS and Android devices, this already impressive product has become even more attractive. Embracing innovation, GoPayments makes it very easy for “small businesses and anyone who sells products or services with one of the first ways to easily and affordably accept credit card payments on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.”

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Windows 8 Tablet to Show its Face After All (CES)

Texas Instruments Windows 8 Tablet

Showcasing an OMAP4470 processor-based tablet, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is debuting a device at CES this week that is running a pre-release of Microsoft’s often promised, never delivered next version of their Windows operating system.

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Vizio Challenges Apple’s TV with Announcement at CES

Vizio Stream PlayerThe announcements at CES are always exciting and the release of the VIZIO Stream Player is no disappointment. It appears that VIZIO is getting serious about television and joining the ranks with a Google TV powered set-top box.

Connecting to any TV via HDMI, this little hardware device harnesses VIZIO Internet Apps Plus and can be controlled by the coolest Bluetooth® universal remote featuring a touchpad control and a QWERTY keyboard on the flip-side.

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Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to Developers

iOS 5 Beta 3It has been a few weeks since the last seed but Apple has finally delivered the latest beta of the iOS 5.1 upgrade to their developers over-the-air as well as through the Apple Developer Center website.

While there are a number of upgrades being added, the primary concerns being addressed by the first major update to iOS 5 are related to the reported battery issues being experienced by the iPhone 4S and the iCloud PhotoStream feature (such as users wanting have more control over their PhotoStream with the added ability to remove photos).

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PadGadget Weekly App Series – Best Productivity Apps for iPad Owners

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found eight great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included eight productivity apps in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

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7 of the Strangest (and Best) iPad Apps you May Have Missed

Odd iPad AppsSo you want to see something different do you? Every one of your friends has recommended an iPad app or 10 that let you toss disgruntled feathered creatures or instant message your heart out, but nobody has shown you something really unusual or unique.

With your permission I would like to take you on a journey through my top picks for those oddball, special apps that you will be pleased to have discovered.

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Retailers Continue to Love the iPad

GuessGUESS, Inc. is the latest retail giant to embrace the iPad as part of their sales strategy.

Announcing today that they have integrated the the VeriFone GlobalBay solution into a dozen of their US-based retail stores, the “popular designer and distributor of one of the world’s leading lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women and children” has taken a significant technological step forward.

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iHome Launches New iOS Speaker Docks at CES


The International CES tradeshow is like Christmas all over again for technology geeks, featuring the newest of the new goodies and gadgets each year. Next week iHome is debuting a new line-up of Clock Dock iOS alarm clock speaker docks for use with your iPad, iPhone and iPod.

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Apple Planning to Use Thunderbolt on iOS Devices

ThunderboltApple has been busy; three new patents filed with the United States Patent Office reveal that they are continuing to consume intellectual property relating to the use of Thunderbolt on their devices.

The theory, as suggested by Patently Apple is that integration of Thunderbolt technology with iOS-based devices would allow faster recharging and rapid data transfer.

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Get Microsoft Office on Your iPad via CloudOn

CloudOnIt has been a few years now since I first moved to the Mac and iOS platforms and I remember all too well the concern I had over not having a compatible copy of Microsoft Office. How would I ever function? Fortunately I was able to find a way because I am more than happy to leave that “business productivity suite” (and I use that term very loosely) behind me. But for many others, Microsoft Office programs are made mandatory by their job.

Instead of using an app to import and export the Microsoft formatted documents you need to work with, give a good look at CloudOn as they offer the ability to seamlessly and effortlessly work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on your iPad.

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