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Survey Finds 78 Percent of School IT Managers are Already Testing iPads

Last Thursday, a group of educational publishers, technology companies, and government agencies held a meeting in Washington to discuss the logistics of shifting students in K-12 classrooms from traditional textbooks to digital textbooks within the next five years, which seems like a massive undertaking.

According to a survey by Piper Jaffray, reported by AllThingsD, such a shift might not be such a difficult task after all, because out of 18 public-school IT managers surveyed, 78 percent of them are already testing the iPad or the Chromebook.

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New Yorkers, with Aereo, You Can Watch Live, Broadcast TV on Your iDevices

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While there are several apps that allow you to watch live TV on your iPad and your iPhone, most of these are provided through cable companies, meaning you have to have a cable package in order to use them, which often costs upwards of $75 per month.

You can also watch delayed TV shows from Hulu Plus and Netflix if you don’t have cable, but you miss out on important live programming like sports and local news. Aereo’s new service is the best of both worlds – no long term cable bill with access to live shows.

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Apple Offers Refunds for 4G iPad Purchases in Australia

Though the new iPad runs at 4G speeds in the United States and Canada, it is not compatible with global LTE networks. This got Apple into some hot water last week, and the Cupertino-based company was accused of both false advertising and failing to warn local buyers about the reduced speeds.

After a scuffle with Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Apple beefed up the iPad info page in its Australian online store, and has begun to send out emails to its Australian customers, offering to let them return their 4G LTE-supported iPads through April 25th if they bought the tablets thinking that they would run at 4G speeds.

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Drone Smart Controller, Ready to Take on iOS Devices

Some of the most innovative iOS products can be found on Kickstarter, the crowd funding website for unique and creative projects. A team of designers in Seattle has come up with a project that could change the face of iOS gaming – the Drone controller.

The Drone, by Evolution Controllers, is a hand-sized six-button Bluetooth game controller that has been developed for iOS and Android devices.

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Rumor of the Day: 7.85-inch iPad Prototype Built, Under Testing

We’ve heard many rumors about the alleged iPad Mini, which, according to rumors, is a 7.85-inch version of Apple’s popular iPad. We don’t know if that tablet will ever see the light of day, but it is in testing, if John Gruber of Daring Fireball is to be believed.

In an episode of “The Talk Show” on tech-based podcast 5by5, well known Apple insider Gruber said that Apple has an already manufactured test version of a 7.85-inch tablet, with a resolution of 1024 by 768, that’s currently undergoing evaluation in Apple’s lab.

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iAd Producer Updated, Adds Support for New iPad

iAdThis afternoon, Apple pushed out an update for its iAd Producer software, which contains several new features and quite a few enhancements for already existing features, providing faster load and save times and improving overall performance.

The new version of iAd has also added support for the third generation iPad, to allow for on-device ad debugging and WebGL assets, but the most exciting new feature is the addition of Twitter integration.

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Netgear Genie Mobile App Lets You Manage Network and Media via iPad

Many of you out there likely use Netgear routers for your home Wi-Fi network, and if so, Netgear has just released an all new iPhone and iPad app that lets you manage your home network and access media on it from your mobile device.

You can change settings, update passwords, block users, blacklist websites, set parental controls, and more, right from your iPhone or iPad. It’s quick, easy, and convenient.

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AT&T Expanding its LTE Footprint

Now that the third generation iPad is out with its 4G LTE connectivity, the next generation iPhone is surely to follow, and the rest of the smartphones won’t be far behind.

Currently, Verizon has the biggest LTE network which could draw potential customers, so as of this Sunday, AT&T will be hard at work expanding its high-speed 4G LTE network to new areas.

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Get Your Daily Inspiration With Quotes Folder

Quotes Folder is a simple app that provides more than 65,000 quotes, maxims, and aphorisms from a variety of notable people like Emily Dickinson, W.C. Fields, Gandhi, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Dorothy Parker, J.D. Salinger, and hundreds more.

The main screen of the app always displays a random quote, and you can tap the randomize button at the bottom of the screen to fetch a new random quote.

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Air Display Now Compatible with New iPad Retina Display

A few weeks back, Avatron announced that Air Display, its popular app that allows you to transform your iPad into a second computer monitor, would be getting a Retina support update.

That day has finally arrived, and Air Display is now Retina ready, with support for OS X’s built-in HiDPI mode.

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