In an age when we are consuming massive amounts of plastic, paper, and other materials, it is great to see a company finding a way to make something old into something new. Station Supply Company started by making iPhone skins out of fire hoses. Today, the accessory maker offers three different lines of covers for both iPhones and iPads. The most recent is the Life Raft collection repurposed from rubber emergency boats from a now-defunct airline.
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As we get closer to Apple’s release of iOS 7, more and more jailbreak developers are finding ways around the company’s iOS 6 codes. The team that created a hack to allow T-Mobile iPhone 5 users increased data speed has just released a similar hack for AT&T. This one apparently also supports data performance for LTE and HSPA+ for the iPad.
“This hack enables Release 9 DC-HSPA+ on the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, 4, and mini as well as enhancing LTE data and signal. Though AT&T is limited to HSPA+ 21, the device itself becomes more open to an increased amount of bandwidth thus allowing for better throughput of data and data connection,” wrote Brown.
As we get closer to reaching the middle of 2013, suppliers are ramping up for production of fall launches. Although no word has officially come from Apple, rumors from the supply chain are pointing to a September release of the next generation of iPad.
According to DigitTimes, trial production of the fifth-generation iPad will begin soon, while mass production will start in July. According to an unnamed source in the supply chain, monthly shipments will ramp up to 2-3 million units in September.
It is time, again, to delve into the inner-workings of the iPad. Each week, we give you pointers, tips, and advice for how to do things on your iPad that you may not have known how to do before. Last week, we explained what to do when you run out of space for downloading apps.
This week, we are going to explain how to get that digital copy of the new movie you just bought onto your iPad for mobile viewing.
The weekend is over and today starts a new workweek for most. Every Monday, we like to give our readers a glimpse into what Apple considers to be a top-notch app. Each week, they spotlight a couple of apps as the Editor’s Choice for the week. Last week, Apple gave the award to Running with Friends. Now, you can experience the endless runner genre with a social aspect.
This week, Apple spotlighted a music education app that really makes the iPad shine. Complete with orchestral recordings of one of Beethoven’s most famous symphonies, this app will give you a music lesson you won’t soon forget.
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple’s iOS devices were on the short list for mobile devices that would be approved for Pentagon use. This approval would allow the iPad maker to dig in deep for a long-lasting contract with U.S. Military. Today, Bloomberg reported that the Pentagon has officially cleared Apple devices for use on its network.
This approval puts Apple on the same playing field as Samsung and Blackberry, who were both recently approved for military use as well. According to Bloomberg, now that Apple has joined the ranks, this may prompt a three-way fight for the military market.
Welcome to another installment of PadGadget’s Flashback Friday. Every week we spotlight a game or app that appeals to the younger version of ourselves. Whether it is an 8-bit side-scrolling game, or a macramé how-to app, we love to go back in time. Last week, we reminded you of the time-sucking PC duo from Cyan Worlds. I had almost forgotten how long it takes to get through Myst.
Less than two weeks ago, Apple announced that the 50 billionth download was imminent. To celebrate, the company held another contest by which the lucky person to download the 50 billionth app would receive a $10,000 gift card to the App Store. Last night, the contested ended and the winner was announced.
When iOS 6 launched, some of us immediately downloaded the new update in anticipation of many of the new features, one of them being Apple’s Maps app. Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and we now know that Google Maps is the superior service. Lucky for iPhone users, Google graciously gave them an app that would help them get from one place to another without getting lost.
However, iPad users were left unattended and either have to use the Web-based version or risk it all using Apple’s mapping service. Yesterday, Google showed off a bunch of new features coming with its next Maps update. One of the best announcements of the day is that Google Maps is finally coming to the iPad.
Welcome back to another edition of Sound Stage. Every week, we talk about music. Not just bands we like or our favorite albums, but instruments, compatible music devices, apps, and accessories that we think musicians and fans of music will like. Last week, we told you about SmartMusic. This cloud-based learning app is the perfect companion for music teachers who want to share sheet music with students who can actually practice along with the app.
This week, we found an awesome synthesizer app that lets you create layers of sounds using module components, just like you would if you were connecting synth instruments in real life.