Category: iPad News

Vital Design Adds a Kickstand to Your New iPad Mini with Retina

Case66-PP-2-500x500Sometimes, when friends tell me reasons why they don’t like Apple’s tablets, they mention the fact that the iPad and iPad mini don’t come with a kickstand. Lenovo makes a tablet with a kickstand. Microsoft makes a tablet with a kickstand. Some tech reviewers actually say that kickstand-integrated tablets are better than the iPad.

Vital Design has come up with a solution in the form of “Case 66.” This iPad mini bumper comes with a kickstand, and a notebook cover, so your 7.9-inch device will be protected and have a great viewing angle, all in one. Read More »

Give your iPad Air a Splash of Color with These Sleek Cases

Magnefix-Bookcase-for-iPad-Air-croppedAccessory maker C6 is updating their line of Magnefix Bookcase protectors for Apple’s new iPad Air. Their updated design features bold colors, and an integrated magnetic design, a self-cleaning microfiber interior, and all over protection.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Woven Felt iPad Sleeve

felt_iPad_cover_tutorial1Now that the iPad Air is finally available, plenty of new owners will be walking around with naked tablets. You can be first on the scene with a completely unique case, cover or sleeve for your fancy tablet by making one from scratch. Each week, we explore the far reaches of the worldwide Web to find interesting, unique, and creative accessories for the iPad that can be made at home, oftentimes from recycled materials found around the house. Last week, we told you how to add a USB charger to the backseat of your car. If you thought that project was too complex and had too many specific requirements, we’ve got something easier for you this week.

This week’s DIY project may have originally been designed for a previous model of iPad, but it can easily be updated for the iPad Air by making a minor adjustment to the size of the felt material.

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New Book Reveals Steve Jobs Built the iPad to Keep iOS Relevant in Fight Against Android

Dogfight Book CoverBefore Apple announced the very first iPad, the company was losing its place in the smartphone market. Google’s Android was free and open, and the software ran on practically every other mobile device that wasn’t made by Apple or BlackBerry (Research in Motion, at the time). According to a new book by author Fred Vogelstein, in order to compete with the Android operating system, CEO Steve Jobs made the tech world-altering decision to make an iPad.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 11 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 7 game apps in today’s bundle.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 75% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

If Display Quality is Your Number one Priority, there is Something Better than the iPad Air

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 2Around here, we like to believe that the iPad is better than everything. While that is just an opinion, most market research backs up our beliefs with surveys, benchmarks, and other data. However, sometimes, we just have to admit that another product out there may have something going for it that Apple does not. Amazon’s brand new Kindle Fire HDX tablet is one of those products. According to DisplayMate Technologies, the Fire HDX out-performed the iPad Air by quite a bit.

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Rumor of the Day: Apple iPad Pro in Advanced Stages of Testing at Foxconn

iPad MaxiThe iPad Air isn’t even through it’s first week of sales and rumors of a new tablet are already starting to churn. Well, not exactly new. In fact, whispers of a larger screen iPad have been floating around for more than half a year. A few months ago, Macotakara reported that Quanta was working with Apple on the design of a 12-inch tablet. Today, the Chinese language tablet website PadNews is claiming that the larger sized tablet, now being dubbed “iPad Pro” (instead of iPad Maxi), will be unveiled in 2014.

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New iPad Air Costs Less to Make than Previous Generation iPads

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According to the latest analysis by research firm IHS, the new iPad Air features a more expensive display than previous models, but is ultimately cheaper to produce. Depending on the model, the iPad Air is estimated to have cost between $274 and $361 to build. The study compared the iPad Air to the third-generation iPad, as that was the last full-sized model the firm had studied.

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Target is Handing Out $200 Gift Cards for Trading in Old iPads – Even for an iPad First Generation

Target Trade InIf you’ve been on the fence about upgrading from your old iPad, Target has just made it easier for you to decide. Between now and Nov. 9, you can trade in any used iPad, including the first-generation model, and receive a minimum of a $200 gift card. Combine that with Target’s already discounted price on the new iPad Air, and you can walk out of the store with Apple’s newest generation tablet for only $279.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Asks Congress to ‘Strike a Blow’ Against Discrimination

Tim Cook D11Tim Cook is known for being a softer, gentler CEO for Apple than his predecessor, Steve Jobs. The latter has donated significantly to various charities, speaks openly about attempts to work with suppliers in other countries to create safe environments for workers.  Cook also recently wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, asking the Senate to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, and called on the House of Representatives to bring it to the floor for the vote.

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