It is well known that Apple is pushing hard to be a staple in every classroom in America. Educators can order iPads in bulk for a reduced rate. Digital textbooks are flooding the iBook Store on a daily basis. Even iTunes University is a hot commodity for iOS users. Logitech is one of those companies with an ear to the ground and they know how prevalent the iPad is becoming in the education arena. Today, the company is announcing the upcoming launch of the first iPad keyboard designed specifically for the classroom setting.
Although Apple CEO Tim Cook told the nation that the company had plans to manufacture one of its existing Mac lines in the U.S. last December, there has not been any official information regarding which line or where. During Tuesday’s Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Cook shed some light on that issue.
According to AllThingsD, Cook told the Senate Subcommittee that Apple will be making Macs in Texas. “We’re investing $100 million to build a Mac product line here in the U.S.,” Cook said. “The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan.”
This is great news for Texans specifically and the U.S. in general. We need more companies to work their way back into the U.S. for manufacturing as part of the effort to improve the economy.
Will Apple ever make iPads in the U.S.?
ZooGue is known for having some pretty awesome promotions. Just before the iPhone 5 launched, I was able to grab a free case from the accessory maker. Today, ZooGue announced the launch of their newest iPad mini back cover and to celebrate, you can get it for only two bucks.
It is time again to spotlight another awesome DIY iPad project. Every week, we try to find interesting and innovative projects that are made by people like you and me. Some projects are simple and take only a few minutes and some scraps of things from around the house. Others are more complex and require a bit of know-how.
Last week, we spotlighted an adorable felt iPad cover. This week, we are going with something a little more complicated. Grab your soldering iron and an Ohm resistor because this project is battery powered.
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 80% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
People love to gold plate things. Whether it is a tooth, a car, or a suit, gold is the epitome of luxury. Yes, we even like to gold plate iPads. In Dubai, UAE, the “world’s only 7-Star hotel” knows how to show off its riches in style. Every guest that stays at the Burj Al Arab gets his or her own 24-carat gold plated iPad.
If you hadn’t already heard, Flickr just updated their website and completely changed their account offerings. Now, the website looks like Facebook and Instagram had a baby. Unfortunately, Flickr doesn’t have an iPad optimized app, so you either have to visit the website from your mobile browser, or double-zoom the iPhone app. 9to5Mac recently reported that the upcoming iOS update will include Flickr integration similarly to the way Facebook and Twitter is now deeply integrated with mobile Apple devices.
Apple, Inc. has come under fire recently as a U.S. Senate investigation recently revealed that the company is taking advantage of international tax loopholes, which make it possible to avoid paying taxes. Today, CEO Tim Cook went before the Senate in a hearing to explain why the tech giant has paid little or now corporate income tax on billions of dollars in overseas income.
There may be a lot of keyboard cases for the iPad out on the market, but there are not very many cases for its smaller counterpart, the iPad mini. The main problem is fitting all of those keys into such a compact area. Today, ZAGG announced the launch of two new keyboard cases for the iPad mini that promise to be the most versatile on the market.
LifeProof makes cases for real people. The company’s iDevice accessories are water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof, so whether you want to take an iPad out on an outdoor adventure, or you’re just worried about dropping it, these sturdy cases will protect your tablet. LifeProof’s newest case, which will be available for sale next month, will protect the iPad mini that is slim and sleek, yet allows access to all the important device buttons.