iOS 5 Brings Big Changes to iPad This Fall Including Wi-Fi Syncing, Messaging and Twitter Integration
Apple has announced the much anticipated details for the new iOS 5 software for its mobile devices. iOS 5 is a big leap forward in terms of providing new technology to users. Wireless, cross-device syncing is now available along with a new notification center, message service, Newsstand app and Twitter integration. Although the latest version of the iOS platform was made available to developers today, it will not be available to the general public until sometime this fall. Here’s a rundown of what’s to come in iOS 5: Notification Center – Get all of your alerts in one place.
With waves of business owners becoming more and more tech-savvy everyday, it’s important for you to keep your own company on top of the latest technological developments. This means that if you’re not using one of the most intelligent creations of this generation – the iPad – then you’re business is behind the times. iPads have literally hundreds of different uses, even in business, and best of all: they can save you a lot of money! So what are you waiting for? The time is now to increase the usefulness of your iPad by bringing it to work with you, and the following guide will show you the best apps to use
The iPad is becoming a popular hardware device in the healthcare industry. Research has shown that more and more physicians and hospitals are choosing the iPad as their tablet device. The rising popularity of the device is leading more and more electronic health record (EHR) vendors to provide iPad functionality. There are 3 main options for vendors looking to include iPad functionality with their EHR software: Native : these EMRs were designed specifically for the iPad. They take full advantage of Apple’s iOS
Did you think the iPad 3 rumors from previous months were gone for good? Well, they‘re not. I know, we’re rolling our eyes at the rumors too, but they may be worth mentioning. Even though these rumors seem to be far fetched at this time, we’d like to leave the door open for us to pull the “we told you so!” routine should they actually come true at some point. Everybody likes a gloater, right
The Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China that suffered a deadly explosion last month that killed three workers and injured 15 more is back up and running today after weeks of being shut down while authorities conducted an investigation. Foxconn also wanted to make sure the possible cause of the explosion, a buildup of dust in the plant’s ventilation system, was addressed and that no other problems were present. Initially, sources said the accident did not affect the assembly line for iPad 2 and the production of the new popular Apple tablet would not be effected. That turned out not to be true. Researchers at iSuppli.com said iPad 2 production may have been set back by as many as 500,000 units.
By now it appears that almost every hard core gamer using the iPad has heard of Infinity Blade, but how many have truly sat down and looked at just how good it truly is. When the app was released during the Christmas/Holiday season this past winter, there was plenty of talk about how much the game was going to change adventure gaming on the iPad for the better. It truly has. The story of Infinity Blade, for those who haven’t rushed out and downloaded the game long ago, is that you are a hero of the land with a family that has sworn to strike down the God King no matter how many generations it might take. Of course in order to get to the final level “boss” you need to do battle with several of his minions as you choose which path to take to the throne room
iPad 2 components from iFixIt.com In a report filed by DigiTimes today, Apple has begun the certification process for some of the components included in the upcoming iPad 3. Apparently, many Taiwanese manufacturers have already landed their official certification, according to sources based out of Taiwan. “Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources.” The reports also noted that the iPad 3 will be ready for launch in 2012, which seems accurate compared to Apple’s stringent release schedule for their devices. Rumors have been circulating that Apple could potentially switch to Samsung’s AMOLED displays for their third-generation device. If these sources are accurate though, Apple will not be changing screens and will instead continue to install 9.7″ LCD panels in their future tablets, despite the differing tablet sizes that have been emerging in the marketplace
photo from MIC Gadget 3 people were killed and as many as 15 injured last week at an explosion at a new Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China. Foxconn manufactures the iPad 2 and iPhone for Apple. Some had suspected there might be delays in producing new iPad 2s and possibly even with the next version of the iPhone, but reports are now suggesting there will be no delays. From China Times: Sources said the explosion at Foxconn Technology Groups Chengdu plant did not affect the assembly line of iPad. Foxconn assured major suppliers at an online meeting yesterday that under the principle of orders placed and goods delivered as usual, the production of iPad 2 would not be delayed and related iPhone devices and new iPad products would still be in mass production in the third quarter.
More than 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies are using the iPhone, and about 50 percent of the Fortune 100 are deploying or testing the iPad, Apple revealed Tuesday. Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook announced those figures during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call Tuesday evening.
Research firm iSuppli today announced a significant boost to its iPad estimates through the end of 2012, pushing its total estimates for the first three years of product availability to nearly 100 million units. iSuppli pegs 2010 sales at 12.9 million units, up significantly from an initial “conservative” estimate of 7.1 million issued at the device’s initial launch in early April and on pace to capture an astounding 84% share of the tablet market for the year.