As the new iPad is being launched today, one can expect new iPad accessories to be available. And they are. A few of them are available now, and some are on pre-order
Apple stores, Best Buy, Walmart and other supply chains began selling the new iPad today as early as 12:01am. Lines have been forming over the past few days at some locations and the 3rd generation iPad is expected to sell out at some stores. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was seen at the Century City, CA Apple store waiting in line. He wanted to be “genuine, like the real people.” Find more pictures and stories at macrumors.com and appleinsider.com
The team at iFixit have taken apart the new iPad to see all the goodies inside. As expected, they’ve found components manufactured by Samsung, Qualcomm and Toshiba. MacRumors.com has a good article on the tear down, complete with pictures
Even though this video isn’t in English, you can get a good look at the new iPad 3 from this YouTube video courtesy of Tinhte.vn: The folks at Tinhte.vn are also reporting some new iPad 3 benchmarks from the Geekbench app show the next-generation iPad to have a 1 GHz application processor and 1 GB of RAM. AT&T officially announced they will be offering the new iPad with WiFi + 4G on March 16. Verizon has made a similar announcement as well. Sales for the new iPad will begin at 8am local time this Friday, March 16.
Perhaps this should be a bit of a hint at just how badly iPad users want a fully functional Facebook app on their tablet PCs. While the Facebook for iPhone app has been around for a little while now, there is yet to be a truly, Facebook approved app that doesn’t have some sort of shortcoming. Sure there are plenty of different iPad apps that purport to allow you to access Facebook on the iPad, but all of those don’t quite offer the kind of Facebook experience you can have on your laptop or desktop browser and that is getting the goat of several iPad users.
The newest devices in consumer technology are usually absorbed into the business community at some point and the better the devices the quicker they are absorbed. That has been especially true of the iPad as more and more people are seeing how many things the devices can do. Restaurants and bars have already handing out iPads as a way to both view the menu and browse around the company websites so their patrons get a better feel for where they are eating or drinking but the biggest step in integrating the iPad into everyday use might have come with the announcement that the FAA has approved the use of the iPad as an electronic flight manual.
Finding the right kind of budget tracking software on the iPad can be a bit of a hassle. While there are several that offer almost everything you could possibly want, it seems there is always one area where it falls a little short. However there is one that seems to come as close as giving you everything you could want as you are going to find on a tablet computer. The first thing that sets Home Budget apart from some of the other banking apps is that you can literally sync your accounts to any other iDevice that has Home Budget installed almost instantly
More than a year has passed since the original iPad was released, and there is still no official Facebook app optimized specifically for the iPad. While many users choose the option of using the enlarged Facebook app made for iPhone users or downloading one of the many third party Facebook apps available, presumably nothing beats having the official Facebook app that’s specifically formatted for iPad users.
The iPad has been out for over a year now and Facebook has yet to come out with their own app to accommodate the needs of iPad users over those who are accessing their Facebook accounts via iPhones and other smartphone devices. Luckily, there have been a few apps released to fill this gap: Facely, Friendly, and MyPad.
The most comprehensive collection of Beatles facts and trivia you’ll find anywhere has just landed in the App Store. The Lads from Liverpool, which was immediately featured as a Noteworthy Music App by Apple, is a must have for any Beatles fan. This thoroughly researched game not only tests fans knowledge, but also it sure to teach even the most-die hard fab-four-fanatic a thing or three about the band