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Would you sell a body part to get an iPad 2?

Apple have a very strong following, and it would be fair to say that a portion of their audience are fanatical. A story emerged late this week that a 17 year old boy by the name of Zheng confessed to his mother than he had sold his kidney so he …

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Are Android tablets a poor man’s iPad?

We have been watching many discussion forums in recent months and the overriding consensus seems to be that Apple really have the tablet market wrapped up. We don’t just mean in terms of sales, but with the interface and overall product design. While reviews and journalists are only a small …

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iPad 2 sells out in Russia

It may be later than many countries, but Russia embraced the release of the iPad 2 with open arms. The official release will help stop black market sales in Russia, a good thing considering the insane prices being asked. Some retailers have claimed that the iPad 2 in Russia are …

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Apple iPad: not used as a book reader

The publishing industry has been gathering at their annual four day national convention and Amazon’s Kindle is certainly being seen as the dominant force in the growing e-reader market. Barnes and Noble are gaining momentum and Apple are not delivering at all in this specific market. It is not often …

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Inside the Apple iPad factory

At the weekend, M.I.C. Gadget posted a background story on Foxconn’s facility which gave many people a peek inside one of the factories responsible for the tech goods we use today. The factories were built in record time, specifically to meet demand for Apple’s latest wonder gadget, the iPad 2. …

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Do you use an iPad when watching TV? research shows 70% do

iPad sales are at an all time high for Apple, and many research companies are running their own analysis to get feedback from the user base. Nielsen have applied their own graphical based research on mobile devices and it certainly makes for interesting reading. Nielsen weren’t focusing on sales, this …

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Why the iPad needs to be a part of your kids life

With the success of the iPad, it seems that owning one now is almost compulsory. I don’t own one myself yet, but sometimes I find interesting stories about how they are used. Over the weekend, I found a story on Cult Of Mac which is talking about how even children …

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Chinese fight in iPad 2 queues, causing injuries

Everyone wants an iPad 2, but seemingly not as much as some Chinese people who queued for the shiny new tablet in Beijing. The launch of the iPad 2 in China drew large numbers of people. Being the prepared bunch that the chinese are, the Apple retail staff had brought …

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iPads and iPhones to be made in Brazil

The chairman of the Invest St. Paul, Luciano Almeida has said that Apple are going to be producing their tablets and mobile phones in Brazil. The manufacturing will be handled by Taiwan’s Foxconn. The Invest St. Paul is the agency of the State government responsible for acquiring expansion and investment …

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Did Apple nick the iPad concept from Knight Ridder in 1994?

Apple are seen as one of the pioneers in the technology industy often leading the way for other companies to follow. That’s what they say anyway, because many PC enthusiasts feel their products are overpriced, underpowered and for the posers among us. I actually quite like their products, but i …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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Apple run into production problems with iPad 2

IHS iSuppli have cut their forecast for iPad shipments this year by 9 percent after Apple have failed to meet the demand in the first quarter of 2011. According to their analysis, it appears that Apple will ship around 39.7 million iPad tablet computers this year, down from an initial …

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iphone and ipad tracking logs have been used by police

Yesterday, we reported that the iPhone was logging location data and according to reports law enforcement agencies have known for a year that the iPhone or iPad records the owners location in a very detailed manner. They have been using the geolocation data to aid criminal investigations. Apple have never …

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Suppliers confirm 45 million iPads could ship in 2011

Apple could never have dreamed that the iPad would prove such a monumental product for them, outselling demand and generating many millions in profit. Educated component makers have said that Apple could sell up to 45 million touchscreen tablets in 2011. 45 million iPads is a tough figure to wrap …

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Intel launch Oak Trail tablet chip targeting Apple

Intel have released a new Oak Trail tablet chip which they hope will be used in tablets targeting the market leader, Apple. Intel launched the new ATOM chip, codenamed Oak Trail which is designed specifically for tablet computers. They have also said that 35 tablet and hybrid computers will be …

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Microsoft release BING for iPad: rave reviews

Yesterday, Microsoft released BING for the iPad. So far it is getting rave reviews from the public who have downloaded it, and even critics are feeling inspired by the software implementation. Bing for the iPad is similar in structure to the iPhone version, however there are many differences incorporated. The …

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iPad 2 success causing problems for Xoom sales

Apple seem to be unchallenged so far in the tablet market, and with the recent release of the hot selling iPad 2 it appears that other companies are really struggling to shift units. The Motorola Xoom, on paper is a stunning device, but sales are really poor so far. Analysts, …

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iPad 2 is rated as the best tablet yet

Comparison organisation Consumer Reports has posted the results of their first round up of tablet PCs which is going to be welcomed by Apple lovers. Consumer Repotrs is similar to the UK’s Which magazine and their report shows that the iPad2 is the best tablet on the market. The original …

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Apple release the first iPad 2 commercial – ‘we believe’

Apple have launched the new iPad 2 commercial, three weeks after the product shipped. The ‘We Believe’ advert focuses on how to use the iPad 2 to empower users instead of detailing the hardware specifications. Yes, Apple haven’t mentioned the faster, dual core processor or the hardware improvements, instead taking …

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Photoshop gets airing on iPad 2

It is hard to escape the iPad on a daily basis, and Adobe clearly feel that there is a good money making potential for Photoshop on the tablet. The Photoshop for the iPad was demonstrated yesterday at the Photoshop World Conference and Photography Bay posted a video which highlights some …

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Apple stock running out for original discounted iPad

Apple have run out of stock of the original 16GB iPad, which was selling at a reduced price as the iPad2 was launched to replace it. The Apple online store in America no longer offers the Wi-Fi only version of the original iPad in their clearance section and has run …

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Apple iPad 2 sell out ‘down under’

This won’t come as a shock to many, but the iPad 2 has sold out right across the globe. Latest reports highlight that Australia have run out of stocks, with the Sydney flagship store turning away potential customers. Some customers had waited for more than 50 hours at the Sydney …

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