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iPad launching at Walmart next week

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 at 12:15 am

We all saw this coming why wouldn’t we, but the iPad will be launching at Walmart sometime in the next week. Following shortly after Target it is a good move for Apple to offer the iPad at walmart, especially with the upcoming holiday season. The only problem is will Apple be able to keep up with the demand that this will bring.

Limera1n Released! Before Greenpois0n

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 at 12:07 am

BREAKING NEWS!

Geohot is back and has just released limera1n a new jailbreak for all 3rd and 4th gen apple devices. The jailbreak is currently windows only.

FEATURES

  • limera1n, 6 months in the making.
  • iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G
  • 4.0-4.1 and beyond+++
  • limera1n is unpatchable
  • untethered thanks to jailbreakme star comex
  • released today to get chronicdev to do the right thing
  • brought to you by geohot
  • Mac and Linux coming soon
  • limera1n is NOT a one click jailbreak!

UDPATE: Chronic Dev Team is now reporting that Geohot’s untether is incomplete and unstable.

 

Are you using Apple’s Ping

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Ping is Apple’s first earnest foray into the social network game. Introduced with iTunes 10, Ping lets users see the music their friends are buying from the iTunes Store, leave comments and point out what they like.

There are also several musicians participating. The more active among them post photos and videos, stories and so on. It’s a young network with lots of potential, but for now some folks are less than impressed. A recent update to iTunes put Ping in your music library (it used to be limited to the iTunes Store) and added a big ‘ol sidebar.

Our question to you is: Are you using it? I’ll admit that my interest has waned, and that’s because nearly all of the updates I see are of the “[Person X] is now following [Person Y]” variety, which isn’t very interesting. Perhaps if the artists I followed were a bit more active.

Breaking: Disney Acquires Tapulous

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Tapulous has been acquired by Disney. The iPhone gaming startup with several hits on its hands was founded by Bart Decrem, who will join Disney as a VP. COO Andrew Lacy is also joining Disney as a VP. Disney is very interested in social and mobile gaming, having recently invested in Playdom’s $33 million round.

Tapulous is a hot iPhone gaming startup which has raised only $1.8 million from angel investors including Marc Benioff, Jeff Clavier, and Andy Bechtolsheim. Legendary Silicon Valley mentor and Stanford professor Rajeev Motwani, who passed away last year, was also an investor. Its flagship game, Tap Tap Revenge, has numerous versions which have been downloaded millions of times. The basic game, which lets players tap to the rhythm of songs with their fingers is free, but players must pay for new songs. Its latest game is Tap Tap Radiation for the iPad.

Tapulous’ music-oriented games appeal to a younger crowd in particular. The company puts out versions of Tap Tap Revenge featuring the songs of specific artists such as Justin Bieber Revenge, Lady Gaga Revenge, Nickelback Revenge, and Nine Inch Nails Revenge. Its other mobile music, Riddim Ribbon is also a hit.

Apple has sold 3 million iPads

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Apple just announced that it’s sold 3 million iPads worldwide since the US launch date, which is a pretty impressive sales rate, we’ll give them that. The announcement also mentions that the tablet will drop in nine more countries during the month of July, so if you’re currently living in a sad iPad-less nation, take comfort: you could be next. Press release is below, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Press Release:

CUPERTINO, California-June 22, 2010-Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.

“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

Developers have created over 11,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch™ user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 225,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.

Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds-thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook-and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Apple shipping 1.2 million iPads per month

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

In a post this morning, DigiTimes analyst Kuo Ming-Chi stated that Apple, Inc. is currently shipping close to 1.2 million iPads per month. Ming-Chi also went onto note that, “the monthly shipments may reach 2.5 million units by the end of 2010.” The analyst’s estimates are based on information obtained from iPad supply-chain manufacturer LG. LG shipped somewhere between 800,000 and 900,000 9.7-inch LCD displays to Apple last month; Ming-Chi also estimates that the panels cost Apple roughly $80 – $90 each. It is unclear how accurate the 2.5 million unit projection is, however, assuming there is some shred of truth to it (and assuming all the iPads sold were the low end 16GB Wi-Fi model) $499 x 2.5 million is roughly $1.25 billion in gross sales…and that’s every month.

Source: Boy Genius Report