It's here, it's in your hands, and if you're even more hardcore, you're probably surfing our website in mobile Safari on your iPad 2 right now. Doesn't it feel wonderful in your hands? Whether you're a second-generation adopter or this is the second iPad to join your family, there are still a few free apps out there you may not have considered. In this special edition of Free App Friday, we're got a couple of free apps you want to ensure are installed on your new toy.
East coast Mac mavens, rejoice. You can get your hands on an iPad 2 a full three hours before people out west. Life is good. Even better, Apple has decided to release the iPad 2 at 5PM your-local-time today. You can wake up early (east coast) or stay up late (west coast) and order it online at 1:00 AM PST/4:00 AM EST, but you won't have the device in your hot little hands right away. The more excitable instant gratification addicts among us will be starting their weekends off by lining up outside the nearest Apple store or one of the many fine retail establishments -- AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Wal-mart and "select Apple Authorized Resellers" -- offering the iPad 2. What strikes us as peculiar, though, is today’s 5 PM retail launch hour. Why did the marketing whiz kids and sales strategists choose 5 PM as optimum time for the iPad 2's retail debut?
So you braved the wilds of the retail jungle and scored yourself an iPad 2 on launch day. Congratulations! If you now find yourself sitting in front of your Mac or PC wondering what to do next, fear not -- we’ve got you covered.
It's here, it's here! iOS 4.3 dropped and it's ready for your iOS devices. But like most Apple updates, the update is full of features that Apple either doesn't advertise, or can be difficult to find if you don't spend the day rummaging through an entire iOS device's menu system.
We'll be covering the iPad 2 launch extensively today. We'll have pictures from around the country of the lines, the smiles and the anticipation for Apple's next tablet device. Stay tuned, because we'll be updating this gallery all day.
AirPlay is one of the sweetest updates ever to grace iOS. Simple and elegant, AirPlay makes it a one-tap snap to share and stream video, audio, or photo content residing on your iOS device, Apple TV, or third-party AirPlay compatible device.
As great as AirPlay is, you can make it even better by tweaking it to suit your individual needs. To make sure that you're getting the maximum amount of awesome out of AirPlay possible, we've put together this quick list of tips on how to tweak your hardware and AirPlay-compatible content to make your AirPlay experience just that much better.
iMovie for iOS has been around since the release of the iPhone 4, but when Apple announced it would be coming to the iPad, tablet users everywhere began drooling. With yesterday's iMovie update, Apple stepped up their game with more flexible iOS video editing, and a better user interface.
Interestingly enough, some folks with a sharp eye at 9to5 Mac found a way to sneak iMovie (which is supposedly only for the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4th generation) on to the original iPad. Not only does this work, but it's literally like a mobile movie making studio, giving first-generation iPad adopters a way to edit their videos on the go without having to upgrade.
While most eyes are on the iPad 2 at the moment one analyst at least reckons that Android tablets are set to take the market lead.
And in the OMG PANIC department, news came out that over-reliance on sat navs could cause death. Hopefully some of us will be left alive, though, as the UK government is pressing on with a £50m broadband plan to bring high-speed internet to rural areas.
So if you live in the country, get rid of your sat nav or your dreams of finally getting to watch cats playing the piano on YouTube without the constant buffering may never be realised.
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If you planned to skip the lines on Friday and wake up to order your iPad 2 from Apple’s online store, you might have a bit of a shock. The good news is, you can order it right now; the bad news is, shipping times are current five to seven days.
The iPad 2 hits today and with this, Epic Games’ ChAIR Entertainment has announced that its Infinity Blade adventure game has been updated today with new optimizations specifically for iPad 2. The changes, which are part of a 500+ megabyte update available via the iTunes App Store, take advantage of the improved processing power of iPad 2, allowing the title to look and play better than ever.