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iOS 6 beta 3 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 6 beta 3 download

Apple has just released iOS 6 beta 3 as an over-the-air download a few minutes ago, in line with what we reported earlier today. This release comes a little over a month after the initial iOS 6 beta that was released during WWDC 2012, and just over two weeks since iOS beta 2 was made available. If you're on an iPhone 4S the download 347 MB in size, a little larger than the 332 MB that iOS 6 beta 2 was. The beta 3 update on the new iPad weighs in at 424 MB, a substantial decrease from the 527 MB that beta 2 saw. Check Software Update in your settings app to grab it now!


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iOS 6 beta 3 to be released today?

iOS 6 beta 3 french

If the image above is correct, it looks like Apple is set to release iOS 6 beta 3 to developers any minute now. It usually takes a while to propagate to all the servers across the world, but if you're an iOS dev, chances are that you'll likely be seeing an over-the-air update pushed to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are running the current beta. Once we see it on our end, we'll let you know.


iOS 6 beta 2 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 6 beta 2

Apple has just released iOS 6 beta 2 as an over-the-air download a few minutes ago. This release comes exactly two weeks after the initial iOS 6 beta, which was released during WWDC 2012. If you're on an iPhone 4S the download is 332 MB in size, while the same update on the new iPad weighs in at 527 MB. Check Software Update in your settings app to grab it now.


Bleeding Edge TV 452: iPad Smart Case hands-on

We give you a first-look at the new Apple iPad Smart Case in this episode. The iPad Smart Case is similar to the Smart Cover, except that instead of just covering the front display of the iPad, it actually covers the entire body, front and back. It's available in six colors for $49 from the Apple Store, and we give you a look at how it works. Also be sure to read our iPad Smart Case review, and check out the iPad Smart Case photo gallery as well.

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iPad Smart Case photo gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Features, Handhelds

iPad Smart Cover review

We just hit you with our full Apple iPad Smart Case review, and you should really check that out if you're considering picking up Apple's first full case for its popular tablet. In addition to the written review, we've put together a gallery of images showing off the good and the bad--and there's a lot of bad in our mind. As you'll see, ports don't line up with the holes in the case, and there's an odd lip all around the perimeter that just makes it awkward to hold. Go and judge for yourself in our iPad Smart Case gallery, and let us know what you think.

Gallery: iPad Smart Case photo gallery


iPad Smart Case review

iPad Smart Case review

This week Apple released the iPad Smart Case, a polyurethane product that covers and protects both the front and back of the the iPad shell. Compatible with both the iPad 2 and the new third-generation iPad, this is the first full case that Apple has offered for its popular tablet, and it's being sold for $49. The Smart Case seems to make a lot of sense in theory, but how does it fare in practice? Read on as we answer that question in our iPad Smart Case review.

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In iOS 6 you’ll be able to use FaceTime over cell networks

FaceTime over Cellular

Beginning in iOS 6, you'll be able to use FaceTime over cellular networks. This feature was announced during the WWDC 2012 keynote and is a big deal because it means you can FaceTime with anyone, as long as you have a cell signal. You can be out and about getting your video chat on, and this will bring FaceTime out from the occassional use category and into something that may actually prove to be very useful.


iOS 6 beta 10A5316k now available for download

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 6 10A5316k

iOS developers, it's time to get your iOS 6 beta on! Apple has just released the iOS 6 beta build 10A5316k, which they went over during today's WWDC 2012 keynote, and you can download it now. iOS 6 supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, the new iPad (2012), and the fourth-generation iPod touch. There are also download links for an update to the second- and third-generation Apple TV.


Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad cases are beautifully functional

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Design, Hot Deals

Bowden + Sheffield iPad Cases

We know that it's hard to find variety when looking for a great iPad case. Our main problem with the cases is that we want something that adds a level of form and function while also offering protection, but we don't want something that hard to take the iPad out of, because we don't want to use an iPad that's stuck in a bulky case. Up until now, there's been no way for us to have our cake and eat it too, but that's set to change with the success of the Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad Cases Kickstarter project. While the project wraps up in 16 more hours as of this writing, it's surpassed its $20,000 goal. What makes this case so good? Well, for starters, both cases look fantastic. The case designs are similar, with the difference lying in the materials.

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Apple slashes price on refurbished iPad and iPad 2 units, starting at $299

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Hot Deals

Refurbished iPad

Interested in picking up an iPad at a great deal? Look no further than the Apple Store. Apple is now selling refurbished original iPads and iPad 2 units at a nicely discounted price. In fact, the new prices are up to $50 less than previous refurb prices. Now, the cost of entry to owning an iPad is down to $299 for the original 16 GB Wi-Fi model, while the 16 GB iPad 2 Wi-Fi tablet is down to $349. All Apple refurbished purchases include a year of AppleCare as well, so you can buy with confidence knowing that if anything goes wrong  within a year, Apple will happily replace (and sometimes, upgrade) your iPad.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


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