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Amazon and Target now selling iPad

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad Target AmazonBoth Amazon and Target are now selling the iPad, just in time for the holiday season. We’d previously mentioned that Target would get the iPad in October, but having major online retailer Amazon on board as well just gives more choice for the purchasing of the product—especially since most customers will be able to get it tax-free, along with free shipping for Amazon Prime customers. You can check out the iPad on Amazon now.


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iOS 4.2 Beta 2 8C5101c now available to developers

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iOS 4.2 Beta 2 8c5101c

If you’re tired of your and the way it performs under the first beta, you’ll be glad to hear that beta 2 has just arrived. Build 8C5101c is now available for download to iOS developers for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.


BlackBerry Playbook: The RIM tablet

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BlackBerry Playbook tablet

Today (Research in Motion) finally introduced the world to the Playbook. The Playbook is a 7-inch tablet that RIM hopes will be a healthy competitor to the Apple , and runs its own custom version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The insides of this thing sound pretty good as well, and almost put the iPad to shame: a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, front and rear facing cameras that both support high definition, Flash 10.1 with hardware acceleration, HDMI out, USB, and HTML5 support. It’s got a widescreen 1024 x 600 display that supports multi-touch, and RIM was proud to announce that the Playbook will connect with BlackBerry enterprise servers right out of the box. Now, on paper this thing sounds powerful, but it’s really going to be the UI and user experience in software that will make or break this thing.

RIM says that the Playbook isn’t just for business, and that its OpenGL support is perfect for gaming. It also has e-reader capabilities, and a full web browser, as previously mentioned. Expect the BlackBerry App World to make an appearance here as well, along with in-app purchase integration that developers will be able to tap in to. RIM also says that the BlackBerry Playbook will be offerred in 3G and 4G models in the future.


iPad comes to Target on October 3

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad TargetIf you’ve wanted to pick up an but haven’t gotten around to it yet, you’ll have another option as far as purchasing location in a little over a week, as Target stores will start selling the Apple tablet on October 3 in both the WiFi and 3G flavors. Even better, if you’ve got a Target credit card, they’ll be having a 5% off special for the iPad beginning October 17th. The holiday season is upon us.


Super Mario iPhone and iPad cases

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Accessories, Apple, Design

Goomba

What better way to show off your ‘geekdom’ with pride than with a Mario case? Sure to attract attention from fellow gamers and nerds alike, these cases come in different colors and range from the villainous goomba to the magical mushroom Mario gets his strength from. Each case represents a cornerstone in the video game culture, and you can’t put a price on that kind of statement. Actually, we guess you can - $19.95-$39.95 to be exact!

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Microsoft claims Kinect will outsell the iPad

TsunodaIn an interview with Gamasutra Kudo Tsunoda stated that pre-orders of have put it on track to sell millions this holiday season.

“The preorders have been really strong. As far as what we’re looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that’ll blow away any of the sales you’ve seen with iPad,” said Tsunoda.

The broke the one million mark on its 28th day of sale, and shattered 3 million after just three months. With Tsunoda’s claims, it seems that Kinect will even surpass the launch sales of even their own Xbox and Xbox 360. We’ll see.

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Bleeding Edge TV 365: iOS 4.2 for iPad preview walkthrough

Want an early peek at on the iPad? We’ve got it for you right here, bringing you a look at the long-awaited software update for the Apple tablet. We give you a look at folders (and how they’re different on the iPad compared to the iPhone,) multitasking, AirPlay, Game Center (and the iPad UI tweaks that accompany it,) and a few of the other subtle changes found in iOS 4.2 for the iPad. It’ll be released to the general public this November, but we’ve got the beta running on our unit to bring you the goodness today.


iOS 4.2 beta for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch now available

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iOS 4.2 8c5091e

Hey, so you know that software update that’ll bring multitasking, folders, printing, and a bunch more 4.0 features to the ? Well, if you’re a developer, you can download the iOS 4.2 beta right this second. You can install it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just know that printing currently requires a specific HP printer, or a pre-release version of Mac OS X 10.6.5…but we’re sure you don’t care about all that, and you just wanna get your hands on the update. If you aren’t in the iPhone Developer program, you better find a friend who is!


Twitter introduces massively redesigned website

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Social Media

We know tons of people that prefer using third-party apps because the Twitter homepage is a bit too basic, but it looks like the company just threw that line of thinking right out the window. Dubbed ‘The New Twitter,’ the Twitter website has received a much-needed overhaul, and the end result is that it looks and feels very similar to Twitter for iPad…but in a browser. Get a look at it in action in the video above. The new design is rolling out to users as we speak.


Apple reveals iTunes 10 with Ping social network

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Apple, Internet, Music, Software

iTunes 10 Ping

Apple announced that 10 is available today at their , and they’ve overhauled the old logo as well, eliminating the CD. The biggest news of iTunes 10, however, comes in the form of Ping, a social network along the lines of Last.fm. With Ping, iTunes 10 will allow you to follow people in similar fashion to Twitter, and add friends with compatible tastes in music. In addition, you will be able to comment on peoples pages, and have access to custom songs and album charts, and over 17,000 concert listings. Look for Ping to also grace your iPhone and iPod touch inside the iTunes app. Check out the press release after the jump.

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