Those Chinese manufacturers sure know how to quickly copy what's available or popular and pump out cheap devices -- especially tablets. What we have here is a popular Chinese tablet manufacturer, Cube, showing off their new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered tablet that also rocks a "retina" like 9.7-inch display.
Twitter for iPad has been given a significant refresh, with v5.0 ditching the sliding panels of the previous version, and instead opting for a more oversized replica of the iPhone app. The new microblogging client - which is still a free download - was pushed to the App Store today, pulling the tablet software more in keeping with the web version.
Apple's fall is shaping up to be a busy one, with two events in short succession tipped as the iPad mini follows on shortly after the new iPhone 5, sources claim. The two products will each get an individual moment in the spotlight, according to AllThingsD, with the next-gen iPhone widely tipped to arrive on September 12 while the smaller version of the iPad will supposedly be unveiled in October.
The new iPhone (aka the iPhone 5) has been tipped several times by well-connected sources as having an announcement date of September 12 - today there's a multi-sourced addition to that suggestion that says the event will not include the iPad mini. This next-generation size-reduced iPad device will instead be directed at an event in October, when Apple has held Music and iTunes-themed events in the past. As for the supposed Apple TV full-sized television set, that's once again been lost to the rumor mill.
In a relatively giant update for the Facebook app for all Apple iOS devices, the development team behind the mobile version of the social network have emphasized one thing above all else: speed. This update has the app rebuilt from the ground up, with those responsible for making sure the app is top-notch assuring users that this is indeed the best way to view the Facebook universe from your Apple device. This update also has a brand new banner to tap right in your most-viewed page for refresh of stories - news feed forever!
Both the fabled iPad Mini and the iPhone 5 from Apple appear to have been leaked today from a manufacturing plant in China, with prefab models being leaked in blurry photo form. While it's not out of the question that both of these mobile models could indeed be in model stages (or that their molds would still be out there somewhere if they're near production), we encourage you to go heavy on the grains of salt with this particular situation. On the other hand, both models appear, courtesy of GottaBeMobile to replicate closely what we've seen before in image leaks for both the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini.
A new jailbreak hack for iOS 5.1.1 on most iPad models plus the iPhone and iPod touch has been released, Absinthe 2.0, allowing for unofficial third-party apps to be installed on Apple's usually locked-down hardware. The handiwork of the Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams, Absinthe 2.0 promises one of the quickest jailbreaks to-date, simply a matter of plugging in a USB cable and clicking a button.
Today we take a look at a case from Pelican, a group known for their excellence in protecting electronics of all types, here taking on the iPad with model i1075. What you'll see here is the Pelican brand once again representing itself with top-notch construction and finely tuned compartmentalization inside this case for everything you could possibly want to work with for your iPad, iPad 2, or iPad 3. We've taken a look at the case with the 3rd Generation iPad from 2012 with Retina display.
Availability of Apple's new iPad continues to improve, with the delay in shipping for new US online sales now down to under a week for the first time since the third-gen tablet went on sale. New US orders through Apple's web store are now expected to ship in 3-5 days, though international availability still lingers at the 1-2 week mark.
iHome has been making some interesting Apple accessories for a long time now, and the company has a new one that has launched called the iDM5. This new device is a Bluetooth keyboard, charger, and speaker bar. The design reminds me a lot of the Commodore 64 from 80s. The device has a flip up clear shield that protects the keyboard when not in use and props your iPad or other tablet up when you open it.