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iPhone 4 with iOS 5 gets speed test video

iPhone 4 with iOS 5 gets speed test video

Apple released iOS 5 to the masses yesterday and if you're curious how the update performs on an iPhone 4 compared to an iPhone 4 still running iOS 4.3.5, then here's a video that does a side-by-side speed test. Not only does the video compare two iPhone 4 devices running different iOS versions, it also includes the iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2 and the iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.3.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 4, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 4, 2011

Welcome back to SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up which, if you did not know, will now be coming to you in a "best of" form, allowing you to see exactly which stories will either be affecting your life or at least the rest of the day in important or otherwise completely awesome ways! Today happens to have started with some pretty thick rumors and realities on a couple of items we've grown to known and love to the max: iPad 2 and the oncoming version of Android to possibly be known as the tasty treat Ice Cream - or is it Ice Cream Sundae?

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iPad 2: The Skeptic’s Review

iPad 2: The Skeptic’s Review

A year ago I wrote a skeptic's review of the first-generation iPad, a more personal report on the original model from my perspective as a tabletophile and a blogger. Since then we've seen the launch of a few Android slates - though not the deluge we were perhaps expecting - and of course, most recently, the arrival of the iPad 2. How does the second-generation iPad hold up, and has Apple answered my original complaints? Read on for my iPad 2 Skeptic's Review.

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iPad 2 StealthArmor St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

iPad 2 StealthArmor St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

Oh so you'd like the back of your iPad 2 covered as well, do you? Well what do you know, we've got one heck of another contest for you (the first being a Wrapsol giveaway,) that's directly in collaboration with StealthArmor, a group that makes no less than super strong back skins for your iPad 2, your iPhone 4, and heck, a whole bunch o' other items. What you'll be able to win here is YOUR CHOICE of a lovely green St. Patrick's Day back for your iPad, iPad 2, or iPhone device!

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Sirius XM Releases New iOS App Optimized For iPad

Sirius XM Releases New iOS App Optimized For iPad

Sirius XM Radio today released an updated version of their Apple iOS app. Designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the Sirius XM Internet Radio app, delivers over 120 Sirius XM channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, and more. This new version is now optimized for the iPad and supports AirPlay streaming to iOS 4.3 devices.

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Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

The mobile browser speed wars continue, and the latest fray comes courtesy of website optimization firm Blaze with claims that Android is 52-percent faster than iPhone, and quicker - in real-world testing - on 84-percent of sites. That's despite Apple's much-vaunted Nitro JavaScript engine, new to iOS 4.3 on the iPhone and iPad 2. We spoke to Blaze to find out more about the testing process, and in what ways the company was interpreting the results.

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Qik Video Connect PLUS [Mini Review]

Qik Video Connect PLUS [Mini Review]

We're taking a peek at the brand new [released today!] app from Qik called Qik Video Connect Plus. This app is made for iPhone, iPod Touch (4th Generation,) and iPad 2, and allows you to stay connected to your pals and family and whoever else you'd like to connect with via video. This is what they're saying is the first and only video chat service that incorporates its own video mail, and the first video chat app to include real time effects. Weird! Super neat!

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Apple undermining Web Apps in App Store push claim developers

Apple undermining Web Apps in App Store push claim developers

Apple has been accused of undermining web app performance in an attempt to pressure developers into coding for its App Store, selectively enabling JavaScript engines in and out of the mobile Safari browser so that web apps launched from the homescreen are penalized. Web apps run in Safari, The Register discovered, are 2-2.5x faster than those run from the homescreen, as they get to use the new Nitro JavaScript engine included in iOS 4.3.

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