iOS 4.3

iPad 2 Review

iPad 2 Review

The iPad shaped the consumer tablet market. Now, just as Android 3.0 Honeycomb slates are rising to the challenge, the iPad 2 is here to move Apple's game on even further. Squeezing a faster processor, boosted graphics and twin cameras into a 33-percent thinner design, yet keeping the same 10hr battery and - perhaps most importantly - the same price, the iPad 2 promises to refine what rivals were still struggling to beat. Is the Apple iPad 2 the best tablet today? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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iOS 4.3 Benchmarks on iPad

iOS 4.3 Benchmarks on iPad

So like everyone else in the Apple universe, we had to download the iOS 4.3 update today AS FAST as POSSIBLE, and you know good and well what the next step is: benchmarks! Thustly we whipped out our SunSpider Browser Benchmarking webpages and our cool Geekbench apps and we're ready and more than excited to bring you the results. Would you like to know more?

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Apple iOS 4.3 Available Now [Download Here]

Apple iOS 4.3 Available Now [Download Here]

This is the real one, not the beta, not the beta after the beta. Apple has today, just a few moments ago, released iOS 4.3, the newest operating system for its mobile line of devices. This update was said to have been slated for Friday, March 11, 2011, right alongside the release of the iPad 2, but it turns out they've decided to slip this newness out the gate a tiny bit early - perhaps to stir the masses?

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Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Could iOS 4.3 be landing earlier than expected? Steve Jobs announced that the updated OS would arrive on Friday, March 11, alongside the new iPad 2, but a new rumor has pegged it for release today. BGR's source - who also had some interesting tidbits to share about the iPhone 4 mobile hotspot situation - claims iOS 4.3 will in fact be released at 10AM PT today.

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Lines form for iPad2 in Texas

Lines form for iPad2 in Texas

It looks like the faithful are staking out their prime positions outside an Apple Store in Dallas. A picture showing a tent, set up on McKinney Avenue, just outside the Dallas Apple store is clear evidence that Apple's desire to have lines for the iPad 2 is working. Apple announced last week that there wouldn't be preorders for the new iPad and that the new tablet would be available in stores and online starting this Friday, March 11th, at 5pm. The McKinney avenue location is a temporary storefront while the Knox Street Apple store is undergoing a face lift. But can there really be a line of one?

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iTunes cloud deal for backup & universal access due mid-year tip insiders

iTunes cloud deal for backup & universal access due mid-year tip insiders

Apple failed to announce the cloud-streaming iTunes update we expected as part of broad-ranging MobileMe updates at its iPad 2 event earlier this week, concentrating instead on the updated tablet, iOS 4.3 and its new apps. According to new leaks, however, a deal is in the works to allow for more universal access to music from a single iTunes account on multiple devices, expected to reach fruition by midyear.

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Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

AT&T has confirmed that it will begin supporting the Personal Hotspot feature with the launch of iOS 4.3 on March 11. Users who have the $25 a month DataPro plan which allows for 2 GB of usage, plus the $20 a month tethering add-on will get the update automatically when the update pushes out on the 11th. Users with earlier versions of the iPhone will not be able to use the feature. Verizon's iPhone shipped with the feature, so AT&T has been quick to offer it as well.

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Disney grabs Rocket Pack HTML5 game engine specialists [Video]

Disney grabs Rocket Pack HTML5 game engine specialists [Video]

Disney has snapped up game engine developer Rocket Pack, whose plugin-free browser-based HTML5 system allows for easy coding with just JavaScript and CSS. According to TechCrunch the terms of the deal have not been made public, though Rocket Pack are believed to have been scooped for between $10m and $20m; Disney's interest likely stems from the potential flexibility in creating cross-platform, install-free games that don't need App Store approval to be distributed.

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