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Tablets vs iPads: let’s be honest and answer these three questions

Tablets were on the market for decades before their popularity exploded. What was the reason? Apple, of course. When Apple unveiled the iPad it changed the way we use the internet, the way we shop online and our behaviours as users too. It also meant that it was only a matter of time before a rival would surface, and shortly after its release, Google created the operating system Android.

Fast forward a few years, and it’s more difficult than ever to decide between the iPad and the Android tablet. If you’d like some help in choosing your next tech purchase, then all you need to do is ask yourself these three questions:

Tablets Vs iPads: Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing

Tablets Vs iPads
Right now, it’s more difficult than ever to decide between the iPad and the Android tablet.

1. What do you use now?

Let’s not forget that the best feature about both of these products is that they were designed to work like large smartphones, in the sense that they have the same operating system and physical usability as their phone equivalents. If you’re wondering which way to go, then it’s worth considering what type of smartphone you already use, and therefore what operating system you’re used to.

Not only will it make the actual use of the product feel like second nature as soon as you open the box, but if there are any files you want to transfer across, iPads are brilliant for syncing with other Apple products, whereas not all Android phones are the same manufacturer, brand and so on.

Tablets vs iPads
Tablets vs iPads: Let’s be honest and answer these three questions before you can choose rightly.

2. What will you use if for?

Another way to help you decide which to opt for is to consider the purpose of your buy. If you just wanted the latest bit of tech, then Apple creates the products which are the sleekest, most sophisticated and most powerful on the market. Or will you be using it for work? iPads may have a better selection of apps for business, but it’s worth checking whether there are any specific ones only available to the Android market.

Does it need to be portable computing? Again, iPads often provide the operating system that will have more power behind it, but the battery life on Android models has proved to be greater with better energy efficiency, so this is perfect for people on the go.

ALSO READ: DISCOVER a breakthrough aluminium battery that charges your smartphone in less than 60 seconds!

 3. How easy are they to repair?

Let’s be honest, it’s fair to assume that you may at some point need some technical support for your tablet or iPad, and when you do, do you know where to take it, how much they charge and so on? There are many apple repair store locations for example, and a lot of them are not expensive and provide everything from data transfers to cracked screens.

It’s worth investing some time looking for where the Android equivalents are, what types of prices and services they offer, and weigh this against the cost of the item. Forums are always a good place for advice and honest answers on this.

How did you answer our three questions to choosing between tablets vs iPads?

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iPhone 6, iOS 8 and Dr. Dre Beats to unveil at the Apple WWDC 2014

iPhone 6, iOS8 and Dr. Dre Beats to Debuts at Apple WWDC 2014

The month has been so busy for Apple; the 8GB version of iPhone 5C was released to market across the globe to strengthening Apple penetration into different economies. Discussions about expectations on Apple Store trade-ins including the iMessage bugs alongside the moves of competitor Microsoft Surface Pro 3 release against the iPad.

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is just a week away, expectations are high for the big event, analyst have been making predictions about what Apple will likely release. Observers think that Apple will be announcing something big at the event.

Previously, Apple has already shown that its main focus will be on the OS X 10.10 and the iOS 8. We should expect a change in these products. The tweaking on the iOS 8 will give a clue about the to be released hardware cycles like the iPhone 6 and iPads rumored to have scheduled for debut in September and October respectively. The minor update may improve the iMessage bug already acknowledge by Apple Inc. itself.

Not minding what Apple has scheduled, Forbes predicted increasing support for third-party developers to be major in the changes.

Other forecast mentioned Apple addition of Dr. Dre and Beat Audio to the company. Also many thinks Apple will like to upgrade its earbuds for iPhones and iPods for a renewed audio experience. Beats Audio has been receiving recognition for enhance audio experience throughout the years.

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Top 10 Best Music Apps for Making Music on iPhone and iPad

Music is a part of everyone’s life and makes all of us feel delight. It gives enjoyment beyond any barriers of language and is universal. That is why loads of gadgets come with options for listening to music and to make the music lover in you satiated. Here are the 10 best music apps for your Apple devices. You can create music, download ringtones and have loads of fun with these apps.

Top 10 Best Music Apps by Popular Demand

Top 10 Best Music Apps for Making Music on iPhone and iPad1. Djay2

No longer, the DJs have to carry bulky record players for the party. iPad and Algoriddm together have made the job easy for them. Also, with the iOS 7.1 upgrade, the app too has been upgraded. The DJs can now see the music running in the waveform. This is much easier for the DJs to play and mix music. Viewing in the waveform view is optional, and there are default modes too.

2. Stezza

Many countries and the States of the US have laws about calls and sending texts. In such places, it is wiser to use the apps that do not disturb the people around. When you use Stezza, you have bigger buttons to control your music apps. All the controls like skipping, pausing and playing the songs can be done with a tap and you need not concentrate completely on the device. Sideways glance will do the magic for you. The UI also lets you change colors to suit your car’s interior.

 3. Google Play Music 

With the iOS version of the music player, you can listen to any radio station, mix, and create albums and songs, and it is absolute fun. You can also listen to a playlist created by the Google music experts. More than 20 thousand songs can be added to your personal playlist.

4. Auria LE 

This is an iPad app that lets you record 48 tracks. If you don’t feel that the number is required, choose a lighter version that lets you record 24 tracks. You can view the download ringtones, play them n waveform. Waveform editor is best the option to cut copy and edit any part of the track.

5. TNR- e US 

This is an app created by a set of artists, who enjoyed mix matching music, and this had given ways to collect awards for the innovative idea. The same was launched by Yamaha for the iOS devices as TNR-I. Now, the TNR E, lets the users enjoy much more. This app is for everyone, and you can listen to house, electro and dubstep genres.

6. Music Studio 

This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch. This is software that helps in complete music production. Compared with the competitors, this app offers great quality of sound. The app consists of drum pads, 85 key keyboard, 125 studio recorded instruments, of which 65 come for free, and the rest can be got from the iTunes store.

7. AmpliTube

If you hate to take your guitar with you when you are out, then this iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch compatible app is for you. The iPhone becomes a guitar effect processor. You can also modify the tempo to suit your needs.

8. Sample Tank 

This app is compatible with iPhone 3rd generation, and iPod Touch 3rd generation gadgets. This can also be used in iPad. You can find almost all the instruments in this app, and this is the perfect choice to record on the move. This app has a built in keyboard and drum pads.

9. NanoStudio 

This is one of the most popular apps to create music in iPhone. This app lets to record the songs live, and the tracks too can be mixed real time. You can find 16 instruments, and mixer that let a channel with four inserts.

10. Four Track 

This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod. You can make records, mix and upload audio tracks with this app.

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General iPad maintenance: How my iPad screen got broken, and the hell I went through before getting it fixed.

The Apple iPad is a great innovation, an inspiration from the great late Steve Jobs and team. It completely transformed the computer world, blending the function of mobiles with PCs and creating something totally new referred to as “tablet.” After Apple was through with the iPad, many other companies rose up as rivals as they saw the market getting hot and Apple making fortunes out of it.

Samsung made the Galaxy tabs, Amazon came out with the Kindle Fire, Asus and Google made the Nexus series. There came the birth of smaller tablets etc.

The iPad is a cool gadget to own, your computing and technological experience is transformed owing one, but being a fragile gadget, you have got to take the best of precautions to keep it neat and clean for the time being in your possession, or else if you miss-handle it, it quickly become a crap in your hands and you will ever hate yourself for buying one.

Considering the fact that the iPad isn’t cheap in possessing, you have got to treat it like your new baby.

I will share with you my experience with the iPad, how the screen cracked and how it looked to me even when I finally got it repaired. Then you will learn few precautions as general maintenance.

My experience with the Apple iPad

Owning an Apple product is one of the best things that ever happened to me, besides when my fiancé agreed to have me as her man. I got and iPad 4 early this year, a dream I have always love to come to reality.

Actually, I ordered the iPad around November, got it shipped to my uncle in UK, because I want to escape another cost on shipping. I had to wait for another two months until he got somebody coming home before I finally got my dream gadget.

The iPad arrive around January, and it became my baby. I was very careful with it and never gave somebody else who might get careless with it. My gaming experience was totally transformed, I got a new approach to accessing the web, and so fascinating, I never had to carry loads of books around anymore; I had a sufficient library on my iPad. What else do I want? I sleep, and I woke up with the device by my side.

Few months later, the story changed and I got tired of my little baby. It happened that one night, I went out, place the device on the ground (a bare floor room); you know the charger isn’t long enough, I was charging it on the floor sitting it on a little plastic stand and I went out. Before I came back, there was blackout already, I entered the room to get something to light up, and before I know it, I pulled my leg across my baby and she cried out loud. When I finally got the light, I saw the screen was already cracked, and I hated how it looked.Cracked iPad screen

My Ordeal in getting the iPad screen fixed

I began a local search on a good engineer that could get this fixed for me, but it was all a fowl, then I went online maybe I could get something. The first option I got was to return my iPad back to Apple to get it fixed, but when I got the price for this, I knew I was never going to do it that way. I was told it going to cost something around $500, a price very near to a new one.

I kept using it cracked until one day; somebody introduced me to a local engineer who will be able to get it fixed. I took a journey, traveled to the engineer. Actually, he got my iPad screen fixed, but caused damage. Maybe it happened while he was removing the cracked screen, on one side of my device, the color pixel got mixed. Although my iPad screen got fixed, but the device now looks like a crap because of the mixed pixel.

How to fix your broken iPad screen

1. Replacing it yourself

You will never want to try this, unless you are an absolute electronic whiz who dine and wine with Apple gadgets. The best thing is to get the part you want to replace from an online shop and give it to a technician who won’t complicate issues for you. iFixit.com offers iPad replacement spare parts; integrated digitizer, metal frame, home button, clips, new touch screen glass are packaged as a kit.

2. Online screen replacement engineers

There are some online shops that offer the screen replacement service at an affordable rate, some of which includes; iPad screen repair (www.iscreenrepair.co) and Rocky Mountain (rmmr.us). You can get a screen repair service between $129 – $150

3. Take the iPad back to Apple

For real, this is the owner of the technology, it is sure that it will return your iPad back to it normal clean state or better. iPad purchase usually works with a 30 to 90 days warranty depending on situation. When you sent your iPad back to Apple for screen repair, you will be sent a price quotation and this usually goes around $229 and the task will be completed in a matter of days. Even though it is the best, but the price is enough to scare you away to a third party license repairer.

General maintenance of your iPad: Keeping your iPad clean and running smoothly

You will always love your iPad if it remains clean and works effectively. The maintenance tips I am about to share includes; iPad protection from harm, maintaining cleanliness, keeping it bug free and running faster as well as optimizing battery life.

1. iPad harm protection

The only and sure way to prevent your iPad from getting scratch and cracking screen is to buy a case.

No one is above mistake, the iPad has a thin design which makes it a fragile device, and a simple free fall could dent your iPad body and crack part or the whole screen. The best way for preventing this to happen is by buying a case to bag your iPad.

The Apple smart cover is not really good enough for iPad protection, the only thing you can enjoy thereof is its special features. Look out for a form fitting case, especially the leader case. They will protect your iPad especially when you have an outside event. Even you iPad remains standing at a free fall if in those leader cases. You can add a screen protector if you live with kids or toddlers.

Here are few examples of good iPad cases I came across while researching.

  • M-Edge Trench Runner JacketiPad casing

A US based brand, a new military-style Trench Runner Jacket on John Lewis store. It is the only iPad case made with cotton canvas with leather buckles that hold the case shut using press stud that look like brass.

  • Everything tablet 360 Rotating iPad caseiPad casing

This iPad case is made in London, suits iPad 2, 3 and 4. It is relatively inexpensive; it comes in color varieties and well designed. The 360 rotation is no more a geek because others have made something unique like that. It has a microfiber lining that makes the iPad secure and protected. The iPad sits on a plastic rear tray and the PU leader covers the outside, it has an elastic strap to tithing the cover.

The rear cuts out the camera point and the big Apple logo. Of course, the 360 phenomenon is designed to make use your iPad on portrait or whichever angle. The cover is designed in a way you could stand your iPad in case you want to enjoy a moment of movie.

  • Kensington SafeGrip for iPadiPad casing

This casing is a great protection for your iPad, it is colorful and chunky, but makes your iPad to become kiddie’s gadget, compatible with iPad 2, 3 and 4. It has a handle that is convertible to a stand. The Kensington casing makes your iPad sharable with the environment, home, and classroom. The casing safe grips the gadget so tightly.

  • Bukcase for iPadiPad cover

This book-binding technique iPad casing is made by a Manchester home company. You open and close your iPad like a book; it has an elastic strap to hold the cover. The material is leader in nature and water resistant. The bad about this cover is that, it has no camera cut-out, so you have to remove your iPad to capture photos.

  • Maroo DrogoiPad casing

The Drogo case fits the iPad 2. It gets your iPad exposed. The design is made of quality leader with elaborate emboss having three different dragon motifs. The bright yellow suede interior matches the yellow stitches. The iPad could be clamped on a tough rubber hook at each corner.

I can review all of them here, search Google for other iPad cover models.

2. Clean iPad Regularly

Not only the iPad, will all electronics always look neat and radiant when you clean them regularly. Dust fly about and they easy attach to the surface and screen of our gadgets including the iPad, the device is a touch screen control and you oily hands often leave a print on the screen, this makes them look haggard, use a soft lint cloth lightly dampen with water to clean your iPad.

3. Update iOS regularly

Apple often release updates of its iOS, and alert with red notification on the setting icon shows that there is an update to install, just plug your iPad into the power source and follow the update directives via the settings icon. Updating your iOS gives you the best security optimization, bug fixes, additional features and smooth running.

4. Optimize Battery Life

Some ways you can optimize the battery life of your iPad includes; turning your 3g off when not in use, reducing display brightness, setting your iPad to fetch mail on longer intervals and more. Apple advises that you completely drain your iPad battery at least once a month.

5. Back up into the iCloud

The iCloud is an online backup service provided by Apple, always backup your stuffs into the provided cloud should in case an epidemic breakout, you can easily restore your data.

6. Learn to Reboot your iPad

I and every other iPad users had thought that, the iPad only powers off on the sleep mode, rebooting the iPad is and helpful tip for troubleshooting any error on the tablet. The simple process includes you holding down the suspend button for several seconds, after which the tablet will ask you to swipe so as to confirm the power down process. Click the suspend button once to boot again.

Rebooting should work out if you discover your iPad is running too slow, crashing applications and any other problem.

7. Saving up space on Your iPad

One of the effective ways to keep the iPad running smooth is by saving space on it. Apple has made that so easy. The iPad doesn’t have that much space you can upload your whole village, the iCloud is there to stand in for your internal memory. Regularly remove every app you seem not to be using, instead of loading your device with movies and music; you can save that to your iTunes and access them whenever you need them. Applications you bought will remain in your Apple account for life; you need not to fear as you will download them free whenever you need them again.  You can also access all your music and apps bought on iTunes on your iPhone and Mac.

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How to Land A Job Straight From Your iPad!

A leading VoIP provider in the United States surveyed hundreds of small businesses to measure mobile device adoption and cloud service usage among today’s businesses. Tablet adoption among businesses has increased to 62% from just 28% two years ago, says RingCentral. Interestingly, cloud app popularity in the business community paralleled the unprecedented mobile gadget usage in enterprises.

For instance, businesses around the world are expected to buy more than 96.3 million tablets in the next three years, from just 13.6 million units in 2011. Piper Jaffray, an investment bank and managing firm based in the US, also said that tablet deployments in businesses can grow to 15% this year, about four-folds from 4% in 2012.

Job interview

It doesn’t come as a surprise that most businesses use cloud services today to automate tasks crucial to their business, including their hiring process. In fact, cloud app usage among hiring teams or human resources officers are predicted to increase to 13% this year, according to the HR Systems Survey by CedarCrestone Inc.

Although on its road to recovery, the still-volatile US economy has shoved about 11.7 million Americans beneath the employment threshold. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 7.6% of the country’s entire labor force is currently unemployed.

And with an estimated 90 million tablet users in the US by 2014, businesses must’ve realized that hundreds of thousands of promising talents are now mobile. Thank heavens for cloud job hunting apps that can walk job seekers through finding employment in today’s economy. It’s high-time to take advantage of businesses’ mobile hiring processes through TechRadar’s job hunting apps for the iPad!

  • CV-Library HD

CV-Library HD is available for free in iPad. With about 50,000 real-time jobs available and 4.7 million users to boast of, this app can help you search for and land a job from across 70 industries in the country. Aside from finding the job that fits your skills and experience (coupled with useful info on the job description, salary, and company location), CV-Library HD also allows you to create and review your CV, just in time for your job application.

  • Interview Questions Pro

For a little less than a few dollars, you can download Interview Questions Pro to your handheld tablet. This app can make job interviews look like a walk in the park. After leafing through the classified ads and creating an impressive CV, Interview Questions Pro can prepare you for your big day—your job interview! Knock off the hiring manager from his seat with superb answers on categories such as behavioral aspects, work history, critical thinking, as well as questions about you—the candidate. Interview Questions Pro can also provide you with ideal questions to ask your boss to keep the conversation flowing.

  • Resume Designer

Resume Designer is a job hunting app that allows you to create your CV anytime and anywhere by simply filling out relevant information for your resume. Although for a fee, Resume Designer for iPad is a simple CV template tool you can take anywhere with you. Maybe you could try applying for a job even while enjoying a short vacation at the beach!

  • LinkedIn

Of course our list of the best job hunting apps in the app world wouldn’t be complete without social networking site LinkedIn on it. LinkedIn has a mobile version designed especially for your tablet PC. It is a business social network that allows you to create a virtual CV and upload it as your LinkedIn profile, keep in touch with colleagues, request recommendations, and look for job positions to apply for. Plus, you can keep posted with the latest industry news and company info using your LinkedIn account.

Edward is an article writer that talks about business and technology. He contributed different business and technology related articles like gadgets review, latest tech news, small business phone guides and business phone service in different websites. Aside from writing, he also loves to read books, to travel and do skydiving during his free time.

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iPhone 5 and iPad mini will land in China this December

When it comes to product consumption, China is one of the major markets that should not be taken with levity, the market there alone covers some other markets combined together, that is why, manufacturers do not take the China market for a joke. The Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini were released on different dates, but both Apple iconic products are already out for consumption, many market starting from the home country US, UK, Australia, and the Europe has gotten the products, but Apple scheduled these products to enter China towards year ending.

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Apple iPhone 5, the iPad and its mini brother finally enters China this December

Finally, Apple had released a date when the Chinese citizens will be receiving the iPhone 5 and iPad mini in their home country. Apple said yesterday that the Wi-Fi versions of the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad will start selling in China on Friday, December 7, while the iPhone 5 will come in a week later dated, Friday, December 14.

The Chinese consumers will get these three gadgets via the Apple Online Store, through selected Apple resellers and by pre-order from Apple retail stores.

Apple cannot try to joke with the China market, as it holds about $23.8 billion (15 percent) of its revenue for the fiscal year which ended in September. During his presentation, Tim Cook, CEO Apple projected the December quarter for the iPhone 5 to enter China.

The iPhone 5 had just scale through the its final regulatory rules challenges in China, Apple not too long, fell out of the first five smartphone vendors in China in the face of strong oppositions. Canalys research firm said last month that during the third quarter, the share of iPhone shipments dropped slightly by 8 percent for the Chinese smartphone market. Samsung is the market leader which swallowed 14 percent, while Chinese manufacturers took up the other four slots in the top five.

Talking about the iPad, it remained standing in the Chinese tablet market as it holds 71 percent of the market share in China, as the indigenous Lenovo managed to pick 10 percent, as a report released by Analysis International research firm.

The US was the first market Apple favored for its iPhone 5, while other markets got the device around late September. The fourth generation iPad and the iPad mini started selling in the US and 30 other markets at the beginning of November.

Are you an Apple fan in China, at long last, your most expected iPhone 5 will be arriving soon, it is better you go make your pre-order so as to be among the first to land the iPhone 5 in China.

The iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad is also coming around the same time, you just need to make your order all at once.

Good luck!

 

 

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iPad Case Specially Made for Music Lovers: Seeking Funds on KickStarter [VIDEO]

Audio iPad Case for Music Lovers

Want to hear better sound from your Apple iPad right? Many other iPad users out there desired to get the same experience but it seems uneasy for them due to one or the other. But now with this about to be iPad case will make such easier for you.

ORA is a company that focuses on manufacturing high quality media tools such as speakers and many others, and the company is currently seeking funds from respective individuals, corporate organizations via KickStarter platform in order to produce an eight high-tech quality powered speakers for the iPad. The new speakers will come in a sleek design that would help increase Apple iPad’s sound output up to five times the present output on the Apple product.ora ipad case ready for kickstarter funding

This project is powered by the San Francisco based technology company known as OBJEKT Inc. The company is seeking a $450,00 sum of money to fund their project and they have (as at the time of writing this post) received $37,280 out of the total money needed with 36 days for the crowd funding campaign to end.

With the current state of the Apple iPad’s sound, one can agree that the sound could still be improved upon, especially when your main purpose of buying the iPad is for multimedia purposes. You need a powerful sleek designed Apple iPad Case that would add more value to the device, so here’s an opportunity for you to have high power speakers attached to your iPad in form of a case/stand.

The company really need your support at this moment and when the product finally comes into reality, you would be able to say you are among – this is an opportunity for you to touch lives, business and company’s of the world to grow.

Would you back OBJEKT to achieve success with this project? Let us know your say in the comments.

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iPad loosing tablet market share to Android Tablets

Android based tablets gaining huge market share at the expense of the Apple iPad.

android tablets gaining market share over iPad
android tablets gaining market share over iPad

This report didn’t came as a surprise to me seeing android based tablets gaining more of the tablet market share at the expense of the much anticipated Apple iPad!

Why did I said that, you asked that right?

The answer is very simple, Apple products are on the decline, not like as they were before when that the company usually tops in most categories.

Things have changed and people’s attention have as well changed, but now, Android claims the market share!

Apple as we all know have happened to be the leader in the tablets and touch screen industry for a very long time, particularly when Steve Jobs was in the driving seat of the company. But with the advent of Google owned Android operating system blessed with open source functionality, there’s a high percentage of tablet and smartphone manufacturers turning to the later, Android OS, ahead of the formal (Apple).

For developers, open source platform makes it always easier to innovate and develop great apps for the users, and to manufacturers, it makes it easier for them to manufacture products in the environment that their target audience would appreciate.

Read: Does the Kindle Fire compete with the iPad?

According to a recently released report from Strategy Analytics, it shows that Android tablets are gaining on the Apple iPad with a much larger margin – this has never happened before in the history of the Cupertino based technology company popularly known for domination in the industry. At the end of Q3 (third quarter calculation and analysis), Android based tablets had been reported for 41.3% of all tablets that were shipped around the world this year alone which is a clear evidence that iPad is losing it to android tablets.

According to this statistic, the feat was on the rise to the 29.2% slice of the tablet market that the platform previously held a year ago. On the other hand, the iPad’s global share has declined from 64.5% in third-quarter of 2011 to 56.7% this year. Windows based platform has once again experienced a decline in its share with a drop from 2.3% to 1.6% in the same time span while others slumped from 4.1% to 4% respectively.

Many even think with the launch of the iPad Mini, it will help the company’s market share to soar higher, but, the result turned out to be different with the sudden out-turn of the tablets in favor of Android.

Few things that gave Android tablets upper hand over iPad

Moderate pricing: While the Apple iPad sells for $329, the android tablets on the other hand sells below $200 – a moderate pricing for average mobile smartphone user around the world.

A Phonearena‘s pundit explained in his post that Android is gaining on the iPad because of some reasons, and pricing is among those reasons. He continued further wishing the android tablets to continue to climb to the top than the iPad.

Read: Top Android Tablets in 2012 – Must Haves

Accessibility to the OS: Android OS is popular with something and that is open source software accessibility. Mobile app developers are now switching to the android platform all because the business is changing. The total number of apps developed on android are more appreciable than those ones on iOS with limited tools.

What’s your views about android tablets claiming grounds over Apple iPad? Please share them with us in the comment section. 

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Apple new iPad; How to be the First to Get One, and What Countries Will Have It

Apple is cooking something up differently!

Time

With the release of the new iPad, Apple has just released the time that they will be opening their doors, and which countries will be carrying the new iPad on launch day.  Apple just announced that it will be opening its doors early on Friday at 8:00 A.M. which is one to two hours earlier than expected.

Place

Apple also released the location of the countries that it will be selling the iPad in. These countries are U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, U.K., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Apple will release the new iPad in an additional 25 countries on March 23rd.  Stores other than official Apple stores will also be releasing the new iPad Friday. These stores include Radio Shack, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and Sams Club. Also, some mobile carriers will be stocking the 4G model including Verizon and AT&T.

The New iPad

The additional countries that will be receiving the iPad on March 23rd include; Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Sweden, Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands. 

Online Ordering

Do not expect to be able to order online through Apple however. Apple has run out of stock to be able to deliver the new iPad this week. Expected wait time will be approximately two to three weeks in almost every country. Also not available is a way to reserve a new iPad for yourself. Unfortunately Apple has not created a reservation system for this model, so you will simply have to hit the stores, or wait to order it online.

On the good side, if you do purchase a beautiful new iPad directly through apple, you will be treated to free set-up including all the usual benefits to apple customers such as setting up accounts and the popular “find my iphone/ipad “app.

In Conclusion

The highly touted iPad iOS 5.1 will have the option of running the lightning fast 4G LTE radio. They will also include the incredibly helpful icloud connectivity, AirPlay functionality, voice dictation, dual core A-5X CPU, and an astonishing 3 million pixels.

The newest version of the iPad will start at $499 for the most basic 16 GB wifi model and $629 for the 16 GB wifi+4G model. On the upper end of the pricing spectrum, it will cost you $699 for the 64 GB wifi model while the most expensive model is priced at $829 for 64 GB and wifi+4G. Just make sure you get in-line early for the new release.

Everyone knows one person that is always on the go. Maybe that person is you. They are always coming from, on the way to, or in the middle of something. Productivity is extremely important to them and they definitely don’t want to waste any of their time. The iPad can be this persons’ best friend. It streamlines everything great about laptops, TVs, and just about every Apple product into one easy to carry device. You definitely want to make sure you get your hands on this model.

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iPad 3: Everything We Think We Know

It is yet another year full of excitement for all Apple product users.  This is the time when we’re expecting the release of the iPad 3. Though, it is still iPad 3 rumours that clogging up our lives but, what should we be expecting with the next generation of iPads?

I have here quick guide to show you features and all expected capacity we’re expecting in the yet to be released, iPad 3.

By history, the iPad family is still in its second year of existence, but, the device family has really showed us that it is ready to continue to dominate the market for a very long time.

Recently, I covered an article here explaining the features of the iPad 3 and its screen size with some other features, which information is certain to come into a reality soonest as it appeared that Apple is working hard to bring rumoured features into the device. Check the iPad 3 features and let’s hear what you have to say in the comment section below.

iPad 3 Display to Feature Retina Display

iPad 3 was reported recently that it is going to feature the retina display technology, though, many found it uneasy to believe. But since Apple is very popular with retina display on most of its products, spotting iPad 3 with this capacity will not be a bad idea. If this really comes into a reality, that would bring an end to the rivalry between iPad and some other tablets in the market presently.

Guts

It’s extremely not likely that anything other than the superfast and new A6 chip will be embedded into iPad 3 to power it, just as Bloomberg and other Medias have reported. But the question, which was still left unanswered, is that maybe the A6 chip will bundle quad core power. Meanwhile, competitors such as, Transformer Prime has finally moved on to quad core chips, and the unbelievable gaming and HD movie processing heft such improvement entails.

However, both Bloomberg and BGR have reported that the A6 chip will certainly be quad core.

When it comes to RAM, seriously, we need to consider the fact that this tablet is said to be featuring a retina display, and that means; there has to be RAM upgrade for it to work perfectly in the iPad 3 device – that depends on the outcome of these claims.

Camera

iLounge has recently mention several sources saying that the iPad 3 will come with an HD front-facing camera for its HD Facetime. This would make it looks interesting, considering the fact that high-quality front-facing cameras have recently found their way into smartphones like the recently featured, Lumia 900. It is very popular among tablet users to use their device for video chat much more than using the phones itself.

Network                                            

BGR recently leaked debug screenshots of what it claimed was proof of both that fancy new A6 processor and global 4G LTE, and Japanese blog Macotakara reported similar network details around the same time. Bringing LTE to the iPad before the iPhone would make sense, because the iPad’s larger battery can handle the 4G drain. Then again, a 4G iPad would almost certainly portend a 4G iPhone this summer, and it’s not at all clear that Apple considers the network mature enough to hop on just yet.

Siri

The Apple iOS6 is still a long way off, but the iPad 3’s software permit a quick mention because it might be the initial non-iPhone 4S Apple creation to get Siri, as some details in that 9to5mac wrote about iOS51. Beta reference the iPad in Siri dictation.

Availability

This device would be out in the early time of March.

Design

As per what we’ve seen, there won’t be too many changes to the design of this gadget to the current version but it will looks nice as well.