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Been an iPad user from day one of its release. Apple has been innovative from the beginning and now the rest of the world is getting on board. It's great to be able to spread the word about one of their mobile devices.

Bloomberg on iPad 3 Release

More news regarding iPad 3 as Bloomberg has revealed that the next generation iPad 3 has moved into production with an expected March 2012 release date. The Bloomberg article also claimed the new iPad will feature a higher-resolution display, we are thinking Retina, and a quad-core processor. The quad-core processor lets you quickly switch between iPad apps.

The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said. Continue reading

Review: Shared Paper Lite

A new Pad app was released a few days ago that really makes the iPad a dazzling business tool. This new app is called Shared Paper Lite and is wonderful for making and sharing presentations. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that the iPad interface begs to be used in presentations. Steve Jobs knew that the iPad tablet would be in the classroom and the boardroom from the early design days. There are plenty of presentation style apps already on the app store but Shared Paper Lite really caught our eye for a number of reasons. One key difference is that this iPad app is more than a slide viewer presentation tool it is an editor also.

We think this app is going to have mass appeal because there is demand for an iPad app than can do some heavy lifting when making a presentation. I have a friend who is a big ticket corporate sales rep who loves his iPad and takes it on all the sales calls. However, he never fully integrates the iPad into his presentations because everything he needs is in multiple apps and on a legal pad. I showed Shared Paper Lite to him and he immediately saw the potential of using this app for a large part of his presentation. (screenshot and video demo after break)  Continue reading

Woodcraft iPad App

best ipad appsWe found a really great iPad app for designing your next project or deck building job. We put it to the test with a premier PVC deck builder in Atlanta to get their input. This iPad app for business combines elements of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D modeling into a useful in-the-field app. This iPad app is called Woodcraft and is brought to you from the developer Fasterre. This is a useful tool not only for the professional builder but can tackle your home woodworking projects also. (screenshots and video demo after break) Continue reading

iPad 3 Release will use dual-LED

We miss you Steve!

What do you expect from the iPad 3 display with the next release? The asian supply chain monitoring website,Digitimes reveals that Apple’s iPad team is currently considering a few options that will offer LED backlighting on iPad 3. There is backlighting on the iPad 2 now but it needs a big upgrade in order to match up with expected higher-resolution display reportedly set to launch with the iPad 3 release.

Digitimes says the following on their report:

“With the next-generation iPads expected adopt LCD panels with resolutions higher than 2048 by 1536, the current single LED light bar designed for the iPad 2 has to be modified in order to maintain or strengthen the brightness the panels.”

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Private Ceremony At Apple HQ Honoring Steve Jobs

Here is Tim Cook on stage at Apple's celebration of Steve Jobs' life

Today Apple had an event the celebrated the life of Steve Jobs at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA. This was a private celebration that was not attended by the media or general public. This event was planned by Apple to also help bring about some closure to the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. From Twitter we pickup news that it was a very emotionally moving moving ceremony. In the picture above CEO Tim Cook delivers a speech. We hear that Norah Jones, Coldplay, Al Gore we also had a moment to honor the life of Steve Jobs. We would all love to see footage from this event so we can find comfort as well. Many of us find ourselves surprised at how much we’ve thought about this man that we’ve never met and know very little about personally. I think many of us long time Apple fanatics would like some help with closure also.