Category Archives for "iPad Apps-News"

BBC iPad App Stays in Europe for Now

If you are a fan of TV broadcasts from the UK then you’ll be glad to know that the BBC has released their iPad app today for 11 European markets. The BBC iPlayer app for iPad arrives across the pond in Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. However, the US, Canada and Australia are excluded from this initial BBC app for iPad with hopes of an end of year launch. There are two subscription types for the iPlayer BBC iPad app.  The paid subscription is $9.99 per month (€6.99) and allows iPad users full video streaming and the option Continue reading

Facebook iPad App Leaked


The new iPad app for Facebook has been found hidden inside of the Facebook iPhone app. Apparently, @AeroEchelon on Twitter revealed a hack to make the hidden Facebook iPad app appear using a jailbroken iPad 2.  The guys at TechCrunch took that tip and ran with it and played around with the Facebook app for iPad. The images above are from the TechCrunch site which did not offer a slide show only a bank of images. TechCrunch confirms that they have checked with a source close to the Facebook iPad app team and this is in fact the actual iPad app design that is going to be released very soon. I wonder if this was an actual planned leak by Facebook to create buzz and measure the response to their new design? Either way we are thrilled with the possibility of this Facebook iPad app being released soon.


Apple reports 9.25 Million iPads Sold

If you own Apple stock then you are thrilled with the earnings announcement today. Apple just announced financial results for the second calendar quarter and third fiscal quarter of 2011. For the quarter, Apple posted record breaking revenue for a single quarter with $28.57 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.31 billion. This compared to revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, in the year-ago quarter. Apple’s quarterly profit and quarterly revenue were both records for Apple.  Continue reading

iPad 3 Release in October?

The new iPad 3 rumors continue regarding an earlier-than-expected release schedule. According to a report just out from Digitimes reveals that iPad component suppliers are seemingly ratcheting up the flow of parts into the Asian supply chain.

Taiwan-based companies included in the supply chain for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have begun to prepare materials for the production of the two devices, which are likely to make their debuts in September and to hit the market in October, according to industry sources.

This would be a very aggressive release cycle that shows Apple is confident in the global demand for the iPad tablet. The availability of the iPad 3 has been a hot topic for some time. Back in January, several analysts heard that Apple had requested that manufacturers begin work on displays with retina resolution for the iPad 3, and that the device had been postponed until 2012. Apple now seems to have accelerated its plans, to keep the iPad 3 ahead of competitors efforts to try and penetrate the dominant market share Apple holds in the global tablet market. With Apple hitting the new milestone of 100,000 iPad apps on the app store, competitors are seeing the gap widen in the tablet market space.

100,000 iPad Apps Milestone

No doubt the iPad tablet is taken the globe by storm and today the number of iPad-optimized apps on the app store has reached a milestone. The iPad apps count has now put the 100,000 milestone in it’s rear view mirror. Congrats to all the iPad app developers and to Apple’s vision for what the iPad platform could become. From day one Steve Jobs boldly claimed the iPad was a revolutionary device. Now, 453 days after the original iPad was released (April 3, 2010), the App Store has more than 100,000 iPad apps exclusively for the iPad. If you remember back to that launch day there were only just a few iPad apps available on the app store. Now iPad apps are being cranked out at a rate of over 280 apps per day. I wonder if Apple will wait until there are 200,000 iPad apps before they organize a celebration event for such a milestone?