Category Archives for "iPad 2"

Review: TouchUp iPad 2 App

With Apple adding both front and rear cameras to the iPad 2 we are all adding more photos into our iPad 2 photo library. TouchUp is an iPad app designed by Roguesheep that is a cool iPad apps photo editor. We found this photo editing app easy to learn and was very fun to use. Basically your using the touch of your finger to tweak and make adjustments to your photos. This photo image editor app comes with dozens of fun photo effects that you’ll get lost in. Touchup iPad app has an endless number of photo layers that expand your editing possibilities.
We really like how with just a touch of your finger your could add an effect or erase it away easily without any worry of losing your original image.
The first step will be to import the image you will work with from your photo gallery (or even from Flickr). We do wish they would add Dropbox integration because not everyone stores all their photos on their iPad 2. Next you can start playing around with the effects menu from the drop down menu. You’ll be able to select brightness, temperature, sepia, contrast, blur, saturation and tint to begin your photo edits. If you make a mistake it’s not a problem as you can use the built in Undo button in Touchup. (demo video below the break) Continue reading

Corporate Trainers Get Help From This iPad App

One industry that is undergoing a paradigm shift is the Corporate Training industry. If you’ve ever sat through a Powerpoint driven training presentation then you understand the phrase “death by powerpoint”. Corporate trainers need help making better presentations and better planning tools is a good place to start. Enter DesignJot a unique iPad app that serves as a new tool for corporate trainers and for those that design instructional curriculum.

The DesignJot app for iPad incorporates design and analysis into this high performance instructional design app. Analysis tools that link up to instructional strategies within an iPad app displays how the iPad has quickly come of age in the business app space.  DesignJot iPad app offers an array of helps that include design tool, flow chart builders, training objective builders, sketch pad, and a content readiness form. Professional who write corporate training instruction will find so many great tools that will optimize the process of  developing and designing a customized training solution for your clients.  Continue reading

New iPad Release Gets Production Help

We’ve been hearing rumors that Apple will have a new iPad release in September or October. According to the analyst Michael Walkley, of Canaccord Genulty, says the iPad 2 is squashing the competition due to pricing and margins.  “Our checks indicate both the Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook have not sold well at current price points, as we believe competing tablets must sell at a substantial discount to the iPad 2,” he wrote. The iPad tablet price point is too low for competing tablet manufacturers like Blackberry and Motorola to effectively compete. They are simply losing money even if their tablet offerings were in demand. The Motorola Xoom and the Blackberry PlayBook are not selling very well and it appears these companies are losing on both price and sales volume. We’re guessing that this iPad news is going to strike fear into both Amazon and Microsoft who plan upcoming tablet releases.

Further hints of Apple driving a stake in the heart of their iPad tablet’s competition comes from a Digitimes report that Apple will be adding another major manufacturer for iPad tablet production. Foxconn has been Apple’s exclusive contractor for iPad 2 production so it appears that Apple is looking for an additional manufacturer to build the iPad 3 tablets.

The Digitimes article reveals that  Apple’s new iPad production partner will likely be Petagron or Quanta Computers. The glory days of Apple and iOS devices continue to soar.  This is just another telling sign of Apple’s phenomenal success with the iPad tablet. The speculation about a new iPad model this fall is split on whether it will be an iPad HD version of the iPad 2 or a new iPad 3 release.

Five Million iPad 2 shipments per month?

You probably are aware Apple is scheduled to report earnings on July 19th and most of us expect the earnings numbers to be crazy good as always. New reports out today show that demand for the Apple iPad 2 seems to be very strong. According to a brief statement from the DigiTimes website, Apple has placed orders for five million touch sensors just for the iPad 2 tablet. Apple news just keeps on getting better as the company also shipped 5 million iPad 2 tablets in the month of June so if this pace continues Apple will blow the analysts expectations out of the water with nearly 40 million iPad 2 devices being sold for 2011.  In the DigiTimes news release about iPad 2 they stated:

Five million touch sensors for the iPad 2 will be shipped in July, according to sources with Apple’s supply chain. Shipments in June were also five million, with TPK Holding and Wintek supplying 1.4-1.6 million units each and the remaining by Cando, Sintek Photronic and Chimei Innolux (CMI), the sources indicated.

The 5 million iPad 2 units that reportedly were shipped last month points to increased iPad 2 tablet demand that will keep building.

Asian supply chain sources also told Digitimes that Apple has begun sourcing parts for the iPad 3 which are likely to arrive in high volume in October which seems to be consistent with previous iPad 3 rumors about a holiday release schedule for the new iPad device. The iPad 3 rumors seem to point to an even lighter and thinner overall design which begs the question how much thinner can they make this device.


iPad Increases to 1% of All Web Browsing

On our website here at we’ve seen a surge in browsing from iPad devices. You may be thinking ‘duh’ this is an iPad review site. True, but we’re seeing an uptrend in iPad specific traffic that matches a new report out from The Register,  which finds that over one percent of global web browsing comes from the iPad and iPad 2. In the U.S. iPad browsing is even higher at 2.1%.

Here on our iPad review site we’ve seen a remarkable uptick in iPad browser traffic. Just for June alone we saw 32% of our web traffic arrive at our website Continue reading