Apple Releases iPad 2 Guided Tours

The Apple iPad 2 will go on sale in the US on Friday the 11th of March and here in the UK on the 25th of March, Apple has now posted some guided tour videos which give us a glimpse at some of the new features on the iPad 2.

In  the videos we get a look at some of the new software apps designed for the iPad 2 which include Garage Band, iMovie and FaceTime, as well as a look at the existing apps available on the iPad.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3

Apple has released the latest version of their mobile OS, iOS 4.3, which was scheduled to be released on Friday with the launch of the new iPad 2.

iOS 4.3 brings a range of new features to the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and some of these features include enhancements to AirPlay, improved performance in Safari, iTunes home sharing and changes to the way you use the slide switch on the iPad.

The changes to Apple’s AirPlay now lets you share more content from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to your Apple TV, it adds in support for third party applications which support the feature and you can now also stream photos and home videos from your photo app.

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Apple Switches To TSMC For A5 iPad 2 Processor

Samsung were responsible for manufacturing the A4 processor for Apple that was found in the original iPad, and now it looks like Apple has switched to a new manufacturer for production of the A5 processor for the iPad 2.

According to EETimes, Apple will use TSMC’s to produce all of its A5 processors, the reason behind the switch is said to be because TSMC are consistently producing the chips more efficiently at 40 nanometers than Samsung was at 45 nanometers.

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AXA Pushes New Interactive Advertising Boundaries With Its iAds (videos)

Belgium based AXA insurance and been busy getting creative with its advertising campaigns to promote it new iOS apps. Using QR tags and some funky technology wizardry to create some very innovative adverts. The first car insurance app was released last year and AXA have now released another for home insurance, with a similarly invent advertising campaign.

The adverts tempt the viewer to use their iPhone to interact with the advert allowing them to see the side that people without an iPhone cant see by the use of a QR tag. Watch the videos after the jump to see them in action.


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Twist360 holds your iPad in Lots of Ways

The iPad 2 is on the way with it hitting stores this week, but there are still loads of original iPads on the market that people want cool accessories for. For this crowd Bracketron has a new offering for you. The new case is called the Twist360 and it has a handle on the back that is articulated called the TwistGrip.


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PadPivot iPad Stand Raises Over $100,000

Some of our readers will remember the PadPivot iPad stand that we featured on Geeky Gadgets back in January, it was placed on the website Kickstater with the creators attempting to raise $10,000 to put it into production.

It looks like the inventors of the PadPivot stand have raised a lot more than they needed too, as the pledges for this cool iPad and eReader stand have now reached close to $120,000.

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iTunes Home Sharing In iOS 4.3

One of the new features in Apple’s latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 4.3 is iTunes Home Sharing, which basically lets you play your iTunes library from any device.

If you iTunes library is stored on your PC or Mac you can now play your iTunes content on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch over WiFi, and as well as music you can also watch movies and TV shows stored in iTunes.

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EveryAir App Brings PS3 Games To Your iOS Device (video)

If you enjoy playing your PS3 games. How would you now like to play those games on your iPad or iPhone? EveryAir a new app under development from pandaelf Labs together with a little tweaking of hardware and software, allows you to play PS3 games on an iPod, iPhone, and iPad, including GT5 on an iPad.

Watch the video after the break and see how a number of the hurdles with the setup and design of the app designed to play PS3 games on a touch screen device have been overcome. To overcome the lack of controller of iOS devices a number of controls for games being mapped to gestures on the iOS devices.

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Netflix iPad App Receives Updated User Interface

Netflix have rolled out a new update for their iPad applications that brings with it an update to the user interface which is now designed specifically for the iPad screen. The new update has been released to bring the mobile app more inline with the revamp of the Netflix TV user interfaces back in January of this year.

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