Solar Spark Case Juices Your Tablet On The Move

You you spend extended periods of time away from power points the Solar Spark tablet case by Voltaic might well be worth a look.

The Spark Tablet Case’s solar panels generate around 8 watts of power to provide your iPad with about an hours worth of juice for every hour the solar panels are in direct sunlight. Included in the bag is a battery capable of holding a full iPad charge and requires around 8 – 9 hours of direct sunlight to fully charge.

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iPad 2 To Feature 3MP Camera?

We have been hearing quite a few different rumors about what sort of camera the iPad 2 will come with, it is all but confirmed by Apple that the iPad 2 will feature a front facing camera to make use of Apple’s FaceTime video chat software.

But what about the rear camera, there have been rumors that it would be same same one that is in the current generation iPod Touch, but now one developer, Chris Galz, has found some evidence in iOS 4.3 Beta 3 that suggests the iPad will feature a 3 megapixel camera.

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European Publishers Not Happy With Apple’s In App Supscription Rules

Yesterday we saw the launch of The Daily, and a new type of in app subscription model for news publishers, we also heard earlier this week that Sony’s Reader application, which offered users the ability to purchase eBooks direct from Sony was rejected by Apple.

Now it seems a number of European publishers are less than happy with Apple’s new stance on in app purchases for subscritpions, and they are getting together to discuss what can be done about it.

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iPad 2 Appears At The Daily Launch?

According to Reuters, at yesterdays The Daily launch an iPad 2 was spotted by someone from Reuters, although they didn’t actually get a picture of it, which you would have thought anyone would do if they managed to spot an unreleased and unannounced Apple product.

Reuters have said that the supposed ‘iPad 2′ which was apparently at The Daily launch will feature a front facing camera, not really a surprise there then.

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The Daily iPad Newspaper Gets Official

Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp has officially unveiled  The Daily in the US, and this iPad only publication will be available in the US from iTunes at 12pm EST.

The Daily will cost $0.99 per week or you can also purchase an annual subscription for $39.99, and according to the press announcements The Daily will features 360 degree photos, and high definition videos.

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Gameloft RPG Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden Arrives On iOS Devices Tomorrow (video)

The new Gameloft iOS RPG game Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden inspired by the Zelda and Secret of Mana games will arrive in the Apple iTunes App Store tomorrow February 3, 2011 on the iPhone and iPod touch and shortly after on the iPad.

The Sacred Odyssey Rise of Ayden game looks as though it could become quite a hit, if the gameplay is anything like the trailers, which you can view after the jump.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta 3

Yesterday there was a rumor that Apple would be releasing the latest beta build of their iOS software, and right on schedule Apple has released iOS 4.3 Beta 3 to developers.

One of the new features in iOS 4.3 Beta 3 is the ability to cancel app downloads when you are in the middle of downloading them, and when an app is being downloaded the ‘X’ appears in the corner just like when you delete an app.

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NYT Launching News.me iPad Newspaper To Rival Murdoch’s Daily

We have been hearing about Rupert Murdoch’s iPad only newspaper, The Daily for quite some time, and it is scheduled to be launched later today, but now it looks like another major publisher is launching an iPad only newspaper, the New York Times.

According to Tech Crunch, the NYT will launch an iPad publication called News.me, and it will be slightly different to Murdoch’s publication in terms of it is designed to be a social news reading app.

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iPad 2 Display Leaked?

We have been hearing a number of rumors about the new iPad 2, one of those is that it will feature a slimmer display, and now the guys over at 9 To 5 Mac have obtained a photo of what they are reporting is the iPad 2 display.

Apparently the iPad 2 display is about 1mm thinner than the existing display in the iPad, and also lighter, unfortunately there are no details on the actual resolution but it looks like the actual build quality of the iPad 2 display is superior to the first generation iPad.

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iPad 2 To Feature Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor?

We are hoping that Apple will soon officially announce the new iPad 2, and have even heard that the announcement may come on February the 9th. Until we get an official statement from Apple we will have to make do with a bunch of rumors on what the iPad specifications will be.

The latest rumors ar coming from an Analyst, who says he has inside knowledge on the specifications of the iPad 2, although I suspect we should probably take this latest rumor with a pinch of salt for now.

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