iPad 2 Now Shipping Drops Back To 1-2 Weeks Worldwide

Now the initial rush for iPad 2 devices is slowing slightly, Apple has been able to drop its worldwide shipping dates back to 1-2 weeks for orders via their website.

On March 11th 2011, launch day for the iPad 2, the order time jumped from three to five days to 3-4 weeks and has been that until now over 40 days later. iPad 2’s are still difficult to purchase in stores by the reduction in waiting times for online order does indicate that some normality is resuming to the ordering process.

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Square iPhone Credit Card Payment System Arrives In Apple Stores

The Square iPhone credit card payment system we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets a number of times of the course of its development has now arrived in Apple Stores both on the high street and online for $9.99.

Jack Dorsey Square’s CEO and Twitter founder, released an announcement yesterday that their Square payment system for iOS devices including the iPad and iPod Touch is now available in all 235 U.S. Apple Store locations, as well as from the Apple online store.

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iCade iPad Arcade Cabinet Now Available To Buy

What started out as an April Fool’s joke back in April 2010 by ThinkGeek has now been transformed in to a reality and is now available to purchase for $100.

To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the cradle. The iCade uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad so there’s nothing else you need to do. You’re ready to “insert coin” and game on!

However if you are looking to get your hands on one the first shipment of devices is already sold out and the iPad iCade Arcade cabinet is now on back order, with more expected to arrive on the 20th May at the latest.

 

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iPad Dry Erase Board Helps You Mock Up Your Apps

We have featured a few of these design tools that help you design apps for the iPhone and iPad before at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is designed to help you plan out your iPad App before you start coding, the iPad Dry Erase Board.

The iPad Dry Erase Board is from the guys over at UI stencils, and it features a 1 to 1 scale 20 pixel grid, and an iPad interaction key on the back.

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Navigon MobileNavigator iOS App Receives Augmented Reality

If you enjoy the use of augmented reality on your iOS devices, you might be pleased to know that Navigon have just rolled out a new update for their iOS Navigon MobileNavigator application which brings with it a new augmented reality feature.

In addition to the usual basic navigation features you can now enable augmented reality feature called the “Reality Scanner” that overlays information on top of a the live camera view.

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The Flow, A Paintbrush For The iPad And Touchscreen Devices (Video)

We have featured quite a few different accessories for the iPad and iPhone here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called The Flow, and it is a paintbrush that is designed to be used with touchscreen devices like the Apple iPad.

Have a look at the video below it shows The Flow in action, and as you can see from the video you can paint on the iPad’s screen just like you would if you were using a real paintbrush.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2

Apple has updated its iOS software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the latest version is iOS 4.3.2 and it comes with a range of bug fixes, one of the bug fixes is for FaceTime, where a blank or frozen video appeared during a FaceTime call.

There is also a fix to the bug that was causing some international users from connecting to 3G networks on the iPad WiFi and 3G, and there are also a range of unspecified security fixes in iOS 4.3.2

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IIXX iWah iPad 2 Stands For Guitarists and Musicians

We have featured quite a few different stands for the iPad and iPad 2 here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest ones are from a company called II:XX and they are designed to be used by guitarists and musicians.

The stands are made from aircraft grade aluminum, and they can be used in both landscape and portrait modes, have a look at the photos below and also the explanation from the designers on how they work.

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Showyou iOS Social Video Viewer App Launches Today

A new social video app has been released today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch called Showyou. Which allows you to watch the videos your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Vodpod, all in one place, a little similar to currently available Flipboard app.

The new Showyou app is different to Flipboard due to the inclusion of its own social network and different abilities to compliment this. Features of the new Showyou app include the ability for users to share videos with their followers by emailing a video link to their Showyou account. Together with the ability to ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on other videos on other Showyou accounts.

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Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus iOS Multiplayer Game Receives New IAP Map Pack (video)

The multiplayer iOS app Modern Combat 2 has received a new update which has brought with it a new multiplayer map pack via an in-App Purchase (IAP) and download costing $1.99.

The new map pack contains 3 new maps named “Shanty Town,” the “Bunker,” and the “Battlefield,”. Watch the launch trailer after the jump to see little gameplay and destruction.

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UK iPad 2 Orders Arriving Early

We ordered our iPad 2 on launch day here in the UK, which was March the 25th , we were told at the time of ordering that it would take around three weeks for it to be delivered, so it should have arrived around the 15th of April, our just arrived a couple of days earlier than expected.

It looks like other countries have also started receiving the iPad 2 orders earlier than expected as well,  with reports coming in from Germany , France and Italy.

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