Apple is recalling some Verizon/CDMA models of the iPad 2 because of some of the iPad 2 devices have an incorrect duplicate identification number, causing issues with 3G service connection with Verizon. This is not affecting AT&T iPad 2 connections but Verizon only. Apple told the Wall Street Journal that the number of iPads affected was “extremely small” and according to Reuters Apple declined to say the exact number of iPad 2 devices in that recall. Apple is said to be replacing all of the iPad 2 recalls and offering disgruntled customers with a $50 credit.
Our 2 year old bangs and slobers on the iPad every chance she gets. We’ve noticed that she gets extra excited when she plays with this recent iPad app we downloaded called “Mr.shape’s TouchCard”.This iPad app is basically a series of picture cards for kids that the developer, KOO-KI (Japanese) describes as touch interactive education cards. This game has been recreated based on the original Japanese film animation by the same name. We like it especially since our daughter seems to prefer it, for now, each time she gets her hands on the iPad. We think that the bright colors and excellent illustrations are the best features in this iPad app. This app is a lot of fun and the beautiful interface really pulls you in and grabs the attention of younger children. This is a really different type of iPad app for the education category so you may just need to download to experience it. There are 9 picture cards included and a deluxe version is on the way with even more picture cards. Each picture card that you click on is interactive with fun sounds. The lion roars, and press on each grape and it makes a noise or plays a song. If your child is like ours we think you they will be captivated by this iPad app for children and find new things each time they play.
The app is free on the app store.
This is a cool iPad app that allows you to do some true blogging right from your iPad? No really we’ve tried the WordPress iPad app and it’s not as easy as Blogsy for iPad. This iPad apps makes it really easy to write and post to your blog.
This app is a blogging tool for your iPad that can replace your blog backend when you’re on the iPad. It integrates with both wordpress and blogger so you can post directly from this iPad app.
And you can still add pictures, html formatting like—bolding, italicizing, linking so you can create a nice finished post like you were doing it from your Macbook Pro.The top bar of the Blogsy iPad app includes all the rich text editing you would need. We think Blogsy is one the best blogging apps you’ll find on the iPad. We’ve used the wordpress iPad app to post here on My iPad Apps site and it is a decent tool for working with your blog. The Blogsy app takes the blogging tool much further and offers helps like using Flickr and Picasa pictures along with easy integration of videos from YouTube and anchor text linking to websites. We definitely consider this for our best iPad apps category and we hope it will support more blog platforms in the future. You can buy the Blogsy iPad app here on the app store. Watch video demo inside post. Continue Reading →
WWDC 2011 is still going strong and Apple news keeps rolling in. Apple announced that it has sold a total of 25 million iPads to date and 200 million iOS devices. Are we all getting numb to these staggering sales figures quarter after quarter from Apple? The iTunes store has sold 15 billion songs and 90,000 iPad apps. Almost every PC, phone, and consumer electronics device maker has either released or announced a tablet in the last year. But Apple has clearly emerged as the butt kicker in the tablet market. The iPad was first launched only 14 months ago, and the iPad 2 just a few months ago and in that short time Apple has taken over the global tablet market with no clear competitor emerging. If you haven’t sold your RIMM stock then do that first and then sell your Playbook and buy yourself an iPad 2 and feel better.
Most parents look out for educational games that can help their toddler grasp basics like colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. While some iPad apps for children are solely for entertainment, others engage and teach young children. TapTot iPad app by Blue Mint Studios is a great way to keep younger kids engaged while they learn.
TapTot is specifically designed for pre-schoolers. The colors are amazing, and the app development makes the iPad app easy to use. Children who are still developing their motor skills can easily learn by “matching and catching.” As an artist, I’m impressed by the unique look of this iPad app for children. The learning elements and the background appears to be three dimensional and inviting.
Fortunately, Blue Mint Studios has thrown in a bonus with this remarkable app – a matching mini game. This game reinforces what the child has learned by boosting his/her memory. TapTot is fun, friendly, and engaging for tots. When it’s time to pick out apps for the kids, parents don’t have to leave out the pre-schoolers. TapTot would make a great addition to your iPad!
We recently had a tornado touch down in the Atlanta area. The doomsday local news channel got irritating after a few hours of sensationalism so I jumped on my iPad 2 to search for the weather apps. I found an interesting iPad 2 app called SatWeather. This iPad weather application offers you real time images received from weather satellites around the world. We observed that this iPad 2 app is like a weather tool that gives a more precise read on weather conditions as it does analysis of cloud movement and patterns. Although, it did not give me a one-stop-shop of the weather data I wanted I found it a nice compliment to the Weather channel and my local news.
In this iPad app for weather we like some of its sophisticated features like the animation of the last 4 hours of cloud movement. You can also adjust the speeds of the animations by selecting the desired number of frames per second. This iPad app gives you a fresh set of images automatically every 30 minutes The iPad application is universal and compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad and can be download on the Apple iTunes app store for $.99 by clicking here.