Apple has lowered the prices of its refurbished iPad tablets to the lowest prices ever. The 1st generationiPad 16GB Wifi is now down to only $279(while they last). Next the iPad 2 has been dropped down to starting a base price of just $319, a price drop of $30 over previous $349 discount. Higher capacity iPads are dropped as low as $50 over prices set when Apple debuted the new iPad in March. Continue Reading →
Looks like Apple is getting much closer to launching the iPad 2 3G in mainland China. This will be the first time the iPad 2 will have cellular network access in mainland China. Apple already sells the 3G iPad 2 in Hong Kong but currently only sells the Wi-Fi versions of the iPad 2 in mainland China. Continue Reading →
So many industries are adopting the iPad tablet as a solution to replace massive printed material whether it be text books or flight bags for commercial pilots. United Airlines announced today that they have made a complete transition to replace flight bags of navigation charts and manuals by offering their pilots 11,000 iPad 2 devices. Delta and American airlines have also gotten on board using the iPad 2 as flight bags.
Putting flight bags on the iPad tablet is a big cost saver because the airlines can save around 40 pounds of paper weight per pilot. Smart decision by the airlines since the iPad is so much easier for pilots to navigate and easier to keep up to date along with the ease of the iPad touch interface. Continue Reading →
Just north of Charlotte, North Carolina sits the technology-progressive-iPad-friendly town of Cornelius. This small town of only 25,000 residents has begun issuing the iPad 2 instead of printing out bulky city meeting agenda packages. Anthony Roberts, the town manager of Cornelius, sees this move as a big savings for taxpayers.
He explains, “The short version is, unlike a lot of governments, we try to operate as much as a business as possible. At the end of the day, when you are printing agendas around 200 pages apiece and after the meeting they go into the recycling bin, you say, ‘Why are we doing it like this?’ We have to run 20 agendas at 200 pages per agenda. That’s 4,000 pages just on that one, and that’s not including the time to put it together. And you usually don’t get it right the first time because everything changes. I would think it takes over eight hours per packet.” Continue Reading →
Strategy Analytics released a research report about global tablet shipments. And, of course, Apple’s iPad is dominating the tablet world with a 61 percent market share. Windows Tablets, according to the report, hold a 4.6 percent share for Q2 with PlayBook by RIM only achieved a 3.3 percent market share, says Reuters. PlayBook was released in April by RIM to sluggish sales and very unimpressive reviews. RIM shareholders had such high hopes for this device to revive a company who had missed the mark with the smartphone market also.
Apple’s iPad is the market leader and has fought off Google’s entry into the tablet market, whose Android software is used in tablets made by Motorola and Samsung. Apple reported strong sales of the iPad 2 just a few days ago. These record numbers of iPad’s sold occurred during the surge of competitor’s tablet launches. The 1st generation iPad has been on sale since April 30, 2010, which include five reporting quarters. Consider this, iPad sales for each of the last 5 quarters as reported by Apple Continue Reading →
This new iPad app claims the functionality of MS Office which is a bold undertaking. The new Quickoffice Connect mobile suite for iPad was just released a few days ago and it comes pretty close. We did like some of the features. With the ability to create and edit Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents, this app will appeal to the hardcore MS office users. However, this app isn’t the first office suite for the iPad tablet.
The Quickoffice iPad app allows you to upload and download files from a variety of services such as: Dropbox, Google Docs, Box.net, MobileMe, and SugarSync cloud. The layout of the document was easy to discern and visually appealing. The left column shows all of your local and cloud storage spots. The middle columns shows all the files and folders. The right column shows any documents inside a folder that is selected. From this screen is where you can create and edit documents, email them, or change your preferences. Continue Reading →