Good news for those who looking for Apple products, please mark your calendars on this Friday 6th January 2012. Apple Online Store is doing a special one-day event where you can find amazing iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts with special rate.
Posts Tagged ‘ ipad ’
By David on November 22, 2011
Apple iOS 5.0 or later supports “Over-The-Air” (OTA) software update that you no longer need to download few hundreds MB installation file using iTunes.
In this article, you will learn how to install iOS software update directly from your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) with small download size.
- Make sure your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch has iOS 5.0 or later installed.
- On your iDevice, goto Settings > General > Software Update
- If iOS update available, you will see the new iOS version and the download size and what’s new about the update.
- Tap on “Download and Install” to install new iOS over-the-air onto your iDevice.
- Download will start and install and restart your iDevice.
- Done! Now you have latest iOS version!
Note: Apple iOS OTA software update only works when your iDevice is connected to WiFi, it won’t download software update if you are using mobile connection like 3G network.
By David on November 19, 2011
A new survey, reported on recently at Apple Insider, offers new evidence of the iPad’s growing momentum in education, and in particular in schools.
A new survey of technology directors in U.S. school districts found that all of them are testing or deploying the iPad in schools, and they expect tablets to outnumber computers in the next five years.
Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray revealed the results of the small survey of 25 educational technology directors at a conference on the integration of technology in the classroom. The poll found that all of them were utilizing Apple’s iPad in schools, while none were testing or deploying Android-based tablets.
More interesting points from the survey:
– The directors who took part in the survey expect to have more tablets per student than computers in the next five years – and in this case the word tablet might as well be iPad.
– They also expressed the view that the iPad allows for individualized learning better than a traditional computer.
– iPads are being used to supplement computers – not replace them.
My 8 year old daughter’s class is using netbooks this year. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that I think iPads would be much better for them.
What do you all think? Will we be seeing more iPads and fewer computers in classrooms over the next five years? If so, is that a good thing?
The official native Gmail app is back in the App Store today. The long awaited app had initially been released and then quickly yanked back on November 2nd, due to problems with notifications and possibly other bugs.
Today Version 1.0.2 of Gmail is available in the App Store – with this bit of guidance for those who have the original version installed:
If you already have the Gmail app 1.0.1 released on 2 Nov, you will need to uninstall or log out of the old app prior to installing the new app.
It’s interesting that they use the term ‘new app’ rather than update. That first launch was a pretty spectacular fail, so here’s hoping this one goes better for all those iOS device owning Gmail fans out there.
I removed the original version and installed the update just a short while ago. This time there’s no error on launching the app, and it shows up properly under Settings > Notifications – so hopefully Google’s got that part figured out.
Here’s an App Store link for Gmail – which is even more useful than usual as so far the updated app does not show up well if you search for it.
By David on October 15, 2011
Every Apple product that just launch will need to go through a series of official stress test, but are always unofficial stress testing on Apple product such as drop test, shoting test, also blend test.
There is a TV program which call “Will It Blend”, they will show you how your Apple iPhone4S, iPhone 4, iPad will look like after blend it with a blender machine.
Apple iPhone4s blender
Apple iPhone 4 blender
Apple iPad blender
By David on December 24, 2010
The world’s largest retail electronic payments network Visa Inc. today announced that the company will provide for the iPhone, mobile payment applications, so that all their consumers can enjoy more easy and convenient shopping experience.
Now, just by gently touching fingers, Visa cardholders can get 50 kinds of businesses exclusive offers, involving clothing, food and entertainment daily consumption. Visa mobile payment applications from the iTunes App Store is currently available for free download.
What can iPad do in the food and bevarate industry? One of the restaurant owner in Australia has use iPad to replace the tranditional printed manus in his rastaurant with iPad-based interactive menu cards.
It seems as though the Apple iPad has been too hot, so hot that it is reported to be experiencing some overheating problems. After using it under the sunlight for some time, the editor of PC Magazine encountered an error message notifying him that the “iPad needs to cool down before you can use it”. It was so serious that he had to put it into the fridge to cool it down so it can be turned on again. It was also reported in several places that other customers are experiencing a similar problem too. The iPad has also been experiencing some Wi-Fi connection problems. Funny how the giant iPod Touch is having so much problems when basically they contain more or less the same things as the iPod Touch. Let’s hope Apple fix these problems before they launch it here in Malaysia.