When the iPad 2 was announced, Apple has also introduced the magical smart cover that attaches and detach by its magnetic action. During the iPad 2 tear down by iFixit, it was revealed that a strip of magnet can be found along the sides of the tablet. Even the wake and sleep feature of the new cover is triggered by a magnet embedded in the outside tip.
With all those magnets around, somebody tried a neat trick of sticking their iPad 2 on their fridge like the one shown above. Looks like a neat trick but we’re not sure how strong those magnets can hold especially when slamming the doors. If you want to try it, do it with extreme caution.
“Is your addiction to Angry Birds ruining your life? Would you like to stop playing but can’t tear yourself away?”
Iron Mike provides the answer in just three easy steps.
WARNING: NSFW strong language and adult themes
If you take a step back from all the iPad 2 hype, you’ll realise that it’s really all much ado about nothing. British comedian Charlie Brooker tells it as it is in this very funny bit at the expense of the iPad 2. We haven’t seen anything funnier.
Promise: “And since the microfiber lining gently buffs off any smudges or fingerprints as you move, iPad always looks good on arrival.”
US$40 (US$70 if you going for the leather one) for a screen cover full of magnets that can’t even keep your iPad 2 screen clean? Not really worth it we think.
For the record, LOL means Laugh Out Loud NOT Lots of Love. Be very careful when using this seemingly harmless textcronym.
Qingming is coming pretty soon and apart from the standard luxury assortments that the living burn on the fateful day as offerings to their dead ancestors and relatives, the latest and hottest paper replicas come in the shape of iPhone 4s and iPads.
While we mere mortals are limited to a maximum of 64GB of storage in our iPads, the dearly departed get iPads with a healthy 888GB worth of storage in theirs which is not only is immensely useful for storing movies, songs and pictures for all eternity but also tremendously auspicious to boot.
The iDevices for the afterlife offer ridiculously good value for money as will with a 888GB iPad going for RM9.80 and the iPhone 4 just RM2. Not bad considering the devices are made completely out of paper anyway. On top of that, the paper iPads and iPhones comes complete with USB cable so the dead can sync their data with their paper computers.
For the uninitiated, Qingming is celebrated by the Chinese as a way to remember their deceased ancestors by visiting their graves and burial grounds. It is tradition for the living to clean the grave of their ancestors as well as offer worldly gifts to the dead in the form of paper replicas that are “sent” to the other side by way of burning.
We’re wondering now what mobile service will the dead be using to surf the web on the 888GB iPad.
Update: GPS tethering doesn’t work with the original iPad.
Its no secret that Apple omits GPS in the WiFi iPad. With no GPS, you can’t use the WiFi iPad for navigation, not accurately anyway. But it seems that someone has discovered that there is a way to bring GPS capabilities to the WiFi iPad. All you need to do is tether the iPad with an iPhone via the Personal Hotspot function.
Head on over to after the jump to watch a video of how tethered GPS works on the WiFi iPad but it is now without its downsides. One of the biggest gripe is that the location doesn’t update in real time, you’ll have to wait for about a minute or so to get an update on your location when you’re moving about.
The video also shows the iPad 2 tethered to the iPhone 4. We’re not sure if you’ll get the same results if you use an iPhone 3GS with the iPad 2 or if this tethered GPS thing works on the original iPad.
Sega and Capcom are putting some of its evergreen titles on sale in a bid to help with the Japanese relief effort after natural disasters cripled the country. Purchase any Sonic the Hedgehog title including Sonic Spinball ($0.99), Sonic the Hedgehog ($1.99), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($2.99), and Sonic the Hedgehog 4th Episode 1 ($3.99) from now till March 20 and all proceeds will go to Red Cross’ Disaster Relief in Japan.
On the same note, Capcom has reduced the price of its Street Fighter IV app to $0.99. All the revenues from the game downloaded from now until March 22 will be given to charity in Japan.
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We’re not too sure how many Mac users out there use Nokia phones, but we know that for those of you who do, you’ve been waiting for the longest time for the MacOS version of the Nokia Software Updater application.
Your wait is over as Nokia Beta Labs has just released the Nokia Software Updater for Mac. Though Nokia is quick to point out that the release is only basic application for updating device software from your Mac, support for application updates will be released later.
Well, something is better than nothing, we presume.
Click the source link to download the Nokia Software Updater for Mac.