Category Archives: iPad 3rd Gen. (New iPad)
In March, Apple introduce the gadget loving world to the new and improved, next-generation iPad complete with a high-resolution Retina display and pre-installed with iOS 5.1.
Straight after the media event, compatible devices all over the world started receiving notifications that an OTA iOS update was available, allowing iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners to update their software and benefit from the minimal enhancements that iOS 5.1 brought.
In a move that was perhaps somewhat expected, Apple has now taken the opportunity to push out an additional iOS update, taking their mobile operating system to version 5.1.1. Apple have obviously felt the need to quickly implement some changes and fixes into iOS in a response to some criticisms about the performance of the new iPad. The official iOS 5.1.1 change log offers the following details:
Today Apple launched the new iPad in an additional 12 countries around the world.
While eleven of the countries — Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela — are relatively small markets, the new iPad also went on sale in South Korea, one of the most technologically advanced countries on the planet and one of the major tech markets in Asia.
Check out the video below, first posted by Apple 2.0, to see South Korean Apple fans lining up for the new tablet at a local Apple reseller.
The free of charge Instagram photo sharing application has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years and is widely regarded as one of the most successful apps available on the App Store, something that was recently recognized by Apple when they named Instagram as their app of the year.
For those who may be new to the smartphone owning world, Instagram is essentially an app that was exclusive to the iOS platform but has recently been released to Android users, allowing members to take and share photographs with their followers across the Instagram network. The app allows a large number of filters and effects to be applied to the images, shared to a timeline and then published to Twitter or Facebook where others can comment on the picture.
Although extremely successful, one of the gripes that users generally have with Instagram is the bland user interface and the fact that the developers have never produced an official iPad version of the app. The developers over at Red Foundry are hoping that their new InstaPad Pro (as opposed to its non-Pro version) app addresses both of these issues by giving an almost complete Instagram experience designed especially for the new Retina iPad.
Filmmakers Josh Apter and Peter Olsen like to tackle new technology as soon as they can get their hands on it — but they don’t really have a choice in the matter.
As the proprietor of NYC’s Manhattan Edit Workshop, Josh is obligated to get ahead of the curve so that his stable of trainers and edit experts can provide top-notch instruction to the eager community of digital editors in New York.
Josh let us know about a new gadget they’re working with: the Padcaster. He hasn’t told us much more than the name and that it’s coming next month, but from what we can tell it’s a lens rig for iOS devices that lets filmmakers use traditional lenses to get the best results out of their iPhones and iPads.
The proof’s in the pudding: Pete and Josh made a demonstration mini-doc, “Sprung Spring,” in NYC’s Union Square using the new iPad and the Padcaster. When you see the focus shifts and the control over depth of field that they got out of their rig, I think you’ll be impressed too.
We love a good magic show here at Redmond Pie, and if anyone can somehow manage to incorporate some technology into a magic act then we’re particularly interested.
Magic and technology, a match made in heaven. We have been treated to just that a few times since the iPad arrived, but this might just be the best we’ve encountered yet.
The iPad has been called a lot of names since its initial release back in 2010. Much fun has been poked at Apple for its incessant use of superlatives when describing its devices, and the iPad has been the biggest beneficiary of such exaggeration.