Apple Replaced My Broken iPad Out of the Kindness of Their Heart

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While on a trip this weekend my iPad 2 Dock Connector stopped functioning. iTunes showed nothing when I connected it to my Mac and it would not charge, either. So I went to my closest Apple store in Greensboro, NC assuming I would get taken advantage of by the Geniuses, as my only other trip […]

Apple Now Going After the Motorola Xoom

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Just yesterday, we learned that Apple had won a ruling in Germany that halted the sale of Samsung’s latest and greatest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, in the European Union. How were they able to do this? By accusing Samsung of infringing on their intellectual property. In Apple’s eyes, Samsung has ripped off the […]

Google+ for iOS Update Brings Support for iPad and iPod Touch

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Recently, we saw Google unleash a massive update for the Google+ app for Android and now, it’s iOS’ turn for a sizable update as the software has now been updated to support the iPad and the iPod touch. Before today, iPad and iPod touch users were in the dark and it was only available to […]

iPad and iPhone Smuggling Ring Takes A Page from Ocean’s Eleven

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It’s not shocking to hear about an iPhone and iPad smuggling ring being busted in Shenzen, China, a place that just so happens to be the center of the universe when it comes to phony electronics. No, not shocking at all. However, this isn’t your every day iPhone and iPad smuggling ring. In fact, it […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Bluetooth Audio Streaming from iPhone

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Every time I think I’m done with the HP Elitebook 2760p, something new pops up. It’s like a Swiss Army knife or the Martian Manhunter packed with abilities. This time, it’s Bluetooth pairing with an iPhone or iPad for audio streaming and control. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP Elitebook […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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I’m no proponent of biometric security. I’ve long argued that it’s a convenience, not a true security measure. Of course, convenience is a nice feature to have, and the facial recognition login on the HP Elitebook 2760p Tablet PC is amazingly effective. Paired with Bluetooth authentication, it’s turning me into a biometric believer.

The HP TouchPad webOS 3.0.2 Update: Steps in the Right Direction

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After testing out the HP’s webOS 3.0.2 update for the TouchPad, I can say that HP has taken some steps in the right direction for its first webOS Tablet. There are improvements that are easily noted, most notably in terms of speed and how the screen responds to the touch controls. In my usage, I […]

iPad 2 Still the Only Tablet I’d Buy Mom

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Why should I buy an Android tablet for my mom? Android tablet manufacturers still can’t answer that simple question with conviction. So guess which tablet we bought mom for her birthday? Our family pitched in and bought my mom a white 16GB iPad 2 for her birthday. She was very excited when she unwrapped her […]

iPad 2 Now Shipping Within 24 Hours, First Time Since Launch

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Since March the 11th, Apple has had trouble getting the iPad 2 off to customers. Demand in the United States for the highly rated tablet has been extremely high and at one point, it took Cupertino 4-5 weeks to ship out iPad 2′s to new customers. Well, that’s all in the past because as 9to5Mac […]

GBM InkShow: HP QuickWeb on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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The HP Elitebook 2760p convertible notebook features a quick-start option called HP QuickWeb. It’s a rebrand of the Splashtop “instant-on” OS, which is itself based on Chromium OS. It’s a nice option, but I’m not sure it delivers on all its supposed benefits.

Timbuk2 Quickie Review: Great 11″ MacBook Air Bag

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I recently purchased a Quickie bag from Timbuk2 to serve as a carrying case for my 11″ MacBook Air. ┬áSome would call it a man purse, but I’m much more concerned about saving my back than making a fashion statement. I was originally looking for a simple notebook sleeve for my MacBook Air when I […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Webcam Challenge

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Camera specs like resolution and fps are good to know but don’t necessarily tell you how good the video and photo quality is. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to share some actual photo and video recorded from the HD webcam of the HP Elitebook 2760p. And I spiced it up a notch by […]

Tablets and Bluetooth Keyboards

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  I was one of those folks back when the iPad was first released that thought that Apple was hedging its bets by introducing a Bluetooth keyboard as an accessory. If you’re going to go touch, then go touch. Well, that was an extreme position then and it is now. I never purchased one of […]

Starting Rehearsals and Making Script Changes with an iPad

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Today started a 2 week crazy period where I’m running back and forth between Wayside Theatre where I work full time and Totem Pole Playhouse where the musical play I co-authored, Southern Crossroads, is being produced. I’m also directing the show there as well. This morning I realized we needed to make a few script […]

Facebook App for iPad Gets Detailed

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We had heard awhile back that a launch of the official Facebook app for the iPad, something that Apple tablet owners have been craving for quite sometime, was finally on the horizon. And then, when Facebook announced that it was announcing something awesome at the end of June, we got excited. Well, it’s not late […]

The Tablet Challenge: Using a Tablet as a Script in Rehearsal

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As I continue to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the HP TouchPad, along with my ongoing usage of the iPad 2, I’m about to begin an interesting two week challenge. OK, that’s not being intellectually honest. This is one of those instances in my ongoing comparison testing when the the iPad 2 […]

Hands-on: Sid Meier’s Pirates! (iPad) Is One of the Best

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If you’re a fan of the pirate genre and are still smarting over this summer’s hollow and forced Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, we have the perfect antidote. Sid Meier’s Pirates! from 2K Games is one of the best games to arrive on the iPad. While it may not quite sport the cutting-edge […]

Best Bets on Features of the Next iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

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With iOS devices being as popular as ever, gadget blog readers have been bombarded this year with everything that can possibly be spun as a story relating to iPhone, iPad, or even iPod touch. It can be utterly exhausting trying to keep up. To help you keep up, we’ve put together a list of what […]

Tablets: The Pick Up and Go Challenge

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As some of you will recall I’ve been working with the iPad and iPad 2 for some time and have recently picked up an HP TouchPad as well as a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I’ve been dutifully approaching each of the two new Tablets, not to see how they measure up to the iPad 2, […]