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iPad Battery Replacement Service means replacing iPad, not battery

by Savan Thongvanh March 15, 2010

The iPad is not the first Apple Device that has a battery that consumer’s can’t replace (iPhone or Macbook Air anyone?). Buried deep in the iPad support documentation ( you can find out how to get your iPad battery replaced.

3/13 Apple App Store Roundup

by Savan Thongvanh March 13, 2010

This is the first installment of a weekly feature here in the interweb, our App Roundup. In this feature we’ll recap the top 10 free apps for the week in the iTunes App Store and review the top app or if we’ve already reviewed that we’ll cover the next one in the list.

Here we go!

iPad release date April 3rd, Pre-orders March 12th

by Savan Thongvanh March 5, 2010

Apple announces today that the long awaited iPad can be ordered starting March 12th.   The actual release date will be April 3rd. There have been rumors of production until late summer but this, at least for now, negates those.

Could this be the iPad and iPhone’s long awaited camera?

by Savan Thongvanh February 15, 2010

I think we’ve all realized that the mobile device race is not about size anymore. Today’s race is about feature density and Toshiba has leapt past all of it competition in the mobile camera department.

Today Toshiba announced a TWELVE megapixel camera and chip for mobile. With most a US domestic cameras using cameras at or below 5 megapixels this is a chip that really pushes Moore’s law.

Is the New York Times Skimmer the newspaper format made for iPad?

by Savan Thongvanh February 10, 2010

People have been wondering how Apples release of the iPad will “change the game” and what “game” it will change. One of the mediums that will definitely be affected is the newspaper.

The New York Times has a feature now called the New York Times skimmer. There were two features that jumped out at me immediately when I tried it.


Comparing Apples to Apples (to Apples): iPhone vs iTouch vs iPad

by Savan Thongvanh February 7, 2010

With this weeks announcement of the Apple iPad they now say they have a new category of device. Some say that the new category is just a bigger version of everything else they have. We’ll let the tale of the tape tell the story.

I’ll give you a hint, if you squint a little at the spec comparisons you won’t be able to tell iPad from iPhone from iTouch.

Let’s check out the specs Apples to Apples (to Apples).

Apple’s A4 processor what else can it do besides provide PadPower

by Savan Thongvanh

Apple’s shiny new A4 processor, hopefully, will really make the iPad fly while surfing but will it help keep you safe at night? Apple’s purchase of Palo Alto Semiconductor didn’t make much of a front page splash but joining the A4 to the M1 Abrams might.

In 2008 broke a story about Apples acquisition that didn’t really hit home. The most important part of that story now is that at the time 10 different defense systems were using PA Semiconductor products. Can you imagine all the way the military could use a rugged touch screen computer? Maps, HUDs for vehicles, realtime anything all provided by Apple via the A4 processor, or variant, foot that they got in the door with the PA Semiconductor purchase.

See the EETimes article here

And more on the iPad specs here

Lots of people are talking about the iPad being used in the medical field but, what do you think would be a cool military application of the iPad?

Revisiting specs and speculation: Will the Apple iPad do what I thought?

by Savan Thongvanh

Last week I speculated on how the Apple iPad would change your life for the better. Now that the Apple iPad is out of the bag let’s see if it lives up to my hype.

See my previous post for the theories and here how they came to fruition, or not. If you didn’t see it you can catch it here. First the specs. the Apple iPad will be released with Apple’s own 1ghz A4 processor. They can do this because they recently acquired a company that makes processors. It will ship as a 10 inch tablet with no OLED but instead an LCD screen. It’ll be 1/2 an in thick and weigh in at 1 1/2 pounds. Very mobile. The wireless standard will be wifi, N to be exact, and the optional 3g will be provided by ATT with all you can eat for $30 per month. You can get it in 60 days and will go from $400 to $800 with prices varying with memory and the 3g option.


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