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Apple To Release Software Update to Fix iPad’s Wi-Fi Problems

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After Apple received complaints from its users about iPad’s WiFi connectivity, they released suggestions to fix the issue such as turning off dual band mode on the router, but it seems the problem still occurs.

Apple is now working on a software update which, they say, it’s going to fix the problem.

There are no details on when this software update will be released, but I guess it will be very soon considering that the iPad Wi-Fi and the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G sales are going up with every passing day.

So That James Bond Won’t Get Upset

James Bond iPad Decal

We’ve shown you before the Iron Man iPad decal that was made for Iron Man’s fans. Now, the guys over at Etsy have created the James Bond 007 iPad decal. The decal was firstly an order received by Etsy from one of their customers, but now it has become available for all the fans of James Bond.

The decal can be yours for only $7 from Etsy’s online store, where you can find more cool stuff four your iPad and not only.

Via GeekyGadgets

The Apple iPad Attacked By New Virus

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Very little time has passed since the launch of the iPad and the guys over at BitDefender have already discovered a possible virus, disguised as an iTunes update.

The malware links arrive in the email claiming to offer “best performance, newer features and security”. If accessed, the virus goes into explore.exe and opens a backdoor, sending sensitive data to other terminals. BitDefender announced in a press release : ” Identified by BitDefender as Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, the piece of malicious code inadvertently downloaded injects itself into the explorer.exe process and opens up a backdoor that allows unauthorized access and control over the system “.

Via Gadgetvenue

Usain Bolt Signature iPod Touch Is Covered in Gold


The fastest man on Earth, and one of the greatest athletes in history, Usain Bolt is honored by Goldgenie, with his very own iPod Touch, covered in 24 carat gold.

Now you know you’ve done something right with your life, when you see your name and signature on a golden iPod. Usain Bolt is the latest sports celebrity to have a limited edition iPod launched in his name, but Goldgenie has done it before. Las year, it was Chelsea’s Frank Lampard who gor honored, in the same fashion.


This One Is For Your Fans, Iron Man…And Dear iPad !

Iron Man iPad Decal

I know you all have an iPad or you’re going to buy one, but when it’s upside down on your desk I’m sure you realize its simple design. So here’s something that might change it a little.

The Iron Man iPad Decal is a cool item for you iPad which illustrates the main actor from the Iron Man movie in full color. The decal is made from a transparent material which features a waterproof high glossy protective film. The decal retails at Etsy for $14.99 but, if you’re a loyal fan of the Iron Man character, you should hurry because they seem to have very little left.

iDock XL Transforms Your iPhone into an iPad

iDock-XL-iPadCan’t afford to get even the cheapest iPad model, at $499? No worries,all you need is your trusty old iPhone, and the iDock XL.

Many have argued that the iPad is just a blown-up version  of the iPhone, so someone finally came up with an idea to change the multimedia phone into the desired tablet PC. That’s how the iDock XL was “born.”

Sure, it doesn’t look the part, and if your iPhone isn’t jailbroken, you’ll only be able to see video files, due to the restrictions put in place, by Apple. But if your iPhone is jailbroken, you practically have a slightly oversized version of the Apple iPad.

The iDock XL costs only $230, considerably cheaper than the iPad, but the fact that the display isn’t touchscreen (you have to use the iPad’s touchscreen),and the awkward look make the Apple iPad a much better choice.

Check the iDock in action, after the break.

Meizu iPad Clone to Feature 12 Hours of Battery Life


Meizu, a Chinese tech company that apparently specializes in Apple product cloning, has announced it’s preparing its very own iPad-like tablet PC.

Jack Wong, CEO of Meizu, has announced the Chinese company is preparing to launch the mBook, a tablet PC built on the concept of the Apple iPad. Meizu’s clone will feature a slightly smaller, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, HDMI, capability to play 1080p videos and an impressive 12 hour battery life.

The Meizu mBook will be fitted with a 1.5 Ghz processor, GPS, high quality music player capabilities, and will have pretty much all the features of the Apple iPad. Meizu has some experience when it comes to Apple clones, having previously released the m8 iPhone clone.


iPadDock Turns Your iPad into a Laptop


The iPad was designed to become the mother of all tablet PCs, but I bet not even Steve Jobs himself imagined it could make the laptop absolete.

But not by its own, mind you, but with the help of a device called the iPadDock. This innovative accessory is designed to turn your iPad into a touchscreen laptop. All you need is an Apple iPad, of course, and a Bluetooth keyboard. You can use iPadDock at school, as a business tool or simly as a hard-case to protect your iPad.

There are those that might say such a device is absolutely pointless, with the iPad beeing so responsive and all, but just like with touchsreen mobile phones, you sometimes feel the need for a hard keyboard. The iPadDock oficial site says pricing and availability will be announced shortly.

See the iPadDock in action, after the break. (more…)

Smaller Versions Of The Apple’s iPad By 2011

Apple iPad

Apple is going to release smaller version of the iPad by the beginning of 2011.

Or at least this is what the guys from Digi Times are claiming. According to Digi Times, the suppliers have already received requests for smaller parts that will be used to create a smaller iPad.

If this proves to be true, then we will see a smaller iPad by the beginning of 2011, with the size between the iPhone’s size and the iPads size. The price will have a smaller size too, probably lower than $400, so it is likely that the Apple’s iPad to become more popular among us.

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Update Comes With Great Promises

iPhone OS 4.0

The long awaited iPhone OS update will be presented tomorrow in a special event initiated by Apple.

The next version of the software is the iPhone OS 4.0 and rumors claim that the most important feature of this new update will be the multitasking which may work the same way Expose works on Mac OS and it will be available for the first time for third-party applications.

Another aspect about the new iPhone OS is that some features from the Apple’s iPad could be added to the iPhone OS, including the ability to customize the background wallpaper using the iPhone in any orientation you want. Also, it is possible to see a merge between the iPhone OS and the iPad OS later this year which will be the iPhone OS 4.1

Via Cnet

Apple’s iPad Production Price Is Twice Lower Than The Selling Price

iPad teardown

Have you ever wondered how much actually does it cost to build an iPad?

Well, we know that a mid price Apple iPad retails for $599 and that a high-end 64 GB Apple tablet goes for $699. But what we didn’t know is that the mid price 32GB iPad contains components that cost $289, while the $699 version has components that cost $348.

Look at the numbers for each component part of the iPad after the jump (more…)

Custom Victorian iMac Cover Looks Charming


So far we’ve posted our share of antique computers and wooden displays and peripherals, but this is the first Victorian iMac I’ve ever seen.

Hand-made and custom built, these vintage iMac covers are made of oak and feature gold and brass trims. They fit 20″ and 24″ iMacs and can be matched with custom made Steampunk keyboard and mouse. The Victorian wooden iMac covers are up for grabs, at a price of $265, and the awesome keyboard is sold separately, for $345.

These accessories may not be the cheapest on the market, but how many people can say they own a Victorian iMac? More photos after the jump.


The i-Luv Speaker Bar Is Perfect For Your iPad


The i-Luv speaker bar is nothing more than another iPad accessory and it can be connected to the Apple iPad via a 3.5mm jack.

Called the iSP150, the device is powered by four AAA batteries and it can also be used together with other devices with a 3.5mm jack socket, such as iPod, iPhone, laptops etc. The powerful built-in speakers offer you high quality and clear sound. The speaker bar is fully mobile and perfect for travel, it has built-in power switch and volume control and it can also be powered via USB cable.

The Speaker Bar can be purchased from the i-Luv online store for $34.99.

Diamond Encrusted iPad for “Just” $20,000


Being top of the line. as far as technology is concerned, isn’t enough to guarantee succes in an increasingly crowded market, like that of the tablet PCs.

That’s why Mervis Diamond Importers is launching a diamond-encrusted version of Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad. The common version of the tablet isn’t even officially out yet, and we already have something even more special to look forward to. According to Mervis Diamond Importers, the world’s first diamond iPad “11.43 carats of diamonds, hand-set in a micro-pave styling. The diamonds are graded G/H in color and VS2/SI1 in clarity.”


The Novothink Solar Surge Case Juices Your iPhone and iPod Touch With Solar Power

Novothink Solar Surge Case

Novothink has unveiled the first charger for iPhones and iPods that is officially certified by Apple. The Solar Surge case uses solar energy to juice your phone’s battery with electricity and it has 4 multi-colored LEDs to show the state of the charge.

But what if the sun’s refuses to show? If this happens, the case won’t work and you will have to come back to the USB cable for standard charging.  When the sun is up again, the solar panels on the back of the case will return to work and give you energy.


LA robe iPad Allure Apple iPad Case


Be.ez has announced the LA robe iPad Allure Apple iPad Case, a series of protection sleeves for Apple’s iPad, which will be available in Moka, Black, Multi Color and Red Kiss. The sleeves feature memory foam (Low Resilience Polyurethane) for protection against bumps and drops and they also have high grade fleece on the interior to protect the screen against scratching.

The LA robe iPad Allure Apple iPad Case will be available this spring. Each will cost $29.95.

Via geeky-gadgets