$399 iPad 2 gets up to 30 percent more battery life than older $499 model

When Apple introduced the “new iPad” with a retina display a few months ago, the company didn’t discontinue the iPad 2. Apple just made it cheaper, knocking $100 off the base price and offering the iPad 2 for $399 while the new iPad starts at $499. But it turns out Apple didn’t just lower the price. […]

Deals of the Day (4-20-2012)

It’s apparently refurbished tablet day. If you don’t mind getting a tablet that’s been used, returned, and certified to be in working order by the manufacturer, you can get pretty good deals on an iPad 2, Amazon Kindle Fire, or BlackBerry PlayBook today. Newegg is also offering the best price I’ve seen so far on […]

Deals of the Day (3-22-2012)

The Apple iPad 2 may not have a 2048 x 1536 pixel display, but Apple’s year-old tablet is still one of the fastest tablets around, and it’s capable of running hundreds of thousands of apps. Today go4computers is offering the second-generation iPad with 32GB of storage for $449. The retailer is also selling the latest […]

Apple is now selling the refurbished iPad 2 for $349

At its new $399 price, the iPad 2 isn’t exactly an Amazon Kindle Fire killer. It still costs twice as much as Amazon’s $199 tablet, even if it is capable of doing much more than the Kindle. But Apple isn’t stopping at knocking $100 off the price of last year’s tablet. The company is also […]

Now you can (finally) jailbreak the iPad 2

Hackers have been jailbreaking iOS devices for years — but the Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have proven particularly difficult to crack. Apple’s latest two mobile devices feature a brand new A5 dual core processor, and up until recently the tight security on these devices resisted all jailbreaking attempts. But now the folks at […]

Apple to Samsung: build non-rectangular tablets and Bedazzle them

When a judge holds up a Samsung Galaxy Tab and iPad side-by-side and the company’s own lawyers can’t tell the difference, you know things aren’t going well. Fortunately, Apple was kind enough to offer up a few helpful hints for the design crew at Samsung to assist them in their quest to avoid future litigation. […]