According to Gizmodo, the Chinese site Bolopad claims that these are exclusive shots of the upcoming Apple iPad Mini release. The 7.8-inch iPad looks like the real deal – but is it legit? Are releasing leaked pics Apple’s newest ploy in positioning themselves against the competition? Just yesterday we questioned Apple’s latest iPhone 5 release & disappointment in the loss of surprise that Apple once had. Apparently, we’re not the only ones questioning Apple…
The author states,
“I have to admit that I’m starting to think that all these leaks can’t be just a coincidence. The iPhone 5 has been the most broadly leaked product in Apple’s history. The new iPad mini is going to be the next. It almost feels like Apple is letting these products out of the factories to control market expectations and backlash from the press and consumers. Or perhaps Foxconn’s workers are getting smarter at smuggling them out the factory. Or things have gotten so massive that it’s impossible to control.”
What do you think? Would you rather have leaked images or would you prefer the element of surprise when it comes to new tech releases?
Bare Necessities, the leading online destination for brand name bras and lingerie, today launched two new catalogs without printing a single page. The editions are completely digital and designed specifically for a tablet shopping experience. The catalogs are available today via the free Google Catalogs and Catalog Spree tablet apps for both iPad and Android, and can be viewed on BareNecessities.com as well.
The first new catalog features Bare Necessities’ incredible new swimwear collection, featuring brands such as SPANX, Elomi, Freya, and Fantasie.
The second digital catalog highlights Bare Necessities’ Spring bra and lingerie collection from Wacoal in a rich, sensual experience that is accentuated by being designed for an interactive, tablet environment.
Bare Necessities also launched www.Bareplus.com in February 2012, which features more than 1,200 styles of full figure and plus size bras and lingerie.
“We are excited for the opportunity to use digital technologies to connect with consumers in new and engaging ways,” said Bob Vitale, President of Wacoal America. “Through the digital catalog, Bare Necessities has made our bras and lingerie really come to life for women of all sizes.”
Google Catalogs and Catalog Spree are available free on Apple’s App Store for iPad and on Google Play for Android.
Fresh off our stiletto sneaker obsession – Be&D brings stylish accessories from the feet to the geek. Girls with a lot of tech toys deserve a stylish bag to stow them in. With its “tech toy” clutches and cases, Be&D comes to the rescue of your iPad, iPhone, and other gadgets. The cases are made from mixed materials like embossed leather, lambskin, canvas, and cotton, and the statement pieces come in punchy colors like lime green and tangerine and flashy gold-stud details. Click through to take a look at the Spring and Summer collection.
It’s crunch time! The time you begin to stress about what to get the moms in your life for Mother’s Day (which is Sunday, May 13th by the way…) Why not show mom a little tech luv this year by getting her products that’ll enhance her love for technology! iLuv has the solution, the iLuv Epicarp Slim Folio Cover, Calvados & Pure Cleaner for managing squeaky clean gadgets.
The iLuv Epicarp Slim Folio Cover is one of the slimmest & lightest folio covers I’ve seen in a while. Made for the iPad 2 and now the New iPad the Epicarp cover is reminiscent of the iPad smart cover but with a few upgrades. Instead of the four column like the Apple smart cover, the Epicarp comes with three columns on it’s cover. This makes use for the cover to fold into a triangular typing stand, along with a raised of plastic flap on the back which transforms the case into a viewing stand. (Which is great for reviewing reciepes while in the kitchen).
The iLuv Calvados High Fidelity headphones are a great alternative to the Apple brand headphones (which tangle obnoxiously.) Compatable with iPhone, iPad, iPod and more, the Calvados provide full range sound to your favorite music while the noise canceling feature ensures that you only enjoy the sounds that you want to hear. All of this, plus the tangle-resistant flat cable makes these headphones a must have for any tech lover. The Calvados aren’t just headphones either, they also offer in-line speakez remote & microphone for easy hands-free calling, online chatting & digital music playback.
If mom’s electronics get a little dusty, the iLuv Pure Cleaner is the optimum alternative to dust pads or feather duster cleaning. The Pure Cleaner completely removes dirt, fingerprints, greasy stains & kills germs on contact – all without damaging the electronic device. Good for iPads, iPhones, iPods, Computers and LCD TVs. The Pure Cleaner kits comes with the bottled spray, swab for keyboard cleaning, disposable wet wipes & a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Even if your favorite mom isn’t an Apple fan, iLuv offers alternative products for eReaders like the Kindle too…
Looking for another reason to splurge on Mom for Mother’s Day? From now until Sunday, May 13th – iLuv is offering 25% off everything online at i-luv.com for Divas And Dorks’ readers.
What are you looking forward to buying mom for Mother’s Day? How would you like to WIN an ‘iLuv Mom’ Mother’s day bundle of products featured in this article? Visit DivasandDorks.com this week to find out how you can win!
Disclosure: iLuv has provided DivasandDorks.com these products for review. Reviews & opinions are solely the views of DivasandDorks.com
Can you imagine a world where you no longer have to sort & log through business cards, receipts, invoices, lists and more on a daily basis? What if you had the power of a full business card scanner, full document scanner and more in the convenient palm of your hand?
Imagine no more…
Scanner Pro transforms iPhone into portable scanner in your pocket. It lets you scan multipage documents, email them and even upload to Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk or any other WebDAV enabled server. Evernote integration is there too.
It isn’t the first app to introduce the concept of scanning documents with the iPhone camera. However, Scanner Pro is so good, that it instantly became the #1 business app in 20+ countries, and remained there for more than 2 years. One of the best things about the new Scanner Pro is its simplicity. Less is more, isn’t it? Now, the focus is on the document, this is where all design changes were made. Want to crop the image? The new iPad screen is great, so you don’t need to have a magnifying glass to nail the edge. Want to reorder pages within the document? Just drag it up or down through the list. Want to group scans into a folder? Just drag one on another. You physically touch your scans to manage them and is it an amazing experience.
Want to learn more?
You can scan multi-page documents, protect documents with passwords, make industry standard PDF files and even preview them before sending. When you’re ready to upload your scans, you can use MobileMe, iDisk, Box.Net, Humyo and any other WebDAV enabled online storage. Dropbox, Evernote & GoogleDocs? Yep – you can upload your scanned documents there too!
To celebrate the re-launch of the #1 Business App in US, Italy, France, Australia, UK and 20 more countries recently! Readdle is giving away the NEW Apple iPad! Check out how you can win & download this necessary app for productivity on the go HERE!
With my recent Facebook & Twitter rants about my MacBook trackpad on the fritz, an over heating battery and boredom of my 5 year old MacBook – I thought I’ve run out of options & will need to fork over a ton of cash for a MacBook Pro. That is until, the NoteBookCase for iPad 2 was recently brought to my attention. NoteBookCase for iPad 2 a new case that converts an iPad into a mini laptop. The case features a Lithium-polymer auxiliary battery in the body to extend intervals between charges, a full size bluetooth-enabled keyboard, USB port, and mini USB port.
Available on Japanese retailer Rakuten and Amazon for approximately $75, the description specifies that the case is not compatible with the new iPad, but I think with the minimal size difference of the iPad 3 might mean it’s compatible, too.
Who knows, I may not need a new MacBook Pro afterall…. yeah, right – who am I kidding! LOL
Would you substitute your tablet for a fully functioning laptop computer? Why? Let us know below…
As a businesswoman on the go, there’s nothing I hate more than being restricted to conduct business indoors while stuck in front of a computer. Successful professionals have one thing in common – the ability to conduct business as usual regardless of current location. From the same company that brought you the PDF Expert app for the iPad (Read my review HERE.) now brings you Remarks, the iPad app that lets you write notes, draw and annotate on PDFs, books and more.
Remarks is more than just an editing app! Sure you can draw, type notes within PDF documents, edit presentations & contracts on the go. Recently, I’ve used the app for editing and filing contracts all in one location on my iPad making it easy to access, forward and email them while on the go.
But unlike PDF Expert, Remarks allows you to co-edit notes with other Remarks users (just like sharing Google docs except it’s on the go!) This is a great app function for bloggers co-editing documents, sales professionals and entrepreneurs alike who work on a team and edit materials together.
I’ve used the Remarks app for editing & formatting articles during downtime and it’s a great alternative for writing notes and keeping them organized together. As a bonus, the Remarks app adjusts to your writing style (lefty’s rejoice!) and adjusts to your wrist better blocking the bottom toolbar and making edits a lot easier to manage.
The highlighting feature is perfect for noting important elements within contracts while eliminating the unnecessary jargon and text.
And just in case you’re stuck in a meeting and want to work on your Draw Something skills Remarks has a feature that’ll allow you to do just that. Remarks functions as a sketch pad, allowing you to draw shapes, diagrams, markups and more using a stylus or the natural skills of your fingertips.
Available in the iTunes store for $4.99 the Remarks app by Readdle is definitely a cool app to add to your productivity repertoire.
With last week’s announcement of the NEW iPad and pricing (check out the LIVE BLOG) , the general consensus agreed – if you have the iPad 2 – there’s no need to splurge on the New iPad just yet. Well, that was until now.
Did you know about Apple’s Computer Reuse and Recycle Program ?
The iPad recycling program is quite simple. You need only answer a series of questions that will assess the current value of your aging Apple tablet. For example, if you own a first generation iPad with 64 GB of storage, Wi-Fi and 3G. In perfect condition: no scratches, water damage, a fully-chargeable battery and all the accessories, you could get $170 in Apple credit. The credit comes on an Apple Gift Card — but you can still apply it to the purchase of a new iPad.
To get started online check out the Reuse and Recycle Program HERE.
It’s not a full trade in – but it’s definitely enough to reconsider purchasing the new iPad when it hits store shelves Tomorrow.
Instead of breaking all of today’s Apple news into seperate posts, we’ve decided to bring you all of the glorious Apple-related news, launches and updates into one easy to read AppleGeddon article.
The New iPad was announced earlier today, and as we told you via our LIVE BLOG it has more than a few good features that makes it worthwhile to be considered “NEW & IMPROVED”…
As was rumored this thing is packing a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi. It’s not just a higher resolution though, the screen also boasts improved color saturation. There’s also a new iSight camera on board that’s quite similar to the version inside the iPhone 4S. It’s five-megapixels, AND has a backside illuminated sensor with a five element lens. It’s also capable of capturing 1080p video. The new keyboard is sporting a brand new dictation key that lets you speak instead of type — yup just like on Android. The new software inside will also let you use the slate as a portable WiFi hotspot too! And LTE has officially arrived! With an LTE antenna on board, (shout out to AT&T & Verizon) and although a tad bit pudgier, (increased weight of 1.4lbs & 9.4mm thickness) Apple is still claiming to get 10 hours of battery life.
The new iPad will be available March 16th, starting at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model and scaling up to $829 for the 64GB version with 4G.Pre-orders start today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, with the rest of the globe to follow on March 23rd. Official Press Release.
Also announced today is the new Apple TV® featuring 1080p programming including iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. With iTunes in the Cloud, customers can purchase and play their favorite movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store and watch them instantly on their HD TV. The new Apple TV features a simpler, refined user interface making it easier than ever to access your purchased movies, TV shows and music with iTunes Match right from iCloud. With AirPlay, users can stream or mirror their favorite content from their iPad or iPhone 4S to Apple TV. Apple TV will be available on Friday, March 16 for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) through the Apple online store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple TV requires iTunes 10.5 or later. Official Press Release.
So what do you think? Any plans on upgrading to the “NEW” iPad or Apple TV- Let us know below!