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ipad youtube 20100127 150x150 iPad HD is iBoringThe new iPad HD was released this afternoon by Apple and I am not on board with the bandwagon that seems to be marveled by the newest Cupertino based offering.

The iPad boasts a new higher resolution, a faster processor and…well, that’s mainly about it.? The name hasn’t even been confirmed! Is it the iPad3, the iPad HD? It should be called the iPad2s, but Apple just has it as the ‘iPad’ on their website.? If I call into Apple support, do I get support for the newest generation of iPad even if I have the original iPad?

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The new iPad HD was released this afternoon by Apple and I am not on board with the bandwagon that seems to be marveled by the newest Cupertino based offering. The iPad boasts a new higher resolution, a faster processor and…well, that’s mainly about it.? The name hasn’t even been confirmed! Is it the iPad3, [...]

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2388739767 8a03380401 m An error occurred while restoring this ipod ( 34)Recently, while upgrading an iPod Touch to iOS 5, I received the following:?an error occurred while restoring this ipod (-34). While I don’t know what caused the error, my resolution was to connect the device to my computer using a the USB cable, then press and hold the home and power buttons until the count of 10. Release the power button, but continue to hold down the home button. iTunes should recognize your device in recovery mode, and offer the option to restore. This should restore your device to the fresh iOS 5 state, where you can then recover your latest backup, sync, etc.

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Recently, while upgrading an iPod Touch to iOS 5, I received the following:?an error occurred while restoring this ipod (-34). While I don’t know what caused the error, my resolution was to connect the device to my computer using a the USB cable, then press and hold the home and power buttons until the count [...]

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In the face of its first major news event in the post-Jobs era, the announcement of the iPhone 4S, Apple fell flat. Why? Mostly because the tech blogging culture that has grown up with the resurgence of Apple expected an iPhone 5. Traditional media fell flat too. Truth be told, many expected the iPhone 5 four months ago at WWDC.

Maybe Apple simply plans to have a 24 month release schedule for the iPhone? It does fit nicely with the 2-year agreement required by most carriers. Consider the timeline. The original iPhone was released in June 2007. Then the 3G was released about a year later, July 2008. Early iPhone adopters couldn?t upgrade to the 3G as they were still under a 24 month contract. Not a good experience for Apple customers, or more importantly mobile network operators, which have to heavily?subsidize?it for hundreds of dollars. Which for all of Apple?s successes, and and control of the supply chain, it is not mobile network operator. The next release, a year later in June 2009, the 3GS was a refresh and much more contract friendly. The all new iPhone 4 was released two years after the iPhone 3G, in June 2010. Leaving earlier adopters of the iPhone 3G at the end of their contract, and again in a much better position to upgrade. An iPhone 5 release in June 2012 would fit nicely with iPhone 4 users upgrading when their contracts expire.

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In the face of its first major news event in the post-Jobs era, the announcement of the iPhone 4S, Apple fell flat. Why? Mostly because the tech blogging culture that has grown up with the resurgence of Apple expected an iPhone 5. Traditional media fell flat too. Truth be told, many expected the iPhone 5 [...]

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You can win an Apple iPad 2 from What the Tech and Vonage Time to Call! What is the Time to Call ? App? ? Pay per call and talk up to 15 minutes to 100 countries for $1.99 or less? ? For an additional 90+ countries, talk up to 15 minutes for $2.99 to [...]

sync 150x150 How to Sync iPhone Contacts with a New ComputerYour phones contact list is becoming more and more important as we strive towards a mobile world.? We are stating to deal with more business on our phones and tablets than our computers, so the central contract list we hold on our smartphones, like our iPhone are vital and a loss of data could be catastrophic.

If you have an iPhone and you are trying to save and sync your contacts to a new computer, follow these instructions to avoid losing any of your contacts.

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Your phones contact list is becoming more and more important as we strive towards a mobile world.? We are stating to deal with more business on our phones and tablets than our computers, so the central contract list we hold on our smartphones, like our iPhone are vital and a loss of data could be [...]

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iphone text message 150x150 How to Hide Incoming Text Messages on an IphoneEver have an embarrassing text message pop up on your iPhone’s home screen that becomes visible to the people around you?? Have a snooping family member who likes to read text messages on the home screen as they arrive?

Locking an iPhone, similar to locking an iPad, is one way to protect your texts that have arrived so that no one can go in and read them without your access code, but now you can also stop the ones that show up on the home screen!

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Ever have an embarrassing text message pop up on your iPhone’s home screen that becomes visible to the people around you?? Have a snooping family member who likes to read text messages on the home screen as they arrive? Locking an iPhone, similar to locking an iPad, is one way to protect your texts that [...]

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Motorola XOOM 150x150 Xoom vs. iPad 2 The Motorola Xoom was launched early this year with a hardware and software combo rumored to dethrone Apple’s iPad series.

Loaded with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a new Tegra 2 chip and some of the best engineering a tablet can get, Motorola introduced a product that not only beat the iPad line, it buried it.

Looking for a tablet?? Spend your money wisely and buy the Motorola Xoom without considering any other options.

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The Motorola Xoom was launched early this year with a hardware and software combo rumored to dethrone Apple’s iPad series. Loaded with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a new Tegra 2 chip and some of the best engineering a tablet can get, Motorola introduced a product that not only beat the iPad line, it buried it. Looking [...]

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iPad vs. iPad 2

ipad2 150x150 iPad vs. iPad 2Apple announced their new iPad 2 whch served as a replacement to the original predecessor iPad.

The new iPad 2 was not as big of an update as I thought it should be, which makes the original iPad a worthy purchase to look at now that their retail value will be coming down to remove stock for the new iPad 2.

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Apple announced their new iPad 2 whch served as a replacement to the original predecessor iPad. The new iPad 2 was not as big of an update as I thought it should be, which makes the original iPad a worthy purchase to look at now that their retail value will be coming down to remove [...]

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time machine icon 150x150 Time Machine with a Windows Home ServerOver the past couple months, we’ve done two posts on how to create a cheap home server and a much more powerful server that can serve an entire network (home or small business).

Computers on a network today are no longer only Windows machines as Apple has provided some stiff competition with their OS X platform and unique hardware design.? Windows Home Server allows a flawless and effortless backup system for any Windows PC on the network that can be scheduled, customized and tailored down to the last folder that will be backed up.

Finally there is a way to back up a Mac computer onto your Windows Home Server using Time Machine.

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Over the past couple months, we’ve done two posts on how to create a cheap home server and a much more powerful server that can serve an entire network (home or small business). Computers on a network today are no longer only Windows machines as Apple has provided some stiff competition with their OS X [...]

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locked ipad 150x150 How to Lock an Apple iPadDo you have an iPad that is physically accessible to everyone in the family, but you would like to limit the restriction of who can use the touchscreen device?? Have a nosy roommate or friend who likes to check out your messages or changes the status of your social network accounts?

The Apple iPad has the same feature as it’s iPhone sibling to lock the screen so you can secure your iPad by setting up a password.

The procedure is simple and uses the same 4 digit password to lock your Apple iPad

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Do you have an iPad that is physically accessible to everyone in the family, but you would like to limit the restriction of who can use the touchscreen device?? Have a nosy roommate or friend who likes to check out your messages or changes the status of your social network accounts? The Apple iPad has [...]

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