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Could this be the future of textbooks?
Educational publisher Pearson and the Commonwealth of Virgina have launched a first-of-its-kind full social studies curriculum for K-12 students in a 12-week pilot program that runs entirely on iPads as part of the state's "Beyond Textbooks" initiative. Beginning November 1st,...
iOS 4.2 beta 2 may tether non-US iPads
Apple's recently released iOS 4.2 beta 2 may bring 3G tethering to the iPad for the first time as a finding this evening may have confirmed its existence. A Swedish user noticed that the APN Settings section in Cellular Data has a separate Internet Tethering category that asks...
High-traffic locations to get 50-80 devices
Most Target stores may only be stocked with 20 to 30 iPads in the first wave of shipments that will arrive on October 3. Some of the heavy-traffic locations are expected to get more supplies, ranging from 50 to 80 devices, while all stores will get "ample accessories."
Callout annotation added, security improved
PDF Studio, a full-featured PDF editor positioned as an alternative to the more expensive Adobe Acrobat, has upgraded to v6.5 -- a significant update that adds several new features and offers improvements in every area. The most significant changes include a new batch dialog...
Jumsoft offers 20 new iWeb themes
DVDthemePAK.com has announced that all of its ThemePAK collections and button products are now available with widescreen formatting and theme family features. Every theme also now includes two templates, one for the main screen and one for the chapters screen. Additionally,...
Soft and hard cases plus anti-glare film offered
Despite a late start, Newer Technology has joined the fray of companies offering custom iPhone 4 cases, today unveiling four different types of soft and hard cases along with a new anti-glare and backing film to reduce scratching.
Syncs, exports output
Aimersoft has launched a new video editing and conversion tool, Video Studio Express for Mac. The program cuts, splits and joins video files, and supports a range of formats such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, QuickTime, and Flash. It also works with imported DV and camcorder video. Tools...
Comcast to intro new Internet tiers next year
Cable provider Comcast may soon upgrade its lower-end Internet tiers to 20Mbps, according to DSLReports. Quoting an unnamed source, the site said the upgrades will reach customers by next summer, though this is not official. Before then, the provider reportedly plans to replace...
3D presented on 15.6-inch LED-backlit panel
LG has unveiled its first notebook capable of presenting 3D content such as movies, games and other graphics. The A510 integrates an 15.6-inch LCD with LED backlighting and 1920x1080 resolution, while NVIDIA's GeForce discrete graphics require special polarized glasses to view...
iPod nano seen costing 45 US to build
Apple's sixth generation iPod nano costs just a third of its selling price to make, iSuppli estimated in a cost breakdown today. The bill of materials and manufacturing for an 8GB iPod nano reach only $45.10. The device is the second least expensive iPod to make so far, being...
Origin EON17 gaming notebook coming mid-October
Origin has released its latest gaming notebook, the EON17. The 17.3-inch desktop replacement offers Intel's six-core 3.33GHz Core i7 CPU, as much as 24GB of RAM and dual 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M GPUs in an SLI configuration. An HDMI 1.4 output is available for when 3D content...
Analyst says 25.5m iPads, 6m Galaxy Tabs in 2011
Apple is poised to control the tablet market for at least the next year, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley said today. He estimated that Apple would ship 13.4 million iPads in 2010 and 25.5 million in 2011. The next closest, Samsung's Galaxy Tab, would reach 1.5...
Mac OS X installed on Shift
Last Thursday at midnight three telecom carriers in Thailand began selling the iPhone 4 to large crowds. The three telecoms, True Move, Advanced Info Service, and DTAC each choose special venues to host their launch events, while DTAC also sent out 100 motorcycles to deliver...
Microsoft fights back with WP7 keynote October 11
Microsoft today began inviting media outlets to an October 11 press conference in London that should unveil Windows Phone 7. The very long 2PM GMT (9AM Eastern) to 5:30PM keynote confirms a long suspected date and should reveal the first production devices on the new mobile...
Jobs implies Apple TV delay is minor
Steve Jobs in an e-mail this evening suggested that Apple TV delays won't prevent the media hub from arriving before the end of September. A buyer worrying that the Apple TV would have to ship early next week to make the target was given a simple "yep" answer by the executive....
Image downloader boosts micro-blogging
The growing use of Tumblr as a source for both reading and posting photos and images has inspired Kavasoft to refashion their image search-and-download tool HyperImage v.3.5 into a full-fledged Tumblr image client.
New UI boasts WebM support, YouTube uploading
Digital video transcoding software maker Telestream have revamped the user interface of their flagship encoding program Episode as part of a major update to version 6.0, now available for Mac and Windows, which also includes a simplified "one click" cluster setup and a new...
Allows quick creation, sharing of ringtones
As reported earlier, the App Store is now allowing apps that create ringtones for iPhones in light of the de-emphasis on ringtones in iTunes v10 (pre-made 30-second ringtones can still be bought for 69 cents, but the ability to make custom ringtones has been withdrawn). French...
After acquiring Sun, silicon makes sense
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has indicated he may acquire a chip maker to bolster the company's long-term position, despite its ranking as the third largest software manufacturer in the world. Following Oracle's acquisition of Sun earlier this year for $7.4 billion, Oracle is branching...
Apple blamed for preemptive action
Apple allegedly holds sole responsibility for restricting FaceTime access in countries throughout the Middle East. An unnamed source has told The Next Web that Apple preemptively omitted the feature, unbeknownst to the regional carriers. The company reportedly believed the technology...
Clearwire in talks with T-Mobile for funding
Clearwire, the brand behind the 4G WiMAX network, is willing to secure more funds for the build-out of its network from a carrier such as T-Mobile USA, CEO Bill Morrow said on Friday. This would be secured by indebting itself and through an equity purchase. Clearwire would...
FCC to tackle cellphone overage fees next month
The FCC late this week published an agenda (PDF) for its next open meeting that confirmed it will tackle high cellphone overage charges on October 14. Agency officials will discuss how to combat what it has called "bill shock," or roaming and heavy use charges that can range...
Google chief says Android can't be forced as stock
Google chief Eric Schmidt in an interview posted today (video below) from from the Zeitgeist conference provided contradictory answers on why the company refuses to require an option for unaltered Android on smartphones. He insisted to Search Engine Land that the company couldn't...
Apple puts iTunes ringtones on backburner
Ringtone creation apps are trickling into the App Store in the wake of Apple publicizing its review guidelines, reports say. Until recently, Apple is said to have either blocked ringtone apps or let them languish in the review system. But several titles are now available...
T-Mobile starts taking G2 preorders
T-Mobile lived up to a last-minute note and started taking preorders for the G2. Current subscribers can order the phone online or at retail up until October 4 to guarantee they will get the Android slider on the October 6 launch for the wider public. The phone costs $200...
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