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# ipad - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Watch: Leaked video of what Skype on the iPad looks like

It appears the online video chat service accidentally released its promo video a little early.

# ipad - Friday 24 June, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# ipad - Sunday 19 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Fix tonight: Labour picks its president; the cost of a second Greek bailout; the former government minister and the social network; The Boss looses his Big Man; and the dog who loves a riot.

Facebook ready to release iPad app

iPad users have had to wait over a year for an official Facebook app.

# ipad - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Three jailed in China over iPad leaks

The design of the iPad2 was stolen from the factory where it’s made late last year and counterfeits were sold in advance of the launch of the latest version of the Apple gadget.

# ipad - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

BBC launches a global version of the iPlayer

An iPad app will allow people to view recent and archived BBC content. The iPlayer will be piloted in western Europe before going global.

# ipad - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Apple winding down the iPod brand on new iPhone operating system

The music app on the iPhone will no longer be called “iPod” with Apple starting the inevitable wind-down of the iPod brand.

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Teenage girl's dying wishes become an internet sensation

Alice Pyne, 15, may only have weeks to live but is determined to live life to the full with her very own ‘bucket list’ becoming an internet sensation.

# ipad - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

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Poll: Do you love or loathe Apple?

Today we’re asking how you feel about the tech company which seems to inspire adoration or loathing in computer and smartphone users around the world.

# ipad - Saturday 4 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your bank holiday Saturday Fix: Strike looms at Aer Lingus; the high-price of government advice; U2′s controversial Glastonbury appearance; a hair-raising announcement from Wayne Rooney; and the accidental Facebook party.

# ipad - Monday 30 May, 2011

Poll: Should schools allow students to replace text books with tablet devices? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools allow students to replace text books with tablet devices?

A secondary school in Mayo has decided to allow students to replace heavy schoolbags full of text books with Apple’s lightweight tablet device,the iPad – but should others follow suit?

# ipad - Monday 9 May, 2011

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One must have an iPad: Six things the Queen could do with her new gadget

Her majesty is understood to have placed an order for the tablet after being wowed by her grandsons’ gadget. We look at six things the Queen could do with her new toy.

# ipad - Friday 6 May, 2011

One in five Irish people watch TV regularly on a computer

Despite change in how people watch TV shows, survey finds 60 per cent are not in favour of Universal Household Charge.

# ipad - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Investigation finds Apple's Chinese workers treated 'inhumanely'

Inquiry into factories which produce Apple’s iPhones and iPads suggests excessive overtime and reports of anti-suicide pledges.

# ipad - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Suit brought against Apple over iPad and iPhone user 'tracking'

Two Apple customers have launched a suit against the company, asking for an injunction to disable the tracking in devices – and damages for violating their rights.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know: Irish toddler to undergo pioneering surgery; Afghan police search for over 450 escaped prisoners; and a ‘human canonball’ stuntman has been killed in Kent.

# ipad - Friday 22 April, 2011

Data Protection Commissioner wants Apple to explain tracking feature

The Irish DPC Billy Hawkes called on the tech giant to be more transparent about its tracking feature which has caused much controversy in recent days.

Tablet wars roll on: Samsung v Apple

Samsung is counter-suing Apple for copyright infringement over mobile and tablet device design.

# ipad - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Member of US Congress calls on Steve Jobs to explain Apple tracker

IPhones and 3G iPads have been secretly tracking and recording a user’s movements, storing all of the information on a file within the units.

Leaked...the new Apple iPhone?

A mysterious video has appeared on YouTube appearing to show a new operating system for the iPhone or possibly an entirely new version of the iPhone.

95 per cent profit jump for Apple

Sales of iPhones double while the iPad isn’t moving as quickly as expected.

Poll: iPhone surveillance. Do you care? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: iPhone surveillance. Do you care?

Reports today reveal that a secret chip hidden inside Apple’s iPhone is tracking and recording the movements of owners. But would it stop you using an iPhone?

# ipad - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Goverment may axe TV licence...and replace it with a new household charge

Even if you don’t have a TV, you may soon have to start contributing to RTE’s output.

# ipad - Monday 28 March, 2011

Westminster gives politicians all-clear to tweet from Commons

Members of the British parliament will now be allowed to tweet in the chamber – but what are the rules for Ireland’s TDs?

# ipad - Monday 21 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Coalition forces claim to have destroyed Gaddafi’s command centre; plans for a supercasino on the banks of the Liffey and the ‘gay cure’ iPhone app that got a 4+ rating from Apple.

# ipad - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

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Steve Jobs unveils Apple’s iPad 2

Slimmer, lighter second generation iPad unveiled in San Francisco by a frail-looking Steve Jobs, who said he “just didn’t want to miss today”

# ipad - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Apple's iPad 2 to be unveiled tomorrow amid heightened anticipation

The new tablet computer will be unveiled tomorrow ending months of speculation.

# ipad - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

Five things you need to know: fears over 100 trapped in a Christchurch TV building, party leaders racking up the miles, and the Ireland team to face Scotland on Sunday.

'Poisoned' Chinese factory workers appeal to Apple for help

Scores of Chinese factory workers have appealed to Apple to “heed to its corporate social responsibility” after claiming that they have not be properly compensated after being exposed to a highly toxic chemical.

Reports say that the iPad 2 is out next week

The latest reports contradict earlier rumours that the launch would be delayed until the summer.

# ipad - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

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iPad 2 launch delayed according to reports

The delay could mean Apple have added extra features to their much anticipated second generation of the tablet.

# ipad - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

The Top Ten iPad 2 rumours from across the web

We bring a round-up of the best rumours surrounding Apple’s next big release.

# ipad - Monday 27 December, 2010

2010 in review: July

Ivor Callely and Martin Sludden compete to become Ireland’s biggest public enemy, while eight are killed in a Donegal car crash.

# ipad - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Five ways to give your kids an Appy Christmas Christmas

Five ways to give your kids an Appy Christmas

Here’s our selection of cute apps to get you and your little ones into the Santa Spirit. Not long now…

# ipad - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Apple reports highest ever earnings - and shares tumble

iPad sales are below market expectations, but CEO Steve Jobs is bullish about the iPad’s dominance of the tablet market.

# ipad - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Microsoft to enter tablet race before Christmas

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer says there’ll be tablets running Windows on sale by the end of 2010.

# ipad - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Is this the device to beat the iPad?

Research In Motion, the manufacturers of the BlackBerry, launch the PlayBook: a business-focused tablet machine.

# ipad - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

# ipad - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

THE MAKERS OF the BlackBerry smartphone are reportedly planning to launch a new tablet PC in November that will be in direct competition with the iPad.

Research In Motion (RIM) is said to be planning a touch-screen device with a 9.7″ screen, the same size as that of Apple’s product. Crucially, however, the device will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options – which will allow users to access the internet through their existing BlackBerry smartphones.

iPad users wishing to use online services are currently required to either be within range of a Wi-Fi network, if they bought a Wi-Fi only model, or to buy a more expensive model featuring 3G capabilities which requires its own dedicated SIM card.

RIM have bought the rights to the domain name, indicating that they may intend to also name their device similarly to Apple’s product.

It’s easy to understand RIM’s eagerness to make inroads in the tablet computer market, with Apple selling 3 million iPads within 80 days of the product’s launch.

Bloomberg quotes one analyst as saying RIM “can’t wait for a second generation of devices from Apple or they’ll fall too far behind.”

It is expected that pricing for the device will be broadly in line with that of the iPad – though significantly, as it wouldn’t be sold with a SIM card, the device could be made available through a wider variety of retail outlets.

The iPad is currently only available in its Wi-Fi only incarnations from Apple itself or selected resellers, but a BlackPad could be more widely available in high street electronics shops.

We assume, however, that the device would be barred in the United Arab Emirates.

# ipad - Thursday 29 July, 2010

FRESH FROM quenching the fire that was the iPhone 4′s antenna problems, Steve Jobs has another bit of fire fighting to do.

Three customers are suing Apple in the US because they say the iPad is rendered “virtually unusable” in common conditions such as sunlight.

The costumers say direct sunlight can put the iPad out of use, as it causes the computer to shut down after only a few minutes.

The complaint filed on July 23 by Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning – at a federal court in Oakland, California makes multiple accusations against the computer giant.

The complainants say Apple used “misleading and deceptive advertising,” and that it breached business and consumer protection law. The trio also take issue with Apple’s claim that the iPad is “just like reading a book”. “Books do not close when a reader is enjoying them in sunlight,” they say.

PC Magazine editor Zach Honig put his iPad in the fridge in order to revive it when it cut out in hot weather.

Apple has yet to comment on the matter but the firm’s loyal supporters have, however come to its rescue, “I dont know any hardware that is a computing device that says operating in direct sunlight is approved,” said an Apple loyalist of the firm’s official Apple forum.

The iPad’s instruction booklet warns the device could stop working if it is used in temperatures above 95F (35C).

The iPad launched in Ireland last week and over three million iPads have been sold worldwide.

A Youtube user shows how the iPad shuts down after 12minutes in direct sunlight.