Archive for May, 2011

May 30th, 2011 at 6:01 AM EST | by inu846W

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May 25th, 2011 at 4:23 PM EST | by inu846W

Foxconn Plant Explosion May Slow Down iPad 2 Production

Researchers at think iPad 2 production loss at the Foxconn plant that experienced a devastating explosion last week could reach as much as 500,000 units. Three workers were killed and more than a dozen wounded in the accident that may have been caused by a buildup of combustible dust in the plant’s ventilation system.

Foxconn has temporarily shut down polishing workshops at all of its plants to ensure there are no similar problems at other facilities. But they are also asserting that they have enough supplies currently to carry it through the brief shutdown period and the incident should have little effect on the company’s ability to meet iPad 2 production needs.

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May 23rd, 2011 at 12:04 PM EST | by inu846W

Explosion at iPad 2 Manufacturer Plant Won't Affect Production
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3 people were killed and as many as 15 injured last week at an explosion at a new Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China. Foxconn manufactures the iPad 2 and iPhone for Apple. Some had suspected there might be delays in producing new iPad 2s and possibly even with the next version of the iPhone, but reports are now suggesting there will be no delays.

From China Times:

Sources said the explosion at Foxconn Technology Groups Chengdu plant did not affect the assembly line of iPad. Foxconn assured major suppliers at an online meeting yesterday that under the principle of orders placed and goods delivered as usual, the production of iPad 2 would not be delayed and related iPhone devices and new iPad products would still be in mass production in the third quarter.

UBS Investment Research analyst Maynard Um reported in a note to investors that this particular Foxconn plant is considered a secondary location for iPad 2 production. Less than 20 percent of all iPads produced come from the Chengdu plant.

Um noted:

Although the issue is unlikely to help supply issues to meet strong global demand, we see this issue as temporary and note there are few companies in our coverage that have as strong an end demand picture.

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May 18th, 2011 at 5:26 PM EST | by inu846W

Sales Staff to Use iPads at Apple Retail Stores

It appears Apple is preparing to train employees at its retail stores to use the iPad as part of their job and interaction with customers. Stockpiles of new iPad 2’s have been arriving at some Apple stores and staff may start training as early as this weekend.

This new policy for on-the-job use of iPads may also replace the current iPod touch-based EasyPay terminal that customers can use for checkout. The size of the iPad could better display data, product features and make transactions easier to complete.

Apple also seems poised to release an iPad version of its RetailMe program which gives information about products and training videos for retail employees.

The iPad has become a useful tool for some businesses, streamlining daily tasks and more providing more customer interaction. Apple seems to be putting its very own golden boy to good use at home.

AppleInsider recently reported:

Changes at Apple’s retail stores set to begin this weekend will be “procedural” in nature, suggesting they will be related to the way the shops run or operate, rather than new products customers could buy. This would align with the distribution of iPads and new RetailMe software to Apple specialists.


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May 16th, 2011 at 11:33 AM EST | by inu846W

500GB Wi-Fi Hard Drive for iPad

Space, the final frontier. This space frontier stops at 500GB, but nobody is going to complain. Seagate has announced the GoFlex Satellite hard drive companion for your iPad for $199.99. And best of all, it’s wireless!

Mostly targeted toward movie lovers, the drive can be used by those with lots of music, image, or other files as well. Appealing to practicality, Seagate doesn’t highlight the impressive 500GB amount of space but mention storage for up to 300 movies. It’s not about the specs, it’s about how you use your iPad.

The iPad comes in the different memory storage capacities, 16GB, 32,GB and 64GB. Using an external drive with an iPad is not a new idea, but using it wirelessly is a nice feature plenty of people will enjoy and take advantage of. Users can manage file transfers to and from the GoFlex Satellite by going to the settings section on their iPad to make sure a notice for the GoFlex personal Wi-Fi network is present.

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There is a USB connection cord which allows the user to connect the hard drive to a Mac or PC. Files can be transferred from the computer to the external drive and then uploaded to the iPad through a wireless signal. The drive acts as a wireless hotspot, but only serves files and not the Internet.

You can enjoy watching movies wirelessly for up to 5 hours thanks to its battery and stream to 3 separate devices through the drive. Use the drive with other devices like iPhone and iPod, too.

Pre-order the GoFlex Satellite now through or The external drive is expected to be released in July.

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May 12th, 2011 at 11:29 AM EST | by Christopher

Care for Your New Dog or Cat with the iPad

Welcoming a new pet into the family might seem easy at first when the pet is healthy, but it is important to the pet’s health to keep track of important information that is all inclusive and allows the owner to access easily whenever it is needed.

iPetCare: Care for Dogs and Cats ($1.99) is an app that allows the owner to store important information about each of your furry friends. Include the name, photo, physical information, and any medical and service provider information. The weight chart allows the owner to charge the growth of your dog or cat to make sure you are feeding them correctly and giving them enough exercise as they grow. Include information regarding all medical visits to be sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations, as well as a directly of groomers, vets, and pet boarding. Also included is a section for pet news to keep you the owner up to date on any news related to your pet.

A similar program that also allows the user to track pet information is My Dog (Free). My Dog for iPad is not as detailed as the iPetCare app, but does allow the owner to save pertinent information about your pet. The difference with this app is that it also includes information for traveling with your pet and allows the owner to search for pet friendly hotels.

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Dogs Pro HD ($4.99) or Cats HD breed guide ($2.99) are both apps that allow the owner to research into a dog or cat’s breed to find information regarding what the illnesses and diseases the animal would be susceptible to getting during their lifetime. Information is given regarding the breed traits and how to spot specific breeds. The app includes information about each of the breeds so an owner can find out what type of animal breed would be the best fit for their family. A similar iPad app for dogs is Breed Health for Dogs ($4.99) to inform you of potential inherited diseases in your dog and steps to take to prevent them.

Your pet has needs and it is up to you to purchase items that are safe and fun to entertain your pet both inside and outside. Pet Supplies (Free) is an iPad app that allows the user to purchase pet supplies from the comfort of home. Find the lowest prices and a huge selection and often free shipping.

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