Spring makes for the perfect time to freshen up your home and your gadgets, but don't forget about your gadget wardrobe! Need some inspiration? We've rounded up 141 iPhone, iPad, and laptop cases for your window shopping pleasure.
While there aren't that many upgrades coming with the new iPad, there are a few that geeks will love: a higher-resolution Retina display and a 5MP camera. Considering a purchase? There are some tempting features, and if the camera is a deciding factor for you, take a look here: a side-by-side comparison of the new iPad (on the left) and the iPad 2 (on the right).
You can see that the new iPad camera allows a better range of colors and the iPad 2 photo is more pixilated. It's an obvious upgrade, but one that I'm not sure is worth a purchase alone.
The latest and greatest iPad hits shelves today, and since the new model comes in at 1mm thicker than the iPad 2, you'll want to think about getting a new case if you're considering an upgrade. Check out some of the cases that will fit both the first and second-gen iPad models, as well as some fresh additions that are fit for your new third-gen iPad.
Apple held one of their trademark events yesterday where we saw not only the introduction of a new Apple TV, but the main attraction was, of course, the new iPad. We have every last nugget of information you need to know on whether you should purchase the device or skip it, and just what makes it better than the iPad 2. And no, it's not the iPad 3, it's the iPad.
A new iPad means good things for the non-early-adopter crowd: a price cut of the iPad 2.
With preorders starting today for the latest iPad, pricing for the iPad 2 drops to $399 for the WiFi-only 16GB model and $529 for the WiFi + 3G 16GB model. For comparison, the new iPad prices start at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB — all WiFi only. The 4G-capable iPads will go for $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.
Will the price cut entice you to buy the iPad 2?
The iPad 3 (or iPad HD is being announced tomorrow, and if you're ready to upgrade from your first-gen iPad or iPad 2, now's the time to sell. But before you post a listing on Craigslist or eBay, get all your ducks in a row first. Here's a few tips on how to prep your gadget for resale, and get top dollar for your efforts.
- Back up your data and do a clean sweep — First thing's first — make sure you connect your iPad to iTunes and back up all of your data. You'll be able to sync it with your new iPad after you bring it home. And just like a computer, before you sell your old tablet, you'll want to wipe it clean of any sensitive information, apps, and contact lists. Erasing all of your content and settings (go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings) is great, but go ahead and perform a full restore in iTunes as well.
- Polish the exterior — Cleaning your old iPad is kind of like cleaning your LCD monitor — you don't want to use any harsh chemicals or, even more damaging, water. Using a tried-and-tested cleaner like iKlear ($30) will ensure you won't damage your iPad's sensitive bits. Use the included microfiber cloth (or one of your own) and shine that baby up.
To see the rest of my list, including tips on how to get your gadget sold quickly online, just keep reading.
We launched our new PopSugar iPad app, so now you can experience PopSugar Network in HD and enjoy amazing full-screen galleries, flip the pages just like a magazine, and easily share stories with friends on Facebook and Twitter. And to celebrate, we want to send you, a guest, and a new PopSugar-loaded iPad 2 all the way to Mexico!
That's right — thanks to our friends at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa and Virgin America, you could experience the ultimate Cabo getaway! After you jet away on Virgin America, you will have the amazing experience of the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa, which offers an all-inclusive vacation experience with private beaches, gourmet dining, tequila tastings, and more — it's truly the ultimate vacation destination. Just think, you and your guest could be relaxing on a private beach in Cabo reading PopSugar using the PopSugar iPad app in no time. To enter for your chance to win, just:
Get ready to geek out this Summer! We are so excited for the launch of the new PopSugar iPad app that we decided to spread the geek love and give away iPad 2s fully loaded with the PopSugar iPad app. What's even better is we are giving away not one, not two, but three iPad 2s to three lucky winners. Just think you could be on the beach reading GeekSugar using the PopSugar iPad app on your new iPad 2 in no time. To enter for your chance to win, just:
DODOcase took a turn from its classic iPad case back in May when it launched its artist series, partnering with Rex Ray to bring bold designs to DODOcase fans everywhere. The company just announced its second artist installment from Jenny Beorkrem (from OrkPosters), which brings a very San Francisco feel to the iPad case. Appropriate, since the City by the Bay is where DODOcase resides.
We've often said that the DODOcase can help disguise the iPad as a book, and the OrkPosters DODOcase ($90) takes that notion a step further — it comes adorned with an outline of San Francisco, which has been filled in with famous literary titles and authors. You can order your OrkPosters DODOcase online now, but if you need a closer look at the cases then take a guided tour in our slideshow.
iPad users wanting the power of desktop computing software on the go have a new app to add to their mobile arsenal, the photo editing tool Snapseed.
At $5, Snapseed offers photo editing beyond basic "enhance" settings with the fun of the iPad's multi-touch functionality. The basic tools include auto correct, crop, white balance adjustment, and selective adjustment, which allows for more precise corrections. The real personalization lies in the application of Snapseed's creative filters. Add vintage and grunge lenses to images with a minimalist border, the better for Facebook sharing! The center focus setting is reminiscent of tilt shift, blurring select parts of the photo.
With a user-friendly interface that includes swiping left to right to adjust an enhancement's concentration and swiping up or down to select a new tool, all your photos will easily transform to professional quality. Video tutorials and pro tips are included within the purchase price of the app. View a Snapseed overview at their YouTube page and take a look at the app's editing screens in the photo gallery.