Monday, December 27, 2010

Scottevest Essential Travel Jacket that can hold my iPad (in case), Smartphone and more

As a Gadget lover, I love clothes with pockets. Deep pockets that things won’t fall out of. Pockets with strong zippers where I can stash a passport, cash and credit cards knowing they will stay there securely.

Travel-worthy clothes with such pockets are hard to find which is why I am such a fan of the clothes offerings from Scottevest.

I personally travels with my Scottevest’s Essential Jacket (see video below). The Essential is made of strong, breathable, lightweight material that’s water resistant and dries quickly. It also has 19 pockets! Among them:

• A BudPocket inside the front collar designed especially for earbud headphones.

• A PubPocket sized specifically for a map or travel guidebook. (It is holding a Wired magazine in the x-ray photo, above). This pocket also perfectly fits an Apple iPad (see our review on Scottevest’s iPad compatibility here).

• An interior pocket that can be subdivided to keep fragile gear from smashing together.

Other pockets are designed for pens, camera memory cards and documents. One of the outer pockets has an elastic band for holding a water bottle in place, another has a removable sunglass lens cloth. And all these pockets use Scottevest’s proprietary NoBulge construction that maintains a streamlined look to your jacket even when it is loaded with travel gear.

Now when I get to the security area at the airport, I just slip my jacket off and all of my gear go through at once. The best part is I don't have to fish through the bucket to retrieve all of my gadget anymore.

I have wanted one for ten years and now I finally got one. I will be getting a couple pairs of the Travel pants and the TEC shirts too.

Essential Travel Jacket for Men as an accessory for the Apple iPad 




They have daily sales on random products, or you can use the 2ndlook coupon code to take 10% off the order total.

Check them out at http://www.scottevest.com 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jailbreak your new 3.2.2 iPad with Limera1n

Limera1n is a tool released to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and iOS 3.2.2 on iPad. It is now available for download and also jailbreaks iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G on iOS 4.1, iPod touch 3G on iOS 4.1. To date, Limera1n is the only jailbreak tool available which can jailbreak  4th Gen iDevices including iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and Apple TV 2.

To install Limera1n jailbreak all you need is the download of Limera1n and an iPad running iOS 3.2.2. To jailbreak your iPad you can simply follow the complete step by step guide given below to jailbreak iPad 3.2.2 iOS for windows. Limera1n is currently available for Windows only. Mac and Linux version are expected to be released soon.

How to Jailbreak iOS 3.2.2 iPad using Limera1n for Windows

  1. Open the application and click on the prompt "make it ra1n"
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  3. Now wait for the device to enter recovery mode. Hold "Home" + "Power" buttons together.
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  5. You will get a prompt to release power button.  Now release the "Power" button. Your device will now enter DFU mode.
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  7. As limera1n performs its exploit you will see the image of a lime raindrop on your iPad and once it complete it will show following window.
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  9. Now, you will notice a limera1n icon on the SpringBoard. Press it to continue.
  10. After Limera1n opens select Cydia and then press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
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  12. Once the Cydia installation is complete, reboot your iPad.

Now, your iPad 3.2.2 is successfully jailbroken with limera1n. You can also jailbreak iPhone 4/ 3GS andiPod Touch 4G / 3G with Limera1n. Greenpois0n is delayed due to Limera1n jailbreak, but hackers are saying they will release it soon with the Limera1n exploit. Stay tuned or you can join us on twitteror facebook for latest and immediate updates.


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From: "Winter's Ice" <wice1313@comcast.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:50 PM
To: <iPad@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [iPad] jailbreaking a new iPad

> Just got a brand new iPad for christmas, it has sys 3.2.2 on it. where
> is the jailbreak software for this.
>
> Tia
> Micheal

Monday, December 20, 2010

The ClamCase iPad Case Now Available


Thinking about improving your iPad experience? How about enhancing its protection while carrying it around? That’s the goal of the Clamcase iPad accessory.

The product is an “all-in-one” accessory with a Bluetooth keyboard, case and stand.

The Clamcase was announced back in May, and has been released just in time for the Christmas holiday. This iPad case comes with a flip-back keyboard to expose the rubber hinge grip, allowing you to enjoy your iPad in tablet mode. You can also use your iPad in a laptop-like or netbook-like position using the Bluetooth connected keyboard.

The Clamcase is a full QWERTY keyboard with 14 function keys. You can use it to email, create messages, update and organize, or search and surf the Internet with ease. The keyboard was designed to include special keys such as HOME, LOCK, SEARCH, SLIDESHOW, VOLUME and MEDIA controls.



The Clamcase allows you to use the keyboard when needed, or you can simply flip the keyboard over to enjoy your iPad as a tablet. When you’re ready to type, flip it back. The case also comes with soft 3M pads that cradle all four corners of the iPad screen for protection.

The Clamcase is available now for $119, but it is presently going for $99. You can order it from their website.


MiFi Options for iPad

I have owned a Sprint MiFi device since May.  It is the size of about 10 credit cards stacked on top of each other.  The plan runs for $60 a month.  My decision to go with an iPad and MiFI solution versus a 3G iPad was simple.  I had owned a Compact Flash (CF) mobile Internet device previously and had updated to an USB dongle when the newer laptops no longer shipped with CF card slots.  When the iPad was announced, I immediately started looking at upgrading from the USB dongle to the MiFi.

The Main reason I choose to stick with my Sprint mobile Internet plan is that I am Grandfathered into a "real" unlimited data plan.  A few years ago Sprint switched from an unlimited plan to a 5 GB cap on the mobile Internet bandwidth on new accounts. So for $60 a month I can literally turn my device on and keep it on all month without incurring any additional monthly charges. The second reason is that I have other devices that I need to connect to the Internet.  I have several laptops, an G1 iPod Touch, a couple of Nintendo DSs and other devices that need to connect while outside the home or office where I would otherwise use the faster connections via WiFi.

The MiFi cards are typically free with a 2 year contract.  If the only device you need to connect is an iPad, than a MiFi device probably won't make since to use.  Some of the newer Smartphones can be used as a Hotspot for an additional monthly charge (usually $10).  Using your Smartphone as a Hotspot to connect your iPad to the Internet is an option for some; however, the battery life on these Smartphones typically drain fast.  If you use it as a hotspot, it will drain even faster.

Here is some additional information on the subject.         

How to turn your Wi-Fi iPad into an iPad 3G
By Dan Ackerman

Maybe you're one of those people who couldn't wait for the 3G version of Apple's iPad and instead had to run out and get the Wi-Fi version right away. We mainly think of the iPad as a living room/kitchen device, but with the warmer weather arriving you might be feeling a bit of 3G envy, seeing newly minted iPad 3G owners soaking up the sun in their local parks and coffee shops while tapping, swiping, and pinching away.

The typical solution for getting a go-anywhere 3G signal on a Wi-Fi-only device such as a laptop or Netbook has traditionally been a 3G USB key--but, of course, lacking a USB port or a way to install the required software, we can't use our 3G USB key on the iPad. Smartphone tethering would work also, but if you have an iPad, there's a good chance you've also got an iPhone, so no tethering for you unless you jailbreak your phone.

The solution is a device we've talked about several times before, the Novatel MiFi, a portable wireless router that takes the 3G signal it receives and broadcasts it as a Wi-Fi signal. We've previously reviewed versions of the Novatel hardware from Verizon and Sprint (and the infamous Technobeaver has weighed in on the MiFi as well).

(Credit: CNET/Sarah Tew)

Hooking the MiFi up to our non-3G iPad was easy. We powered on the MiFi box, and its signal was immediately recognized by the iPad, and listed in the Network Settings submenu, along with all the other Wi-Fi signals in the area. Selecting the MiFi connection, we were prompted to enter a password (as one would do for any secure Wi-Fi connection); the password is a string of numbers printed on a sticker on the bottom of the MiFi unit itself. Up to five devices can connect at once, and the device's range is about 30 feet.

Just like a regular wireless router, you can access a control panel from a connected device (via a Web browser pointed to the MiFi's default IP address), but for the most part, our experience was a set-it-and-forget-it one.

The MiFi signal shows up in your list of available Wi-Fi networks.

One big advantage of using the MiFi as opposed to an iPad 3G is that we were able to avoid any of the streaming-video content restrictions reported by iPad 3G users. The ABC video player worked fine, as did the Netflix streaming app (an update allowing the ABC app to work on the iPad 3G is reportedly on the way).

In anecdotal use, the MiFi was fine for Web surfing and even video streaming, but didn't feel as fast as our normal 802.11n home Wi-Fi connection. Here in New York, both residential cable modem speeds and 3G speeds are notoriously dodgy, and your mileage may vary greatly. Using the Speedtest.net app from the Apple App Store, we got about 14Mbps download speed from our home Wi-Fi connection, and 1Mbps from the MiFi (which was using the Verizon network).

According to our previous tests, the MiFi should run for about 3.5 hours of continuous data transfer, or longer for intermittent use. The costs vary depending on your carrier and data plan, but the hardware itself costs around $100 to $150--comparable to the markup for the 3G version of the iPad--and unlimited data plans are $60 per month (the same as most USB 3G keys).

That may be double what the iPad 3G's plan costs, and the iPad plans offer the additional benefit of not requiring a contract, but the real advantage of the MiFi is that it can be used with a variety of other devices (up to five at a time), including laptops, Netbooks, and even the iPod Touch. (We also previously looked ahead at a few other possible 3G options before the iPad was even released,see them outlined here.)

What's your preferred setup? The less-expensive Wi-Fi iPad with the more expensive MiFi monthly data plan (but a connection you can use on almost any device), or the more expensive iPad 3G, with the less-expensive (but locked down) data service?

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20003951-1.html 



Hurry! A Best Buy iPad Bundle is Waiting for You!
By Roberto

Still looking for an iPad deal before the end of the year? Well, Best Buy has a very good deal in store for you. Best Buy has begun a promotion that gives away a 3G or WiMAX router with the sale of a WiFi iPad.

The promotion was discovered by Best Buy shoppers on Sunday. According to 9to5Mac, the sale promotion ends on January 2. So you better hurry!

How does the promotion work?  If you buy a WiFi-enabled iPad and sign up for a two-year mobile data contract, you can get either a MiFi on AT&T, a Fivespot on Verizon or an Overdrive on Sprint.

This deal is a discount over the carrier bundles. For example, AT&T requires a full 3G iPad, while Verizon Wireless' MiFi bundle will set you back as much as buying the 3G iPad by itself. It's unclear if this deal requires a special data plan different from the one already offered by each carrier.

Just for reference. AT&T sells the iPad 3G model directly and offers no-contract 3G data plans for $14.99 per month (for 250 MB), and $25 per month (for 2 GB). The Verizon MiFi hotspot came out in October in three different packages: $629.99 for a 16 GB iPad, $729.99 for a 32 GB iPad and $829.99 for a 64 GB iPad. Contrary to AT&T, Verizon offers a month-to-month data plan of 1 GB for $20 per month.

On a separate note, there are other carriers offering data access plans for your iPad as well. Clear is offering MiFi deals as well (click here). Virgin Mobile has also joined the club with some special deals as well.

As usual, companies want to move stock before the end of the year. A good chance for you to take advantage of these deals, and treat yourself with a brand new iPad!


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Carl W. Brooks
iAmThereforeiPad, Founder and Chief Editor

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Apps at the Top of the Apple App Store Lists for 2010

Apple has highlighted the best of iTunes from 2010. Their showcase reveals their picks for the best movies, music, podcasts, audio books and apps for the last 12 months.

For those of you who don't want to scroll through iTunes' rather cumbersome app navigation system, here are some easy to read lists of the top ten iPhone/iPod touch apps in the "free," "paid" and "grossing" categories, as well as the top ten iPad apps in the same categories. Unsurprisingly, some version of Angry Birds showed up in all but one of the six categories.

Catch the full lists below and, once you've seen them, tell us in the comments how you think they match your top apps. Did Apple leave any stellar apps out?


Top 10 paid apps (iPad)

  • Pages

  • GoodReader for iPad

  • Numbers

  • Angry Birds HD

  • Keynoteicon

  • Glee Karaoke

  • WolframAlpha

  • Pinball HD

  • Friendly for Facebookicon

  • Star Walk for iPad


  • Top 10 free apps (iPad)

  • iBooksicon

  • Pandora Radio

  • Netflix

  • Google Mobile Appicon

  • Solitaireicon

  • Movies by Flixstericon

  • IMDb Movies & TVicon

  • Kindleicon

  • Google Earthicon

  • Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HDicon


  • Top 10 grossing apps (iPad)

  • Pages

  • Numbers

  • Keynote

  • LogMeIn Ignitionicon

  • SCRABBLE for iPadicon

  • Documents To Go Premiumicon

  • Angry Birds HD

  • Real Racing HDicon

  • Plants vs. Zombies HDicon

  • Proloquo2Goicon


  • Top 10 paid apps (iPhone/iPod touch)

  • Angry Birdsicon

  • Doodle Jump

  • Skee-Ball

  • Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

  • Fruit Ninja icon

  • Cut the Ropeicon

  • ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOXicon

  • The Moron Testicon

  • Plants vs. Zombies

  • Pocket Godicon


  • Top 10 free apps (iPhone/iPod touch)

  • Facebookicon

  • Angry Birds Lite

  • Words With Friends Free

  • Skypeicon

  • Tap Tap Revenge 3

  • The Weather Channelicon

  • Paper Toss

  • Bing

  • ROCK BAND FREE

  • Talking Tom Cat


  • Top 10 grossing apps (iPhone/iPod touch)

  • MLB.com At Bat 2010

  • Angry Birdsicon

  • Call of Duty: Zombies

  • Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

  • FriendCaller 3 Pro

  • Zombie Farm

  • TomTom U.S.A.icon

  • TETRIS

  • Plants vs. Zombies

  • Doodle Jump



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    iAmThereforeiPad, Founder and Chief Editor

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