Golfers and Chefs the world-over now have an iPad dock that expresses their passion for the game and the art with new handcrafted ceramic glass miFrame designs by Striped Sail.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Striped Sail announces the launch of a ceramic glass line of its designer iPad docking station, miFrame. The new line features glass frames handmade by a popular Etsy artisan from Vancouver, Washington. The styles debuting are perfect for the golf enthusiast and the cooking lover.
Pricing And Availability
FORE! Ναι, that’s the most Golf Themed miFrames that can be ordered. This original iPad charging station design will complement the golf enthusiasts’ ninth hole rumpus room or office.
Sure to spice up ones life in the kitchen using a favorite recipe app, this iPad stand is decorated with peppers, garlic, grapes, and eggplant. Featuring a completely original design and available while supplies last.
Like every other miFrame Striped Sail has released, the new glass line can charge iPad with its built-in dock connector in both portrait and landscape orientations and it comes with an extended 5’ USB cable so miFrame can be positioned in just the right place and still reach an outlet.
Very unique to Striped Sail’s miFrame iPad dock, the product serves dual purposes. On the one hand it can hold an iPad upright while a user checks mail and surfs the web. On the other it’s a functional 8×10 picture frame when iPad is out-and-about.
“These glass miFrames feature bright, fun colors that really accent a room and make great gifts for the chef or golfer,” remarks Justin Elkow, the miFrame c0o-designer.
Striped Sail introduced the first iPad Picture Frame Docking Station in 2010, when it announced the Enduring Silver anodized aluminum miFrame for the the first generation iPad. The model’s frame and base featured a finish that matched the look and feel of the back of iPad. Last summer, the company announced a new thinner and lighter design for the iPad 2 and added the Distinguished Black color option.
This summer, Striped Sail has focused on giving iPad customers more choices for framing their iPad while maintaining the miFrame’s iconic look. The company has already introduced a Rose Gold plated frame, made from real Rose Gold and a hand-rubbed Antique Copper plated frame that makes a great accent piece in a kitchen or library.
“miFrame gives one endless ways to get more use from their iPad when they’re in the middle of doing other things. One can be confident that iPad is charged when it is needed most even when used all day at work to keep tabs on a Twitter stream, e-mail, golf tournament or ball game. At home, dock iPad in miFrame and enter iPad’s picture frame app to immerse oneself in family memories while making dinner or playing with the kids,” remarks Elkow.
About Striped Sail
Striped Sail designs and markets miFrames, fine 8×10 picture frames with a hidden dock connector designed to dock and charge Apple’s latest iPad tablets. miFrames are celebrated for their versatility, style, and convenience. They rotate for easy widescreen or upright portrait use, feature a built-in 5 ft USB charging cable with almost twice the reach of the standard cable, and can protect any 8×10 photograph from scratches, σκόνη, and UV rays while on display. Frames ship worldwide and are available for the original iPad, iPad 2 and the New iPad in many unique styles and finishes including anodized aluminum, antique copper, rose gold and 24K gold starting at only $139.
Striped Sail Ltd.
Citing “sources who have proven accurate in the past,” blog site iMore says that Apple will announce the two devices at a special event on Wednesday, September 12. Η
iPhone 5 itself would then go on sale 9 days later on Friday, September 21.
This latest report follows a tidbit last week from French site App4Phone.fr (English translation), which pointed to a September 21 release date based on intel from Chinese manufacturing sources. The spacing itself jibes with last year’s schedule when Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S on October 4 and then released it 10 days later.
iMore’s sources were apparently mum about a launch date for the iPad Mini, but the site says it could reach consumers on the same day, a logical assumption. The smaller iPad would reportedly be exactly like its 9.7-inch brother, but just on a 7-inch scale.
Reports have surfaced about a new iPod Touch in the works, which could also be announced on September 12 as part of the upcoming lineup. A new iPod Nano may also be part of the mix. That promises a busy day launch day for Apple, but the company typically spruces up its iPhone announcement with updates to the iPod and other products.
iMore’s sources also passed along information already reported by others. The new iPhone would offer a 4-inch, 16:9 οθόνη, while all new iOS devices would come with a smaller Dock connector.
This report is still firmly in the rumor category. But a September release date for the next iPhone would make sense financially for Apple.
Last year, the company launched the iPhone 4S in October. Demand for the new phone rewarded Apple with a gangbuster calendar fourth quarter. But the third quarter suffered as smartphone buyers held off purchases in anticipation of the new iPhone. Releasing a new phone in September ensures that Apple ends the calendar third quarter on a high note, with the expected heavy demand extending into the fourth quarter.
Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY specializes in Apple iPad glass repair in Rochester, NY. Apple iPads can now be fixed locally in Rochester, NY.
Pittsford, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY announced this week a brand new Apple iPad glass repair in Rochester, NY. Apple iPad 2 and Apple iPad 3 aka “The new iPad” can have the front glass replaced locally and for a fraction of the price of what the Apple store charges.
Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY is located on 5 Monroe Avenue, in the heart of The Historical Village of Pittsford, NY. Aware Bear Computers is minutes away from Rochester, Brighton, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Webster, Victor, Henrietta, Greece, Gates, Chili, and many other suburbs around the Rochester, NY Monroe County area.
Besides Apple iPad glass repair in Rochester, NY, Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY specializes in: Apple MacBook Air notebook repair, Apple MacBook Pro laptop repair, Apple iPad and Apple iPad 2 repair services and Apple iPad glass repair in Rochester, NY.
Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY Apple iPad glass repair in Rochester, NY is done in-house and same day service may be available. An iPad may be fixed in about 24 hours and it is never shipped to an unknown location outside of Rochester.
Aware Bear Computers provides Apple iPad glass repair, Apple iPhone glass repair and services for all the Rochester, NY area. These services include: Apple iPhone and Apple iPad screen repair, Apple iPad glass repair, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad digitizer repair, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad LCD repair, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad home button repair, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad charge port repair, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad headphone jack repair, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad broken case / bent frame repair and much more.
“In the majority of cases, Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY can fix an Apple iPad, Apple iPhone or any other Apple product for a lot less than the competition. Since all the work is done in house, Aware Bear Computers Pittsford, NY does not need charge any price mark ups” said Andre Alves from Aware Bear Computers in Pittsford, NY.
For more information and pricing please visit http://awarebear.com or call (585) 473-7035.
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I thought this was an interesting little factoid from Reuters. The margins on Apple‘s US sales of iPads seem to be about half the same company’s margins on sales of iPhones. That different products have different margins is not unusual but that is a large difference and I think I’ve got an idea of why this is so in this case:
Apple Inc earned gross margins of 49 να 58 percent on its U.S. iPhone sales between April 2010 and the end of March 2012, while gross margins on the iPad were much lower during much of that period, according to a court filing.
The information was revealed on Thursday in a freshly unsealed statement from an Apple expert witness, filed in the company’s patent battle against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
An Apple representative declined to comment on the court filing.
Between October 2010 and the end of March 2012, Apple had gross margins of 23 να 32 percent on its U.S. iPad sales, which generated revenue of more than $13 billion for Apple, the filing said.
We know, absolutely, that everyone always speaks the truth and nothing but the truth in evidence in court proceedings so we’ll take those margins as gospel shall we?
Which leads us to the interesting question: why? My supposition is that it’s the way that the two products are sold.
I would emphasise that this is a supposition: also, that even I don’t think it counts for all of the margin difference, just that I think it’s likely to be a large contributor.
Το iPhone, by and large, is sold with an airtime subscription. The airtime companies have always paid subsidies on such handsets. They pay the manufacturer a higher price for the kit than they charge the consumer upfront for it aiming to recoup that initial loss through airtime charges over the life of the contract. This is true of almost all markets and almost all handsets by the way.
The iPad is sold as is. Sure, you can get an airtime contract to go with it but that equipment subsidy is a lot rarer.
Which means that when buying an iPad the consumer sees, upfront, the full cost of the equipment. With an iPhone they don’t, some of that being buried in the monthly airtime charge they’re paying on their contract. And it’s hardly a surprise that you can make a larger margin on something where people don’t see the real price in quite the same manner now, is it?
It could be that the iPhone is just an even more desirable product that the iPad, it could be there’s less competition in phones than tablets. But I’d still go with my explanation: consumers see the full cost of the iPad upfront, they often or usually don’t on the iPhone. Thus margins are higher because of the obfuscation of the total price.
All Things D)
Ever wondered what the thought process must have been like for Apple’s designers in coming up with the early iterations of the
iPad? Or if there were any crazy versions that never made it to the shelf?
Τώρα, thanks to the Apple vs. Samsung patent court case, you can take a look at some of the early sketches and prototypes of these devices by way of public court documents.
According to Ina Fried at All Things D, Apple filed several documents Saturday that include dozens of hand-drawn and computer-generated sketches of early iPhone and iPad designs, along with photos of early mock-ups. There are pictures of an elongated iPhone, and others showing a version of the device with hexagon-shaped sides. Επιπρόσθετα, there are several images of the iPad with angled or rounded edges. More photos can be seen in a gallery Fried put together.
The photos come after a collection of early design shots was unveiled last week, in a separate filing. This earlier crop of photos shows the iPad with a kickstand, along with several prototype iPhone designs, including one that looks like a metallic slab and another with a two-toned design on the rear.
All Things D)
The Apple and Samsung patent suit is set to go to trial in federal court in San Jose, Calif., tomorrow. (CNET’s Josh Lowensohn will be there to bring you the latest.) Apple sued Samsung last April, claiming Samsung made “slavish” copies of Apple’s smartphones and
tablet computers. The case has gotten increasingly complicated, with Samsung countersuing, and both companies piling on more complaints against each other.
Throughout the pretrial back-and-forth, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh for the Northern District of California has tried to pare down the case by getting the companies to resolve some of their differences out of court. But it’s been to no avail. The companies have butted heads over everything from the claims presented in the case to how things will be presented in the courtroom.
According to GigaOM, Judge Koh sided with Apple on Friday in a pretrial decision on whether to give the jury instructions on how to interpret images depicted in Apple patent paperwork. She said the drawings “speak for themselves” and that the jurors should use “the eye of an ordinary observer” to decide whether Samsung copied them or not.
As the trial moves along, most likely more designs and behind-the-scenes looks at gadgets from both companies will be on display. But for now, this newest crop of images represents one of the largest collections of Apple product mock-ups revealed to date.
All Things D)
by Jordan Sapan
Έτσι, have your friends been racing out to upgrade their iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S? Ή, are you an iPhone virgin and debating on going with the cheaper iPhone 4? After all of the hype, and later letdown the new addition of Siri to Apple received an underwhelming response. Who cares about the beefed up hardware? Is it really that different? Are the iPhone 4 accessories compatible with iPhone 4S? Can you use the same iPhone 4 chargers, cases, headphones, headsets, or any other accessories with iPhone 4S as well?
Well, to help you on-the-fencers decide, we have compiled a list to compare these two (we must admit) amazing Apple products.
iPhone 4S The Big Deal:
Dual-core processor and 7 times more powerful GPU
Siri Not only does she learn your personal voice, she follows commands and can send a text message with dictation
8MP camera with improved low-light performance and capture speed
1080p video capture with stabilization
GSM / CDMA dual-mode device
Let go of your death grip thanks to dual antenna design
Power-efficient Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
iPhone 4 Im Just Fine Thank You:
Same design for you trend setters, shop for artistic cases, who cares about an identical looking phone?
Same screen not only in size but in resolution
Same amount of RAM
Siri has a hard time bonding with people outside the US
Not only can you snap more photos and longer videos, you will avoid 1080p playback problems
Much of the new features of the iPhone 4S are due to iOS 5, a major system update that includes iMessage and the updated notification system. These changes are significant, and not to mention fabulous, an update that gives every Droid a run for its money. However, did we mention you could upgrade your iPhone 4 to the exact same software? That’s right. Plug your iPhone 4 into your local iTunes for a good 30 minutes and receive the same upgrade.
Should you run out and buy an iPhone 4S? If you are in the market for a new smart phone? Απολύτως. Not only is this smart phone powerful (and quickly diminishing your need for a computer), iPhone 4S is loaded with features, easy to use and takes great pictures and video. It is also available on a wider variety of carriers, which makes it more accessible to more consumers.
Έτσι, can you use the same iPhone 4 chargers, cases, headphones, headsets or any other accessories for iPhone 4S? Yes you can. Almost all of the accessories are compatible for the two iPhones. For instance, almost every case out there could fit both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. Not only cases – universal accessories such as Bluetooth, FM Transmitters and Car Holder Mounts also work with both iPhones.
As long as Apple continues to deliver a consistent and cohesive environment, the iPhone junkies will continue to flood in. The software upgrade to OS was a stellar improvement and iPhone 4S was given enough improvements to keep it competitive well into 2012 or that is until iPhone 5 blows it away.
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It’s looking like a design change in the iPhone 5 might cause some people some real frustration.
Oh sure, in the run-up to the inevitable release the tech world flips out over things like “the screen might be 3 percent bigger!” or “Siri can now understand people with a Belgian accent!”
Yet when these features actually come out, life will continue pretty much like normal.
Although the news that the smartphone will have a new 19-pin port instead of the familiar 30-pin port may sound tremendously boring – it’s just a slightly differently shaped thing to stick in your phone when you want to charge or swap data – it has the consequence of making all the past iPhone and iPod accessories completely incompatible.
And there are a lot of accessories. Beceause the iPhone is the best-selling single model of phone by far and the plug is shared by the iPod, plenty of companies have made speaker systems, battery packs, car chargers, docks and more over the years.
I’ve got two speaker systems and a battery pack that I won’t be able to use anymore when I upgrade to the 5. They’re great pieces of equipment, but I may as well chuck them in the recycling bin once the new phone arrives.
It’s annoying. It’s expensive. And it’s a part of technological advancement we’ve managed to avoid for quite a while.
Apple unveiled the 30-pin port back in 2003 with the third-generation iPod. It worked great for transferring music back and forth from a computer to the device, so the company stuck with it when the data-intensive smartphones showed up.
It’s a technology that’s nearly a decade old and might be due for replacement. The new dock just might be better. At the very least it’s smaller and might allow Apple to make some interesting design changes for the iPhone 5.
Τότε και πάλι, every other phone maker has finally abandoned all those odd-looking and incompatible power jacks and data ports in favor of using mini-USB ports. They seem to work fine, and the cords are very easy to find and replace.
Why is Apple different? Because it can be.
Apple’s way of thinking differently resulted in the iPhone and kicked off the whole smartphone revolution in the first place. Φυσικά, its different dongles also tend to be sold for a premium, and the company helps encourage people to stick with Apple products.
Longtime Apple fans are used to having to adapt to the company’s whims. Sure, there are a lot more Apple users now that the iPhone is here, but annoying as the port switch is, I doubt that it will have much of an effect on sales of the new phone.
After riding the monster success of Angry Birds for a couple of years, Rovio’s finally released a bird-free game. The titular Alex is apparently a descendant of Rube Goldberg, as he tries to do simple tasks like land balls in baskets, pop balloons and knock objects over in the most complicated way possible.
Για να γίνει αυτό, you’ll have to position various objects in just the right way so that Alex can accomplish these tasks when you turn the physics on and let things move. It’s simple and fun, but not nearly as weirdly charming or addictive as Angry Birds.
Rovio, 99 cents
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I wrote last week that, out of all the Olympics news apps out there, my favorite was the one put out by the BBC. Unfortunately it looks like the app has been pulled from the iOS app store. My copy of the app still seems to work, but that doesn’t help anyone who hasn’t already downloaded it.
I haven’t been able to find a reason why it’s been pulled, though my guess is that NBC complained because they have the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics.
Adding insult to injury is the fact that NBC’s app is, as of a few days ago, still a stuttering mess that refused to load videos reliably for me.
That coffee you’re drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, e-mails, videos and news stories for a year.
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a nonprofit research and development group funded by electric utilities.
By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21, and a refrigerator runs you $65.72.
The group calculated the power consumption of Apple’s iPad to determine the effect that the popular device might have on the nation’s electricity use.
The answer: not much.
If the number of iPads tripled from the current 67 εκατ. ευρώ, they would collectively need the electricity from one small power plant operating at full strength.
But if people are using iPads instead of televisions to play video games, or ditching their desktop computers for iPads, the shift to tablets could mean lower overall power consumption. A desktop computer uses 20 times more power than an iPad.
Baskar Vairamohan, the EPRI researcher who conducted the iPad test, said the group is now studying usage to understand whether the explosion in tablets is adding to power consumption, or reducing it.
Residential power demand is on track to fall for the third straight year, according to the government. A weak economy is keeping people in smaller houses and shacked up with others.
The juice would cost $1.36 at the US average residential price of 11.49 cents per kilowatt-hour.
But there’s an even cheaper way to go than the iPad. EPRI calculated the cost of power needed to fuel an iPhone 4 for a year — just 38 cents.
However, until the Jelly Bean update makes its appearance, S2 users can update their phones to the latest ICS software by following instructions given below. IBTimes UK warns users the XWLPO firmware is compatible only with Galaxy S2 model number I9100. Επιπλέον,, we recommend users back-up important data, apps and APN settings.
Steps to Install Android i9100XWLPO 4.0.4 ICS Update for Samsung Galaxy S2
Congratulations…. the Samsung Galaxy S2 now runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwichm, XWLPO.
Turn your urban survival tool into a wilderness survival tool – or just have more fun – with these clever camping accessories for the iPhone.
For certain outdoorsy types, cellphones have no place in the outdoors. For the more open-minded camper however, a smartphone can be something of a digital swiss army knife, with dozens of potential uses that can help to enhance outdoor excursions. Aside from the laundry list of great iPhone apps that are available, there’s loads of awesome hardware that can make your phone a useful companion out in the wilderness. For all you nature lovers out there who believe electronics do have a place in the outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of outdoor gear with you and your iPhone in mind.
Many of us go camping or backpacking to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, and while losing all connection to the outside world can often be a welcome escape, the ability to get help in an emergency is always important. The SpotConnect satellite communicator connects via Bluetooth to your phone, and enables you to connect with a global satellite network from virtually anywhere on the planet. Once connected, you can send out SOS messages, update your friends and family on your whereabouts with Twitter or Facebook, or use the device to enhance your phone’s GPS capabilities.
Can’t remember how to finish off that taut-line hitch? Well that handy knot tying app you downloaded before the trip would be quite handy if your phone hadn’t died three hours ago. Your phone isn’t much more than a shiny paperweight once it loses power, so having a way to keep it charged while you’re in the backcountry is essential. One of the coolest ways you can do this is with the Biolite Stove. The stove uses a unique ignition system to burn twigs and bits of wood — eliminating the need for gas canisters or other fuel. The coolest part is that it has a thermoelectric converter which takes all of the waste heat generated by the stove and transforms it into usable electricity. In addition to your phone, it can charge any USB powered device, so iPhone users aren’t the only people who can use it.
Another neat way to power your devices is the PowerPot. It’s a cooking pot with a thermoelectric generator built into the bottom, which allows you to charge your phone — or any USB device for that matter — while boiling water. The best part is that it’s waterproof, fire-resistant, and relatively portable, weighing in at just over 12 ουγκιά. It might not be as light as other cooking gear out there, but not every pot can keep your mosquito repeller app running all night.
Another option for powering your electronics is harvesting energy from the sun with a solar panel. As most people generally go camping and backpacking in fair weather anyway, this is generally a solid choice. There are a wide range of solar panels available in a variety of different shapes and sizes, but the SolarRoll is definitely one of the best. Not only does the roll offer a higher power output that most other solar generators, its flexible design and minimalist construction make it highly portable and lightweight. It also has six eyeholes on its outside edges, which means it can be lashed to the back of a backpack, or tied to a tree for maximum sun absorption.
Any worthwhile camping trip will land you somewhere with beautiful scenery, and while your iPhone does have a built in camera, the 5 megapixels won’t do justice to that shot of the sun setting over Crater Lake. But if you’d rather not lug your bulky DSLR around with you, a lens attachment like the Olloclip will beef up your phone’s camera to make it perform more like a point-and-shoot. With a wide angle, macro, and fisheye lens all in one, this accessory gives you a wider range of options when shooting landscapes, portraits, or that closeup of a cicada crawling on your buddy’s face while he sleeps.
The serene sounds of nature can be a soothing change of pace from our noisy everyday lives, but if you’d rather not listen to crickets all night, or you’re out in the woods just so you can blast your tunes without irritating the neighbors, then you’ll need a decent pair of speakers. And unless you’re going backpacking, you’ll also need a cooler to keep your food chilly. Well what if cooler and speakers could be one and the same? Igloo to the rescue. Now you can bump your tunes and chill your beers all in one convenient location.
Επίσης,, while we’re on the topic of beer, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a way to open the microbrews you packed in the cooler. If you haven’t yet learned how to open a beer with just about any object, then it’s probably a good idea to keep a bottle opener handy when you venture out into the wild. Opena’s slick little case will ensure that you wont have to worry about forgetting the opener on your next trip.
And finally, its important to remember that the great outdoors isn’t the ideal habitat for your iPhone. A naked phone doesn’t do very well against the elements, and if you’re planning a serious adventure, you’ll probably need something a bit more heavy-duty than a bottle opener case to protect your phone. This waterproof, dirt proof, and shock-absorbent case from LifeProof will ensure that your precious MP3 player, video screen, mosquito repeller, GPS unit, survival guide, compass, flashlight, and phone will live to see another day. There are tons of these types of cases available, but this one ranks among the best.
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