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Budget airline Scoot is replacing the built-in entertainment systems in its planes with iPads in order to save on fuel.
PCWorld has now run a gamut of tests comparing the new iPad with the iPad 2 as well as the Asus Transformer Prime and Galaxy 10.1 LTE, and the tablet with a retina display did top out the heat charts. However, the increase is rather minimal.
NCAA March Madness Live app brings live streaming to iPhone, iPad, and select Android devices for $3.99
NCAA has released its March Madness Live app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and select Android devices. The app comes with free radio streams of all games as well as social features, brackets, and notifications for upcoming games and possible upsets. Live streaming carries a $3.99 premium, but for that price you'll get to watch games live on your computer as well.
Apple released a new app called Apple Configurator to the Mac App Store today. It's a management tool that gives system administrators the tools to update, manage, and oversee deployments of iOS devices at schools and businesses.
The US Air Force Air Mobility Command has awarded a $9.4 million contract for iPad 2 tablets to vendor Executive Technology. The tablets will replace paper manuals and navigation charts for pilots.
Switching to iPads saves Vancouver $336 per device per year on data, decreases printing by 40 percent
The city of Vancouver, WA has seen a 40 percent drop in printing for city council meetings and savings of $28 per device per month by replacing some BlackBerry phones with iPads.
Apple's been embroiled in an overseas legal tussle with Proview Electronics over the iPad trademark for the past two years, but now the battle is coming to the US — WSJ reports that Proview has filed a lawsuit against Apple in a US superior court in California over the iPad label.
Midway Games may have gone bankrupt in 2009, but its vintage titles are aren't similarly exhausted — Warner Bros. has announced that a Midway Arcade app that includes ten memorable classics is now available for iOS for $0.99.
The US Air Force has canceled plans to buy thousands of iPads, reportedly over fears that the document viewing app it planned to use would be a security risk due to the developer's Russian nationality.
Proview has announced plans to step up its action against Apple, and says it will call on customs officials to ban both the import and export of iPads, as well as confiscate the devices in 30 more cities.
Air Mobility Command (AMC), which is concerned primarily with support missions like airlifts and mid-air refueling entered a proposal to purchase anywhere from 63 to 18,000 iPad 2's to use as electronic flight bags. No deal has been struck — this is just a proposal for the moment.
There was also a hidden feature that we weren't aware of until, well, today: "phantom keys." The discovery comes from David Chartier, who notes that when in split mode you can type Y, H, and B with your left thumb by reaching just across to the dead space adjacent to the T, G, and V. Similarly, reverse those letter combinations to see what you can hit with your right thumb.
Apple has been forced to removed all 3G iPads, the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 handsets from its online German store due to a dispute with Motorola Mobility.