Brief Bits: Readability Launches in the App Store

After a long wait, the popular web reading platform Readibility has launched an official App Store app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Readability for iOS allows for you to save web articles for offline reading, syncing them instantly to your web browser and iOS devices… (more…)

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Apple to Launch iPad 3 in 16GB and 32GB, iPad 2 in 8GB?

According to DigiTimes, a rather questionable source, Apple will unveil the iPad 3 in 16GB and 32GB flavors when the tablet is announced next Wednesday. Furthermore, the report states that there will be no 64GB model while the iPhone maker will introduce the iPad 2 in an 8GB model to better compete with the lower prices of the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, both of which are priced at $199. Apple has a very similar iPhone lineup, offering the iPhone 4S in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models while selling the iPhone 4 in a newer 8GB capacity for only 99 dollars.

[DigiTimes]

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Mozilla Opens Their HTML5-Based App Store to Developers

Later this year, the Mozilla Marketplace is set to open for consumers to download their favorite HTML5-based apps for use on any mobile browser, on any device. Since the apps on the marketplace will be made using open standards including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the apps will work on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android-powered devices, and virtually every other mobile browser on modern handsets. Mozilla, the developers behind the popular Firefox web browser, believes that developers will appreciate the ability to build apps without technical impedance… (more…)

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You Can’t Miss This Amazing iPad 3 Concept Video

With Apple set to announce the next-generation iPad next Wednesday, the rumor mill has been churning nonstop leading up to the event. The folks at AatmaStudio have taken some of these rumors and added a touch of a creativity in their iPad 3 concept video. Watch as the video shows off an edge-to-edge Retina Display with internal magnets and super cool Near Field Communication (NFC). But, the 3D multiplayer hologram feature definitely wins the show as the most amazing — yet rather unrealistic — concept feature.

[TechnoBuffalo]

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iPad 3 Rear Shell is 0.8 mm Thicker than iPad 2

Apple.pro today pointed to a photo of what is claimed to be an iPad 3 rear chassis being measured with a digital caliper compared to an iPad 2 being measured with the same tool. The photo, which can be seen above, suggests that Apple’s next-generation tablet may be slightly thicker than its predecessor, measuring at 95.0 mm in thickness. Apple’s iPad 2, on the other hand, is only 86.9 mm in thickness, which means that the iPad 3 may be moderately thicker. Read on for additional details. (more…)

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Rumor: New Apple TV to Launch in March Alongside iPad 3

Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has cited reliable sources calling for a new Apple TV to be released in March alongside the next-generation iPad. Past rumors suggest that the set-top TV box will have Bluetooth 4.0 capability and a faster processor, which would likely be required in order for the media console to play 1080p video that Apple is allegedly preparing to add to the iTunes Store later this year.

This faster processor could possibly be the new A5X processor, which boasts a faster graphics engine, that Apple is rumored to be working on. Apple is also expected to launch as many as three different iPad 3 models, which are expected to be quad-core and, according to the Wall Street Journal, will have LTE compatibility. It sounds like there is a lot in store for early March. Is everyone excited yet?

[9to5Mac]

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AndroidLock XT: 9-Point Unlocking Method on iOS Devices

In terms of unlocking your device, iOS and Android both have their own methods. You must swipe your finger in iOS, while Android has a 9-point pattern drawing system. But, thanks to a Cydia tweak, you can now unlock your iOS device using the Android mechanism. AndroidLock XT brings the pattern-drawing unlock found on the Android platform to iOS, with a multitude of awesome features and options. In addition to the standard “Android” look, the design of virtually the entire tweak can be themed. Furthermore, the default theme has specific transparency settings for each part of the unlock mechanism… (more…)

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Giveaway Monday: MediaDevil EasyScreen & MagicScreen

Every Monday, iFans is pleased to giveaway Apple-related products and software, ranging from accessories for iOS devices to Mac App Store apps. This week, we’re excited to be giving away the EasyScreen and MagicScreen screen protectors by MediaDevil for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad — and even BlackBerry devices. iFans Giveaway Archives

MediaDevil’s EasyScreen provides anti-glare screen protection with a pop of color for the iPad 2. EasyScreens are 3 layer anti-glare screen shields that protect against scratches, fingerprints and dust. The application process takes seconds and leaves no visible bubbles. Static cling adhesion leaves no residue on the viewable area of the screen, and the EasyScreen does not affect touchscreen sensitivity and feedback on the iPad 2. The EasyScreen has a color border that adds personalization and style to your iPad 2 and is available in white, black, silver, red, blue, pink, green, orange, yellow, and purple. Available online through MediaDevil or Amazon.

The MagicScreen by MediaDevil is a protective screen guard device against smudges and scratches. Its easy application leaves screens looking clean despite dirt, dust, and damage that might be present. Like the EasyScreen, there are no visible bubbles with the MagicScreen, even when reapplied, and it does not affect screen sensitivity and feedback. The MagicScreen is available in crystal, matte, or privacy flavors for use with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, second- through fourth-generation iPod touch, Blackberry PlayBook, Blackberry Bold, HTC 7 Trophy, and HTC Droid Incredible series. To enter the giveaway, simply post a comment explaining why you want to win these screen protectors. Details are ahead… (more…)

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Brief Bits: Vimeo 2.0 Released, Officially Supports the iPad

Video sharing website Vimeo has updated their official App Store app to version 2.0, which includes native support for the iPad. Among the new features included in the update are an easier and simplified user interface for iPhone and iPod touch, Vimeo Music Store integration in the video editor, the ability to shoot video, create projects, and browse featured channels on Vimeo without logging in or signing up, the ability to view your subscriptions, likes, and “watch later” albums, and the option to share videos, add comments, view licenses or credits, and see likes on other peoples’ videos.

[9to5Mac]

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Best Buy Offering $50 Off the iPad 2

Best Buy is now offering $50 off the price of any iPad 2, bringing the baseline model down to just $449. If you refuse to believe the rumors of an upcoming iPad 3, the price may be right in the sweet spot, but we strongly recommend that you wait until after March 7th to decide what to buy. Best Buy probably has a hunch as to the release date of Apple’s next generation tablet, and is looking to sell off existing iPad 2 stock to less-informed buyers before next month’s announcement. (more…)

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