Friday, 29 June 2012

Will We Ever See an iPad Mini?

Once more, the iPad 3 rumors earlier this year subsided when the New iPad was finally unveiled. Most of the rumors became true, but some, unfortunately did not. One feature that people who were contemplating selling iPad 2 expected was Siri on their tablets, just like on the iPhone. When the New iPad came out without Siri, a good number of people were disappointed. A lot though, believed that the next Apple tablet would be likely be very similar in form to the present iPad, albeit with some new features.

A rumor that has been resurfacing time and again comes from the Genius Report saying that Apple is planning on releasing a lower-priced iPad, dubbed the “iPad Mini.”

It has been recently suspected that Apple could capture additional tablet market share by offering a less expensive iPad by pricing the devices in a manner similar to that of what the company now offers with the iPhone 3GS.

The iPad Mini rumor turned up courtesy of Brian White, a Ticonderoga Securities analyst, who believes that the device will be released ahead of the next iPad to contend at a cost which could make it more competitive for less expensive tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Last year, White issued a statement that titillated those who crave a smaller iPad, especially those who wanted to sell iPad 1. He said, “Our research is pointing to the unveiling of a lower priced iPad in the first few months of 2012 that is aimed at expanding the company’s market potential by tapping into a more price sensitive consumer segment. Essentially, this ‘iPad mini’ will also fend off the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire that addresses the low-end tablet market with a $199 price tag but could lead to bigger tablet ambitions from the online retailer in the future.”

But then, the new iPad was announced and eventually released, without any news on the mini iPad. One problem people perceived with White’s report was that Apple would be revealing 2 new iPads, one being the iPad Mini, at two different points during the year. That almost never happens, unless the two gadgets are different from each other, for example, and iPad and an iPhone. On the other hand, other tablet manufacturers such as Samsung have successfully released mini versions of their tablets. As of the moment, Samsung lords it over the mini-tablet market with the smaller Galaxys and Galaxy Note.

While the mini iPad didn’t come out with the iPad 2 Plus as some guessed following the iPad 2 announcement, it was also missing when the new iPad was announced. With pictures to prove the claim, the rumor mill is still ripe with a mini-iPad release soon. Many skeptics are saying it’s not likely we’ll see Apple do it this time even when the next iPad(s) are announced.

But if the rumors do come true in the future, isn’t it time for you to sell your iPad online already? Check out to learn the easy way to do this.

Monday, 25 June 2012

How to Minimize Data Plan Consumption on Your iPad

Allow me to empathize with you by saying that you have found the right article for your need so read on.

Just like everyone else who has decided to sell an iPad for cash to get a brighter, better, faster, way more cooler iPad, we also have great expectations for Apple’s premièred slate. The things is, just like us, people who have bought the new ‘resolutionary’ iPad were not as happy as they thought they would be for owning a cool Apple device. In fact, people were disappointed that the new iPad sucks up battery like a beast and dries out data allotments like a hungry hippopotamus.

If you’re reading and nodding at this article, you’re probably one of those people who have been shocked by the “You have used up your data allotment” message. But don’t worry, it’s not your mobile carrier (although it could be but that’s not the point of the case here), it’s your hungry iPad. Because of the overwhelmingly fast 4G connectivity speeds, your data consumption is also ballooning like a toad’s  jaw. How do you solve this problem? Optimizing your iPad (by simply disabling your data connectivity when not in use) is a safe answer but there are dozens of ways to make sure you get the most out of your data plan.

Tip 1: Use Saving Apps

As the Apple ad goes: there’s an app for that! For easier mobile data management (which is automated, I know you love the automated stuff), there are dozens of battery saving apps on the App Store like Battery Manager Pro. These apps help you save battery life by disabling your mobile data plan instantly when your iPad is ‘asleep’ (or when the screen is black) and automatically turns it on again when you wake your iPad. You can also try Battery Doctor Pro which tells you which apps and processes are draining your battery and your data consumption so that you won’t have to sell your iPad in frustration.

Tip 2: Save Articles and Videos to Reading Apps

One more thing that totally sucks up your mobile data plan allotment is your incessant reading and YouTube surfing. If you think 9gag-ing for a couple of minutes doesn’t drain your data plan, well you’re wrong. Watching an HD video for even 3 minutes can amount to a few dollars spent if you’re not careful enough. One of the best solutions for this one is to just surf and save. Developers who sell an iPad app like Pocket must have been genius enough to know this. Pocket, which was formerly known as Read It Later, helps people all over the world save hundreds of dollars in data plan consumption by allowing them to save articles, videos and pages of interest for reading later on (when the data consumption on your iPad is disabled and your Wi-Fi connectivity is out). This way you still get your daily dose of helpful information without breaking the bank!

Lastly, if you don’t want to spend too much on your cellular plan, sell your iPad for cash and get a Wi-Fi only model instead! Then befriend your local barista in a nearby café to get free Wi-Fi! Click here to know more.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Are Tablet Owners the Modern Shopaholics?

There’s something very chic about shopping online. While shopaholics would agree that shopping in a store is an amazing experience what with the ambiance, security and exclusivity a physical store brings to the table. But it looks like people are starting to turn away little by little from the physical stores to shop somewhere else, where standing in line and looking through piles of clothes is unnecessary. All you have to do is to simply buy a mobile device, click and browse. Online shopping has not only revolutionized the way people shop and buy things, it has also changed the way people use their devices. A recent study showed that smartphone and tablet PC users are increasingly becoming virtual shopaholics, people who are getting addicted to shopping online. One of the major groups of shopaholics? Yes, it’s you, you little iPad monster.

Not only are iPad users becoming great fans of online shopping they are also contributing to the immense success of the said gadget by selling an old iPad and getting their new release, the iPad 3 (better known as the new iPad… or so I think). Recent reports have testified that the tech giant remains the undefeated tablet PC in the market with more than half of the market share under their belt. Now, studies from various financial and technology institutions are saying the people who own  iPads and other tablet PCs for that matter are more likely to spend on online shopping as compared to other mobile device owners. In fact, tech analysts are tagging the younger generation as the “tablet generation” owing to the fact that tablet PC and smartphone usage has climbed up to such unreachable heights that people are starting to sell an iPad once it gets old to get a newer, better and faster one.

In the United States alone, tablet users grew from 3.7 million last year to 54.8 million this year (and we’re only halfway this year!). Experts believe that by 2013, tablet PC users will grow to 75.6 million. By 2014, analysts predict that almost 90 million people or more than one in three Americans will have an iPad or a tablet PC of their own. The report also pointed out that the majority of the tablet users in the U.S. are between 18 to 34 years old and that most of them have smartphones, desktops and laptops too. We’re thinking these people have decided to sell old iPad for cash once to be able to afford all those gadgets.

With the rise of tablet PC users, financial experts say that online shopping has been greatly affected in a way more positive than marketers have ever expected. According to them, 52 percent of iPad owners buy and sell an iPad and also shop at home and online. Tablet PC users also tend to spend more than smartphone and laptop or desktop owners who shop online. An average of $123 in order value is being spent shopping on an iPad while smartphones get an average of $80 and $102 for the desktop and laptop. Owners of an iPad and other tablet PCs are said to be 20 percent more likely to purchase online as compared to desktop or laptop users and 50 percent more likely to spend top dollar as compared to smartphone online shoppers.

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Friday, 1 June 2012

Five iPad Accessories You Need to Have

The new iPad is shiny, powerful and expensive. It’s an impressive thing to have. By itself, it’s an incredible tool, but with the right accessory, the new iPad is productivity machine.

People get an iPad trade in because they can’t maximize their wonderful tablets. They’re missing out on the good stuff!

Sure, apps make the tablet great, but accessories make the whole experience better. Some are even essential!

iPad Case

Having a case for your iPad is pretty much common sense. It’s one of the first things people buy after unpacking their iPads.

There are a wide variety of cases you can buy, such as Apple’s proprietary smart cover. When you close the cover, it automatically puts the iPad to sleep, and of course, the iPad wakes when you uncover it. The downside is that the sides aren’t protected.

There are plenty of other cases, such as ones that come with Bluetooth keyboards. If you’re not a fan of using virtual keyboards, get a case that has a Bluetooth keyboard.


When people think of a stylus today, they think of it as an obsolete accessory.

They’re wrong though, because a stylus presents wondrous benefits. If you’re an artist, then you can draw your graphics with amazing accuracy. You don’t have to keep erasing stuff. It’ll also make your Draw Something creations even more breathtaking!

If you have a note taking app that allows you to scribble notes, then a stylus is handy, especially if you use that app heavily.

Don’t think of what others might think of you. They might say you’re a hipster kind of guy, but prove them wrong.

Bluetooth Speakers

No doubt you’re going to be watching movies or playing music with your iPad.

Even with all the incredible mumbo jumbo Apple managed to cram into the iPad, the speakers are still going to be subpar with larger ones.

The speakers of the iPad sound thin and distort when pushed to the max, especially when playing action movies and heavy music.

If you’re a music lover that can’t stand low – quality speakers, Bluetooth speakers are a good investment. They can be carried around, if you buy ones that are rechargeable.

You can try the Jawbone Jam Box. It offers great audio quality, without being too bulky. You’ll be able to enjoy everything you play through the speakers.

Ziploc Bag

A Ziploc bag is an iPad accessory?

If you’re fond of using the iPad while going to the bathroom, the Ziploc bag is an amazing accessory to have at all times.

Not only will you be rendering the iPad waterproof, but also scratchproof.

Wrapping your iPad in a Ziploc bag is also essential. For those times you don’t have your case with you, and you have to put your iPad in a bag along with other stuff, you can prevent scratches.


These four cool accessories won’t cost you that much. They are really essential, especially the Ziploc. It’s a life saver if you ask me!