The explosion of the iPad is nothing short of amazing! If you compare the iPad’s growth to that of the iPhone over the first two years, you’d be hard pressed to find evidence that its success is slowing down any time soon.

While reading through the inevitable, yet somehow still intriguing, technology predictions for 2012 I found a point made by Shawn Blanc to be a rather interesting one. He predicted that;

I think Apple is going to sell more of the 3G models. Just a hunch, but as people start to realize that their iPad can serve as a primary computer then an extra $129 to get 3G becomes a valuable upgrade.

Will the 3G iPad become the dominant model in 2012? Are there good reasons for you not to upgrade to a 3G iPad?


I’ve spoken before about how the iPad can be used to increase productivity, and today I want to go a step beyond that and outline two different ways that the iPad can become essential to anyone’s workflow.

One way is fairly common, and the other might be something that you haven’t heard of before. Hopefully you’ll learn something either way and will find the iPad becoming less (or more) of a toy. Let’s get cracking.


I’ve been a Kindle user for a few years now. I love it, mostly because it’s great at one thing and one thing only: immersing yourself in reading. Everything from the screen, to the store, to the battery and the size, provides a perfect experience for reading books.

When I got my iPad, I didn’t know what would happen. Would I end up selling my Kindle and replacing it with my iPad, or would I end up using both. I think you can guess for yourself what happened. Here’s why…


I install, and delete, many games from my iPad. There are some that look interesting at first glance, others that are enjoyable for a moment and then quickly tossed aside, and even more that I download just to expand my horizons and end up deleting and returning to my safe haven. I decided to branch out with Kingdom Rush for the iPad, and I was a bit worried at what the outcome might be; would I enjoy this tower-building strategy game, or would it end up in the trash?

Thankfully, it’s the former. Here’s why.


Dribble is a truly special website. It doesn’t really do anything, it just shows out-of-context designs uploaded by the designers themselves, snippets of logos and interfaces.

Despite this, it is one of the most captivating sites out there due to the sheer beauty of the content. While it may not be of much material use, Dribbble is a great source of inspiration – impacting our lives and work indirectly.

Courtside is a free iPad app which connects to Dribbble and shows you the latest/best content from the site – iPad style. But, is it any good?


Is there a task in this world iPad isn’t perfect for? From reading to research to gaming, the tablet ensures that the users are hooked to it the entire time. iPad games, like apps from every other category, have created a benchmark that has made it almost impossible for other tablets to catch up. Coming up with a list of iPad games that are downright awesome is no easy task…

They are all great. Heck, even if somebody created a list of 500 great games, there would still be a ton of phenomenal games left out. That said, we have compiled a list of cool games spanning a variety of categories to have some fun. Check it out!


Back in my college days I enjoyed playing a version of EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour series on a gaming console. The leading sports gaming company began this series in 1998 and released a version for iOS in the second half of last year. With titles like FIFA and Madden NFL, EA Sports has gained a reputation for producing excellent games in this category.

While I don’t consider myself an avid sports gamer, I was excited to try out Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 and compare it to the older version I had played during my time in school.


On the surface it sounds like the kind of question that a parent would ask a child, but I’m serious – do you share your iPad?

I’m intrigued to find out how many people have a ‘house’ or ‘family’ iPad – are there several regular users? Does it mainly reside in the living room, where anyone and everyone can pick it up have use it?

Does it have several people’s choices of apps on it, or is it meticulously organised and guarded – the slightest alteration noticed and frowned upon?

This week it’s a yes or no, do you share your iPad? If it helps you be honest, I’ll admit that I have to answer no…

If the standard calendar app that comes with every iDevice would suffice, the productivity section of the App Store would not feature as many alternatives as it does.

Depending on your personal preferences and requirements, all sorts of apps vie for your attention. Most of them advertise tons of features, but what if all you want is simplicity and a visual representation of your week? Let Wikly come to your rescue. We take a closer look at the calendar app after the break.


The Apple Education event has come and gone, leaving us all with something to think about; is this the turning point, will our children’s education look vastly different to ours?

In Apple’s vision, the iPad is central and unshakable as the defining force in the future of education – it’s confident posturing that may have a dramatic effect on the way learning looks in only a couple of years. There’s a lot to be impressed by, and excited about, from yesterday’s announcement, but there are also some interesting caveats…

Read on to venture into what the future of education, and e-publishing, may look like with Apple at the helm!


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