Archive | May 23, 2011

The elusive untethered iPad 2 jailbreak might finally arrive – for real this time

Facts: have an iPad 2, want to jailbreak it, check obsessively Google several time a day only to find useless posts made to bring out traffic to their respective blogs, getting frustrated. Sounds about right? If yes, read away:  This update is actually from the smart guys that actually released Greenp0ison and posted on their website today:

iPad 2

“As I’m sure many people have heard, Josh (posixninja) has recently been quoted saying the iPad 2 jailbreak is coming in “weeks”, I know I have been very publicly abrasive and non-commital on giving any kind of timeframe or comment on this matter, but at the behest of Josh (in conjunction with his need for a swift kick to the ass for motivation) we’re ALL going to hold him to that!!! I’m not going to get into extensive detail about this, but what I will say one of the missing puzzle pieces may have reared its head and cast a glance in our direction… take Read More…

Deal of the Day – Lady Gaga – Born This Way (MP3 CD) full album $0.99!!!

If you are a fan of Lady Gaga, Amazon has the “Born this Way” Album for $0.99. Not sure if it is a price mistake or not (especially considering that it is the release day), but buying this also qualifies you for a full year of 20GB cloud service. Has fourteen songs.

Update: Apparently, even the mighty Amazon servers have troubles keeping up with the demand. You might not be able to download it right away due to the heavy traffic but if you buy it, it will be yours anyway (to download later in the day) and also instantly saved in the Amazon’s cloud.

Update: Today, 05-26-2011 Amazon has it again for sale at $0.99. They are probably trying to set a new record…

Kobo eReader Touch Edition launched for $129

Kobo was rather quiet lately in terms of new eReader models, but it was obviously working on something. Today, we can see the fruits of that work in the new Kobo Touch Edition eReader launched at only $129 ($10 gift card for ebooks also included). Displayed at BookExpo America for the first time, Kobo eReader Touch Edition brings a six inches eInk screen doubled by a touchscreen based on infra-red technology that does not lower the contrast of the screen like Sony eReaders. The new touchscreen also enables gestures (zoom and swipe) and features a new touch keyboard. Design wise, the new layout resembles the one from Apple (iPhone, iPad) which a unique button at the bottom to take you home.

If you remember the previous Kobo eReader models, they were rather slow and low contrast. The new model improves both with a new faster Freescale i.MX507 CPU which will greatly increase the page to page turn and a new generation of eInk Pearl (the same from Kindle 3) with a much greater contrast. Hardware wise, the reader can be charged via its microUSB connector and its 1GB internal memory can be upgraded via its included microSDHC memory slot. The eBook formats supported include ePub and PDF.

Kobo eReader Touch is also the first (at least if you believe Kobo’s announcement) to feature an international experience with several languages supported (English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian) and offering a local experience including local recommendations and local store experience. The social aspects are not forgotten either, you are able to use Twitter and Facebook straight from the device, and we have to admit that a touchscreen would greatly improve the user experience. And, if you need regular reminders that reading is good for you, Kobo’s Reading Life application tracks your activity — what, how much and how long a user reads — gives you awards based on the progress.

Check after the break for additional technical specifications. We’ll also try to get a sample for review as soon as possible. Read More…