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For Chinese Festival, Even Paper iPad 2s are in Short Supply

During the Qingming festival (also known as Ancestor Day or Tomb-Sweeping Day), Chinese communities burn effigies of money and luxury items to honor their ancestors. This year, iPad 2 replicas are among the popular items that people are purchasing to offer to their deceased relatives. But, like its real-life counterpart, paper iPad 2s are in short supply. Reuters spoke to Jeffrey Te, a shopk...

Can the iPad 2 Double as a Hot Plate?

The iPad has not yet become another Apple-built IED. But, according to one El Paso, Texas man, the tablet has a serious overheating problem. Former firefighter Hector Camacho (not the boxer) claims he was severely burned by his iPad 2 while trying to unplug it from its charger. We don't know... sounds like a built-in feature to us. Browse the Web and keep your coffee hot!...

Sorry, Fellows: The iPad 2 Marriage Proposal Has Been Done

A fellow drops on one knee, hands a girl an iPad 2 with a wedding proposal engraved on the back, and the rest is history. After all, you know what they say: diamonds may be forever, but fresh-off-the-assembly-line iPads are a girl's best friend. They do say that, don't they? This latest techy proposal may not be as rollicking as that iPhone one, or as supremely nerdy as the Pokemon question, bu...

Apple Sells 1 Million iPads During Debut Weekend, Completing 1 Million Lives

Big news, you guys: Apple sold a lot of iPad 2s over the weekend. How many? Nearly a million. Granted, another big opening weekend may seem about as newsworthy as a sunrise, but take a second to chew on this: most analysts expected Apple to move only about 350,000 to 400,000 tablets. Instead, the company ended up selling about three times as many as it did last April, when it unveiled the first...

Dev Scores Cheap Publicity by Shelling Out $900 to Skip iPad 2 Line

We know the Mac faithful can be a little fanatical. But even we were a little shocked by Hazem Sayed, a 53-year-old developer who paid his way to the front of the line at the Apple store on 5th Avenue here in NYC. Sayed strolled up to the front of the line and paid a 20-year-old college student $900 (more than the cost of a top-of-the-line iPad) to give him his spot. That means, depending on wh...

Why You Should Think Twice About Buying an iPad 2

Today the iPad 2 goes on sale and, as with most iDevices, there will be a gaggle of geeks lined up outside your local Apple store to snatch it up. It's only a small evolutionary update to the original iPad, but there's no denying its intrigue. Yet even after reading all of the glowing reviews, I'm still not sold. There's no doubt that the iPad 2 is going to sell like hotcakes, but I won't be am...

NY Fed Prez Angers Hungry Mob With iPad 2 Gaffe

We know that the iPad is a popular device, and the iPad 2 will only make it more popular. It's an important piece of pop culture! We get it. But here's a piece of advice: When trying to explain to a crowd of angry people that inflation isn't really that bad and that the economy is doing well, you probably shouldn't turn to a luxury item like the iPad 2 as your example of economic stability. Wil...

Apple to Open (Gratuitous) Pop-Up Megastore at SXSW

In what must be one of the most gratuitous moves ever made, Apple will open a 5,000-square-foot store smack-dab in downtown Austin, built to last only slightly longer than the duration of the South by Southwest Interactive Conference. What could Apple possibly sell to the SXSW crowd that they don't already own? Why, official Steve Jobs tattoos, of course. Well, that or iPad 2s. But we bet Apple...

iPad 2 Reviews Are In: Long Live the King

The first batch of iPad 2 reviews have landed. Predictably, most reviewers can't speak more highly of the latest Apple tablet. Then again, as Laptop Magazine's Mark Spoonauer points out, "Apple didn't need to do a lot to stay in the tablet lead." This isn't Apple playing catch-up or exploding into a new market; this the Cupertino crew simply treading water. And, if the reviews are to be believe...

Samsung Thinks Its Galaxy Tab Is 'Inadequate' Next to iPad 2

Since your writer is an Apple fangirl, there is nothing she enjoys more than a bit of corporate schadenfreude whenever tech manufacturers grit their collective teeth at Apple's latest release of yet another much-hyped device. Poor Samsung, the maker of the Android-based Galaxy Tab, has decided to reconsider its tablet's pricing, and, according to Executive VP Lee Don-Joo, "improve the parts that a...

Apple Offering $100 Reimbursement for Recent First-Gen iPad Buyers

For those of you that haven't been paying attention to the iPad 2 hype-fest that has consumed the Internet for the past month, we can almost understand how you could've unknowingly purchased a first-generation iPad in the last 14 days. For those new tablet owners feeling burnt by Wednesday's unveiling of the iPad 2, Apple is offering a $100 reimbursement under its retail purchase policy....

Apple iPad 2 Unveiled

Apple kicked off the tablet era with last year's launch of the iPad, and countless manufacturers have been scrambling to catch up. It's no surprise that Apple wants to make sure its presence is felt as the Tablet Wars continue on through 2011. The iPad 2 is hardly revolutionary, but it's a worthy upgrade to an already attractive package. And say what you will about Apple and iOS, but it's still...

Case Maker Sneaks iPad 2 Mockup Into CES

A company called Dexim showed up at CES with a fancy new iPad case in tow -- but it's not exactly what you think. The black book-style case has a Bluetooth keyboard, which magnetically attaches to a cover that folds down and allows you to whip up e-mails in a laptop-like position. What makes the case particularly intriguing, though, is that it's not designed for the iPad you may or may not be cur...