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Deal of the Day: Apple Store - Original Apple iPad Cheap!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 12:22 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Apple Store - Original Apple iPad Cheap!.


Offer: With the announcement of the iPad 2, Apple has heavily discounted its remaining stock of the original iPad. You can get recertified iPads for:


16GB Wifi iPad [refurbished] - $349

32GB Wifi iPad [refurbished] - $429

64GB Wifi iPad [refurbished] - $529

16GB 3G iPad [refurbished] - $479

32GB 3G iPad [refurbished] - $559

64GB 3G iPad [refurbished] - $659


Remember, factory refurbished iPads carry the same warranty as new ones and are essentially (but not legally) new.




Keep this in mind if you are scouring Craigslist for a cheap used iPad. The cheapest I saw was $349 for a 16GB wifi version. Prices should drop even more as the month progresses.


Alternatively, if you want a cheap Android tablet, consider the NOOK COLOR. These have been rooted and custom ROMs have been made. They also have one of the best displays with 7" LCD running at 1024x600 on a IPS panel.


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A look at the BitFenix Shinobi Window and Shinobi cases (video)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 10:40 am

Earlier on today I stopped by the BitFenix headquarters here in Taipei and spoke with product manager David about the Taiwanese company's new range of mid-range computer cases that are due to go on sale midway through April in the United States and Europe.



Shinobi is the name and there are two versions: the standard Shinobi coming in at $59 USD and the Shinobi Window coming in at $69 USD. You would be mistaken in thinking that the only difference between the two is that one has a side window and the other one doesn't. While that is partly true, the window version is actually more expensive since it also includes a well designed tool-free design for the hard drives and optical drives.


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These cases are made of a nice soft rubbery material that is easy on the eye and feels great. The design is simple with no fancy lights or anything like that, but still manages to maintain a good level of style. Internally most of the important chassis design points can be ticked off with good color coding, impressive cable management, a CPU cut out for easily changing coolers without the need of having to remove the motherboard and more.


In the video above David gives us a good introduction to both cases.

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Apple has 200 million iTunes accounts, is now the biggest credit card hub on the web

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 7:52 am

Steve Jobs today announced at the Apple event in San Fransisco that Apple now have 200 million people with Apple ID (iTunes) accounts. These accounts are tied to credit cards with one-click purchase access.


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"Amazon doesn't publish their numbers. But it's very likely that this is the most accounts with cards anywhere on the Internet," Jobs said. Apple also has now paid out over $2 billion to app developers directly thanks to those 200 million customers from the App Store. Jobs also said there are now 350, 000 apps in the App Store with 65, 000 specifically built for the iPad.

QNAP shows off v3.4 Turbo NAS firmware

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 7:29 am

QNAP have been showing off their new firmware for the Turbo NAS range at CeBit. Version 3.4 introduces new features such as support for RAID 10 disk arrays, real-time remote replication of one NAS to another and MyCloudNAS Remote Access.


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MyCloudNAS Remote Access allows a user to have a unique domain name for their NAS to gain easy access via the internet. Other features include improved folder permissions, cloud-based backup, support for a wider range of USB Wi-Fi adapters, a new print server with support for Mac, virtual LAN support and a new version of QNAP's BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download manager, Download Station V2.

NVIDIA release 267.24 driver

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 7:08 am

NVIDIA have released a new beta driver in the form of v267.24 - which is in the Release 265 family of drivers. The driver package supports all GeForce cards from the 6-series up to the 500-series as well as ION desktop GPU's.


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New features and support in 267.24 include, 3D Vision support for Bulletstorm, SLI support for Homefront, improved compatibility with Dragon Age II and also includes a fix for the problem where the NVIDIA control panel is not accessible via the Windows desktop. The driver set also includes HD Audio driver v1.1.13.1, PhysX System Software v9.10.0514.

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Microsoft to stop their SideWinder gaming peripherals

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 4:16 am

It looks as though Microsoft might be cutting the SideWinder range of products off, reports from VR-Zone are saying that Microsoft plan to discontinue the SideWinder Range which consists of four mice (X3, X5 and X8) and two keyboards (X4 and X6).


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Microsoft discontinued the SideWinder range back in 2003 but bought it back in 2007 hoping to establish a name for itself amongst the gamers. Apparently none of the SideWinder products ever really took hold of the gamers and with serious competition from Razer, Logitech and SteelSeries, Microsoft look to be bowing out of the race.

iPad 2 Accessorizes: Smart Cover & HDMI Out

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 2, 2011 11:25 pm

Even though there's no USB Port, iPad 2 still got some pretty cool accessories today at the unveiling.



As you can see from the video, this cover is all magnets and intelligence. The cover, made of microfiber, attaches magnetically to the side of the iPad. It's unique design allows the user to fold it into two different stand positions, and it's quite lightweight as well.


Not only does using the cover clean your iPad screen, it automatically puts the device to sleep, too- which will of course reawaken when you fold back the cover. Pretty darn nifty- and it's available in polyurethane (bright colors) or leather (earthtones), albeit at a moderate price tag of $39 and $69, respectively.


Apple, famous for the restrictiveness of its post-pc devices finally gives us more than, well, an Apple cable.

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it's Black, it's White, it's better- it's the iPad 2

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 2, 2011 8:31 pm

According to the twitter-stream-throttling hashtag #ipad2, everyone is talking about Apple's newest post-PC product release, announced today at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Despite rumors of his failing health, a very chipper-looking Steve Jobs showed up to deliver the keynote presentation, which in true Apple style rolled out all of the next-gen iPad's newest features, many of which confirmed previous rumors and speculations about the device.


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Download of the Day: Speccy 1.09.231

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 2, 2011 4:26 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.09.231.


Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!


• Processor brand and model

• Hard drive size and speed

• Amount of memory (RAM)

• Graphics card

• Operating system


At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.


If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.


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Deal of the Day: Dell Inspiron 570 Desktop with Quad Core AMD Processor, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, DVD Burner, and 23" Dell 1080p LCD Monitor for $599.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 2, 2011 3:58 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Dell Inspiron 570 Desktop with Quad Core AMD Processor, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, DVD Burner, and 23" Dell 1080p LCD Monitor for $599.99 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Get this Dell Inspiron 570 with 2.9Ghz quad core AMD Athlon II X4 Processor 635, 6GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB hard drive, 16x DVD+/-RW DL, ATI Radeon HD4200 graphics, 19-in-1 media card reader, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, 15-month antivirus, 1 year warranty, plus a 23" Dell ST2320L 1080p LCD monitor for $892.99 - 173 instant discount - $120 stacking coupon code = $599.99 with FREE shipping. Use coupon code: Z1Q49K28HJH54? for the discount, expiring 3/31/11 at 5:55AM or while supplies last.


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