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modulR iPad Case System: First Photos Emerge

Since we first posted news about the modulR iPad case and accessory system way back in late March, we've been eagerly awaiting some new info. modulR is a one-of-a-kind iPad accessory that begins as a case but, when paired with modulR accessories, becomes a wall mount, car mount, frame/stand, and pairs with the modulR shoulder strap.

modulR iPad Case and Accessory System 1

Unfortunately, news out of the modulR camp has been sparse. There remains no exact release date for modulR. modulR and its accessories remain slated for availability come "Summer 2010". Additionally, to date, the only pictures of the modulR case system were actually artist renderings, not actual photos of the product in tangible form.

Earlier today, modulR posted the first real-world photos of their product (one of which is shown above) on their TwitPic account. In total, 6 photos were posted, including 3 of the case/system in usage scenarios and 3 close-ups of the case. The rest of the photos follow this article.

Review: Brothers in Arms 2 HD for iPad

Brothers in Arms 2 is a First Person Shooter game set during World War II. The game was originally released for the iPhone and has been optimized and punched up for the iPad. You do battle in five different WW2 theaters: Pacific, North Africa, Sicily, Germany and Normandy. If you have ever played the Call of Duty series, BIA is more than just reminiscent of those.

Brother in Arms 2 HD Review

World War II was a horrid event, but it sure does set the stage for some great battlefronts. You are compelled to kill different enemies; but mostly, it is a whole lot of Nazis. I found myself speaking in that weird accent Brad Pitt used in Inglorious Bastards. There aren't many bad guys you won't feel guilty pretending to kill, but the Nazis fit the bill.

Amazon Launches iPad Optimized Shopping App

Amazon Mobile is now a universal app optimized for the iPad or iPhone. Available for free in the Apple App Store, the updated software takes advantage of the iPad's larger screen to improve all aspects of the online shopping experience. Attractive and large image galleries are complemented by user reviews and detailed product descriptions.

Apple iPad Amazon App

Amazon accounts, wish lists and package tracking can all be accessed on the iPad, along with 1-Click ordering and Amazon Prime features. Movie trailers and song samples are integrated into the iPad application and are sure to give iTunes a run for its money. Amazon is also competing with Apple on the ebook front with its Kindle reader and iPad application.

Windows Live Hotmail to Get iPad Fix

Microsoft and Apple are working together to come up with a solution for problems with Hotmail's web interface in Mobile Safari on the iPad. Users have been experiencing issues composing mail or replying to messages when logged into their Hotmail account on the web.

Apple iPad Microsoft Hotmail

Safari browsers have frozen up entirely on some iPad owners accessing Hotmail. Until the problem is tracked down and resolved, Microsoft had been redirecting iPad users to a mobile version of the Hotmail web site. The problems are said to be affecting a limited number of iPad users.

May iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveaway: Speck Products -- Pick Your Accessory

May iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveaway
Speck ShieldView
Speck Products iPad Accessories

Speck, in business for over a decade, has become well known for producing stylish, fashion conscious, spirited accessories that not only add flair to the devices they are made for but often add to or improve the functionality of those devices.

Speck is offering up one of our most unique contests to date. During the days of May 17, 18, 19, the winner of the Speck contest will have his/her choice of any item currently available in the Speck Products' iPad lineup. This currently includes 2 hard/fitted cases, 2 carrying cases/sleevs, and the ShieldView screen protector.

Enter below for your chance to win one of the great Speck products up for grabs.

Important Contest Details

  • Winners will be posted here, along with instructions on how to claim prizes.
  • Unless otherwise noted, you must enter separately each day for each accessory up for giveaway during May.
  • You may enter up to 10 times per day, unless noted otherwise.
  • Entry is open to US residents only, unless you reside outside the US but can provide a US shipping address.
  • Entry is free, private, and without obligation.
  • Winner will typically be announced by 5pm of the day following each contest.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after which period a different winner will be selected.
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Boxee Streaming TV App Coming to iPad

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen confirmed that his company will be bringing a Boxee application to the Apple iPad. The news hit after Boxee posted a job opening in their New York office titled "Lead iPad and iPhone App Developer." Currently, Boxee distributes a remote control app for the iPhone that allows users to control a computer running Boxee over Wi-Fi.

Apple iPad Boxee App

A full-fledged Boxee app would bring streaming television shows and other video content directly to iPad screens. In an interview with Beet.TV Ronen stated, "We are big believers in the tablet form factor and we think we should make Boxee available not just on TV but on other devices as well."

May iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveaway: Griffin Elan Sleeve for iPad

May Accessory-A-Day Giveaway
Griffin Elan Sleeve
Griffin Elan Sleeve

Griffin, in business for almost two decades, has grown to become one of the world's largest accessory manufacturers for technology and personal computing devices. Griffin is well known for its innovative, fresh, and trendy designs.

Slim enough to slip into a backpack, bag or briefcase, tough enough to protect your iPad from whatever it may find in there. Slip your iPad into Elan Sleeve then flip the tab closure down to secure it. Then gently pull the tab to slide your iPad out quickly and safely. Stain-resistant synthetic outer shell with smooth micro suede interior.

Important Contest Details

  • Winners will be posted here, along with instructions on how to claim prizes.
  • Unless otherwise noted, you must enter separately each day for each accessory up for giveaway during May.
  • You may enter up to 10 times per day, unless noted otherwise.
  • Entry is open to US residents only, unless you reside outside the US but can provide a US shipping address.
  • Entry is free, private, and without obligation.
  • Winner will typically be announced by 5pm of the day following each contest.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after which period a different winner will be selected.
You must be logged in to enter the contest. Please login or register. Registration is free and takes about 15 seconds.

Apple Will Release iPad Update to Fix Wi-Fi Problems

Apple has recognized that a small number of iPad users are having persistent problems connecting and staying connected to Wi-Fi networks. The problem first cropped up with the initial release of the iPad in early April. Two support documents have been issued to help resolve the problem.

Apple iPad Wi-Fi problems

The first support document details steps to improve Wi-Fi performance on the iPad and includes basic information such as "confirm that your Wi-Fi router is switched on." Presumably, this document didn't do much to help struggling iPad users who were experiencing a genuine problem with their iPad connectivity.

Apple Adjusts iPad Shipping Dates Due to Shortage

Apple has changed iPad shipping dates again to account for unexpected demand and a shortage of iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models across the US. Apple retail stores are having trouble keeping the units in stock, and international customers who pre-order their iPads from now on can expect the device to ship on June 7. Orders that made it in earlier will still arrive on May 28.

Apple iPhone iPad side view

iPad shipping for US orders has been increased on Apple's online store to 7-10 business days, where before it was 5-7 business days. Apple sold 300,000 iPads on the first day of launch, and international demand is said to be overwhelming. Some users outside the US have already received iPads from friends or on the grey market.

May iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveaway: Worth Ave. Group iPad Insurance

May Accessory-A-Day Giveaway
Worth Ave. Group iPad Insurance
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For over 35 years, Worth Ave. Group and its affiliates have provided a sense of security for thousands of individuals nationwide. Their low deductibles and affordable premiums make their products attractive to all individuals who own laptops/desktops, cameras, gaming equipment, cell phones and more. Now, Worth Ave. Group is offering coverage for the Apple iPad. A Worth Ave. Group iPad insurance policy covers accidental damage such as drops and spills and even protects against crime.

Just a few reasons why a Worth Ave. Group insurance policy is a must-have iPad accessory:

  • Coverage for accidents (drops, spills, etc) where AppleCare gives none
  • Coverage against theft and vandalism where AppleCare gives none
  • Coverage against fire, flood, and natural disasters where AppleCare gives none
  • Backed by Hanover Insurance Company, an A-rated company
  • Quick claim fulfillment (typically less than a week)
  • Stats show 80% of all iPhone failures are due to accidents. The iPad is heavier, more fragile, and slippery! Why take a chance?

Enter now to win what may prove to be the most important accessory you ever get for your iPad.

* Some of the above information may have been excerpted from The iPad Guide's iPad Accessory Guide. Visit our iPad Accessory Guide for more product information, including reviews, user ratings and more..

Important Contest Details

  • An error prevented the Worth Ave day #1 contest page from going live properly on May 12. All SquareTrade entries for May 12 will count towards Worth Ave. Group day #1 for May.
  • Winners will be posted here, along with instructions on how to claim prizes.
  • Prize to be awarded is a 1-year Worth Ave. Group insurance policy.
  • You may enter up to 10 times per day, unless noted otherwise.
  • Entry is open to US residents only, unless you reside outside the US but can provide a US shipping address.
  • Entry is free, private, and without obligation.
  • Winner will typically be announced by 5pm of the day following each contest.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after which period a different winner will be selected.
You must be logged in to enter the contest. Please login or register. Registration is free and takes about 15 seconds.

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