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Fake iPad Facebook app removed from the Apple Store

The Facebook Ultimate Logo


 Many lucky people switched on their shiny new iPads for the first time this weekend, with quite a few downloading the iPad edition of Facebook.  

Called ‘Facebook Ultimate’ it was created by a woman called ‘Dill’ and cost $2.99.  The application itself quickly became one of the App Store’s top selling applications for the iPad. However, users soon realised that the application wasn’t good, didn’t work as well as expected and that it wasn’t created by Facebook at all.  And now, only days after the application was one of the most downloaded, Apple has promptly removed it from the App Store.  

All Facebook pointed out yesterday, the application rose to become number 7 in the top paid app on the App Store. The app received many poor reviews which warned that the app was poor and not to download it, but that apparently didn’t stop people and the downloads continued.  So, citing trademark infringement, Facebook took action and working with Apple, removed it from the store.  

There’s no word if any users who did download it will receive a possible refund.  

Did you download the app?  If so, what did you think of it?  

(via TechCrunch & All Facebook)

iPad suffering from wi-fi issues…. already?!?!

So, just a few days after it’s launch and it seems there are already a few complaints logged to Apple over issues with the wi-fi operation on the iPad .  Users are advising the Apple support teams that their device simply shows “no wi-fi signal” (at most a very weak signal) with other devices in the house picking the signals up without any issues. 

“It’s dropping down to one bar in a part of the house the most other devices, including my MBP and my iPhone, get full service. The WiFi is so dense in our house that I often get signal outside on most of my devices. The iPad’s WiFi antenna is like the new iMacs – it’s centrally located behind the Apple logo, and it’s tiny. The difference is the iMac’s Apple logo isn’t usually resting on something; the iPad’s usually is….” 

Most people are saying that the issue lies with the design of the wi-fi antenna in the back of the iPad and that it’s too small in order to provide a decent signal. 

Another user was quoted on the Apple site saying, “Not spending $500 on something I can’t even use.  Its going back tomorrow.”

I guess it’s early days, so maybe it’s just a handful of people having the same issues and it’s not widespread with the device.  For Steve Job’s sake, I hope that’s true.

Have you have any issues trying to connect your iPad to your wi-fi network??

Tweetdeck for iPad now available

In my opinion, Tweetdeck is one of the best Twitter (or indeed, social media) applications available.  And now, it’s been fully developed for the iPad.

TweetDeck have optimized the interface for iPad and this shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organized and up to date wherever you are.

It’s available now from the app store (link here)


Wooden case delight for your iPad

Versaudio have designed and handcrafted a wonderful wooden iPad case, if you’re ever wanting to use your new toy  as picture frame.

The beautiful hand-crafted cases, made from solid woods and bamboo are reinforced with steel in order to provide strength.   It’s top loading slip-case design is easy to use and don’t worry, there are openings for the connections too. 

Ok, they’re £53 ($80) a piece, so it’s not cheap to be honest.  However, it’s a small price to pay if you think about it, especially when your jealous mates will want to pinch your new toy when they see it surrounded in one of these masterpieces! 

Pre-order your wooden case now by visiting the site, or you can ask for more information by sending them an email to

BookArc for iPad – A tabletop stand for your iPad

The TwelveSouth BookArc is designed to be used as a stand for your iPad and you can use it in portrait or landscape mode to watch movies or even sync and charge your iPad.

Redesigned exclusively for iPad, BookArc is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for the latest stroke of genius from Apple.

It uses a soft silicone, reversible insert to hold your iPad in four different positions, which let you use your iPad just the way you want to

“BookArc for iPad gives you a choice of four different positions. In “work mode,” iPad sits at an angle in both portrait and landscape positions, and provides access to the home button. In “storage mode” iPad sits upright in both portrait and landscape positions, perfect for charging and using your iPad as a stylish photo frame”

The TwelveSouth BookArc is available now and costs $39.99

iTunes 9.1 has iPad/iBook support

Ok, so the latest (and possibly greatest?) version of the well-known Apple software has been prepped and finely tuned for all you iPhone/iPod geeks. 

iTunes 9.1 is now packing support for iPad syncing, as well as the ability to “organize and sync books you’ve downloaded from iBooks on iPad or added to your iTunes library”.  

The file size for the update is close to a hefty 100Mb…. so, put the kettle on, sit back and let it update on it’s own.  If you’ve already done it, what do you think of it so far??  Let us know via the comments.

iPad iBooks Store will include 30,000 (Project Gutenberg)

iPad owners will be able to grab classic ebooks from the vast Project Gutenberg library directly from the iBooks Store according to a new leak. 

According to AppAdvice, Apple will integrate the Project Gutenberg catalogue directly.  That shouldn’t be too tricky since the iPad supports ePub files and PG offers the classics in its library in ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and also simple text.

While Apple has already confirmed that the iBooks app would allow you to sync DRM-free ePub files from other sources to your iPad, plonking PG at the heart of the iBooks Store would obviously be far more convenient!!

PG features great fistfuls of classic titles, including Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Pride & Prejudice. 

While the potential for stuffing your iPad with enough masses of titles from PG to fizzle your brain, there is still no firm date of exactly when in April the iPad will hit the UK and when the iBooks Store will follow it!  

via Electric Pig

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