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iLounge Weekly coming Monday, new giveaway

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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Also, be sure to enter our new iBattz Bundle Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for May, iLounge and iBattz are giving away 10 bundles consisting of a Mojo Removable Power Card Wallet II and an iBattz Mojo Treble Keychain Cable. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on May 31, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Apple TV poll ends, media playback poll begins

With over 3,000 votes from iLounge readers, our most recent poll—“Do you plan to purchase the third-gen Apple TV?”—has ended. Both positive and negative responses were provided for owners of first- and second-generation Apple TVs, as well as for those who don’t yet own an Apple TV.

Overall, 42 percent of readers said they plan on buying a third-generation Apple TV. 43 percent of those said that it will be their first Apple TV, while another 25 percent said they would be adding a third-generation unit alongside a first- or second-generation unit, 19 percent said they would be upgrading from a second-generation unit, and 12 percent said they were upgrading from a first-generation model. 27 percent of respondents said they own a second-generation Apple TV and plan to continue using it instead of upgrading, another 27 percent said they have no interest in the Apple TV—a surprise, given the device’s increasing utility for users of iOS devices—and 4 percent said they’re happy with their current first-gen units. Thanks for all your responses!

Our new poll returns to a topic we’ve covered several times in our poll, most recently in late 2010. We’d like to know what Apple device you’re currently using as your primary device for media playback. Are you using an iPad, an iPhone, an iPod touch, a more traditional iPod model, or an Apple TV? Our new poll—“What do you use today as your primary Apple device for media playback?”—lets you answer that question. You can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

iLounge Weekly arriving Monday, last weekend for giveaway

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes Monday morning. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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Also, if you haven’t yet entered our Kensington Keyfolio Expert Giveaway, this is your final weekend to do so. In our Giveaway of the Month for April, iLounge and Kensington are giving away 10 KeyFolio Expert Multi Angle Folio & Keyboards, paired with a Virtuoso Signature Stylus and Pen. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on April 30, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

New iLounge Weekly arriving Monday, giveaway reminder

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, be sure to enter our Kensington Keyfolio Expert Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for April, iLounge and Kensington are giving away 10 KeyFolio Expert Multi Angle Folio & Keyboards, paired with a Virtuoso Signature Stylus and Pen. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on April 30, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

iLounge Weekly coming Monday, giveaway update

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes Monday morning. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, don’t forget to enter our Kensington Keyfolio Expert Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for April, iLounge and Kensington are giving away 10 KeyFolio Expert Multi Angle Folio & Keyboards, paired with a Virtuoso Signature Stylus and Pen. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on April 30, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

iLounge Weekly arriving Monday, new giveaway

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, be sure to enter our new Kensington Keyfolio Expert Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for April, iLounge and Kensington are giving away 10 KeyFolio Expert Multi Angle Folio & Keyboards, paired with a Virtuoso Signature Stylus and Pen. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on April 30, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

iLounge Weekly coming Monday, last chance for giveaways

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes Monday morning. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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Also, if you haven’t yet entered our giveaways for March, this is your final weekend to do so. In our first March giveaway, iLounge and Ozaki are giving away one of four O!care Wireless IP Cameras for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.  This giveaway ends on March 30, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.  In our second giveaway this month iLounge and iBattz are giving away one of ten iBattz Mojo Removable Battery Cases for the iPhone 4/4S, and readers have until March 31, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time to enter for this one.  Winners for both giveaways will be announced on Monday, April 2, 2012. Good luck!

iLounge Weekly arriving Monday, giveaway reminder

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, don’t forget to enter our iBattz Battery Case and Ozaki O!care Giveaways. In the former, iLounge and iBattz are giving away 10 iBattz Mojo Removable Battery Cases in Glossy White, while in the latter, iLounge and Ozaki are giving away four (4) Ozaki O!care Wireless IP Camera for iPod, iPhone and iPad. To enter, simply fill out and submit the forms on the giveaway pages—both giveaways will end on March 31, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Third-gen iPad poll ends, third-gen Apple TV poll begins

With over 4,000 responses from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“Will you sell your current iPad to buy an iPad 3?”—has ended. Owners of both original iPad and iPad 2 units were given “yes” and “no” options, with additional options offered for those who don’t have an iPad but plan to buy the new model, and those who don’t have any interest in the iPad.

A large majority of readers—66 percent—said they plan to purchase a third-generation iPad. Broken down, 24 percent of respondents said they didn’t own an iPad but planned to purchase the new model, while 16 percent said they already own an iPad or iPad 2, plan to keep, and plan to purchase the new model in addition to their current device. Another 16 percent of respondents said they have an original iPad and plan to upgrade, and 10 percent said they own an iPad 2 and plan to upgrade. On the other side were 20 percent of reader who said they own an iPad 2 and plan to keep it, eight percent who said they own an original iPad and plan to keep it, and just six percent who said they have no interest in the iPad. Thanks for all your votes.

Our new poll focuses on the third-generation Apple TV. We’d like to know if the new model’s faster processor and 1080p capabilities are enough to entice you to purchase one. Do you have a first- or second-generation unit, and plan to upgrade, or do you plan to make this your first Apple TV purchase, or possibly purchase it to use alongside your current Apple TV somewhere else in the house? Or are you happy with your current unit, or are you not interested in the Apple TV at all? Our new poll, “Do you plan to purchase the third-gen Apple TV?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

Photo of the Week: iPhone 4 in China

This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 4 looking out over the city skyline from Binjiang Ave in Shanghai, China. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Apple’s third-gen iPad, Apple TV event coverage, summarized

There’s been a crazy quantity of news over the last day—new iPad and Apple TV hardware, new iOS and iTunes software, a new iPhoto app for iOS, and updates to virtually every major Apple-developed app in the App Store. Here’s an index to all of the major stories we’ve posted so that you can see what’s what, easily.

The Third-Generation iPad: Apple unveiled the third-generation iPad, dropping its recent numbering scheme in favor of calling it “the new iPad.” It features a Retina Display with over 3 million pixels, a new 5MP rear camera, support for some 4G LTE networks, and a body that’s slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2’s, but is otherwise cosmetically virtually identical. After the announcement, we discovered that the new iPad’s battery was much larger, Bluetooth 4 was added, and AirPlay was still locked at 720p from the super high-res device.

Click on the title of this article for many more links to our coverage.

Photo of the Week: iPad 2 in Texas

This week’s featured photo is from our iPads Around the World gallery, and shows a black iPad 2 in front of a rocket at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Live coverage of Apple’s iPad event starts 1PM Eastern

iLounge will be providing live coverage of Apple’s special media event, beginning today at 1:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time. At the event, Apple is expected to announce its third-generation iPad, and possibly a third-generation Apple TV unit. You’ll be able to find all our updates on the main iLounge.com home page—so check back early and often!

Pre-Event Updates: An oft-reliable source for 9to5Mac confirms that “iPad Wi-Fi 4G” units are now beginning to show up in Apple’s inventory system in 16GB to 64GB capacities, alongside an updated version of the $39 Apple Digital AV Adapter.

Click through to the full version of this story for updates during the event.

iLounge Weekly coming Monday, new giveaways

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, be sure to enter our new iBattz Battery Case and Ozaki O!care Giveaways. In the former, iLounge and iBattz are giving away 10 iBattz Mojo Removable Battery Cases in Glossy White, while in the latter, iLounge and Ozaki are giving away four (4) Ozaki O!care Wireless IP Camera for iPod, iPhone and iPad. To enter, simply fill out and submit the forms on the giveaway pages—both giveaways will end on March 31, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Photo of the Week: iPad 2 in Canada

This week’s featured photo is from our iPads Around the World gallery, and shows a black iPad 2 in front of the Vegreville Pysanka—the world’s largest Ukranian Easter egg—in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

iLounge Weekly arriving Monday, last weekend for giveaways

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes Monday morning. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, if you haven’t yet entered our iBattz Mojo Power Card Giveaway, this is your final weekend to do so. In our Giveaway of the Month for February, iLounge and iBattz are giving away one of ten iBattz Mojo Removable Power Card battery packs. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on February 29, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Happy Presidents’ Day!

In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday in the United States and Family Day in Canada, iLounge will be updated only modestly today. Our editors wish you a happy holiday, and look forward to resuming coverage of all things iPod, iPhone, and iPad tomorrow!

iLounge Weekly arriving Monday, giveaway update

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes Monday morning. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

Your Email Address:   

IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, be sure to enter our iBattz Mojo Power Card Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for February, iLounge and iBattz are giving away one of ten iBattz Mojo Removable Power Card battery packs. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on February 29, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Holiday poll ends, iPad 3 poll begins

With over 2,700 votes from iLounge readers, our most recent poll—“What was your favorite holiday Apple gift?”—has ended. Readers could choose between the iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, or Mac, with another option for those that didn’t receive an Apple product as a gift.

While a majority of readers—56 percent—did receive an Apple product as a gift this year, 44 percent did not. Among those who did, the iPad took a 38 percent share, followed by the iPhone with 26 percent, the iPod with 18 percent, the Mac with 11 percent, and the Apple TV with seven percent. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on the iPad 3. We’d like to know if you plan on selling your current iPad to upgrade to the iPad 3? Are you selling your original iPad or iPad 2 to upgrade, or are you sticking with what you’ve got? Or will you be a first-time iPad buyer, or will you be purchasing your second—or even third—iPad? Or do you not have any interest in the iPad at all? Our latest poll—“Will you sell your current iPad to buy an iPad 3?”—lets you answer that question. You can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge home page—cast your vote today!

iLounge Weekly coming early Monday, giveaway reminder

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes Monday morning. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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IMPORTANT: Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink and others, make sure we don’t end up in your spam box. Please accept emails from iLounge.com. Thank you.

Also, don’t forget to enter our iBattz Mojo Power Card Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for February, iLounge and iBattz are giving away one of ten iBattz Mojo Removable Power Card battery packs. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on February 29, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

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