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All posts tagged "smart cover"


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Smart Cover Issues? This Might Be Why...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/22/ipad...agnet-polarity/

"Many customers bought a new iPad last weekend, and some found that Apple's Smart Cover doesn't work with certain previously Smart Cover-compatible cases. Mark of Mark's Hangout has discovered why, and he's posted a detailed explanation."

You can read the detailed explanation here, but basically it is an issue with some older smart covers and the sensor placement. Alignment must be spot on or they don't work, and those older smart covers were made with the magnet facing either way, which doesn't cut it on the new ones. No word yet from Apple, so the only solution now appears to sell your old smart cover with your old iPad and upgrade. Or just upgrade to a newer smart cover.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Secure Your iPad 2 From This Trick!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5852036/how-to-b...t-a-smart-cover

"In a pretty sizable and scary (and weird!) security bug, Apple's Smart Cover can be used to unlock any iPad 2, even if there's a passcode on it. Here's how it works. And here's how to fix it."

The first thing that always goes through my mind when stuff like this pops up is "what in the world made them think to try this?" Basically the fix is to turn off the Smart Cover unlocking in the General Settings menu until Apple can issue a fix. Or just hang on to your iPad 2 and not worry about it.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Evernote Peek: The First Smart Cover Learning App

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:15 AM

http://blog.evernote.com/2011/06/08...mart-cover-app/

"Several months ago, Phil and I were sitting in a plane playing around with the just-released iPad 2. Of all its features, the thing that floored us was the ingenious Smart Cover. It didn't seem like an accessory so much as an extension of the device. As we sat there opening and closing the cover, a question struck us: could we use the cover to control an app that would make Evernote even more useful Turns out, the answer is yes. We give you Evernote Peek, the world's first Smart Cover app. Available now."

Here's one thing I've learned over the years: if you have a hardware feature that developers can tap into, they will - and they'll do creative things you never guessed they could. This is a perfect example of that - and I think it's brilliant. It's a whole new class of application that came about simply from Apple coming up with a feature that turns the iPad on when the Smart Cover is lifted.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Smart Covers for the iPad 2

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

http://ipadnewshub.com/2011/03/intr...-2-smart-cover/

"Now here's something that really made me say - "wow!" I'm pretty sure most iPad fans also felt the same way. Together with the announcement of the iPad 2, Apple has also introduced the iPad 2 Smart Covers."

These covers are really slick, but you don't appreciate them until you watch this video that Apple has posted. They will also be available on March 11th, and come in a variety of colors and can either be polyurethane for $39.00 USD or in leather for $69.00 USD.


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