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Milwaukee Zoo arranges iPad ‘play dates’ for oragutans in other zoos

The young orangutan reaches his hand through the cage and rubs his knuckles over an iPad, drawing wide colors across the screen with his favorite app. A few minutes later, Mahal presses his face up against the mesh, stretches out his long tongue and taps the screen to make it…

Concerns grow over children using tablet computers

Electronic tablets like the iPad are a revolutionary educational tool and are becoming part of childhood, but should be watched carefully so that overuse doesn’t lead to learning or behavioral problems, experts say. “It’s a topic that really emerged in the last two years. You can’t pull it from their…

Apple sells three million iPads on opening weekend

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple announced on Monday that it sold three million of its new iPad tablet computers over the course of its first weekend on the market. “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold — the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Apple senior vice president of…

One in five U.S. companies say they will buy tablets by mid-year

Survey results released on Tuesday showed that growing numbers of businesses plan to buy iPads as tablet computers make their way from personal lives into work places. Slightly more than one-in-five companies said they will buy tablets for workers by the middle of this year, with 84 percent of those…

Apple says shipment of new iPad may take 2-3 weeks

Apple said that shipments of its new iPad to customers who order it online may take two to three weeks but that the tablet would still be available in stores on Friday. Apple, which has set March 16 as the launch date for all sales of the third-generation iPad, said online pre-orders of…

Apple to hold March 7 event, new iPad expected

Apple sent out invitations Tuesday to a March 7 press event expected to be the unveiling of the next generation of the hot-selling iPad tablet computer. The invitations featured a picture of an iPad and the words: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The event is…

Apple to debut ‘iPad 3′ in March

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple will unveil a new version of its market-ruling iPad table computer in March, according to a report in Dow Jones-owned technology blog All Things D. The latest in an ongoing stream of Apple rumors cited unnamed sources as saying that an “iPad 3″ will make its…

Boehner: ‘Hell, no! I’m not having any fun’

Following a Thursday speech unveiling his plan to “liberate” the economy, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked if he enjoyed his job. “Hell, no!” he exclaimed. “I’m not having any fun.” “But I am glad I’m there… I wanted to be Speaker because I wanted to lead an effort…

Apple profit rockets with hot iPad, iPhone sales

Apple revenue and profit rocketed to record highs in the recent quarter as sales of iPhones and iPads more than doubled with help from accelerating demand in Asia. Apple said Tuesday that its net profit more than doubled to $7.31 billion on unprecedented revenue of $28.57 billion in the quarter…

NY Post blocks website access for iPad users

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The New York Post has blocked access to its website from the iPad’s Safari Web browser in a bid to drive users of Apple’s tablet computer to the newspaper’s paid application. An iPad user attempting to reach NYPost.com using Safari is met with a page that says…

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