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Access mobile broadband on your iPad

So you’ve got yourself one of this year’s top gadgets, the uber stylish iPad. While not a necessity (is it a laptop, is it an e-reader?) the iPad’s definitely a luxury coveted by the tech obsessed. The main point of it, is a cool way to connect to the Internet on the go and, as with a Smartphone, you can use mobile broadband – but not through a dongle, like your laptop, or a traditional phone SIM.

iPad micro SIM

All that style means that unfortunately, iPad’s are low on connectivity ports, so there’s nowhere to put a USB dongle. What you need is an iPad micro SIM. Like a standard SIM it stores information, but at half the size of the one you put in your mobile. With the iPad SIM you’ll be able to access mobile broadband wherever you get a 3G signal. Once connected, you’re in for a great online experience, with a crystal-clear screen, excellent usability, plus lots of software and apps to further enhance your surfing pleasure.

Even if you’ve got an iPhone, the SIM for this won’t fit in your iPad, so don’t try! Before you rush to the shops to buy your iPad micro SIM, make sure your iPads a 3G version – it might be more pricey, but it’s worth spending the extra cash – without one you won’t be able to use mobile broadband to access the Internet phone, only Wi-Fi.

iPad SIM deals

There are a range of iPad SIM deals available, so make sure you get the best one to suit your needs. Some tie you in to a contract, others are pay monthly and some offer added bonuses, such as free access to the Times online.

Check the data allowance – if you want to download lots, you may consider topping this up, as if you exceed contracted usage, then you’re likely to pay a hefty price. As this is still a relatively new technology, there will be different deals coming on the market shortly, so keep up to date on comparison sites, like Broadband Genie. If you have an iPhone already, you may be able to add 3G for your iPad to an existing package – check with your provider for more information.

Once you’ve got your SIM card, insert into the slot provided and then connect to your Apple Mac or Windows PC. Open up iTunes, connect to the 3G service and follow the on-device instructions, or the guidelines supplied with the iPad SIM card.

If you buy an iPad and mainly use it at home, accessing your own Wi-Fi, then you might not need to go down the SIM card route. If situations change however, then that’s fine – you can sign-up to the 3G service at anytime, not just when you first buy the iPad. Access your iPad around the world

If you’re planning to travel with the iPad, apart from Wi-Fi hotspots, available pretty much anywhere in the world, you can also access 3G by purchasing a micro SIM card from a local network provider. Your UK deal or package is unlikely to cover accessing the Internet overseas – don’t be presumptuous or you could end up with very expensive bills. Check the terms and conditions of your provider before you jump on a plane.

They’re beautiful, desirable and pretty clever too – sounds like the ideal partner for anyone that’s looking for a no expense spared way to access the Internet on the go. Do away with the small screen on your Smartphone and forget the amount of space taken up by your laptop, get yourself an iPad and an iPad SIM to enjoy Apples latest craze practically anywhere in the world.  .

About the author: Rob Clymo writes on behalf of iPad SIM Genie and Mobile Phone Genie, the independent comparison websites for iPad SIM cards and Mobile Phones

Fast iPad Repair for You

The Apple iPad has stormed onto the scene, and most people would be hard-pressed to name just one other tablet device that preceded it.  In fact, even today, the Apple iPad has dominated the market, and anyone else trying to gain a foothold  in that space is looking up at Mount Everest.

Because of the huge demand for the iPad (3G or WIFI), Apple is able to charge a higher amount for their products.

As a downside, this makes repairing a broken Apple iPad all the more realistic, because often getting an iPad fixed is going to be cheaper than tossing it out and buying a new one.

Sites can be found on the net that perform iPad repairs, but you have to make sure you find a company like (located at who is familiar with the Apple iPad and who can complete the repair in a timely manner and in a way that makes the device look like brand new again.

One interesting thing about the iPad is that, if the screen breaks, sometimes the soft aluminum body can get dented, too.  This can make it challenging to put the device back together again with new digitizer screen, but if your iPad repair crew has it together, they can surmount that issue as well and make the iPad look like brand new again.

Jason Irizarry

The Apple iPad – Bringing Tablets into the Mainstream

For a good, long while, many people believed that tablet technology was on its way out. After all, tablets have – in various different incarnations – been around for years, yet they never seemed to fully take off on the market. Today, it is believed that Apple’s iPad may have saved the technology, ushering in a whole new era for tablets. The iPad has been met with a surprising amount of acclaim, and has so far been quite a success for Apple.

Experts believe that, due to the success of the iPad, other technology giants such as Microsoft and Sony will be bringing new, advanced tablets to the market in the near future. One thing is for sure – this dying technology is currently enjoying a revival like no other.

AT&T issues apology to iPad users after security breach

The second largest cellular provider in the United States, AT&T, issued an apology to users of the Apple iPad whose email addresses were leaked last week during a security breach. Hackers were able to discover the email addresses of nearly 114,000 iPad 3G users through a program on AT&T’s website. Among the email addresses uncovered by hackers were those belonging to members of the U.S. military as well as executives at media, technology and finance companies.


Apple Stands Up To Google!

If you’re an avid Apple’s iPhone, iPod, or iPad user you’ll probably be very pleased to hear that Apple has denied Google from blasting your devices with their mobile advertising. This is a breaking news story from June 9, 2010.

As you can imagine, Google is quite upset about this, especially since in late May Google acquired the mobile ad company named AdMob, from Apple Devices for a reported $750 Million. This decision also seems to have AdMob’s founder Omar Hamoui a bit miffed as well. This is also quite easy to understand, since as reported by AdMob, almost 32% of the ads served by that company in April went out to iPhone and iPod devices. That can translate into some serious future advertising revenue losses. Were your devices being bombarded with ads during the month of April?

Apple Announces New iPhone and Netflix Streaming at WWDC 2010

Apple has announced a new version of the iPhone at WWDC. The new phone will be called the iPhone 4. It will offer Facetime, a new feature that enables any other iPhone user to have a face to face conference with each other. A five megapixel camera with LED flash on the rear of the phone will ensure users are able to take stunning pictures. Multitasking will also be coming to the new iPhone. Users will be able to have their email open while checking on their Facebook account.

Steve Jobs Speaks out at the D8 All Things Digital interview


At the All Things Digital interview on Tuesday June 1st, Steve Jobs stepped out on the stage and talked for the first time since the last All Things Digital interview in 2007. However, in this year’s conference, Bill Gates was not present as he was in 2007.

The Battle for Readership: E-readers vs. iPad

In Apple’s new “What is iPad?” commercial, they claim that it is “more books than you could read in a lifetime.” But now that the iPad has been out for a little while, it’s hard to say whether or not this tablet computer that has taken the world by storm will or will not replace traditional e-readers.


In Apple’s new “What is iPad?” commercial, they claim that it is “more books than you could read in a lifetime.” But now that the iPad has been out for a little while, it’s hard to say whether or not this tablet computer that has taken the world by storm will or will not replace traditional e-readers.