USPS Outlaws the Sending of iPads and Kindles to Troops Overseas [Sad] + MORE iPad News 05/10/2012

More iPad news and updates!  A round up of the latest Apple iPad articles from around the net.
USPS Outlaws the Sending of iPads and Kindles to Troops Overseas [Sad]

An iPad or a Kindle can go a long way to helping a deployed soldier pass the dull, dull downtime while away from home. But if you want to send a gadget-stuffed care package to your favorite GI, you won’t be able to use the USPS much longer. It’s banning the shipment of all electronics with lithium-ion batteries. More »

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Proview reportedly rejects Apple's settlement offer

Earlier this week, a report suggested Apple and Proview were far apart on a settlement for the iPad trademark in China. According to Sina, the difference between the two companies is about US$384 million. The report claims Apple offered Proview $16 million for the iPad name and the Chinese company rejected the offer. Proview reportedly wants $400 million from Apple so it can appease its creditors.

[Via The Next Web]Proview reportedly rejects Apple’s settlement offer originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 10 May 2012 17:45:00 EST…

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7-inch iPad rumors continue: said to launch in October for $200Here’s a rumor that just won’t die: Apple’s coming out with an affordable 7-inch iPad. This time the perpetrators are iMore, citing the usual anonymous sources. The claim that the smaller iPad is due in October of this year, and that Apple is aiming for a retail price between $200 and $250. The exact screen dimensions aren’t mentioned, but they’re using 7 inches (a popular Android tablet size) as a sort of conceptual generic. They claim that the cheapest model will start at 8GB…

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Etcher iPad case works like a real Etch A Sketch

We get to see all sorts of Kickstarter projects here at TUAW. There are the incredibly successful and “why didn’t I think of that” projects like the Pebble e-paper watch (now at well above US$10 million in funding) or the Une Bobine iPhone cable (fully-funded, as discussed on TUAW TV Live). And then there are projects like the Etcher iPad case that might be technologically cool, but impractical as hell.

The Etcher is an iPad case that looks and works like an Etch A Sketch. Sure, there are other Etch A Sketch cases for iPad, but how many of them work just like an Etch A Sketch? You can turn the knobs, which cause a line to be drawn on an app on the iPad…

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Kanex ATV Pro connects Apple TV to VGA projectors

Kanex has just released the US$59 ATV Pro HDMI to VGA adapter. This little video adapter may well be a hit with teachers and presenters who want to mirror their iPad screens to VGA projectors — without tethering the iPad to a clunky VGA cable.

Up until now, if you intended to display your iPhone or iPad screen on a projector without HDMI inputs, your choices were few. First, you could use an Apple or third-party Dock connector to VGA cable. That, of course, limits your mobility to the length of the cable you’re using to connect to the projector; the Apple VGA dongle is also prone to falling out if you’re wandering around…

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Resistance: Burning Skies PlayStation Vita features and trophies revealedThe latest chapter in the Sony shooter franchise Resistance is coming soon. Resistance will be making its maiden voyage on the PlayStation Vita on May 29. Like many other Vita titles, this one will have an ambitious multiplayer experience that aims to prove that the Vita is worthwhile enough for even iPad and Android gamers to own. And now, there’s a new look at what exactly this new title will bring to the table.

Speaking of ambitious, Sony claims that Resistance: Burning Skies will bring a lot of firsts to the table – including the “first-ever dual-analog FPS control on a portable device, the first competitive multiplayer shooter experience on the PS Vita, and the first support for Party voice chat…

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