Black screen in crashed iPad video player app

For unknown reasons, the iOS video player app found on all iPads locks itself up in rare situations. Opening the video app results in a black screen, all you can do is jump back to the home screen using the home button. Both, restarting the iPad or re-syncing it on iTunes won’t help. Now before …

Dreambox HandBrake preset for iPad or iPhone

Did you know that you could easily convert recordings from a Dreambox sat/cable receiver using HandBrake to watch them on your iPad or iPhone? Here’s the preset I use on my DM800 HD. It should work for all recent Dreambox models like the DM500 HD and the DM8000 as well. The preset is optimized for …

Apple cancels iPad 2 orders to freight forwarders and international addresses

Apple just started canceling iPad 2 orders in the U.S. that ship to freight forwarding services or international addresses. This is the email you receive from Apple if you try to order an iPad 2 via nybox.com: Dear Apple Customer, Thank you for your recent Apple order. While we appreciate your interest in iPad 2 …

Streaming video from a Dreambox to an iPad with Dreambox LIVE

I’ve been looking for a solution to stream recorded or live video from my Dreambox DM800 sat/cable receiver to my iPad for a while. I was able to stream recorded video using an uPnP server on the Dreambox and an uPnP client on the iPad, but the iPad app involved was somewhat limited. A few …

Plug an e-guitar into the iPad 2 with JAM by Apogee

You probably already know Apple is bringing GarageBand to the new iPad 2  (it probably works on the old iPad as well).  But did you know you can also plug a real e-guitar into the iPad and use all the guitar amps built right into GarageBand? How awesome is that!? All you need is the …