AM News: Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV, iOS 5.1 Available for Download, Anonymous Takes Down Vatican Website

Cupertino based maker of the iPhone has unveiled at a San Francisco event, the new iPad - with a high resolution display, quad core graphics performance and a better camera, than seen before. The new tablet from Apple, called just the iPad, has a 9.7-inch Retina screen, with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 - and 3.1 million pixels in total, the highest ever seen in a mobile device.

Lately Apple fans have been teased about the most optimistic rumours that spanned frantically around the Internet. Among them, we got the chance to hope for a new Apple TV device and now here it is. Eddie Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, the man who reports directly to Tim Cook, proudly introduced the device to the eager media present at the San Francisco event.

Apple has made public that its latest version of the iDevice operating system has been released and is readily available to download, for Apple products running the existing version 5 platform. ITProPortal has only just reported that the iOS 5.1 has gone gold, after three weeks of both internal testing, and qualification by carriers too - when Apple has announced at their generation iPad launch event, it is now ready to deploy.

Hot on the heels of its Panda Labs defacements, Anonymous has taken down the Vatican's own website in a protest against what it described was a "corrupt" church organisation. "Anonymous decided today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organisation spreads around the world," read a statement posted on an Italian anon website.

IBM has shown off a technology that allows the booting of a secure, cloud based operating system off a single USB stick. Shown off at CeBIT for the first time, the tech is known as "Secure Enterprise Desktop", and features a USB drive with its own bootloader, HTTPS and code to create a secure connection between a drive on the host computer and a remote server - making many a piece of remote connectivity software somewhat obsolete.