Windows 8 Ipad 2 Sweepstakes

March 9, 2011

OK, so I feel like some fun this month.

I know this is a Windows 8 blog but I came into some money and I feel the need to share the love for the next few months.

Here’s the deal.

For the next three months –March, April and May, I’ll be giving away one free Apple Ipad 2 to a reader of this blog.

Read more about the Apple Ipad 2 here…

What do you have to do to enter? You need to do one of two things…

  1. Purchase a copy of Uniblue’s Speed Up My PC.SpeedUpMyPC scans your computer to identify the processes, files and settings that are slowing you down, before wielding a powerful range of tools to optimize your system for improved performance. Your network settings, RAM and CPU function are all scanned, cleaned and tuned for speed, while junk files are deleted for space. The result is a computer that works faster and better. If you purchase it from this link and send me your order number at sweepstakes8(at)nnigma(dot)com, you will be entered TWICE into the sweepstakes or..
  2. You can read this blog and leave 4 comments on 4 different posts/stories. Make sure you enter your email address and make sure the comments are witty and smart. You automatically get entered that way.

I will be announcing the winners of the sweepstakes at the end of each month so you have some time.

You can do both for more chances to win…

I will be deciding each month’s winners on the 29th of each month..

Good luck!

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All Comments

  • I love the Ipad 2. Do we get to choose the color of the ipad if we win?

    Jeffrey Saks March 9, 2011 10:15 am Reply
    • Yes..

      Onuora Amobi March 9, 2011 10:15 am Reply
      • i don’t know.. but i like it even what colors it will be

        yovan March 11, 2011 3:20 am Reply
        • Now all you have to decide which color!
          White or black, black or white, damm I cant decide both look so great ;).

          xinu March 12, 2011 2:39 pm Reply
  • Nice action!
    Is this sweeptake internationally?
    Where do we need to put our email? (or is it just the ‘disqus’ account?)

    Greets from Holland

    marc3l March 9, 2011 10:23 am Reply
    • Yes, international. You win, I ship to you wherever you are, my cost.

      Onuora Amobi March 9, 2011 10:26 am Reply
  • Thanks for the excellent service you are providing for the online community of people that want to know the latest and most accurate information of technological companies. I only have to say that, while the Ipad is a nice technological tool, I prefer to use a Laptop for everything, so that for USD$ 600 I can read email, view videos, listen to music, read books, access the apple store (with Itunes), make documents, presentations and calls, every task with just one tool… But of course that if you like to give me a free Ipad, I won´t say no to you.

    Greetings from Costa Rica,

    Christopher Becerra March 9, 2011 12:09 pm Reply
    • 3 more smart comments and you are entered in to the competition…

      Onuora Amobi March 9, 2011 12:19 pm Reply
      • nice

        yovan March 11, 2011 3:21 am Reply
  • wow…it shocked me when i saw weird is it that a windows 8 blog was sharing something about apple. hahahah..
    Well, its not about shared or not. Techonology is all about sharing with each other. am i right? =)
    Btw..really thanks for all the info that u’re providing…it was like almost everyday, the first thing i did when i went online, was check on my email!! i really cant wait for the windows 8! >.<

    Greetings from Malaysia,

    Michael March 9, 2011 1:49 pm Reply
  • ipad2 wow….paricipating…..may luck favours me……

    HarshShah192 March 9, 2011 2:01 pm Reply
  • Very nice of you to offer several iPad 2’s to your readers. I’m sure some of them are going to be scratching their heads about the blog subject: Windows 8 iPad 2 Sweepstakes 🙂

    Seriously, my kids have iPads and love them. In the well known TV Ad, I’d be the ‘PC’ guy, and have hesitated to embrace Apple products. But almost anyone would have to admit that their designs are superlative. And, so far, like with the iPhone, they’re way out front with their tablet product. The iPad 2 has some great new features (2 cameras, faster processor, same 10 hr battery life; and a Very cool screen cover/stand. Good job, Apple. You competition has their work cut out for them.

    zenphx March 9, 2011 2:59 pm Reply
    • The Ipad 2 is a killer device. I have an ipad and personally for me, that’s enough but the new Ipads look amazing as well. Anyone who wins them will be happy…

      Onuora Amobi March 9, 2011 4:42 pm Reply
      • Really sir really. Hope we all are lucky ones.

        sonrigsanyang March 14, 2011 10:12 am Reply
  • Is this contest available to participants from other countries (namely, the Philippines) ? Im crossing my fingers!!

    Sarah Surreal March 9, 2011 8:46 pm Reply
  • I would love an IPAD 2 i think it would be great im always on the road out the office and perfect for architects in general as we always on the road to a site i would love one.

    smooth123 March 9, 2011 11:47 pm Reply
  • Great im always out the office this would work brilliant with my line of work

    smooth123 March 10, 2011 12:23 am Reply
  • Woaaaah, this is nice! 😀 I really want that Ipad 2, i’ve always been staring at others’ ipads… Which was a bit frustrating.

    Yulobo March 10, 2011 6:25 am Reply
  • I am learning through my desktop. I will be learning through IPAD 2 more if I am lucky. Because I can carry my computer every where I go with me.

    Sonam Tshering March 10, 2011 8:20 am Reply
    • yeah its great for people that are studying even an handicap people can study through this.. thats awesome

      yovan March 11, 2011 3:24 am Reply
  • That is awesome. I would love an iPad2. I wonder if there will ever be a comparable windows version that someone produces. I read that Tegra makes one but unfortunately the windows isn’t completely touch friendly.

    Tovy Thomas March 10, 2011 10:42 am Reply
    • Hope luck favor us. It amazing device. a perfect mini computer.

      sonrigsanyang March 14, 2011 10:11 am Reply
  • There are a whole host of competitors out there readying a storm of tablet offerings based on Windows, and also Android platforms. So far, the top contenter is Motorola’s Xoom. There is good writeup on the Xoom on Zdnet at:
    ….but the ‘bottom line’, in my opinion, is that Apple has a long lead, not only on technology/feature set, but also on price.
    The competition is going to have do some kind of magic to catch Apple in both categories.
    iPad 2 goes on sale tomorrow. I’ll be interested in the reviews, which I anticipate should start hitting the web within hours of the launch.
    However, I’d be surprised if the reviews are anything but superlative. Even Microsoft can learn from Apple’s ‘product execution’ abilities.

    zenphx March 10, 2011 11:12 am Reply
  • great competition, would love an ipad, especially for my studies! Would also love to give developing a few small ipad apps a go to earn a little extra money, since im lately a little broke :}.

    xinu March 10, 2011 1:57 pm Reply
  • thats awesome.

    yovan March 11, 2011 3:16 am Reply
  • Ipad 2. i was dreaming of it. thats great… may luck favours me.

    yovan March 11, 2011 3:18 am Reply
    • All the best to you. Hope your dream come true

      sonrigsanyang March 14, 2011 10:09 am Reply
  • Ah, today is the day; iPad 2 is on sale. Delivery times (for online orders) has jumped to 2-3 weeks !
    First looks and reviews are good.
    Here’s one by the Wall St Journal’s Walt Mossberg:
    I think there are some features still missing from the iPad (memory card slot, 4G connectivity), but I also agree with Walt that iPad 2 is a fine tablet for most anyone.

    One interesting thing about iPad 2 is the available screen cover (which replaces the iPad case).
    Although it only covers the screen, it also turns the iPad on/off as you uncover/cover the screen. And you can still fold it back to form a vertical/horizontal stand. And, it’s held in place by aligning with magnets built into the iPad. Pretty clever 🙂

    zenphx March 11, 2011 5:46 pm Reply
  • A very nice way for making the blog most interactive one 🙂
    I loved the idea….when people are looking for free ipads…you are the one helping them out to win those…cool….god bless you….

    Kanika March 11, 2011 7:04 pm Reply
  • I still use a phone from 05, I would just love to win this so I could send to my son that will be starting college soon to work w/kids that have disabilities

    Shawnna March 11, 2011 11:00 pm Reply
  • I came to this website from I must say that you have covered each and every feature of windows7 on that website in detail. I hope you will do the same on this website too.

    Krishnaverma March 12, 2011 3:57 am Reply
  • I am 51 and going back to get my degree before I die, and while attending school had to learn how to fix my computer. I did not intend to take a crash course in this, but now value the info I learned. Not only that there were messages everyday from Microsoft over some type of error and my machine asked me if I wanted to send the results to Microsoft. Now, I am reading all I can about OS, and programs and will soon build my own computer just because I know I can, now!

    Thank you Windows 7 (Windos Heaven) now I dont have to fix my computer and can devote my time to study. I wished I would have learned on Windows 7 instead of another version. I wish I could afford to be a “geek”, and would love it.

    Jackie L. Rumler March 12, 2011 1:42 pm Reply
    • Hope and wish we all are lucky

      sonrigsanyang March 14, 2011 10:08 am Reply
  • The most wonderful equipment ever born in the world…. a gift sent from heaven to us. I would love to have it.

    Sam March 13, 2011 7:09 am Reply
    • that’s true…. i agree with you……….. nice thought

      Sam17sam March 13, 2011 7:19 am Reply
  • Soooooooooooo much awesome….. like a happiness in our pocket

    Sam March 13, 2011 7:12 am Reply
    • you can’t put it in your pocket…

      Yossi Cohen February 27, 2012 1:57 pm Reply
  • Best gift any youngster would dream from their parents

    Sam March 13, 2011 7:14 am Reply
    • Will be like a dream come true. I would love to own it.

      sonrigsanyang March 14, 2011 10:08 am Reply
  • The one having it has everything and the one not having it has nothing

    Sam March 13, 2011 7:14 am Reply
  • iPad2 is a smart choice in this scenario. Though there are some better choices in the market but iPad is iPad 😉

    Itskirmani March 17, 2011 1:39 am Reply
  • I would like an iPad because then I could browse windows8update from the comfort of my sofa 😉 lol.

    xinu March 17, 2011 6:01 am Reply
  • Well, if it doesn’t work out to solve my computing dilemmas, at least I can use it to slice bread.

    Casey Friday March 28, 2011 11:37 am Reply
  • Now that iPad 2 has been out for several weeks, has anyone bought one? ….or gone to an Apple store to try one out??
    I visited an Apple store recently and got to use an iPad 2. I liked the cameras and the Apps to use them. There is a ‘Photobooth’ App that lets you take photos and do special effects. It worked well and was fun. I didn’t run any heavy duty Apps, so I couldn’t tell how much faster the iPad 2 is, but it was plenty performant. Also, the new cover/stand is a clever little piece of engineering. Good job, Apple.

    zenphx March 28, 2011 5:13 pm Reply
  • Onuora,

    Have you announced a winner for March’s iPad??


    zenphx March 31, 2011 4:58 pm Reply
  • Just out of curiosity, when do we find out who the lucky winner was for March?

    xinu April 1, 2011 9:44 am Reply
    • It was in the newsletter.

      You didnt win an Ipad, you won $100 for most comments.

      A lady in Canada won the Ipad.

      You should sign up for the newsletter at

      There are 2 more months to win an Ipad…

      Onuora Amobi April 1, 2011 10:04 am Reply
      • sorry i missed the newsletter, i feel a little embarrassed now, thanks anyways.

        xinu April 1, 2011 11:12 am Reply
        • Cool.

          Well email me (not on these comments) your Paypal email address and I can send you your prize.

          email prize(at)nnigma(dot)com

          Onuora Amobi April 1, 2011 11:25 am Reply
  • would love an ipad for my 40th birthday coming up but here is to dreams

    Brianmcfaul April 2, 2011 5:25 am Reply
  • love the ipad2 seen one in action looks great

    Brian mcfaul April 2, 2011 5:27 am Reply
  • also can not wait to see what windows8 is like hope a beta is released soon

    Brian mcfaul April 2, 2011 5:28 am Reply
  • Onuora,
    I’m not seeing the posts from the iPad winner, Rebecca Taylor.
    I was wanting to look at some of them to see the quality/quantity of her posts.

    zenphx April 2, 2011 1:09 pm Reply
  • well had a look a screenies of windows 8 and what i have read so far looks great lets hope they fixed the unidenfied network issue which is a pain.mind you an ipad 1 or 2 would help out loads lol

    Brian mcfaul April 2, 2011 6:34 pm Reply
  • 1.Google Vice Pres. states that 60%of businesses could immediately replace their windows with computers running Chrome OS.
    I thought this was suppose to be talking about Windows 8 not Chrome OS, how are some of us idots suppose to learn all of this. We didn’t get the chance to go to college and we are getting older, things should be easier. LOL
    2. A new feature that will be in Windows 8 is handwriting Recognition!!
    I thought computer was suppose to take away from handwriting, what the heck are they trying to do to us. We learn one way on Windows 7 and now 8 is we don’t type we just write???
    3. Reset Button in windows 8 that you can push a button to reset windows to factory conditions but leaves user files in place.
    Have to say this one interests me, love to know how in the world they will be able to do this? There has to be glitches in this. How many times do I need to reset my button. Just give me an iPad2 and I will keep my Windows 7 and be happy and old.LOL
    4.Windows 8 one of 10 Technologies that will define 2011, designed to be used to run against iPhone and Chrome OS.
    To me I am more confused than I ever was. Why do we keep changing Windows when it is doing great now. If it ain’t broke then why do we have to change it. I just bought Windows 7 this yr. and now windows 8 tablet is coming out. It makes me not want to buy another computer because my brain cannot keep up with all of this. I am an average person that does well on a computer but adding all this confusion and changes will take me another yr to try to catch up and guess what? Windows 9 will then be out. When will this ever end??? Like I said just let me win the iPad2 and I will stay with that and my Windows 7 and not fry my brain out. I am disabled physically not mentally, but this is starting to make my brain hurt.

    Like your site and thanks for all of the blogs and post that I got to read for I am more confused than I have ever been. Who said 50 was easy??

    Joyce McDaniel April 10, 2011 6:37 pm Reply
    • windows is not doing great now…
      my motorola defy with android (2.3.5) make a laugh at windows…
      why do i have to wait for my browser to launch? why do i have to wait 3-5 seconds for a stupid right click?(not always but after some time not right clicking windows “forgets” how to do it!)
      why isn’t the interface smooth and fun to use?(ie no momentum scroilling no drag to scroll stupid explorer)
      why is the system so slow doing basic stuff?(what.. quad core and a 470gtx isn’t enough for you? it sure is ebough for my high end gaming!)
      win 7 is great but i wait for 8 to be snappy responsive and modern!

      Yossi Cohen February 27, 2012 2:05 pm Reply
  • Ipad 2 contest. Let the games begin!

    Taylornrichards May 15, 2011 10:57 am Reply
  • Owning one would be a dream come true for my 2 kids what a suprise that would be for them  

    Brian mcfaul May 15, 2011 3:59 pm Reply
  • If i owned one it would make my job a lot easier by far  

    Brian mcfaul May 15, 2011 3:59 pm Reply
  • In fact if i owned one i would be a somebody …. 

    Brian mcfaul May 15, 2011 4:00 pm Reply
  • This would be a dream come true for me.  I have entered over 200 contests just for an iPad2 but I am never lucky enough to win anything. I keep trying and maybe this will be the one.    I could really use this for I am disabled and having one of these I could learn so much and keep my mind off of pain.  I love Microsoft 7 and cannot wait for Microsoft 8.

    Joyce McDaniel May 17, 2011 5:27 pm Reply
  • This is great offers to increase users and blog readers. I really like this blog. Sweepstakes is good for iPad users and its blog readers.

    ipad chargers

    advinpitersen July 19, 2011 6:44 am Reply
  • I have been dreaming of winning one.  My birthday is next month on the 25th.  Hint Hint.  LOL   I think I would pass out if I won.  Have entered over 400 times trying to win one.  Don’t think I am that lucky.

    Joyce McDaniel July 19, 2011 4:46 pm Reply
  • Guess I am a little too late, wonder why I received this email today about it.  Maybe you are giving away another one.

    Joyce McDaniel July 19, 2011 4:48 pm Reply
  • Anybody get an add-on for touch yet?? I know a few companies make a ‘touch’ cover for an flat screen and even for old tube screens, but anyone try one and have a recommendation on one (or a negative on any)??

    Yerachmiel Altman October 30, 2011 7:52 pm Reply
  • Hi..Thanks for the post. The new application is very interesting. I will look forward to this. I love the game. Will surely share my experiences here again.

    Sam_lawson16 December 9, 2011 3:07 am Reply
  • Thanks for posting. I am very fond of the game. I gathered a lot of information from here. I will look forward to it.

    sweepstakes December 9, 2011 3:09 am Reply
  • Its a great contest for me. Because i am a big fan of these types of contest. I am always ready to join these types of contests. I will definitely look forward to it.

    contests December 9, 2011 3:12 am Reply
  • owing one will be great for my way getting an asus transformer prime!!!!
    (duh sell ipad 2 get atp)

    Yossi Cohen February 27, 2012 1:57 pm Reply
  • wait so if i put 8 comments…. won’t it be the same as buying this software?

    Yossi Cohen February 27, 2012 1:59 pm Reply

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