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iPad & iPhone - VOIP?

From Macrumors.com: SDK Changes Open Door to VOIP Over 3G Networks... iPad Phone Calls Possible? iCall announced today that Apple had made changes to iPhone SDK that makes Voice over IP (VOIP) over cellular networks possible. With the latest revisions Apple has made to the iPhone developer agreement and Software Development Kit, iCall for the iPhone and iPod Touch now enabled unrestricted free local and long distance calling over 3G data networks. iCall claims to be one of the few VoIP applications that has been permitted by Apple to operate on the iPhone platform. This allows users to make telephone calls over AT&T's 3G data network without using their plan's minutes.


The Apple iPad -- Description and first impressions

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 On January 27, 2010, after months of intense hype but no leaks, Apple announced its latest product, the iPad. iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad. The iPad is a sleek tablet that looks like a cross between an iPhone and the LCD case of the MacBook Air. It measures 7.5 x 9.6 inches and is only half an inch thick. It weighs a pound and a half. It has a 9.7-inch multi-touch screen with 1024 x 768 resolution. Apple says its internal 25 watt-hour battery lasts ten hours. The iPad is powered by a 1GHz Apple A4 chip, a first as Apple never before used an Apple-branded chip. The iPad comes with 16, 32 or 64GB of Flash, and each version is available with or without 3G. Pricing starts at US$499, the most expensive 3G model runs US$829.



How will the iPad and iPhone OS 3.2 Change App Development?

Has Apple changed the world again with the release of the iPad? To app developers, the change is both subtle and enormous. It’s subtle because the new OS version 3.2 is only a minor update from the previous version 3.1.2, and because there are few changes in the APIs(just some additions). On the other hand, this is an enormous change because the iPad presents an entirely new market for both existing and new applications. It is likely to spark another “app gold rush” similar to what we saw when the App Store opened and the iPhone SDK was first released two years ago. It also significantly changes the development paradigm for programmers of iPhone apps.


More iPad Details from Today's Event.

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Here are more indepth details from today's Live Apple Event.
 
I wasn't able to be there...but I am sold.  I will not stand in line all night to get one - but I will pre-order the 3G version with over-night delivery!!
 
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Here is what Joshua Topolsky from Engadget wrote.


iPad disappointments... and why I will buy one on Day 1!

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The shine is off the Apple, so to speak.  Now that the rumors have been put to rest, we can examine the iPad in detail.

There are some significant advances and as Apple would put it, elements of magic, in this new device.  And make no mistake, I will definitely be buying one, if for no other reason than product research and to test my current apps and develop new ones for this unique device.

However, I must say I am disappointed in a few areas.



Videos of the new iPad

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If you have a desire to see this new gizmo in action, CNN has put together a great 5-minute video of excerpts from today's presentation of the iPad by Steve Jobs. And  there's an 8-minute Apple commercial for the device on YouTube. The latter video demos the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store.

 



iPad Pricing

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With iPad, you get all our latest innovations. And all our most advanced technologies. In one of the most revolutionary products we’ve ever created.


iPad Design

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A large, high-resolution LED-backlit, IPS display. An incredibly responsive Multi-Touch screen. And an amazingly powerful, Apple-designed chip. All in a design that’s thin and light enough to take anywhere. iPad isn’t just the best device of its kind. It’s a whole new kind of device. Watch the iPad video



iPad Features

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iPad Technical Specs

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Technical Specifications
Size and weight1
Height:
9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width:
7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth:
0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight:
1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
Display


    iPad - It's Here!!!!

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    • it’s a big iPhone

    • it’s not going to be around for 60 days

    • It starts at $500

    • 3G costs extra

     

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    From AppAdvice.com - Minute by Minute from the Show!!!

     



    Apple Sold 8.7 Million iPhones in Q4

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    Well, I guess a lot of mommies got their wish this holiday season.  Apple sold 8.7 million iPhones between Sep 26 '09 and Dec 26 '09. 



    The White House App

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    Want to know what's going on at the White House?  Want to see the State of the Union Address LIVE on your iPhone?  This app is for you. 
     

    With this app, you have access to White House Blogs, Photos, Events and the State of the Union addresses.  You don't have to be into politics to like this app.  It's also a great teaching tool for children.

    It's FREE
     



    Google Voice now available for iPhone!

    The iPhone buzz on the Internet today is the newly available Google Voice for the iPhone. Google Voice, if you're not familiar with it, is an astonishing range of free services.



    WordCrasher makes a liar out of me!

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    I know I said I don’t like games, but I guess I was lying! I love these new word games on the iPhone; and WordCrasher is my newest favorite word game. It’s similar to Boggle, but more challenging.

    I especially love the graphics and music: the colors are fluorescent and lively; the background music is exciting and gets you in the mood to keep playing the game.



    Need an Upgrade, There’s an App For That..

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              I thought I would write a little bit about my switch from my old pocket PC to my touch. I did some research on the productivity and organization software I used and wanted before I decided to change last year. I see discussions now and then about people wanting to upgrade to a newer or replacement device that is not phone related, such as myself. I had written an article for a long term test that was featured in a UK magazine last year. Some of my notes are below as well as some current updates I have done since.



    iPhone 4.0 rumors

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    BoyGeniusReport claims to have the inside scoop on iPhone 4.0 courtesy of an informant. The word is that it may be announced at Apple's event this week. They say that the new version will include multitasking, which I would really like to see happen. I'm constantly opening and closing apps, and I dislike waiting each time. Apple hasn't wanted to implement that apparently because it will be a drain on the battery. Hope they get that figured out.



    3GS - Easy Good Night Daddy

    Sometimes Daddys have to travel, but the kids want to say good night.

    The old way to send a video involved a computer and cables and frustration.

    Now, open the camera, slide to video. Viola - a quick video to email or text. I didn't even have to get out of the covers.

    Good night, sweetie!!



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