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Street magician bases his act on an iPad

This video is fun. A street magician bases his act around an iPad. The magician is speaking Japanese, but there are subtitles. And you don't really need to know what he's saying to appreciate the tricks.



iPad Apps for IT Professionals

11 apps help IT professionals manage systems

The iPad represents a truly unique computer interaction experience for the IT Professional, especially for Network and System Administrators as well as Help Desk Professionals and even programmers. For the adventurous technologists who attempted to control desktops or query and manage servers from their 320x480 resolution iPhones, the iPad’s 1024x768 screen is like moving from an office cubicle to a warehouse. Even so, iPad applications have to be optimally designed to maximize this screen size so that the interactive resources are as available and intuitive to interact with as possible.


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Frontier Design and Griffin Release Guitar Rig/App Combo!

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I'm going to have to give this cable/app combo from Griffin and Frontier Design a go when I get a chance (called GuitarConnect and iShred respectively). I am spoiled somewhat in that my Line 6 amp already has a robust amount of modelling built into it. I like purer amp sounds, without much experimenting with effects, but then I'm a pretty old school rock player--couldn't hurt to broaden the horizons a bit. I have seen a couple of these guitar rigs out there for iPhone iOS (the Guitarbud, and iRig), and am starting to get curious.



Office Docs on Your iPad


Apps that let you view, edit, and create Office documents on your new mobile computer


In the Fall 2009 issue of iPhone Life magazine, I authored an article that looked at the two major mobile application suites that allowed iPhone users to work with Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets (iphonelife.com/issues/Fall2009/TurningIphoneMobileOffice). With the release of the iPad, developers including Apple, have stepped up to the plate to offer a selection of apps for viewing, editing, and creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go with the iPad. In addition, Apple included support for Bluetooth-enabled external keyboards in the iPad.


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iPad Games: Showcasing the Best!

The most addictive and graphically appealing iPad games

When the iPad was first released, the largest category of applications initially available for the device was games. The number of apps in this category has continued to grow in the few months that the iPad has been out. As it does, we're running into the same problem we face with iPhone apps; how do we find the real gems among the pages and pages of iPad games listed in the App Store? This article takes a look at some of the most addictive and graphically appealing games currently available for the iPad.


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MiFi keeps you connected

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The Chinese word for Challenge also means Opportunity.  I kept this in mind when my cable modem Internet connection stopped working today.  Fortunately, I have a review unit of the Novatel MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.  It's basically a wireless 3G modem.  I was planning to seek out a remote location to test it.  But suddenly not having any Internet here in the suburbs proved to be an opportunity to test out this device in the comfort of my own home, and get some work done!

 

The Novatel MiFi 2200



Coming Soon: ThinkFlood’s RedEye Mini

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Back in April, I reviewed the ThinkFlood RedEye remote control system.



Carcassonne App - Simply the Best Board Game App

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In the year 2000, German board-game enthusiast Klaus-Jurgen Wrede unleashed his own creation, Carcassonne, upon the world. Not long after, the game became a world-wide phenomenon, winning several awards and generating much praise from critics. The year is now 2010, and a version of Carcassonne has been developed for the iPhone and iPod Touch (with an iPad version forthcoming).



Quick Look: FlairHockey for iPad

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I have always been an avid fan of air hockey.  Every time I play, it takes me back to a family vacation we took when I was a child. A group of us staying in the same hotel organized a tournament on the game room's air hockey table.  It turned into one of those winners stays on type games...and I never left.  



iGameDock: The Game that Keeps Giving!

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The games on the App store are becoming like sand grains on the beach. There are just so many of them, that it's easy to miss good ones. There are games within games--not just a single game, but multiple games under a single app, and what's more, the games change to new ones with updates! Dreamsky has developed such an app called iGameDock. I love getting 3 games for the price of one, even if 2 of the games are kind of okay, and one of them is cool.



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