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Those picking iPads up in stores get notice too

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Just got my notice this morning (below) that my 64GB wifi iPad will be at the Portland Mall waiting for me this Saturday morning.  One of the reasons I chose to go to the Apple store to get it was to determine what sort of interest there was for the device here in Maine.  Though Maine's DOE has a very progressive laptop program called the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (I've discussed before), which gives every 7th and 8th grader a MacBook to use at home and at school (now a number of High Schools too), aside from this bright spot, Maine is not well known for its embrace of technology. 



Shaun White and iPhone Life!

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Everyone knows Shaun White, thanks to the recent Winter Olympics and his trademark red hair!  But would you believe that his favorite iPhone magazine is iPhone Life?  It helps that iPhone Life is the ONLY magazine dedicated to the iPhone, but nonetheless, Shaun was gracious enough to pose for a picture and sign an issue of the magazine!

Shaun was on hand at the Marvell Semiconductor booth, at CTIA in Las Vegas, this past week, to help promote Marvell's commitment to making the Always-On lifestyle possible.  Mr. White knows his stuff, having a number of games that bear his name.  Shaun White Origins is available in both FREE and paid versions on the iTunes app store.

For more details on Marvell, check out http://www.Marvell.com.



With CrowdZone, the CROWD's the thing!

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Shakespeare wrote "The play's the thing", in Hamlet, but with CrowdZone (FREE, http://www.crowdzone.com), that could easily become "The CROWD's the thing".  CrowdZone is a social networking tool focused on sporting events.  In fact, CrowdZone is probably the ultimate tailgating app!  You create a profile and see what events are happening today.  You join an event, whether you are at the game or watching at home or at a sports bar.  You can leverage the location-aware capabilities of the iPhone and find like-minded users nearby!  Root for your team, chat with others, and earn "trophies" for your own comments.  You can even earn real world rewards, like tickets!



Birthday Shopping? Gift an app directly from the iPhone store!

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 Did you know that you can GIFT an app? That's right and you can do it directly from the iTunes store.

Simply locate the app, click and hold the arrow next to the "Buy App" button, and then select "Gift This App."  Fill in the details and in seconds your gift is on the way! An easy way to shop for birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations for your favorite iPhone users.



iPad Education? How will the iPad be used in education?

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 Here's are some interesting blog postings about the iPad and education:



Apple Ebook Pricing

Although Apple has stated that its ebooks will sell for $14.99, there is rumor that bestsellers will sell at $9.99. At what price are you willing to purchase an eBook? Does it matter whether it is fiction or nonfiction? Best seller? 



Two weeks and counting to my new iPad!

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Only two more weeks til I get my iPad!

I'm so looking forward to trying this out.

Will it meet my expectations?

Will there be plenty of apps available for the iPad? Will the ones I own on my iPhone work on my iPad? If so, how will they work? 

What kind of cover will I need? Can I carry it in my purse? What about a stylus? Will my Pogo Stylus work?

Will I be able to endure without 3G? 

I'll let you know the answers to these questions and more - soon!



Need I say more.

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 Though I really don't need to say much, like the estimated 20,000/hour iPads being presold, I couldn't resist the option of going to the Apple store in person to gauge the interest here in Maine.   Stay tuned.



123 Color makes learning fun and convenient!

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Here’s another iPhone app that makes learning fun! 123 Color teaches number recognition, upper and lower case letters, shapes and creative expression. Included in the app are 60 drawings to color – drawings that represent holidays, butterflies, flowers, household items, fruit, planets, birds, shapes, animals, people, transportation, tools, leaves, and sports.



Best way to buy an iPad?

I am on record as having a few reservations about the iPad, but I still firmly plan to pick one up on Day 1. So the questionI ask is similar to one I posed re the iPhone.  Where is the best place to buy an iPad?

Effective March 12, prospective customers will be able to pre-order one from Apple.  I will probably go this route, to ensure I can get one soon.  There are rumors of delays due to software and/or hardware, so if supplies are constrained, I want to make sure I'm one of the lucky ones.



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