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Transferring and syncing files to an iPad

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A couple very good articles have recently been published that give a thorough overview of transferring and syncing files between a desktop computer and an iPad. For example, you can create a Word doc on your desktop computer, save it to Dropbox, and then open it on your iPad and edit it via an office app such as Office2 or Documents to Go. The revised version then syncs automatically back to your desktop computer via Dropbox.



Guest Blogger: Bear Motion iPad 2 Case Unboxing

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Today's guest blogger is Blaine Moyer. Blaine recently won an iPad 2 case in our iPad engraving contest. After a certain unnamed company (*cough* Incipio *cough*) failed to send his prize, we sent Blaine the Bear Motion Leather iPad 2 Case. Blaine has been keeping his new iPad in a cardboard box while waiting for his new case to arrive. When the case finally arrived, he was nice enough to send us pictures of the unboxing. Congratulations Blaine on your new case.

 



Protect your iPad 2 in luxurious style with the Piel Frama leather iPad 2 Case

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First off, I am a BIG fan of Piel Frama cases. I had one for my first iPhone, my iPhone 4 and my iPad 1. When I purchased my iPad 2, I definitely wanted to protect it with their updated case.



The Toddy Cloth - A wonderful gift!

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Personally, I cut up a microfiber cloth, which I buy at Wal-mart, to use on my iPad and iPhone. But, I certainly wouldn’t give that as a gift.

If you’re looking for a gift, check out the Toddy Smart Cloth. Anyone with an iPad or other electronic devices will appreciate it as being functional as well as very nice looking!



Catalog Spree -- free app for the iPad brings you an attractive assortment of catalogs

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Catalog Spree (free) brings you over a dozen catalogs, with more to come. The app offers a very attractive and functional presentation of catalogs ranging from Nordstrom Lingerie to Filson (men's outdoor clothing) to DwellStudio (bedroom domestics). You can order from within the app, which has a shopping cart and everything. 



Free magazine for the iPad about gaming on iOS devices

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TouchGen, a website devoted to gaming on iOS devices, has recently created a free magazine on the same topic. TouchGen Magazine is a "pilot issue" that collects 15 of their reviews over the past two years. Their forthcoming Issue 1 will have many of the features you'd expect from a newsstand gaming magazine, such as news, reviews, features, and commentary, but in an interactive format designed to make the most of the iPad reading experience. Their intention is for the magazine to continue to be free. If you're a gamer, you may want to check it out.



Review: Incase Origami Workstation

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If you use your Apple Wireless keyboard with your device, this accessory may be of interest to you. The Incase Origami Workstation is a combination case and stand. This case was “Inspired by the Japanese art of paper-folding” and “provides complete protection for your Apple Wireless Keyboard.”

The case itself is pretty light and does not really add any bulk. The material reminds of me of the Official Apple iPad (1) Case, but not as soft. It also gets dirty but cleans off pretty easy.



Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune magazines now free to subscribers via the iPad apps

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One of my main uses of my iPad is reading the news, and I love The Daily, the newspaper from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that's just $0.99 per week. I'd actually prefer to read all of my magazines via the iPad.



Googe Android vs. Apple iOS - A Different Take

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While enjoying sushi and drinks with a friend the other night, she let me play with her new Android phone that she had just picked up that day to replace here aging Blackberry.  I've been an iPhone user since day three of the first iteration, and I currently carry an iPhone 4 for daily use.  In the nearly four years that I've been using Apple's handset, it may have been lost on me that not everyone experiences the polished user experience that iPhone users have grown accustomed to.  She had a lower end LG handset powered by Android and moments after launching the browser, I noticed the "jaggy" scrolling.



Scosche freeKEY - Flexible Water Resistant Keyboard

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Today, Scosche announced the availability of a new BT keyboard for use with your devices. Check out the video below.



Everything iPad - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.