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iPad news: over 100,000 apps, possible sharing of data plans with the iPhone

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There are now over 100,000 apps for the iPad, including both those that are iPad-only and those Universal apps for the iPhone that are also tailored for the iPad. You can read more on MacStories.



Wrapsol ultra drop + scratch protection review!

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Wrapping your device in a clear protective shell is not as difficult, bulky or as cumbersome as you may think. There are some options that make it a sleek and simple proposition. Recently, I tried the Wrapsol ultra protective wrap on my iPod touch, and it really does give you exquisite protection without looking and feeling like a mini bank-vault. What I really like about the Wrapsol is that it is thin enough to allow me to still use most of my covers and skins, but by itself can protect from drops of up to 6 feet (uh...I did not field test this, but there is a video at the end).



What I played this week - Paper Racer and Jet Car Stunts!

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What I played this week?...hmmm. Well, I am really stuck in a loop with Jet Car Stunts, and will probably grab the level pack soon, as am tiring of the initial courses (still haven't completed all the time trials). I played a mucho cool new game this week called Paper Racer. For some reason, it makes me think of my old slot car racing set. Read on for the review.



Quick Look: Hanging With Friends

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Most of you are familiar, by now, with the Words With friends phenomenon.  This surprise hit word game spurred the development of an entire genre (which I covered, here for iPhone Life).  Now, Zynga has come out with the latest entry to its, “…With Friends” online gaming series, "Hanging With Friends," which is a redesign of the classic pencil and paper game, Hangman.  Let’s take a quick look at the new game.



Review: Arkon MyHandstand™ iPad Hand Holder

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Arkon has just released their MyHandstand iPad Hand Holder. This comes in both the original iPad and iPad 2 flavors. I had the opportunity to try the version for the iPad 1 out.

Essentially, there is an adjustable hand strap with a swivel attached on the back of a flexible TPU case. The iPad installs pretty easily and is held securely in place. But it’s also very easy to remove it. That’s important because this may not be a case you would use as your every day case.



Light up your life with accessories from MoonSkin and Dexim

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I was recently spelunking... yes that's a word, even though my wife thought I made it up.  We were exploring an underground cave called Howe Caverns, in Upstate New York.  The caverns are 200 feet underground and lit artificially, but there are still areas of darkness.  Thankfully, I had my iPhone enclosed in a glow-in-the-dark case from MoonSkins!  Any case can protect your iPhone, but the MoonSkins offer added value by glowing in the dark.  Now you might not be spelunking every day, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to find your phone on the nightstand, without having to turn on the lights?

 



App Review: iDraw on iPad 2

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App Review:  iDraw on iPad 2



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend MEGA Giveaways: Actor!, BeatStudio, STaCKaH, mTrip and Wizards Castle HD

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Every weekend we will be raffling off  tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works:



Review: Waterfield Keyboard Travel Express

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Thanks to Waterfield Designs for sending on over the Keyboard Travel Express for review.  The Keyboard Travel Express is an accessory bag to carry your Apple Keyboard, cables, mouse, pad, etc. These bags are designed and made here in the USA, in San Francisco to be exact. This was perfect timing when the bag arrived because I was heading on vacation.

The bag is made of ballistic nylon. It's black and has a stripe of color on one end. The stripe color of mine is Copper.



Singapore Army equips recruits with 8,000 iPads

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The Singapore Army has announced plans yesterday to purchase 8,000 iPads for new recruits into the army.



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.