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Review: Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger Bag

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If you are looking for a compact messenger bag for your iPad, then this may be an option for you.



3-D demo is good example of amazing things coming thanks to iPad 2 camera

The iPhone camera engendered a huge range of apps that used it for many things other than as a camera: from bar code readers to a heart rate monitor to an aid for those who are color blind. I suspect that the iPad will broaden that range even further. This demo video shows how a developer is using the front-facing camera for head tracking to create a cool 3-D effect.



RichardSolo 9000: Save $20.00

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last Month, I reviewed this mobile charger from Richardsolo.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-richardsolo-9000-mah-mobile-charger 

If you were planning on getting one, it's currently on sale until Monday. Here are the details from the email I received.

For this week only, save big on the powerful RichardSolo Mobile Charger! This 9000 mAh backup battery connects by USB cable included with your device for charging iPad, all iPhone/iPod models (except shuffle), smartphones, and more.



Customize that iPad!

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Apple might control most of what you see when you turn on your iPad, but that shouldn't stop you from customizing the exterior.  I recently had the opportunity to try three distinct customization options for my new iPad 2, and it was a lot of fun! I thought it would be neat to have my iPad look like an actual printed issue of iPhone Life Magazine!  So I used our Buyer's Guide as my image.  It worked well because the black background could mask any seams and be expanded or cropped as needed.



Ri - New remote for iOS devices available!

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If you are looking for a small remote to manage the growing number of devices in your home entertainment center, check out the Ri. Nearly as small as a quarter, the Ri should work with most hardware, and without the nuisance of fussing with IR codes. Includes a free control app... Read on for a list of features and info from the vendor site...



Review: Ten One Design Fling Joystick for iPad

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If you like playing games, especially first person shooters like me, then I think the Fling is one of those must have accessories. The Fling by Ten One Design is a Joystick for your iPad (both versions). The installation is as simple as two suction cups. I used it over my existing screen protector and it worked fine.



Review: Innopocket Transformer Case for iPad

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This is an interesting case by Innopocket which fits the original iPad. It’s called The Transformer. This case is a full front, side and back protector which is made of clear polycarbonate. I like it because it allows you to show off and see the iPad design in full, and still keep it protected.

When you receive the case, it is protected with a plastic sheet on it. Just peel it off, slip the iPad in, and you are ready to go.

This case is also designed for both right and handed people.



Cooking with the FridgePad - love it!

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One of my favorite apps is Paprika Recipe Manager. I use it in the kitchen almost everyday, but I worry about getting food or liquid on my iPad. But now, with the FridgePad, I can hang my iPad on the refrigerator out of the way of food and liquid spills. Perfect!

You can use the FridgePad to read recipes; check your email, the news, travel info, and weather; listen to music or watch videos. 



Download free ebooks to your iPad

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I now pretty much stick to buying ebooks and reading them on my iPad. Mostly it's a better reading experience, with the exception that I can't quickly backscan or forward scan. The biggest impetus, though, is that my house is already overloaded with books. I love being able to buy books but not having to warehouse them. Macworld has a great tip on how you can download free ebooks to your iPad from Project Gutenberg, which has 33,000 titles.



Star Walk for iPad -- augmented reality star gazing app temporarily $0.99

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The Star Walk app has long been a favorite of iPhone users. You can point your phone at the sky, see a live image, and have information about what you're seeing superimposed on the live image. And now Star Walk for iPad is available until April 12 for $0.99 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first man in space. (The regular price for the iPad is $4.99.) 



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.