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Teach Me Sushi iPad Edition Review

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Ever wish you could make your own sushi for a dinner party or a more colorful meal than hamburgers and hotdogs? Teach Me Sushi iPad Edition can show you how. Does this video-rich teaching experience deliver the goods? Read on to find out.

I have been a fan of sushi since a former co-worker introduced the delicacy to me nearly 20 years ago. Even though I enjoy this Japanese meal category, making my own has eluded me… until now. Thanks to Jake Davidow's encouraging and highly enthusiastic video presentations in the iPad edition of Teach Me Sushi, I am at least no longer apprehensive about making my own Maki and hand rolls.
 



Review: The Pad Strap

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If you like using your iPad with no case it, then this accessory may be for you. The Pad Strap is a hand strap for your iPad. It secures onto the back of your device. The strap is made of two leather pockets with strong elastic in the middle. The leather pockets go over two of the iPad corners. You can use this is portrait or landscape mode.

 

The elastic is a tight fit on the device which is good.



Review: The Toddy

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We all love our gadgets but one of the things we despise is the fingerprints and smudges that are left on them. It’s a never ending battle to keep our little guys clean. Chances are you probably have a few or more microfiber cloths lying around. Some of them are nice and some are pretty cheap. Recently, I got to try out a new microfiber cloth called the “Toddy.”

It’s a very stylish 5”x7” cleaning cloth. But don’t let the pretty looks fool you. This guy can clean. The specs below tell you what this is made of.



AT&T-mobile: AT&T gobbles up the other U.S. GSM carrier

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Did you hear that sound?  If you felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of ringtones rang out, well...  AT&T just gobbled up T-Mobile, for $39 billion.  This consolidation, announced just before the industry's CTIA Wireless show, brings together the 2nd and 4th largest cellular carriers in the U.S., to create a new #1 provider.  Both vendors use GSM technology which should make it easier to integrate the two firms and their customers.



Review: RichardSolo 9000 mAh Mobile Charger

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Richard Solo introduced another backup battery to their lineup, which is their 9000mAh Mobile Charger. There is enough power in this bad boy to give almost a 100% charge to your iPad or increase the amount of hours you can use your iPhone or iPod. According to their specs as it relates to the iPhone/iPod “the Mobile Charger can increase your movie viewing or Internet browsing time from 5-6 hours to 68 hours — or audio up to 325 hours.” For my review, I am using it exclusively with my iPad.



Pad Strap for iPad

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Is your iPad too slippery? Are you afraid it will fall out of your hands, but you like the “naked” look? Try the Pad Strap.

The Pad Strap, made of two leather “pockets” and an elastic strap, hooks over two opposite corners. This provides a secure way to hold your iPad without keeping it in a case.

I like the idea. It works well and feels fairly secure. I’m not sure if the elastic will stretch out over time, but it appears fairly stable. It doesn’t add weight and doesn’t get in the way.



WeatherGeek is for Weather Geeks

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Back when I was a weather geek during the early Mesozoic, we used to hand analyze these charts and hang them on the wall. Now you can get them on your iPhone and loop them (WeatherGeek Pro is available in App store here). Of course, you don't need to spend $4.99 to check out these freely available NWS computer-generated products. They have been available here for years (the site is moving to a newer flash-based version here that likely won't work with iPhone).



iPad 2 news: long lines, choosing a data plan, moving your data plan to your new iPad

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I want one, of course. I called the Apple Store in Des Moines yesterday to see if they had any iPad 2s in stock. They said that they had a small number come in that morning — but that there were 100 people waiting in line when they opened the store. Those new iPads sold out fast. If, like me, you're in the market for one, it's a challenge to decide between AT&T and Verizon data plans, other things being equal. And also to decide whether the cheapest route, if you have both an iPhone and and iPad, is to pay the additional $20 /month for the Personal Hotspot feature on your iPhone rather than signing up for an iPad data plan. Two great articles help you sort this out.



Quick Look: Find The Objects and True Love With Romance Of Rome HD

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This was a pretty easy review for me to write. I absolutely love hidden object/puzzle games, and I have long felt that G5 makes these games just about as well as anyone else on the iPad. So, when I heard they had a new game available, I was eager to give Romance of Rome a try.

The story is well told through the use of non-player characters and cut-scene comics. Essentially, you are a poor traveler who has come to Rome. As you approach the city, a young girl is attacked. You save her, but another hooded man swoops in, knocks you unconscious and takes off with the girl.



Review: Joby GorillaMobile Ori for iPad

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The GorillaMobile Ori case is a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate with a design inspired by origami. At first glance, it opens up folio style. The inside cover has a soft protective material that will not scratch your screen. The iPad itself slips into a white hard shell case which has rubbery silicone on the edges.



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.