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On The Road Again... what to read?

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My first article for Thaddeus Publishing, makers of iPhone Life, was printed in 1992 and it was entitled "On the road with my HP 95LX."  I am about to go on another road trip, for Voices That Matter iPhone Development Training in Philadelphia.  Technically, it's a train trip, and with a nearly ten hour commute each way, I want to be prepared.  My iPad is not the 3G model so I am looking for apps that let me load up on reading material for the ride.  I could get some books via iBooks, but I'm more of a magazine guy.



The vue-console takes a stand for iPad ergonomics

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If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for the right accessories for your iPhone or iPad.  I found an iPad stand that, if you'll pardon the pun, stands out from all the rest.  Most stands are designed without much thought to ergonomics.  They raise the iPad about 2 inches at most.  The user has to bend their head down to view the iPad.  The vue-console from vue-products.com  is designed to position the iPad in a more ergonomic position, suitable for reading, viewing videos and even typing without neck strain common to desktop-level stands.  The stand is made out of a lightweight material an



Free Sonos Controller App for iPad In App Store!

Probably have heard me blathering about my Sonos S5 wireless streaming stereo and how awesome it is. Well, what would you say if I told you there is a slick iPhone controller app for it, and now guess what?...There is one for iPad too (which is optimized for iPad's bigger screen)!



Land Air Sear Warfare HD Review

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If you are looking for one of the best Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games for the iPad, look no further than Land Air Sea Warfare HD.  Graphics and sound combine with gameplay that in many ways is better than the original game that launched the RTS genre, Command & Conquer.



Never Miss What Was Being Said Again

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Imagine this.....You are at a meeting or seminar, and you are distracted by the guy next to you who is talking with the lady next to him. You have missed some pivotal point that was being made because you were listening to the blah, blah next to you....

what the speaker was saying is gone....

Now imagine this.... not only do you have the notes you were taking, but you also have a recording of what was being said at that very moment, and all you have to do is tap on your notes and you can hear what was being said that you missed.



Practice math skills and learn about entomology at the same time!

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iLiveMath Entomology offers your students a chance to practice math word problems while learning about insects and spiders. 

Students can choose to play one of three levels:

Level 1: addition and subtraction



Convert your DVDs for the iPad -- step by step

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One of the really fun things about these gadgets is using them as portable movie players. You have many options for doing that, such as renting in iTunes, using the Netflix app, and more. And if you already have a collection of DVDs, one option you have is to convert them for viewing on your iPad. SimpleMobile Review has a great step-by-step guide, complete with screen shots, that walks you through the steps of converting your DVDs.



GV Mobile + brings Google Voice to the iPhone

 

A little over a year ago, Google submitted a Google Voice app to the Apple App Store for approval. Six weeks later, they were notified that the app had been rejected. Now, programmer Sean Kovacs has created his own app for Google Voice called GV Mobile +, and Apple has accepted it.



Fruit Ninja HD Game Review

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Every so often, a game for the iOS comes along that captures that addictive "just one more round" quality to keep players locked to their devices well past bedtime.  Halfbrick Studios' Fruit Ninja is just such a game.

The objective of the game is as obvious as any classic arcade title.  Shoot (or in the case of Fruit Ninja, slash) the bad guys (in this case, fruit) while avoiding the bombs.  Increase the number and speed of targets and bombs with each progressive level.  Miss three targets and the game is over.



Land Air Sea Warfare HD Released for iPad!

This is one of my favorites for the year (see my mega-review here), and now available in HD for iPad! Stunning graphics in an already superb RTS equals, well...Land Air Sea Warfare HD!



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.