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Ipad vs Tab: How not to name your Home/Start Button in Romanian

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We all know that the closest competitor to the Ipad is the Samsung Galaxy Tab (or just, "Tab"). We also know that to "Start" something in Romanian is to "Porni", so....check out what happens to the Home Button in Romanian when it gets truncated by the Tab. :) I don't know whether this is a photoshop job but the article is here from Slashgear and elsewhere too.

Round 1: Ipad 1-0 Tab



Tilt to Live FREE Lite and Full App at 99 cents!

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TTL is one of my favorite time-wasters, and now you can try a free lite version, or even grab the full game for only 99 cents (limited time offer)! You gotta at least check out the lite version (only classic mode--my fav--with limited weapons), if you aren't yet familiar with the giddy exhilaration of squirming through a wall of angry dots. Read on for more PR info...



Two of my Most Used iPad Photo Add-ons

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Here are two photo related things I wanted to share that I really enjoy using with the pad. I also get a lot of use out of these.  Besides using these for some of my personal images, I use it all the time for choosing and editing my blog photos.

The iPad Camera Connection Kit. $29.00

We already know about this as the product is not new, but I use the SD card reader frequently to pull in my images from our camera. I like that I can also delete the images from the memory card then and there after the import (if I want).



Review: Skooba Design Techlife Netbook/iPad Messenger

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Skooba Design is a company in Rochester NY who designs various types of bags and gear for our computers and other tech. I was recently reading one of their press releases when I stumbled upon a product of theirs called the Techlife Netbook/iPad Messenger.  I contacted them to see if I could test it out and they kindly sent me a loaner review. This bag was just recently introduced and is part of their tech life collection?



New Blue Mikey Available

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You can record on the new 4G iPod touch (without external accessories), but if you want to bump up the quality of your recordings, you might need the new Blue Mikey from Blue Microphone (see my iPod/iPhone recording article here). It is not yet compatible with 4G devices, but the great free Blue FiRe App will work with the built-in mic.



Muzx Ultra Earphones - a contender for best earphones!

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I received the Muzx Ultra earphones a day after I wrote a review of the V-Moda Vibrato, so I can’t write this review without comparing the Muzx Ultra with the V-Moda Vibrato.



Quick Look: Manuscript for iPad

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I have been writing, in one form or another, since I was in seventh grade.  In that time, I have been convinced that there has always been a best selling novel inside me, just waiting to be discovered.  Sadly, after numerous false starts, it has yet to be found.  Which is where Manuscript can help.  No, this app will not write the book for you…but it will do pretty much everything else as you progress through the creative process.



iOS 4.2 expected this week -- CNET tells you what's coming

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I'm looking forward to iOS 4.2 on my iPad -- folders, multitasking, and more. A very helpful article on CNET tells you what this new version offers for both iPhone and iPad users. AirPlay will let you stream content from your computer to your iOS devices. The article also describes AirPrint, but our blogger Jek Suen Lee has reported that this feature has been canceled. 



Classic board games for iPad -- 10 for $1.99

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Board Games — All in One ($1.99) now has an English version. You get 10 classic games for your iPad: checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, backgammon, tic tac toe, peg solitaire, Ludo, and more. I like the idea of having all of these games in one app for the iPad. They're attractively designed, and can accommodate up to 6 players. These are pretty basic. You won't be able to play against your iPad, though, as in other chess apps, for example. And to have access to the instructions, you'll need an Internet connection, since it simply accesses the info on Wikipedia.



Arrh, thar be Penguins... of Madagascar!

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If you have children, you appreciate entertainment that appeals to kids and grownups at the same time.  After all, if you have to sit through a movie, and pay full price, you might as well enjoy it too, on your own level.  The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play is an app (iPad only folks) that I found amusing as did my kids who are fans of the Nickelodeon show of the same name, based on those funny penguins and lemurs from the Madagascar movies.



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.