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HootSuite Finally Comes To The iPad!

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HootSuite is now my new best friend when it comes to Twitter applications. The interface is clean and easy to understand and I can manage all my social networking sites in one app. I have been using HootSuite (free) on my iPod Touch and online for some time but couldn't take using it on my iPad in the iPhone mode......but no more. They just came out with an iPad rewrite that is glorious.



A modular approach to iPad case design

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There's a new case company in town, and they go by the name modulR.  They way they spell and capitalize their name isn't the only thing they're doing that's innovative.  The modulR case is really a system or platform which you customize to suit your needs.  The first thing you do is pop it into a silicon protective shell, similar to other cases.  But the back of the modulR case has four 'nubs' or buttons.  You can attach an assortment of accessories using those buttons to turn your case into a desktop stand, a wall mount, or even a shoulder strap case.



Ipad vs Tab: Asian price wars set to spread to North America and perhaps, Europe

Over here in Asia, the competition posed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab and others have prompted rumors that Apple is considering slashing prices in some countries here in Asia.



SPB TV Passes 2 Million Mark and adds Native iPad Support!

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SPB Software has created a winner app in SPB TV, and now passes the 2 million user mark (also one of my top picks for 2010). Best of all, it is completely free and now built to order for iPad too! The app will likely gain popularity with ever more and more users consuming live TV on their phones and iPads! Full press details follow...



Let's Create Pottery Lite!

From the makers of iQuarium comes the popular app called Let's Create! Pottery. You can grab this hot list game in the app store for free (the Lite version), so go fire up that kiln!



Star Walk Version 5... Bring the Universe Inside!

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Who doesn't remember the planetarium? I thought it was the best school field-trip that was ever conceived, way back when I was a kid (besides the Smithsonian Institute), but I digress. Star Walk version 5 (which is the point of this post) is a pocket-sized planetarium that brings the cosmos to you, adding a ton of cool stuff to this already great educational app.



iOS 4 for iPad sent to devs

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A pre-release "gold master" version of the new iOS 4 for iPad has been sent out to developers to make sure the migration to the new iOS goes smoothly. This MAY mean that it's not far off for end-users as well. Added functionality is rumored to be similar to iOS 4 for iPhone (unsurprisingly) including the ability to create folders, multi-task and more. To read all about it check it out on Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/1702285/ipad-ios-4-first-look.



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...



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.