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Redshift in App Store!

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We told you it was coming, and now it's here! A new iOS planetarium and cosmos viewing app called Redshift is now available here. Read on for more info..

"Find selected objects in the sky, identify stars and planets that shine in the real night sky in front of you, perform various amazing 3-D flights and visit the Moon and all planets in our Solar system. Thrilling images present around 500 galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other Deep Sky objects in large telescope quality. "



Using the iPad to create content

The rap against the iPad is that it's more for consuming content than creating. But people are using it to create content in interesting ways. An article on Business Insider, titled 10 Ways People Are Using The iPad To Create Content, Not Just Consume It," presents an amazing slide show of images and video.



iPhone versions of iPad Book apps

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I've written about some cool iPad book apps before, specifically vBookz and The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross.  Both apps are great examples of why the iPad is more than just a big iPod touch.  The large screen makes it practical to view books with more than a paragraph displayed at a time.



Review: STM Bags Jacket iPad

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STM Bags sent me the Jacket iPad for review. This is not a new product as it was released in June, but I must have missed it somehow. It was designed specifically for the iPad. When I received it in the mail, it was sealed in a plastic bag. You also get a detachable and adjustable strap with it. And as you will notice, it also has a built in handle. I received the black and teal version.



MarkdownNote for iPad

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Want to create great looking HTML mass e-mailings, then check out MarkdownNote for the iPad...by codingrobots. You can grab it in the app store here, or see some of the other products offered at the vendor's website here...



Personal Blog Update: Down to Business

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I have a bunch of updates here that I wanted to share. It’s a very long post so I apologize. Hey, I’m a talker, I can’t help it.

 

My birthday was last month and I was very fortunate to rack up a good amount of Apple gift cards. My plan was to upgrade to the new iPod Touch (I got a quick hands on today at the Apple store and it was neat). I was interested in the updates that my 2G does not have.

BUT just recently, my cell phone broke so I needed to get that replaced. Now I am a PAYG AT&T user.



STM Jacket iPad -- the ideal case for me

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I want a case for one purpose: toting my iPad wherever I go. And I want that case to be over my shoulder and out of the way. My first solution was the Kensington Sling Bag, which I posted about in early May. It served my needs well, but I wore it out in a few months of heavy use: frayed and coming apart at the seams. Fortunately, just as it was fading, STM sent me their Jacket iPad. And it's just what I was hoping to find.



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)!



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.