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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...



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.



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.