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A Tale of Two Books: Pedlar Lady and Dracula!

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I've written before about the power of a truly interactive multimedia eBook reader, but two iPad apps have really taken the idea and run with it.  The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross is a unique children's book with a hauntingly stark design.



There's an App for that: Ultimate Frisbee

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As the app store grows, apps are being developed to fill all areas of our life. From astronomy to hunting there's now an app for that. This is the first of what i hope will be a regular column looking at apps for niche markets that may surprise you. This first blog will look at a niche market that's near to my heart-- Ultimate Frisbee.


Ultimate is the fastest growing sport in America. For those of you who have never heard of ultimate, here is a brief description from the USA ultimate website.



Trident Kraken Cases Protect iPhone or iPad from Damage!

Looking for a case that will totally protect your iPhone or iPad from impact, water and more? Check out Trident's line of rugged cases... see video or web-site for more info...



This Contact Manager is a Keeper

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This contacts manager is an app that will stay for ever on your iPhone once you try it. After you open it up you will see that the developer was thinking about the you and what you'd want to do.

Within each contact you can e-mail or text with one tap....and it will keep a history of them within that contact. So if you want to know, or document, when you sent a text, e-mail or phone call to a particular person, all you have to do is pull them up and look under the History tab.



Review: Ektopad F1 for iPad

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If you like playing games on the iPad then I think this review and product might be right up your alley. Enter the Ektopad, a case that encompasses your device and gives you really something to hold onto to. Whether you are playing games that involve flying, boating, or driving (on this planet or not), this case may help your overall experience.

I am going to quote this from their website because it’s the perfect description.



News Tidbits

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Lot's of app and product news this week, so how bout a leetle round-up... A United Airlines game that can earn you prizes and upgrades in the real world: New Grand Theft Auto released; a credit card swiper attachment; fabulous SOTI remote apps finally adding iPhone support, and a mail editor that supports full HTML markup.



TextNow -- free app gives you a free phone number that you can use for free texting on your iPad or iPod touch

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TextNow is currently available for free, and if you'd like to do free texting on your iPad or iPod touch, this app certainly deserves consideration. They actually give you a free phone number that others can use to send text messages to your iPad or iPod touch. It also can be used to send picture messages. It does have ads, but you can use in-app purchasing to upgrade to a version without apps ($5.99 per year). Here's a video demo.



Do you have issues with iTunes 10?

I'm finding little things and some differences with the iTunes 10 update, and I was wondering how many other people are experiencing problems with the latest version of iTunes. So sound off with your comments to let the rest of us know what issues you are having with this latest update.



Firmware Review - The new Apple iOS 4.1 on the 3GS

How is the new Apple iOS 4.1 Firmware Update working on my 3GS?



Miriel the Magical Merchant HD Review

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I have been an electronic game player since the early '80's, and I find the aspect of game genre evolution fascinating.  The category that 10tons Ltd's Miriel the Magical Merchant HD fits in is a time management style game known by many as a 'Diner Dash' type, since that game was the title that firmly established the genre.  And like most titles that draw their inspiration from the defining source, enhancements, variants and improvements take the new game beyond the original concept.  This is the case with Miriel the Magical Merchant HD (MTMMHD).

 



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.