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Review Part 2: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid for iPad

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Here is part two of my review of the C.E.O. Hybrid case. You can find the original unboxing post and some general pics here:

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-1-marware-ceo-hybrid-ipad#comments

This Black folio style case is made of a synthetic material. It is not leather. I do like the general design of this case though.



Pigs beware: Angry Birds Xmas edition is on its way; Angry Birds Day is officially 11th Dec 2010

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Rovio, the Finnish Developers of top iphone app, Angry Birds, have hinted in their twitter feeds that there will be an Angry Birds Christmas edition. Apparently it’s going to be a free update for those who purchased the Halloween edition but probably a round of $0.99 donations for the rest of us.

Not content to sit on their laurels, it also looks like Angry Birds is going to take on life outside the iphone in a big way (where it started).



Ecamm Printopia Review

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One of the most anticipated features in the recent iOS 4.2 release was the ability for properly programmed applications to print from an iOS device like the iPad. Known as Airprint, this new addition brought the idea of wireless printing to any printer on the network to many iPhone and iPad owners anxious to output web pages, iWork and PDF documents to paper hard copy. Unfortunately, due to the various technical and security issues around iOS and Airprint technology, Airprint is rather restricted in its current form.  Supporting only a handful of new printers that must be connected on the wireless network segment as the iOS user, expectations for Airprint were rapidly deflated.



Everything iPad

I am always scouring the web for iPad and iPhone news, tips and apps. My first stop has always been iPhoneLife.com, even before I started writing on this blog. But then my second stop has been iPad.net. They are dedicated to iPad and always have stories and information that I don't see anywhere else. They have tips, news and some of the best wallpaper images I have ever seen. If you have an iPad, you have to stop by iPad.net and see what they do. I am certain they will make it into your bookmark tab.

 

 



Review: Powis iPad Case

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Not too long ago, I was reading the accessories Forums on Macrumors and I spotted a post where a few people were wanted to review a Powis iPad case. The Powis iPad cases were released not too long ago. In this particular instance though, the requestor was iCasesOnline.com, who is a company who provides iPhone and iPad cases. They were recently selected to be an authorized Powis seller. I was waiting to see how many people pounced on an opportunity like that. As you know, I love trying out new accessories, so I imagined there would have been a lot of requests. I stopped by the forums the next day and there were no takers yet, so I decided to put my name in the hat and got the opportunity to test drive it.



Jot! on the iPad

I just wanted to share a great new app that I use often on my iPad.

It is called Jot! developed by the company Tabula Rasa.

You can very easily make sketches and diagrams. You can also add text to your diagrams using the onscreen keyboard.

You can share your jots by emailing them or you can save them as photos. If you email them to another person, that person can then take the jot and add their own edits.

There is a free version so it's really easy to test it out without cost. If you like it and purchase the full version, you can then save multiple jot files.I tried the free version and loved it so much that I purchased the full version for $7.99.



Review Part 1: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid for iPad

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I just received this review sample yesterday, so I wanted to add some unboxing pics of it. I have been using this since then but not enough to give a full review on. I will report back with part two at a later date with my usage thoughts.



Review: iShine Sleeve

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Here is a product that I think many who don’t like to use traditional cases (so to speak) may find very useful. Take note, as it does not matter if you are an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or even another similar device owner.

 

Enter the iShine Sleeve. There is one for the iPad and a smaller one for the iPhone / iPods. From their site, it’s made of “durable glass-cleaning microfiber.” It’s a case and cleaning cloth in one. The review sample I was sent included the iPad size and the smaller one.



Review: Newertechnology NuGuard Silicone Case for iPad

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This case is made of soft silicone and goes on the iPad fairly easily.  The back has two ergonomically designed grooves. It feels pretty good in the hand and does offer some scratch protection.  But in my opinion, this is where the good things stop.



iBooks and Education

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When Apple developed iBooks, the first thing that I thought of was how one app could revolutionize the education market. I imagined all the times I walked a mile across campus carrying 20 lbs. of books and thought what a miracle it could be to students around the world to be able to carry only an iPad.



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.