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I have anticipated this day for quite some time. Twelve South, the makers of iconic products for the Mac and more recently the iPad, have finally released the BookBook case. The BookBook has been available for Macbook's for some time and they are gorgeous real leather, black, brown and red works of art that you store your laptop in. When closed, they look just like classic novels.
I wanted to give some updates on some of the stuff I am up to.
First off, my wife went over to the dark side! Not really but I thought that was a dramatic beginning. She is now the proud owner of a 3rd Gen 32 GB iPod Touch. We updated it to iOS4 right off the bat and I got her synced with Outlook as well as her email set up. That iOS4 looks awesome. I’m jealous since my 2G will never have all the benefits.
Whiteboard advocates should be very interested to learn that Avici Software has emulated the whiteboard experience on the iPad to a relatively successful degree. The iPad's display size and resolution make it a strong platform for such a concept. However, while Avici's execution of the concept is on track toward being a must-have piece of iPad software for meeting managers, designers and general brainstormers, it's not quite there yet.
For $4.99, Todo for iPad is a very sophisticated GTD app for the iPad. It features both projects and checklists, as well as repeating tasks, reminder alerts, and clickable phone numbers and URL’s in notes.
Other features include:
Taska is a GTD app with very easy-to-use features. Create and manage todo's, lists, contexts, and tags. There's even a built-in map to show you where your tasks are located, how far away, and a route to get there. You can assign due date, due time, priority, and tags all on one screen.
This is a nifty app, especially for those of you who like to walk or hike trails. With DistCalc, you tap out a path, while the app measures the distance. (You can measure in miles, kilometers, yards, or meters.)
I have searched and searched for an app that allows me to easily manage my Twitter feeds on my iPad. I have tried many and have settled in on Osfoora. Things I like, are the ability to follow multiple feeds, built in URL shortening, ease of customization, not to mention a comfortable layout. I find that I tap less with Osfoora than with other Twitter apps, and saving time is a big deal. It does cost $3.99... and for me, it's well worth it. http://www.osfoora.com/
Want to record digital or analog TV signals on your Mac? Want to watch your recordings on an iPod, iPhone, or iPad via iTunes transfer or live streaming? Want to get a $15 iTunes gift card in the bargain? Then, go check out the latest compact TV Tuner device from Elgato called the EyeTV Hybrid (Special Edition). Until 3 Sep, it comes with the gift card (valid only in USA). To learn more you can go here. Also can check out my review of the Elgato Video Capture device here.
Great idea this, especially for the iPad... iStoryTime has created a first in book app publication for iPad. A hearing-impaired friendly childrens book. The book format features an option to display an animated sign-language interpreter on the right side of the screen as the content is displayed.
Although I found LogMeIn cumbersome to use, I did like the fact that I could access my computer when I need to while away from home. Very handy. However, I've decided not to use it because I don't like to leave my computer on 24/7. You have to take the "sleep" mode off your computer so that it's accessible all the time. It will not wake up your computer.
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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.