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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.

Use your iPhone 3GS as a camera for your iPad

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This is pretty cool. Gizmodo has a short article and video showing you how you can use your iPhone 3GS as a camera for your iPad. You put the Camera-A app ($0.99) on your iPad and the Camera-B app (free) on your iPhone. Then, via a Bluetooth connection, anything that your iPhone camera points at appears on your iPad screen. There's a button on the bottom of the iPad screen that you can touch to take a photo.



WSJ reports there are now 3,000 apps specifically for the iPad

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Today was a big day in my life. I had my first hands-on experience with one (totally amazing) and I placed my order for the 3G model. I found that it exceeded all my expectations, one reason being that the apps tailored to the larger screen look fantastic. The Wall Street Journal reported today that there are now over 3,000 of these apps. The article and accompanying video review some of the best.



iPhone 4.0 announcement coming Thursday

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Close on the heels of the iPad release Apple has announced that there will be an event on Thursday to preview the new version of the iPhone software.



Why the iPad is magic

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If you just read one article about the iPad, make it Adam Engst's article on why the iPad is magical. He argues that the iPad is different from a computer or the iPhone or iPod touch in a subtle and special way: it becomes the app in a way that these other technologies don't. That was what I noticed when I watched the Wired video review. The iPad, Engst says, is like a chameleon or tabla rasa or blank slate that transforms with each app you use.



Great video review of the iPad from Wired

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Wired has posted a very helpful hands-on video review of the iPad. It gives you a good sense for what it's like to use one. Wired has also posted an article on 10 of the most intriguing games and apps for the iPad. And a detailed review from Steven Levy.



iPad case gallery at iLounge

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The iLounge website has posted an iPad case gallery. At a glance you can see all the different options, with links to the vendors. When I get my iPad (I'm intending to get the 3G model), I think I'll opt for a satchel-type case — something I can put over my shoulder.



Letterman and Colbert — a humorous take on the iPad

Yahoo News has posted video excerpts from humorists David Letterman and Stephen Colbert on the iPad. Enjoy the fun.



iPad — What you need to know, plus a roundup of cases

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Macworld has a great article that answers frequently asked questions about the iPad. It's a quick way to get a handle on all the essential details. Also, they have a roundup of cases



Great video review of the iPad

This video review of the iPad from PC magazine really does a good job of showing you the device and what it can do.



Tons of iPad reviews out today — mostly euphoric

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Wow, the first wave of reviews of the iPad are amazingly euphoric — unbridled enthusiasm, and calling the iPad revolutionary and a game-changer. It even made the cover of this week's Newsweek magazine, which read: "What's so great about the iPad? Everything." Fast Company has a very helpful executive summary of the main reviews, with links to the original articles. The Huffington Post also has a slide show of the rave reviews from the top media outlets.



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