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Best Buy Prepares For Apple iPad Launch Day
by on March 26, 2010

Yesterday, Amazon.com was spotted making preparations to sell the iPad when it becomes available in the USA on April 3, 2010. Today, another large retailer, Best Buy, has also been spotted getting ready for the launch.

According to people familiar with the matter, Best Buy has begun to prepare for the launch of the Wi-Fi iPad on April 3, 2010 by providing its employees with details of the launch … Read More

BAM! iPad Applications Revealed In iTunes Preview!
by on March 25, 2010

The iPad pre-lauch news is getting better and better!

The latest reveal comes from PadGadget, who has discovered several new App Store applications that apparently represent iPad-specific apps!

The new additions have shown up in Apple’s new web-based iTunes Preview. Most of the new application titles are existing apps but the iPad versions of the apps carry a “XL” or “HD” designation. This would be inline with the iPad’s higher resolution display.

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Amazon.com Apple iPad Placeholder Page Revealed

Here’s a fun find.

9to5Mac has managed to locate a placeholder page for the Apple iPad on Amazon.com. The page is not currently available via search, but exists nonetheless.

In late February, Apple mentioned that its direct sales channels and Best Buy would carry the iPad and that now seems to include Amazon.com as well.

Additional details include four customer reviews on the Amazon iPad page (mostly thoughts … Read More

iPad iBookstore to Include Entire Project Gutenburg Catalog?

The iPad launch is a coming in just over a week. What surprises can we see in store? Well, according to AppAdvice, they have some exclusive screenshots that the iBookstore will include 30,000 free eBook titles from the entire Project Gutenburg catalog.

The Gutenburg Project is a library supported by volunteers that supports over 30,000 free eBooks from the public domain. To have this at the tip of your fingertips on … Read More

CBS.com Prepares To Host HTML5 Videos For iPad

The iPad launches on April 3, 2010 for both USA and brave Canadians heading down to the USA to pick it up. With the release date so close, iPad plans are quickly wrapping up for the debut.

In the days before the iPad launch, CBS, a major television network, is updating their website to provide video playback for the iPad, which means no Flash support (who needs Flash anyway?!).

Apple has been … Read More

Apple To Match Amazon’s $9.99 Price For Best Seller eBooks?
by on March 24, 2010

A report from App Advice today suggests that Apple’s soon to be released iBookstore will have many of its eBook best sellers priced at $9.99, matching prices currently offered by Amazon.

App Advice explains that earlier this week it had an opportunity to check out the iBookstore and saw that the many titles from The New York Times’ best sellers list appear to be priced at $9.99.

Anyway, at the moment, out … Read More

iPad to Have Universal Inbox?
by on March 23, 2010

In a rumored email from Steve Jobs, the iPad and future updates to the iPhone OS may include a universal inbox.

As a much requested feature in the iPhone/iPad OS, a universal inbox would allow combining all your work, personal, gmail, etc emails into one “inbox”, removing the need to constantly tap “back” to switch between inboxes. As ex-blackberry users know, this would be a welcoming feature.



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Amazon Kindle App for iPad Previewed

Amazon yesterday released news that they have developed a Kindle app for the iPad. There is already a Kindle app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, but will we see the Kindle app for iPad anytime soon? The app looks quite nice with a simplistic interface. It will be interesting to see if Apple will allow this app to be approved for the iPad.

Apple is known for preventing app approval of … Read More

ZAGG invisibleSHIELD iPad Pre-Orders Now Live
by on March 22, 2010

The iPad is set to launch on April 3rd in the USA. I know many Canadians have pre-ordered and will be picking up their iPads on that special date. Today ZAGG announced that they have started to take pre-orders for invisibleSHIELDS for the iPad.

iPad invisibleSHIELD Review–Strong Protection Just Like for the iPhone

If you’ve never heard of the invisibleSHIELD, it’s a strong plastic film that will goes onto your … Read More

Steve Jobs via Email: No Picasa Support for iPad

Steve Jobs seems to be replying to customer emails lately. This time around, he responded to a UK question regarding Picasa support on the iPad. Steve responds that iPhoto on the Mac trumps the features of Picasa. Check out the email below, which was confirmed by 9to5Mac as another authentic reply from Steve:

No, but iPhoto on the Mac has has much better Faces and Places features.

Sent from my iPhone

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