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App Review: Smule’s Magic Piano
by on April 5, 2010

With the release of the iPad, comes an onslaught of new apps and games. Smule, creators of hits like I Am T-Pain, Leaf Trombone: World Stage, and Ocarina, have stepped up to the iPad plate to bring us Magic Piano.

Magic Piano does seem magical, when you’re using it. Like other Smule apps, it is very simple to use, and anyone … Read More

Apple Updates App Store For Easier App Navigation

Today, Apple modified the App Store in order to make browsing apps a much more intuitive and easier task. The App Store was specifically modified to ease the browsing of the iPhone and iPad apps. When users enter the updated App Store, they are presented with a new split button at the top of the page.

The button simply indicates the difference between iPhone and iPad apps and clicking one will … Read More

Apple Announces iPhone OS 4.0 Media Event

Hot off the iPad launch, Apple has announced a media event for the iPhone OS 4.0 for this Thursday April 8, 2010!

Apple has begun sending email invitations to select members of the media inviting them to a sneak peek event for the iPhone OS 4.0. The iPad currently features iPhone OS 3.2.

The invitation showcases a large number “4” shadow spread across a blue background, with the phrase “Get a sneak … Read More

Apple Announces Sales of 300,000 WiFi iPads On Launch Day

Over the weekend, analysts such as Piper’s Gene Munster estimated that Apple has sold over 600,000 iPads. While the iPad is a success, that prediction was off by more than half.

This morning, Apple announced their first day sales of 300,000 WiFi iPads! The 300,000 units are coming from Best Buy, Apple Direct, and Apple Specialists and count units shipped, not sold.

Apple also stated that iPad users … Read More

Dudes Smash New iPad With Baseball Bat [Video]

We know the iPad is not for everyone. You either see yourself using an iPad for what it was meant to do, or you don’t. It seems like these guys in the following video opted for the latter. Their iPad hatred has gone so far that they have replicated the “SmashMy_____.com” phenomenon to the iPad.

If you just purchased an iPad, the following video might be painful to watch. If … Read More

Steve Jobs and Jony Ive Spotted During iPad Launch

During the iPad launch it was reported that Apple sold somewhere between 600-700k iPads. We’ll probably hear a more accurate number from Apple, but until then we can only speculate. Imagine being an employee working on one of the busiest days of the year–and then the CEO shows up!

That’s what happened at the Palo Alto Apple Store according to the MercuryNews:

In Palo Alto, the presence of Apple … Read More

Apple iPad A4 vs Nexus One Snapdragon Shootout!
by on April 4, 2010

When the iPad was revealed to the world, Steve Jobs presented the iPad as really fast. From user reviews of the iPad by leading tech journalists, they also found the iPad to be a screamer. But just how does the new Apple A4 chip compare to the Snapdragon found inside the Google Nexus One?

Anandtech took some time to compare the A4 vs the Snapdragon:

Unless otherwise specified, I loaded … Read More

600,000 to 700,000 iPad Sales on Opening Day?

If you waited in line for an iPad and purchased one, you may be part of the overall opening day iPad sales numbers. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple’s opening day sales of the iPad are around 600k-700k. This is a staggering number considering the pace at which Apple’s iPhones sold at.

How did Apple manage to do this? Through their master marketing plan which included spots on Read More

Early Canadian iPad Owners: How to Create a US iTunes Account

Early iPad adopters in Canada have probably run into a surprise–they can’t download content onto their iPads because the Canadian iPad App Store is not yet available.

How to bypass this roadblock? Easy! Just create a US iTunes account. Log in to this newly created US account in iTunes, download your apps, then sync them to your iPad.

Our sister site, iPhoneinCanada.ca wrote two tutorials on how to create a … Read More

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Visits Palo Alto Apple Store

As if the iPad launch day wasn’t exciting enough for customers and Apple staff alike, The Steve, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, decided to make a random, unannounced stop at his local Palo Alto Apple Store to check out the opening day craziness.

The sighting comes from a Mercury News story, a local San Jose/Silicon Valley news source, that while interesting, provides no photo or video evidence of the Apple executive in … Read More

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