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It has onlybeen a few weeks since The Apple Empire lost the battle against the jailbreaking rebellion. The exhaust vent? The now-famous JailbreakMe.com and a load of crank-jailbreaked iDevices at Apple Stores. In clawing backs its losses, Apple has applied for a new patent that may become the Jailbreak community’s Battle of Hoth.
If anyone – anyone at all – can better Apple at building devices that people want to use, it is LG, the South Korean electronics giant, who more and more, prove themselves up to the task. LG are innovative. They are full of clever designers. When I sat with them in an informal Q&A last year about upcoming iPhone-killer smart phones, it was obvious they ‘got it’. The problem I see with the iPad is that it is just so ungraceful; you can’t type on it, you can’t create on it – you can’t do aught but consume media. That is the iPad’s problem. Android will fix all that and LG will magically wave the form factor away. Combined with Android’s wealth of productivity , its smooth, fragmentation-free hardware glut, and its simplicity will show Apple who is boss – that is, if LG can help them out.
If you’ve ever owned an LG phone, or read through an LG manual; if you’ve enjoyed their incredible style and poise in the marketplace, you know what I’m talking about. LG, if anyone can better than iPad, it is you, the Yoda of electronics.
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A picture is worth a thousand blog posts. I have no love for Adobe’s Flash -for any plug-in that uses more memory than the web browser it “plugs” already. It’s 2010. We’ve no need for dinky, proprietary plug ins maintained by insular software houses. Part of me thinks industry standards, too, are complete wastes of time and effort, but that’s another 話.
Adobe, 1999 called and wants its plug in back.
The App Store is fragmented by Moore’s Law, technological advancements, and good ol’ fashioned nonsense. Older iDevices lack Dr. Who’s assortment of GB’s, and new devices have added MHz’s, GHz’s, gyro thingies, and doohickies to Hell only knows where. Even the tamest of games and apps needs to run some sort of disclaimer, proving that it won’t destroy an iPhone 2G. But now, thanks to the iPad, we got something more to contend with: HD – whatever that is.
With the iPad WiFi + 3G models set to arrive tomorrow (April 30th) in the US, ALK Technologies, makers of the popular CoPilot Live apps for the iPhone, have announced that CoPilot Live HD ($29.99) will be making its way to the iPad 3G in early May. Utilizing the gorgeous 9.7-inch screen, users will soon be able to receive turn-by-turn voice navigation along side a split screen showing both 3D or 2D maps en route to their destination (four dual view options are available). Much like the iPhone version, CoPilot Live HD will auto-switch between portrait and landscape, is equipped with pinch-zoom functionality and access to your iPod music is also possible.
The big question though is whether you really need a GPS with such a honking big screen. After all, you’re technically supposed to be following the voice prompts rather than keep your eyes glued to the device while driving. Regardless, I have to admit that it is pretty neat cruising round town with a mega-sized GPS, especially if you already have an iPad installed into your car. And if a custom install is way out of the question, it appears that iPad car mounts are already on sale. More info and pics after the gap.
If you can make out the squiggles on this page, you may well be a potential iPad customer, or at least that is what numbers released by a comScore iPad study suggest. The study comes in several parts, but concentrates on the intended use, demographic, and receptiveness to paid content evidenced by iPad and e-Reader customers. In fact, the iPad already “matches Amazon Kindle in awareness and purchase intent”, helping to cement at least one of the iPad’s uses in the dredges of ostensibility.
While I’ll not contend the research, the bit which gets me is this:
Male and female survey participants had nearly identical favorability around the choice of the name “iPad” In the case of both genders, approximately 49 percent had a positive impression of the name, 27 percent were indifferent, and 24 percent had a negative impression.
Obviously, the group studied by ComScore have never shared maxiPad jokes.
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The “magical and revolutionary” iPad (no, not that iPad), undoubtedly the most hyped and highly anticipated electronic gizmo in recent memory, now has a confirmed release date: April 3rd.
March 5, 2010—Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
The basic Wi-Fi model will be released first in the US, followed by the Wi-Fi + 3G version in late April. As for the rest of the world (select countries), the good news is that they don’t have to wait long before both models will be made available. Pricing, one of the more attractive aspects of the iPad will be as follows: Base Model (Wi-Fi only) – $499US for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The higher end Wi-Fi + 3G Model will sell for $629US for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.
From our Forum’s iPad discussion thread, it seems that our members are somewhat divided when it comes to getting one or not.Those already with an iPhone and Macbook don’t feel the need for a tablet, while others simply don’t see a reason to take the plunge. So will you be buying an iPad? Feel free to share your thoughts in our forums!
The iPad is quite a spitter. Its 30-pin port not only spits analogue audio (and digital outputs), it sports a very classy, very ancient VGA output. The adapter necessary to hook the unit to VGA won’t work on current iDevice hardware which isn’t configured to support it. Rather, the VGA output is primarily for hooking the device up to video projectors. Imagine leaving the lappy home for business meetings. Imagine hooking this badboy up to a home projector for gaming – not a bad bit of kit for road-business warriors.
The development community have wrapped 140 000 apps under their collective belt; Apple have seen 3 billion apps downloaded from the App store; and the hitherto iconic iPod is fading into Apple’s focal background even as it surpasses an impressive number of its own: 250 million units sold. Steve Jobs and Apple haven’t made any promises – the iPad isn’t even at market yet. But it has pulled at myriad heartstrings: it has grabbed the spotlight. But why is it important and is it worthwhile to buy, and if so, who will benefit from it?
The world waited with bated breath as the man himself, Steve Jobs, unveiled the much-anticipated Apple tablet device years in the making, bestowing it with the name “iPad”. Boasting of a 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, and low-power system-on-a-chip, the iPad holds itself out as the ultimate internet browser, email client, video, photo and eBook reader – with a specially designed iWork to provide word processing, presentation and spreadsheets.