As expected, it has been confirmed by Steve himself that free ePub ebooks can be synced to the iPad via iTunes.
Apparently Steve Jobs is continuing to reply to user questions on all things iPhone and iPad – this time even firing off a reply from his iPad. This one was in reply to a question about whether we’ll be able to load free ePub format ebooks onto the iPad via iTunes.
This is great news if you’re a fan of grabbing up classics from sources like the superb Project Gutenberg. Another reason to look forward to seeing the iBooks app in action.
While reading iPad: Screenwriter’s best friend? by CNET editor Scott Stein, I had one of those why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments. Scott recognizes the iPad as a logical augmentation of the writing process. He states, “… though I love using a laptop to write, I absolutely hate using a laptop to read. Hundreds of old stories and drafts sit in a folder, largely untouched, because they’re not easily readable or sharable on a laptop, and I’d rather not waste the paper to print them.” Continue reading →
Squeezing 81 squares onto an iPhone really sucks and this is why we’ve implemented it on the iPad.
That’s as good a reason as any I’ve heard for bringing out a custom iPad version of an app – and Sudoku Real Edition for iPad looks as if it has had plenty of love and attention poured into it. It’s also apparently already been approved by Apple for release in the iPad App Store on Day 1.
Vaja’s line of cases for the iPad looks just as good as we’ve come to expect from them
Ummm. They may always be in the upper pricing tier, but Vaja cases are always luscious to look at. Their upcoming range for the iPad looks like no exception. I can’t get their site to show me details on all the models shown above, but the couple stripy iVolution style and the brown vertical carrying one all look very, very nice to me.
The other one – with the green stripe – is the Retro Slim Jacket, and will go for $120 before any customizations. There is always a fair amount you can customize on Vaja cases, from colors to personalizations and so on.
These are due out in April. More details and gorgeous pics here:
I have been excited about getting my hands on an iPad since the first day Steve announced it. You might think it would be hard for guys like me to get any more excited about the iPad’s arrival – but apparently not.
My iPad accessories are starting to trickle in – and that is amping up my excitement level quite nicely. A few days back I received the Apple Bluetooth keyboard – which I tried out quickly and found very nice to type on, and of course very compact.
Today I got my Pogo Sketch stylus – which is also looking lovely and sleek and raring to go. I also ordered some of Apple’s iPad specific accessories, which of course are not due to ship for a few weeks yet.
Have you started receiving any iPad accessories yet? Is it April 3rd yet?
Nothing embodies new media quite like podcasts, they are neither tied to time nor device. And just as blogs have given way to millions of citizen journalists, podcasts have ushered in the era of personal/proletariat broadcasting. Continue reading →
I haven’t seen a lot of iPad alternatives with the price’s decimal point shifted over a couple places. Until a couple days ago that is, when I spotted the iPaperPad – going for just $4.99 or $14.97 for a 3 pack.
It is hailed as …
Not magical or revolutionary, it’s a paper pad
You can grab one or more of these at Amazon now. I bet you don’t even have to wait for accessories for it to ship. :)
So I’m glad to see they’ve got a line of cases for the iPad coming. They currently list five iPad cases which offer a good range of choices already for those of us looking for a good case for our soon-to-arrive babies.
The folks at Zagg have sne tout an email blast to announce that their invisbleSHIELD for the iPad is now available to be pre-ordered.
invisibleSHIELD has a great reputation for being just about the toughest anti-scratch protection (they’re made from military grade material) you can get for a number of mobile devices (including the iPhone) while also adding almost no bulk or thickness to your device. I’m sure they’ll be a popular accessory for the iPad as well.
The Full Body covers for the iPad go for $34.99. Front Coverage is priced at $24.99. Zagg’s site say they will ship ‘shortly after the release’ of the iPad. For lots more detail and / or to place a pre-order, go HERE.