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.
1. ProPrompter HD-i (shown with iPad)
2. Screen shot from ProPrompter iPhone App
In just a few moments of researching the teleprompter use case, I discovered a product has already been announced. Bodelin Technologies is shipping ProPrompter HD-i (Made for iPad) on April 12, 2010 to coincide with the opening of the NAB Show 2010 (see NAB and NAB Show below). Continue reading
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.
I’m kicking myself for not guessing which comic this would be before seeing the cartoon strip. Very nicely done by FoxTrot, by Bill Amend.
Did you guess it just from the post title?
Amazon has unveiled its Kindle app for the iPad (and other tablet computers). In the shots I’ve seen so far it looks pretty much as you’d expect if you’ve ever used the Kindle app for the iPhone. The company’s description for the app talks of its beautiful user interface that includes:
- Tailored to the size, look, and feel of your tablet computer
- Customize background color and font size to ease eye strain
- Adjust screen brightness from within the app to make reading easier
- Page turn animation replicates the look of turning a page in a book. Or choose Basic Reading
- Mode for a simpler and unadorned reading experience
“While the rumor mill was churning with all kinds of crazy possibilities for the Apple tablet, I mostly rolled my eyes, because I felt strongly that all Apple needed to do to revolutionize computing was simply to make an iPhone with a large screen. Anyone who feels underwhelmed by that doesn’t understand how much of the iPhone OS’s potential is still untapped,” wrote Joe Hewitt (see below), software engineer from Santa Cruz, CA. Continue reading
Apple’s "Meet iPad" ad, which debuted during the Oscars, became the second-most viewed viral video ad last week. Michael Learmonth, writing for AdAge, points out that "Apple has had a YouTube channel since 2005, but only recently started using it. In the past, they’d focused on driving views on Apple.com, but for the iPad, they allowed the video to be embedded across the web, and views were distributed across 100 different placements."
Near 2.5 million views. I reckon this is another little sign of how interest in the iPad has been growing in the weeks since its announcement.
Gizmodo’s Adam Frucci calls VIV magazine’s iPad concept ‘the most visually arresting’ he has seen yet. I wouldn’t argue with that.
It’s a great example of how multimedia can enhance text content in a digital mag.
Click the image above to check out the video demo.