Countdown to iPad – Wordsmith (Use Case 37)

credit: Final Draft
credit: Final Draft
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

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Sudoku Real Edition for iPad – Looking Real Good

Sudoko Real Edition for iPad

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.

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Featured iPad Accessory: Vaja iPad Cases Goodness

Vaja iPad Cases

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 alwaRetroSlimJacketys 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:

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My First iPad Accessories Are Arriving

Pogo Sketch stylus

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?

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Countdown to iPad – Podcast Cohort (Use Case 36)

iPad - podcatching with attitude
iPad - podcatching with attitude
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

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Another iPad Rival – for Just $4.99


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. :)

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Featured iPad Accessories: Case-mate iPad Cases

Case-mate iPad cases

Case-mate make some great iPhone cases, including the case-mate ID combo case and wallet reviewed by Brandon at our sister site HERE.  They also make the best cardboard case for the iPhone ever. :)

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.

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Countdown to iPad – Teleprompter (Use Case 35)

iPad enters stage left
iPad enters stage left

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

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invisibleSHIELD for iPad Now Available for Pre-order


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.

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Oops, One Comic That Will Not Run on iPad

Comic that won't run on iPad

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?

Via: Gizmodo

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Kindle iPad App Announced

Kindle iPad app

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

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