Countdown to iPad – Shop at home (Use Case 20)

Arm chair shopping
Arm chair shopping
The weather outside is frightful, but shopping with iPad so delightful. Curl up with cocoa and iPad in your overstuffed chair and browse your favorite catalogs. Savor a peaceful, unhurried experience while leaving behind crowded stores, traffic jams and parking lots. A touch of a finger is all it takes to compare prices/styles and finish your holiday shopping… without ever leaving the comforts of home. Continue reading

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Looking for iPad Wallpapers? Here’s a Good Spot

iPadWallpapers

It’s never too early to start looking for good iPad wallpapers right?  I mean hell, that was one of the very first things Steve mentioned about the iPad on the day it was announced – that we can customize our home screen background.  Hurrah.

Anyway, if you’re like me and you’re starting to have some occasional thoughts about walls for your iPad, you might want to give sciphone.net’s iPad Wallpapers site a look.  They already do some great iPhone wallpapers and now have a dedicated site for iPad wallpapers.  The walls are grouped into a broad range of categories – covering areas like animals, nature, architecture, movies and TV, fine art, fantasy, technology, abstract, and lots more.

Check out the site at:

http://ipad-wallpapers.com/

I haven’t chosen a favorite yet, but I’ve got it bookmarked for when I wan to surf to it via the iPad. :)

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Countdown to iPad – Out to Eat (Use Case 19)

iPad: How would you like that?
iPad: How would you like that?
When iPads hit the restaurants, managers will be able to update specials on the fly. Servers are notified they are out of lobster before taking the order. No more waiting for your order to reach the kitchen while your server waits other tables. Add a wireless card reader/printer and settle the check right at the table, keeping your card in sight at all times. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Playbook (Use Case 18)

The playbook of champions
The playbook of champions
The score is tied, the clock’s run out and the team needs a win. Everyone gathers round coach as he pulls out the iPad and draws the play. Players quickly see and understand their assignments. Go team! Continue reading

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iBookstore Pricing & Other Little Bits Spotted in the iPad TV Ad

iPadBookPrices

9to5Mac has an article up highlighting some juicy little gems spotted within the first iPad TV ad aired during the Oscars ceremony a couple nights back.  For starters, it looks like prices in the iBookstore may be very competitive, as shown in the (very blurry) capture above:

During Apple’s iPad commercial last night, we caught a glimpse of iBookstore pricing. The prices seem to fall below hardcover books, audiobook, paperback prices and even Kindles’s pricing. For instance, Ted Kennedy’s memoir, True Compass costs $23 for the hardcover, $19.25 for the B&W Kindle version and $14.95 for the iPad version.  Other books show similar price lines.

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Countdown to iPad – Gone Shopping (Use Case 17)

High-tech comparison shopping
Comparison shopping goes high-tech
Do you carefully put together your shopping list only to get to the store and you can’t find your list anywhere? The iPad solves that and other shopping headaches for you. As one of our readers suggested, prepare your list on your iPad, comparing it with online ads, ecoupons and specials. You can even download the layout of your most frequented stores to make shopping a breeze. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Law Enforcement (Use Case 16)

Car 51! Car 51!
Car 51! Car 51!
Rollin' and Trottin'
Just Rollin' and Trottin' and Hopin' and Prayin'...

The need for accurate and up-to-date information is no greater than with law enforcement. However, access to to this information is often limited by how the long arm of the law gets around. With iPad, our friends in blue have access to everything they need regardless of their ride. Powerful enough for any cruiser, compact enough for backpack or saddle. Sometimes big solutions really do come in small packages. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – An Apple a Day (Use Case 15)

Doctor, doctor
Doctor, doctor

Doctor’s offices are becoming more modern and more impersonal all the time. Instead of a face-to-face interview with your healthcare professional, they are sitting on the other side of the room, staring at a computer screen. Continue reading

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Latest on 1Password for iPad – New Screenshots

1Password for iPad mockups

I posted a few weeks back on 1Password for the iPad – when we got a first look at some mockups of it via Switcher’s Blog.  1Password is an essential app for me on both the iPhone and the MacBook – so it’s one I’m definitely looking forward to seeing on iPad.

Today, there is more news on 1Password for iPad, and some new screencaps of design mockups – including the ones shown above.

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Countdown to iPad – Sheet Music II (Use Case 14)

Sheet music Rockband style
Sheet music Rockband style

In Countdown to iPad – Sheet Music (Use Case 2) we introduced iPad as an effective way to manage sheet music. Continue reading

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Those ‘Missing’ Built-in Apps for iPad – Will You Miss Them?

iPhone Weather app

According to John Gruber, at Daring Fireball, those ‘missing’ built-in apps for the iPad – the ones that are on the iPhone but not the iPad; Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather and Voice Memos – are going to remain missing when the iPad is released.  They won’t be showing up as Dashboard-style widgets or in any other form when the device launches, though he does think they might be ‘re-imagined’ by Apple when OS 4.0 comes out this summer.

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