— Pre-order any of the WiFi models for delivery April 3rd (or April 5th if your area does not have Saturday delivery available)
— Pre-order any of the WiFi + 3G models for delivery in late April
— Pre-order most of the Apple iPad accessories (with varying delivery dates)
I’ve opted to skip pre-ordering for now, as I still don’t feel good about the Saturday delivery piece of it. Hoping to find out what’s possible with reserving at a local Apple store later this morning.
You were going to buy a Kindle, but that geek husband of yours surprised you with an iPad. You love the color pictures and video, but it wasn’t till today’s hike that you really understood the value of his gift. Not only were you able to read about the lake trail, but iPad’s GPS got you right to the trail head. Having downloaded “Living Trail Guide,” then checking the weather and time of sunset, you knew it would be good hike and you’d be back by dark. All this and your husband never had to stop for directions!You couldn’t have done this with a Kindle – he may never let you live it down.
Well, tomorrow is when iPad pre-orders start. So I’ve been staring at the iPad pricing page and trying to work out which model I want to order tomorrow – always assuming pre-order can be done with guaranteed pickup at a local Apple store on April 3rd; if it is home delivery promised on a Saturday I’ll pass on pre-order and go stand at a store for one.
I’m pretty sure now that I’m going to go for the 64GB WiFi model. I’m sure about the WiFi model, as they’re available on Day 1 and I just won’t wait a few weeks more for the 3G model.
A great many iPhone apps would benefit from the larger screen real estate provided by the iPad. However, there are quite a few apps that are fine in their current format. In one of my many day dreams… I see Apple providing a framework that allows 4 normal-sized iPhone apps to run simultaneously. Not only does this allow us to mashup our favorite apps, but we can cut-and-paste text, images, video and audio in-between apps. Whoa hang on, since it is my day dream… we can drag-and-drop text, images, video and audio in-between apps… there that’s better.
In October 2004, Apple introduced the iPod U2 Special Edition as part of a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group. It was the online music industry’s first-of-its-kind “Digital Box Set,” and contained over 400 tracks including all of the band’s albums and over 25 rare and unreleased tracks. Continue reading →
iCRco introduced their image viewing application, iClarity, for the iPhone at the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) trade show in 2009. According to iCRco website, “With this app a radiologist can configure an existing Clarity PACS to mirror the archive to his or her iPhone instantly. This allows the radiologist to see the patient list, studies waiting to be read, and can decide whether the patient needs immediate attention.” I believe the iPad will make an even better medical viewer and apparently iCRco agrees. They have added “iPad” to their app store documentation. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →