Instapaper Coming to iPad, Very Soon

InstaPaper for iPad  

Good news for fans of Instapaper, the brilliant app that lets you save web pages for offline reading and optimizes them for reading on the iPhone screen, is coming to the iPad very soon.  Instapaper Pro will be a fully customized version for the iPad as well.  Here’s a quick outline of some good news for both iPhone and iPad fans of Instapaper, straight from the app’s creator:

First: Instapaper is definitely coming to iPad.

Second: Instapaper is coming to iPad very soon. Possibly even on day one — yes, I’m going for it — but that’s optimistic.

Third: Instapaper Pro will be a universal iPhone/iPad application. That means that you only have to buy Instapaper Pro once to have it on both devices, and the iPad edition will be available to all Pro purchasers at no additional charge when it’s released.

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Countdown to iPad – The New Newspaper (Use Case 38)

Taking in the morning paper
Taking in the morning paper
I have a real fondness for the newspaper industry. As such, it has been hard to watch it’s relevance and viability slowly disintegrate. Certainly newsprint isn’t the only way to deliver news to a home. However, nothing quite replaces the cozy-and-content image of someone holding coffee in one hand while juggling the morning paper in the other. And though we can get our news through laptops and smart phones, they just haven’t earned a comfortable place at the breakfast table. Continue reading

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Is There Already a Jailbreak for the iPad?

 

Geohot – the boy wonder of the iPhone jailbreak an unlock community and creator of the popular blackra1n jailbreak method – has posted a video demo of a new untethered jailbreak (i.e one with no need to re-jaibreak after each reboot) that will work on all latest model iPhone and iPod Touches.

Here’s the very exciting part in relation to the iPad though:

The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models(ipt2, 3gs, ipt3), and will probably work on iPad too.

Geohot thinks this latest jailbreak will probably work for the iPad too.  Obviously that is no guarantee, but for as long as I can remember following Geohot’s efforts, he doesn’t make a lot of empty boasts.  He seems be able to walk the walk far more often than not.

No word on a possible release date for this new jailbreak yet, but how sweet would that be to see the iPad jailbroken on Day 1?

Source: On the iPhone via iPhoneFreak

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Amazon to Sell iPads?

Amazon iPad page

Well this is unexpected.  It looks like Amazon may soon be selling iPads.

9to5Mac has managed to locate a placeholder page for the Apple iPad on Amazon.com. The page is not currently available via search, but exists nonetheless.

In late February, Apple mentioned that its direct sales channels and Best Buy would carry the iPad and that now seems to include Amazon.com as well.

If this is true, it’s good to see another major outlet for the iPad.

Source: 9to5Mac via iPad in Canada

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CNN Report on iPad & Kindle = It’s Gotta Suck to be Amazon

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Some top level bullets from this CNN report on the iPad and Kindle:

  • iPad pricing model is continuing to put pressure on Amazon with publishers
  • Consumer survey shows iPad already has as high an awareness level as Kindle, even before being released
  • Same survey shows the iPad scores higher than Kindle on people’s purchase interest

It has to be great to be part of the Kindle team these days.

Via: 9to5Mac

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Digg Giving Away an iPad a Day for the Next 2 Weeks

Digg iPad Giveaway

Digg is giving away one free iPad every day for the next two weeks.

If you haven’t quite scraped up the dosh to shell out for a new iPad, Digg is offering you a chance to win a free one.  There’s one up for grabs every day for the next two weeks.

We’re giving away a ColorWare custom, very limited edition Digg iPad every day for 2 weeks!

To celebrate the Digg for iPhone launch, we’ve partnered up with ColorWare to give away 14 highly-coveted, limited edition custom iPads! What’s that? You want a free iPad you say? Just follow the directions below… we’ll be giving away one every day for two weeks to lucky tweeters

The promotion runs from today until April 7th.  It’s very easy to enter – you just follow a specific Twitter account and post a tweet with text provided for you (limit one per day). Check out all the details and get yourself entered here:

http://digg.taptaptap.com/

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Free ePub eBooks Can Be Synced to iPad – Steve Jobs Says So

JobsEmailonEbooks

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.

Via: Gizmodo

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Countdown to iPad – Wordsmith (Use Case 37)

credit: Final Draft
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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:

http://www.vajacases.com/home.html

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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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