Another Use Case – iPad as Sandwich Board?


I guess the iPad could make for an effective sandwich board type sign, or half a sandwich board in this case.  Paulo Tosolini – the man behind this idea and video – thinks so.  He says it can be used …

for guerilla marketing at events and other promotional opportunities.

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I Feel the Need, the Need for Need for Speed Shift for iPad

Need for Speed Shift for iPad

As Maverick said to Goose, or Goose said to Maverick, or some other dude with a goofy nickname said to some other … I feel the need, the need for speed.  I spent $14.99 over the weekend on the new Need for Speed Shift for iPad.

I’m usually not much of a ‘gamer’ at all – on any platform – but I do have a little weakness for racing games.  I already have RealRacing HD on the iPad, and like it.  But … Need for Speed Shift is a whole different story.  It is the most fun I’ve had with any racing game, and the most intense experience I’ve had on the iPad yet.

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Two Weeks with the iPad – Thoughts

iPad Swiss Army Knife

I’ve had my iPad for just over two weeks now, having been one of the first ten into my local Apple store to purchase one on the morning of April 3rd.  I’ve given it tons of use every day, for work and play.

For me, it is living up to the ‘magical, revolutionary’ tag it was given when Steve Jobs first announced it back in January. 

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Crazy iPad Numbers: Significant Web Traffic Share Already


In a report from NetApplications, the iPad averaged 0.03 percent, per day, of all Web traffic for the ten days after its launch. Launch weekend had particularly high numbers, and then the numbers trended down as people went back to work, presumably without their iPads. The numbers actually approach the number of users for Blackberry and Google Android phones.

The thing that makes this all the more impressive is that the iPad has only been out for around two weeks, the 3G model isn’t even out yet, and it has only launched in a single country so far.

Source: Ars Technica via TUAW

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Crosswords App Contest – Winners


Lots of great participation in this one.  Thanks to all of you who took part – and huge thanks to Ben and the folks at Stand Alone for sponsoring this contest with us!

Here are our four lucky winners:

  • hank
  • PaulN
  • Rxmxsh
  • SuziK

Winners – please keep an eye on your Inboxes and spam folders – as we’ll be sending out your promo codes very soon.

Watch out for more contests here soon.

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Featured iPad Wallpapers: Ian Collins’ Site

Cityscape iPad wallpaper

If you like striking photography as wallpaper material for your iPad, you’ll want to give Ian Collins’ new site a look. It currently has over 60 images sized up just right for the iPad – oh, and a site that works very nicely on the iPad as well.

Hit the jump for a couple more screenshots and a link …

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More Cat + iPad Fun


Jeez – at this rate Apple’s going to get more pre-orders from cats round the world than people.  This cat seems to be getting the hang of things even more than Iggy (who we posted about a few days back) – attacking the iFish Pond HD app.

I’m starting to feel a little ashamed at my dog’s total lack of iPad skillz. :)

Thanks to reader Greg K for sending this in.  Maybe your cat could give my dog some lessons?

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Review: Scottevest Pack Windbreaker – even fits an iPad

Do you carry multiple gadgets but never have enough pockets for everything?  Scottevest has you covered with the Pack Windbreaker jacket.  This jacket is made for gadgets and is possibly one of the best jackets that I have ever owned.  Really, what is not to love about it? The Pack Windbreaker has a total of 17 pockets, is lightweight and waterproof.

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Recommended: FAQ on Canadians Buying iPads in the USA


The iPad in Canada site has a great FAQ post up, covering lots of good questions on Canadians looking to buy an iPad in the US.  A huge help right now I imagine, with that extra month delay on the international release.  Just a quick excerpt to give you a flavor for the info they’ve got:

Can I use my Canadian credit card at US Apple Stores?
– Yes. Expect to pay your credit card’s USD exchange rate. But right now, you’re sitting pretty with our strong CDN dollar!

Will my USA iPad one year warranty still be valid in Canada?
– Yes, when the iPad is finally launched in Canada. Any warranty issues prior to the Canadian launch, will have to be serviced in the USA.

Check out the full post here:

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Who Loves the iPad? A US Govt. Security Chief Does


That not-so-sinister-non-BigBrothery looking gent pictured above is Lieutenant General Keith Alexander – the head of the US National Security Agency (NSA).  At a hearing the other day to determine whether he’ll lead the US Cyber Command, he revealed some fine taste in mobile devices …

… In one area, however, Alexander was more forthcoming: He mentioned, with no prompting, that he owns an iPad, and with very little prompting, that it is "wonderful."

If it gets revealed that he also hates IE, I’d vote for making this guy king. :)

Source: Forbes via Daring Fireball

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Review: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax eBook for iPad

The Lorax eBook on iPad

The Lorax is the latest Dr. Seuss eBook title to come to the iPhone and the iPad.  It has been released, along with two other Dr. Seuss titles from Oceanhouse Media, to coincide with Earth Day next week.  It’s perfectly suited for the occasion, as the story has a strong eco message and theme.

My daughter and I got a chance to read The Lorax on the iPad last night.  Both of us are big Dr. Seuss fans (who isn’t?).  We’ve enjoyed the previous Dr. Seuss eBook titles on the iPhone from Oceanhouse; so we were looking forward to seeing this one. Hit the jump for some quick thoughts on The Lorax on the iPad and a few more screencaps ….

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