Countdown to iPad – Farewell to Poingo (Use Case 43)

iPad - taking learning to a new level
iPad - taking learning to a new level
One of the most clever interactive technologies I have encountered can be seen at mypoingo.com. A year of so ago I had the opportunity to provide my youngest 2 glorious OOH-n-AAH! filled days. We immediately fell for the quirky Poingo charm. So much so that we set out to buy her some of her own books. That’s when the magic started to fade. I soon discovered this singular experience to be truly rare indeed, as only a couple of titles were available. Continue reading

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Contest: Tell Us Your Favorite iPad Use Case, Win an Apple iPad Case

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One Free Apple iPad Case To Be Won

Contest Deadline: Tuesday March 30, 1:00PM US Central

As many of you know, Russell has been sharing lots of great iPad Use Cases articles over recent weeks.  Hopefully you’ve been enjoying these as much as I have.  He has really given us a veritable banquet table’s worth of food for thought on great ways to use the iPad at work and at play – and he’s still pumping them out!

Now we’d like to hear from you on your favorite iPad use case, and we’ll give a new Apple iPad case to one lucky winner here this Tuesday.  Read on for details on how easy it is to enter for a chance to win the case …

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Sena Have iPad Cases Coming Soon Too

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Sena Cases are known for some very fine leather and some lovely cases for iPhone and other mobile devices.  I’m glad to see they’ve got iPad cases coming soon as well.

There’s not much detail on these available as yet – other than that there will be 2-3 styles initially and that they’re coming soon, possibly as soon as April.

I hope we’ll learn more soon on Sena’s iPad offerings.  In the meantime, here’s there iPad ‘teaser’ page:

http://www.senacases.com/apple/apple-ipad-cases/

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iPad Camera Connection Kit Now Available to Order

iPad Camera Connection Kit

 

The iPad Camera Connection Kit is now available to order via the Apple online store.  It’s the last of Apple’s own iPad accessories to be be made available and is currently marked for shipping in late April.

The kit goes for $29, and I just ordered mine now.  Interestingly, the kit still hasn’t got a pre-order link on the main iPad Accessories page – but you can order one by going here:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC531?mco=MTczNzY0NDg

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Countdown to iPad – Franklin-Covey-Apple (Use Case 42)

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3 great works - that work great together
I have long been a fan of Franklin Planners and Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was exciting to see these brands/disciplines brought together under the FranklinCovey (FC) banner in 1997. Since coming together, FC has added many new products, seminars and consulting offerings. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Stimulus Package (Use Case 41)

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iPad: keep the money flowing
While technology and media giants scramble… and gadget pundits debate… Apple and it’s latest gizmo, iPad, are busy spurring economic growth. Apple shares are up, iPads are selling like hotcakes and advertisers are breaking out their checkbooks. Continue reading

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Crazy iPad Numbers: Nearly Half a Million Orders Already?

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More amazing iPad pre-order and pre-sales numbers being reported at the end of this week.  Numbers and things that stand out:

  • Close to 250,000 pre-orders
  • Guesstimates of roughly the same amount of in-store pickup reservations.
  • The fact that these estimates do not even include orders from enterprise, schools, or small businesses.  I imagine their may well be quite significant iPad interest in those last two sectors at least.

I think these numbers – if they end up being even close to accurate – are just one of a growing number of signs that the iPad is going to be another big hit for Apple.

Source: Fortune via 9to5Mac

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Wall Street Journal’s iPad Edition – $18 a Month?

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Yikes – I’m not a WSJ reader, but the rumored price point for the Wall Street Journal’s upcoming customized iPad version strikes me as quite high.  I don’t follow their print and online pricing much either, but from what I can gather the $18/month iPad version (if that’s accurate) would be around twice as much as their current online subscription rate. One of the funny things about this is that the price rumor is from the WSJ itself.

There’s been lots of talk of the iPad as a ‘savior’ for the newspaper and magazine industry – and I think there’s likely a lot of potential for that to come true, but I also think publications are going to need to find the right price points for iPad readers.  I am very anxious to see how other blue-chip titles get priced, and how the WSJ compares.

Any regular WSJ readers care to weigh in on that rumored price point?

Via: Gizmodo

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iPad iBooks App Has Free Project Gutenberg Titles Built Right In

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More good news on the iPad iBooks app and reading free ePub titles from Project Gutenberg in it.  It looks like many (or perhaps all) these free – and classic – titles are included in the iBookstore catalog.  And of course they’re still free.

AppAdvice has got the scoop on this one:

If you’re not familiar with the Gutenberg Project, it’s a free online digital library supported by volunteers. This library already includes over 30,000 free eBooks from the public domain; it is an amazing popular resource.

Well, when checking out Apple’s iBookstore, I noticed that Apple has decided to include these directly. I obviously haven’t had the chance to count them, but it appears that the entire catalog is available for free download.

iBooks is sounding more and more like a killer app the more we learn about it.

Via: AppAdvice

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Countdown to iPad – Personal Trainer (Use Case 40)

What Tabata Pro and a personal video trainer could look like together - iPad – Personal Trainer
What Tabata Pro and a personal video trainer could look like together
Alex Lindsay of Pixel Corps was the inspiration for the personal trainer iPad use case. Each week on MacBreak Weekly, a part of Leo Laporte’s TWiT Network, hosts share an interesting piece of software/tech as their “pick”. During the podcast/netcast episode MacBreak Weekly 186: Yep dated March 23rd, 2010, Alex recommended Tabata Pro Timer for iPhone as one of his picks. Continue reading

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There’s Already an iPad Apps Best Sellers List

iPad Best Sellers list

Apple has begun putting together the iPad-specific App Store in anticipation of the upcoming iPad launch. iPad-only Apps have begun to be approved and organized. MacRumors has managed to access the iPad’s best seller lists which reveal several of the iPad App Store launch titles. The lists show several dozen applications with release dates as far back as March 19th.

The fact that the iPad-specific applications are ranked suggests that the applications are being downloaded/purchased at least on a limited basis, despite the lack of iPad availability for the general public. A report yesterday indicated that a number of these iPad-specific applications had temporarily appeared in Apple’s web-based ‘iTunes Preview’ App Store listing.

That’s from a MacRumors report earlier today. Some very familiar names on that list – in fact at least a couple that I’m pretty sure were present in the Day 1 iPhone App Store and now look to be early leaders in the Day 1 iPad App Store.

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