Recommended: iLounge Reviews the iPad 3G, Says AT&T Is Letting Down The Side

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iLounge has done a great, detailed review of the new iPad WiFi + 3G.  Although they give the device an overall rating of B+ and recommend it, they make it clear that AT&T is letting down the side, or as the label of one section of the review reads:

Harsh Reality: AT&T Still Sucks, And Its $15 Data Plan Is Awful

They are not impressed with the 3G speeds they saw in testing in four separate US states, which they found did not live up to their ‘superfast’ billing. 

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Crazy iPad Numbers: One Million Sold in Less Than a Month

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Sales of the iPad hit one million last Friday (April 30) – only 28 days after launching, and on the day of the iPad 3G launch.

"One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in a statement released Monday. "Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."

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Hello to Lots of iPads in Our Site Stats

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One thing I’ve been noticing in our site stats is the growing number of readers who are visiting via their iPads.  Not a huge shocker I guess, for an iPad-related site, but nice to see nevertheless.  Over the last week, iPad numbers were not that far below Windows and Mac.

And yesterday, they were ahead of Windows.

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Got Spirit? You do now… iPad Jailbreak Is Live

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You’ve all been waiting, holding your breath, turning blue… well stop it. Engadget is reporting that the Spirit Jailbreak is now live and ready to unleash you from the shackles of your Apple chroot jail.

So the question now is, do you have the stones? (not the Rolling ones).

www.spiritjb.com

UPDATE: It’s been 6 minutes since I posted this. 5 Minutes of that time was spent talking on the phone. Next to some Geohot jailbreaks and maybe that .png exploit a couple years back – this was the easiest jailbreak I’ve seen in a while. Cool stuff. Now I go to go install a few things and see what blows up!

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Restore number 1 commencing. DO NOT install SBSettings. Your dock ends up iPhone size, icons also end up iPhone size and worse you can’t get to uninstall SBSettings because the tab bar at the bottom of Cydia stops working.

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There Are Over 5,000 iPad Apps Now, Here’s Where You Can See That on the iPad

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So there are now a little over 5,400 iPad apps in the App Store, as of around 10 minutes ago. And there is now an easy way to keep up with how many iPad apps there are, right in the App Store on the iPad itself.

If you go to the Featured section of the App Store and press to go to the Release Date tab, it shows you that you are currently seeing, for instance, apps 1-12 of 5,407 – as shown in the screencap above.

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iPad Apps on Sale: Enigmo Deluxe & 4 Other Pangea Software Titles

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Pangea Software – a leading publisher of iPhone, and now iPad, games based in my loverly hometown of Austin, Tx. – have got five of their iPad apps on sale this week.  All five are at right about 50% off until Friday, May 7th.  Here are the titles, and their regular and sale prices:

Enigmo Deluxe (iPad)     $9.99                     $4.99

Cro-Mag (iPad)             $9.99                     $4.99

Nanosaur 2 (iPad)          $9.99                     $4.99

Bugdom 2 (iPad)            $9.99                     $4.99

Otto Matic (iPad)           $9.99                     $4.99

You can check out all of Pangea’s iPad and iPhone titles here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pangea-software-inc/id281736538

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What Do You Think of iPad Magazine App Pricing?

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If you buy the digital editions of Popular Science or TIME Magazine on the iPad, they cost $4.99 each — same as on the newsstand.

However, one-year subscriptions to Popular Science (the paper magazine) are currently selling for $12 — or $1 an issue. And TIME subscriptions can be had for $20 — around 35¢ an issue.

That’s an excerpt from a recent report by Philip Elmer-Dewitt at Fortune, on how some of the print publishing industry is thinking about pricing for iPad versions of their titles.

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Star Walk for iPad Contest – Winners

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Lots of enthusiasm for this one.  Thanks to all who participated, and a big,big thanks to Alena and the folks at Vito Technology for generously sponsoring the contest with us.

Our lucky winners are:

  • Hank
  • brainspin

Winners – please watch your Inboxes and spam folders, as we’ll be sending out your codes very soon.

If you didn’t win this one, better luck next time and there will be more contests coming soon here.  Oh, and you can check out the Star Walk for iPad app HERE.

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iPad Weather Apps: Weather HD

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Weather HD is easily the most gorgeous weather app I’ve ever seen, and one of the most beautiful apps of any kind I’ve come across.

It currently offers a slim amount of weather information but presents it beautifully using high-definition videos.

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Uh-oh – AT&T Not Allowing Some iPad Apps to Stream Video Over 3G?

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It appears that Apple/AT&T are blocking some video apps like ABC entirely, while downscaling other videos, like Apple trailers significantly.  It isn’t certain yet whether this is a result of their HTTP Streaming going over smaller pipes or an intentional effort because of licensing restrictions. (3G could be considered broadcast)

That doesn’t sound good.  Anyone with an iPad 3G seeing this?  What is your video streaming experience so far?

Source: iLounge via 9to5Mac

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iPad 3G: Already Violated, Dissected by the iFixIt Guys

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The inquisitive, destructive, determined folks at iFixit have got their hands on, and inside, an iPad 3G.  They’ve already got some highlights on what they’re discovering about the new model.  Hit the jump for their full list …

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