If you’re planning to pickup an iPad in New York City or nearby on the day of its release, you may have a shot at your 15 minutes of fame if you want it. A producer at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) contacted us to say that they’re looking to interview someone on launch day.
We’re doing a story on the iPad launch, and we’d like to interview someone who is picking up an iPad in NYC or nearby NJ on the day of the launch.
If you’re interested send an email to:
ari.schwartz AT nhkny dotcom
Good luck and if you get on there remember to say ‘Hi Mom’ and not look any more deranged than the rest of us who are willing to stand in line for a shiny new electronic device. :)
After years of use, traditional cookbooks have sticky, dirty and missing pages. Its time the cookbook got a make-over. The latest recipe for successful cooking has not one, but two secret ingredients, the iPad and wireless trackpad. The iPad not only organizes your recipes, but allows you to easily add new favorites. The wireless/washable trackpad keeps your shiny new cookbook from falling victim to sticky fingers, spills and other kitchen mishaps. You’ll love cooking with the iPad! Continue reading →
Art galleries will never be the same. Stroll through galleries at your own pace, enjoying the serenity and beauty within. iPad multi-media presentations allow you the freedom to move from piece to piece, learning about art and artist alike. Drink in art and nibble on knowledge before moving on to another labor of love. iPad transforms art galleries into “Masterpiece Theater.”Continue reading →
… here comes the world’s first Diamond iPad from Goldstriker Amosu Mervis Diamond Importers, who we have earlier featured here for their world’s first diamond dreidel. This precious version will feature a diamond studded frame featuring 11.43 carats of diamonds, hand-set in a micro-pave styling. The diamonds are graded G/H in color and VS2/SI1 in clarity. This diamond-studded iPad adorns a $19,999 price tag and is available in limited quantities. You will have to wait a little longer to get your hands on this iPad version, i.e. after June 1, but you can place your order online to reserve one for you now, so get ready to splurge.
We’ve seen plenty of these ridiculous blinged-up versions of iPhones and other popular smartphones, so I guess it’s no surprise at all to see a first one for the iPad.
Two reasons I’d never cut it as a filthy rich person: I find the $20,000 price tag absurd no matter how much money you’ve got in the bank and I also find this model – and most of these sort of efforts – to be hideously ugly.
So today it’s being reported that Apple looks to be banning all forms of screen protector films for iPhones, iPods, and the iPad at its retail stores. Here’s more detail from iLounge’s report on this:
"Apple has said that it will remove both film-only solutions from its stores, as well as any case or other accessory that includes film protection as part of its package, such as cases that include film screen protectors," according to the report.
It adds that the ban — which covers film protectors for iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Mac — will impact all forms of screen film, "including completely clear film, anti-glare film, and mirrored film, regardless of whether the purpose of the film is protective, decorative, or both."
I read an interesting post over at ComputerWorld this morning, titled ‘5 features the iPad needs for business‘. It was mostly interesting to me because I found myself disagreeing with a lot of it.
For instance, the first needed feature that is listed is Expandable memory. To be fair, this one probably depends a lot on the nature of your job, but it seems to me most business users should get by fine with the storage space available on the iPad, especially the largest 64GB models. It’s not intended as a desktop replacement, and given that most sensitive or critical company data should be held on network servers (in the cloud or in the company network) I would think 64GB of local storage plus an ability to access server-based documents should be more than good enough for a lot of users.
If you’ve ordered iPad accessories from Apple, you may well be finding some of them are not going to be getting to you as soon as you hoped. There are delays showing up for several of the Apple iPad accessories, including the iPad Keyboard Dock shown above – which is now not due to ship until May.
The iPad Case has slipped from a ship date of April 3rd to mid-April, and the iPad Camera Connection Kit isn’t even available for pre-order yet.
I ordered both the iPad Keyboard Dock and the iPad Case – so I’ll be missing those when I get the iPad itself. I did also order a BT keyboard for it though, and that has already shipped.
Have you ordered any of the delayed accessory items? Which iPad accessories are you looking forward to using?
Pocket Informant has been an award-winning and stellar PIM (Personal Information Manager) on various mobile platforms for many years. It was an essential app for me for many years on Windows Mobile. The iPhone version of the app offers powerful calendar and task management abilities and a slew of features.
This is another app that should translate very well for the iPad. And fortunately the app’s developers have definite plans for bringing it to the iPad.
Overnight package services like FedEx and UPS have long been leaders in leveraging technology to their advantage. GPS enabled trucks, route planning, bar coding, handheld scanners and electronic signatures are the hallmarks of high-tech shipping. Continue reading →