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

iPad App Store

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

Enigmo Deluxe for iPad

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:

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What Do You Think of iPad Magazine App Pricing?


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

Star Walk for iPad

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

Weather HD 

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?


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

iPad 3G Teardown

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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Two Great iPad Guides, That You Can Read on the iPad

iPad Tips and Tricks app

One thing you don’t get as part of your lovely new iPad package is a manual on how to use it.  Luckily, the iPhone operating system (which the iPad also runs) is wonderfully intuitive and simple to use – so you really don’t need one.  This is one of the strongest features of the iPad and the iPhone platform – its interface which is not only easy, but also a pleasure to use.

Having said all that, there are some very cool things you can do on the iPad that you may not immediately discover.  Things that will help you work faster with and get more out of your iPad.  I’ve found two excellent guides that you can read right on the iPad itself, that will help you discover lots of these useful iPad tips and tricks.  Hit the jump for some detail on these and a few more screenshots …

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Stephen Fry – Coming to the iPad Soon!


So far as this site is concerned, – we have plans to develop and enhance. In a few weeks we launch an iPad app on which you can read blogs, blessays, microblogs and other pieces of writing that I publish to this site. We’re testing it at this moment and I’m very pleased with the smooth flow and finish of it.

Now that’s very some very good news.  Stephen Fry is an excellent novelist, essay (or blessay) writer, comedian, sitcom writer, and just all-round brilliant person.  A ‘ridiculously multi-faceted’  (to borrow a phrase from Jeff Van Gundy when describing Pau Gasol last night) bloke – and also a huge gadget and techie geek who writes wonderful, in-depth articles on many mobile devices.

I can’t wait to see his iPad app.


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Apple Posts New Support Doc for iPad 3G Data Plan Setup

Data plan setup on 3G iPad

Apple has posted a new support document that gives a walk-through of how to setup data plans on the iPad WiFi + 3G models.  The document’s catchy little title is AT&T: How to set up a new Cellular Data account on iPad Wi-Fi + 3G.

The process looks relatively painless and quick – choosing from the two flavors of plan (250MB or Unlimited), providing a very limited amount of personal information and payment method details.  That seems to be about it.

You can find the Apple document here for the full walk-through:

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iPad App Store Adds Sort by Release Date

App Store sort by release date

The iPad App Store has been updated, and has added the ability to sort by the Release Date for apps.  This is a small but very cool addition – as it makes it much easier to see new apps as they come in – although it’s brand new so I’m not sure how often it gets updated (hopefully daily or more).

To see apps sorted by release date, go to the Features section of the App Store and you’ll see it as the third tab on the right at the top of the screen (alongside New and What’s Hot).

Update: As Andrew has kindly pointed out in the comments, you can also sort by release date within categories.  It is the second tab at the top of the screen within category sections. Very cool.

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