Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The Apple iPad is pinching and zooming its way onto Target shelves starting October 3rd, in both WiFi / 3G and WiFi-only options. Those with a Target credit card can get a five percent discount when the rollout for that special begins October 17th. Is this what you’ve been waiting for? Probably not, but at least you know what to expect on your next expedition to the red-clad retailer.
Google announced today that it will soon add editing capabilities for Google Docs for iPad users at the “Google Atmosphere” conference, Google’s annual European event dedicated to cloud computing.
Currently, the mobile version of Google Docs shows a read-only view of your document. So by offering Google Docs on the iPad, Google will be able to compete with Apple’s popular iWorks suite of apps for the iPad and other third party apps such as Documents to Go and Quickoffice that have been offering this capability for quite sometime now. Google Enterprise President Dave Girouard wrote in a Blog post on the Official Google Blog:
Tired of using PlayOn’s web app to enjoy content on your iPod touch and iPhone? Tired of being left out altogether if you’re on aniPad? Fret not, dear content consumers — PlayOn has today released a highly anticipated update to its own software that adds iPad compatibility, enabling users to stream material from Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, ABC, CBS, MTV and ESPN3 (among others) over WiFi and 3G. Unfortunately, those of you in that first camp will have to remain there until Apple gets its approval act in order, but at least those who splurged on a tablet can now make better use of it thanks to Safari and HTML5.
Amazon has attacked Apple’s iPad in the new Kindle commercial launched over the weekend.
The ad features a guy sitting poolside in a t-shirt and shorts struggling to read an e-book on a black LCD-screen device that looks an awful lot like an iPad. A scene from Amazon.com’s latest TV ad for the Kindle.
Apple Insider has received information from a “person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans” that Apple will soon be introducing FaceTime/video-chat capable iPads.
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Apple has now posted the details of all the features which iOS 4.2 would bring to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
This is probably the most awaited feature for the iPad. You can switch quickly between your apps without sacrificing any performance or battery life, and jump back right into your app from where you left it!
Honestly, from this distance it’s hard to tell what’s going on, but 9 to 5 Mac says we’re looking at a next-gen camera-equipped iPad fielded specifically to test video calls. As you may recall, iPhone software surfaced with a very similar menu just weeks before the iPhone 4 came out, which either means someone was inspired to create a clever ‘shop, or that we just got our first real glimpse at iProd 4,1. Oh, and Mr. Extreme Closeup? He’s our friend Blurrycam’s old college roommate, didn’t you know?
When we talk about touchscreen-only Tablets, the first device that pops up in mind is the iPad. It is an awesome device in many ways, provided that you find some good use for it. When iPad waslaunched earlier this year, it was pushed as a device to innovate the way we use our computers, just like what iPhone did with smartphones back in 2007.
The popularity and success of iPad naturally spawned many different manufacturers to bring similar devices to market. There was the JooJoo, the now dead HP Slate, Dell Streak and tons of otherAndroid based devices. But none of them could proved to be a serious challenge to Apple’s offering. Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 tablet which is getting lots of attention in media for being the only tablet that can give iPad a serious a run for its money.
I don’t know if this is first for an Apple event but well, Apple has just announced that they are going to live stream tomorrow’s “Special Media Event” which will be mainly geared towards their new2010 iPod lineup. You will have to have either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 SnowLeopard, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad to watch the streaming. If you are a Windows user, you will be out of luck which kinda sucks in my opinion.
Live broadcast of the event will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on September 1, 2010 at Apple.com (click here to see what time is it in your region). We’ll have the video embedded here (that is if Apple provides the embedding code), and of course stay tuned to us as we will cover all the bits once the dust has settled !
The iPhone Dev-Team has just posted an update on their official blog, giving warning to all those with newer devices like iPhone 4, iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 3GS (New bootrom) and iPod touch 3G / 2G (MC-Model) to not update to iOS 4.0.2 as they wont be wasting another exploit for this minor firmware update. Instead, the focus will now be on finding a new exploit which could be used on the next major firmware update i.e. iOS 4.1. I’ll say that is a good move on their part given that final version of iOS 4.1 could be out as early as next week.