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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,626 views]
Steve Jobs: “We Dont Need Flash. Ever”

“New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”
Steve Jobs’ message to Adobe is clear: forget flash – its a technology of the past era.
“The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple’s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps …

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[29 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,030 views]
AT&T iPad Data Plan Details

AT&T is offering simple and straightforward 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad – complete with
easy, on-device activation and management. Data plans for iPad include access to more than
20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide at no additional cost.
AT&T is offering simple and straightforward 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad – complete with easy, on-device activation and management. Data plans for iPad include access to more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide at no additional cost.
Recurring monthly charge with no long term contract
$14.99 per month for 250 MB

$29.99 per month for unlimited data

Source: …

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,037 views]
Meet The Makers Of The Next iPad chip: Intrinsity

Apple has acquired a small Austin, Tex., company called Intrinsity, known for making zippy versions of a computer chip often found in mobile devices. The deal, which closed late last month and was confirmed by Apple on Tuesday, shows the company continuing to try to gain an edge in the mobile device market by purchasing technology and chip experts.
Source: NYTimes.
The speed of mobile device chips are typically measured in megahertz, and one of the more popular chips on the market usually runs at about 650 megahertz. Intrinsity’s engineers found a …

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[26 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,043 views]
Israel: iPad is not banned anymore

This was news some time back – that Israel had banned the iPad – Read Why is the iPad banned in Israel?
Now, the ban is lifted -
(Reuters) – Israel will begin allowing people to bring Apple iPads into the country starting on Sunday, two weeks after customs began confiscating the tablet computers for fear they would interfere with other wireless devices.
“Following the completion of intensive technical scrutiny, Israel Minister of Communications Moshe Kakhlon approved the import of (the) iPad to Israel,” the Communications Ministry said in a statement.
And yes, the confiscated iPads …

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[24 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,479 views]
Do Not Read on the iPad before you sleep

LATimes has a report that says reading on the iPad before sleep impacts sleep patterns.

Staring at the screen before bed could leave you lying awake. That’s because direct exposure to such abnormal light sources inhibits the body’s secretion of melatonin, say several sleep experts.
Light-emitting devices, including cellphones and yep, the iPad, tell the brain to stay alert. Because users hold those devices so close to their face, staring directly into the light, the effect is amplified compared with, say, a TV across the room or a bedside lamp, said Frisca Yan-Go, director …

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[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 4,595 views]
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Available in US on April 30

Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its magical iPad™ will be delivered to US customers who’ve pre-ordered on Friday, April 30, and will be available in Apple retail stores the same day starting at 5:00 p.m.
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user …

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[18 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 1,108 views]
Why is the iPad banned in Israel?

They  blame the Wireless signals from the device – the signal would clash with other devices. So US travelers cannot carry their iPad into Israel. Customs authorities have confiscated at least 10 iPads so far from travelers arriving to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Travelers have been required to pay for storage fees until they pick up their devices on the way out of the country. (WSJ)

The ban has triggered an angry wave of criticism in Israel, as gadget-happy Israeli consumers fear they will once again be forced to watch …

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[17 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 39,957 views]
Steve Jobs: “Apple Made a Mistake”

Pullitzer Prize winning Cartoonist Mark Fiore’s rejected iPhone app is making lot of news this week. The latest: Steve Jobs accepts that Apple was wrong on this one:

Apple’s chief executive apparently believes that his company made a mistake when it rejected an iPhone app from a cartoonist who is now a Pulitzer Prize winner.
An Apple spokeswoman did not comment Friday afternoon, but Steve Jobs, the Apple chief executive, responded by e-mail message to a customer, Robert Williamson, who asked about Mark Fiore’s rejected app on Friday.
“This was a mistake that’s …

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[17 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,293 views]

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[16 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,079 views]
Wired Magazine iPad App shd have no issues

Adage is reporting that inspite of Apple’s new restrictions (read: Section 3.3.1: The Least Common Denominator Will Never Be The Best For Anyone)

Conde Nast ‘s Wired magazine app will indeed work on the iPad despite the restrictive new guidelines Apple issued this month, Conde Nast said this evening. That’s depending on Apple’s actual approval, of course, but Conde is at least confident it can meet the new guidelines that had worried many observers.
Wired has been working with Adobe, which provides many magazines’ publishing software, to develop interactive editions to run …