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[20 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 880 views]
Tipping Point? Kindle Sales exceed Hardcover

NYTimes reports that Amazon sold more ebooks than hardcover, in what could easily be a tipping point for the publishing industry.
Amazon.com, one of the nation’s largest booksellers, announced Monday that for the last three months, sales of books for its e-reader, the Kindle, outnumbered sales of hardcover books.
In that time, Amazon said, it sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books, including hardcovers for which there is no Kindle edition.

Interesting times ahead. (Link: here)

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[18 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,386 views]
Apps for iPad with Camera?

Well, this one is certain – that the new version of the iPad has a camera on it. Video Chat was reported to be coming, based on SDK information. We know apps are being built for the iPad with the camera – but what are they?
The iChatr debacle must reflect on the apps on iPad – now this is challenging – Apple gets to say what users can and cannot show on the camera – now this is a huge limitation – who said – all of us will …

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[17 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 1,023 views]
Free Case for iPads?

Close on the heels of the free case giveaway for iPhone 4 users, we ask the very obvious question: Apple, when are you going to provide free cases for our iPads? Well, we had reception issues too – Remember? This was from Apple:
Under certain conditions, iPad may not automatically rejoin a known Wi-Fi network after restart or waking from sleep. This can occur with some third-party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable when:
Using the same network name for each network
Using different security settings for each network
Very fine, we understand …

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[16 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,201 views]
FaceTime coming to the iPad

BGR has a report on the arrival of FaceTime video calling to the iPad and iPod touch devices.
“It’s actually pretty simple… Your Apple ID will be registered with your device/s, and that will allow other Apple devices to start a FaceTime call using your email address. Apple will also reportedly make use of push notifications to deliver these incoming FaceTime connection requests as we have been informed there is a push notification detector tied into the FaceTime frameworks in the new iPhone OS 4.1 beta.”
Source: BGR

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[8 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,145 views]
Corporates embrace the iPad

Wells Fargo, SAP, Daimler.. the list of big names that have embraced the iPad grows longer by the day. Per a Bloomberg report –
“Apple, known for courting consumers with sleek designs and easy-to-use software, is making inroads with corporations that say the iPad can make workers more productive without putting sensitive customer information at risk, Bloomberg Businessweek.com reported. SAP AG, Tellabs Inc. and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz are using the tablet-style computer for tasks as varied as accessing work e-mail, approving shipping orders and calling up on-the-spot auto-finance options.”
Link here

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[6 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,643 views]
“Yes, Fraud occurred on iTunes”

Apple today vaguely confirmed that fraud indeed happened on iTunes store. Engadget got this response:
“The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns.
Developers do not receive any iTunes confidential customer data when an app is downloaded.
If your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes we recommend that you contact your financial institution and inquire about canceling the card and issuing a chargeback for any unauthorized transactions. We also recommend …

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[5 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,108 views]
Reading Speeds: ‘Books Faster Than Tablets’

useit.com conducted a study of people reading long-form text on tablets finds higher reading speeds than in the past, but they’re still slower than reading print.
The iPad measured at 6.2% lower reading speed than the printed book, whereas the Kindle measured at 10.7% slower than print. However, the difference between the two devices was not statistically significant because of the data’s fairly high variability.
Thus, the only fair conclusion is that we can’t say for sure which device offers the fastest reading speed. In any case, the difference would be so …

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[2 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,268 views]
Finally, iTunes in the Cloud

BGR has an exclusive on iTunes in the cloud, and wireless syncing. Its surprising it took so long for Apple to get this one out, but its here, finally.
“Any apps you buy for instance on your iPhone will immediately sync to your computer, changes to your calendar, or notes, or contacts will also automatically update on your computer as well.”
These new capabilities are broken down into three groups:

Streaming music and movies from Apple’s servers to your computers, devices, etc.
Streaming music and movies from your home computers to your other computers, remote …