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[30 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,035 views]
iPad owners ‘poorer and less educated’

Fortune is reporting a study by Nielson that claims that Amazon (AMZN) Kindle owners tend to be wealthier. 44% of them make more than $80,000/year compared with 39% of iPad owners and 37% of iPhone owners. They also tend to have more education: 27% of Kindle owners have Master’s degrees or PhDs.
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[17 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,683 views]
iPad hitting the sweet spot?

We all know what the sweet spot for the iPad is: inbetween the smartphone and the laptop, but closer to the laptop. Looks like its getting there, finally.
One line buried in a Wall Street Journal story is making the rounds as the latest evidence of Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPad power: Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn “said internal estimates showed that the iPad had cannibalized sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50 percent.” By the time I first saw the news nugget being tweeted, that had morphed into …

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[15 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,786 views]
Control your PC from your iPad for 6.99

Splashtop Remote is an iPad app that helps you do that. This works for Windows laptops and desktops. NYTimes has a detailed report:
Splashtop Remote is an iPad app that pairs with a free Windows application to display your PC screen on your iPad, provided both are on the same wireless network. Splashtop is the name of a small quick-boot program that comes pre-installed on many PCs. You may know it as Lenovo Quick Start, Asus ExpressGate, or HP QuickWeb. Splashtop Remote is made by the same company, Device …

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[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 72,593 views]

This is a guest post sent in by our friends over at iPad Cases and Accessories. You can check their site for more iPad case reviews and news, be sure not to miss their iPad Gift Guide for more great iPad gift ideas!
If you’ve been following the iPad craze, and if you are currently reading Iptiam.com that means you are, then you’ve probably heard about the big name luxury companies like Burberry, Louis Viton, and Oscar de la Renta stepping into the iPad accessory market and displaying their iPad products …

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[9 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,298 views]
Finally, real competition for the iPad?

Techcrunch is reporting a funding event for Kno – to make an iPad killer.
Why is the device compelling? Andreessen and Rashid talk about how Kno is offering a total product – software, hardware and services – that will be compelling to the college user. They can purchase textbooks and view them just as they look in printed format. Users will be able to take notes, draw on the pages, etc., just like the print versions. And they’ll be able to access those books on a variety of devices – …

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[3 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,421 views]
iPad as Apple TV: Why not?

We have written about how Apple manages Product cannibalization before. There is a terrific business blueprint behind Apple’s Product designs, obviously.
Any new product announcement from Apple raises the following question – “Will it not eat into the market for …”. For instance, people asked that when the iPhone was released – “Will it not eat into the market for iPods?”. They asked that when the iPod Touch was released – “Will it not eat into the market for iPods and the iPhone?” – Now since the iPad has been announced, …