Sharp set to challenge iPad with new e-reader, 3D potential

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While the Amazon Kindle is still doing reasonably well, it seems that the future of e-book readers will come with multifunction devices using color LCD displays. Sharp is continuing this trend with a pending e-reader of its own and they’re saying it’ll “rival the iPad.”

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How to quickly type an apostrophe on the iPad

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You think you know every trick in the book when it comes to touchscreen shortcuts and virtual keyboard workarounds. Well, here’s another tip for you to munch on: the quick apostrophe on the iPad.

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FCC approves KeyCase iPad Folio with built-in Bluetooth keyboard

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The iPad isn’t a netbook, but it’s really starting to bite into some of those netbook sales. With the recent FCC approval of the KeyCase iPad Folio, we could see even more of a push in this area. That’s because this particular iPad case happens to pack a QWERTY-flavored punch.

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Just Mobile’s UpStand for the Apple iPad review

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I just got through a half dozen documentaries and videos that I’ve been meaning to get to for months now. How I did it? The Just Mobile UpStand and a bit of help from CineXplayer. Now that my iPad conveniently sits next to my monitor in seemingly perfect viewable angle, I can let those videos play as I work during the day.

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How to watch .avi (Xvid) movies on your iPad

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Why is it so difficult to watch AVI files on your iPad? Simply because the format is not supported by Apple. Supporting Xvid format is competition for Apple’s own MOV. And that would mean cutting the grass on Apple’s video portion of the iTunes store.

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Video: Hanvon Windows 7 tablet takes on the iPad

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This latest video shows a Windows 7 tablet and Apple iPad going head to head in a series of every day tasks. The hardware used for the Windows 7 contender is the Hanvon Windows 7 slate, one of many Windows 7 tablets that will be released before the year is out.

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Otterbox Defender iPad case review: Best rugged case money can buy

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The iPad has established itself as one of the coolest gadgets of the year, and is a must have if you love Apple. Its large display, crystal clear screen, and a multitude of features make it one of the most impressive tablets on the market. Check out Mobile Magazine’s iPad review here. However, like all iDevices, they do leave something to be desired in the area of durability.

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Apple iPad becomes expensive fridge magnet with FridgePad

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On my fridge I have a magnetic bottle opener shaped like a pint of beer and a magnetic dead Kenny from South Park. Those are pretty cool, I suppose, but they pale in comparison to having an Apple iPad as an extra large fridge magnet. And that’s exactly what you can have with the FridgePad.

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A new $139 Kindle to kill the iPad?

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Apple’s iPad was always expected to be the Kindle Killer, but never really disrupted the Amazon’s sales of its eReading tablet. In fact Amazon sells more Kindle books than they do hardcovers, and expect that number to “surpass all paperbacks sold sometime in the next nine to twelve months” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. Kindle sales tripled in June when Amazon lowered the price to $189, we can only imagine what will happen now that the price has been reduced to $139 by simply dropping 3G and giving a Wi-Fi only version.

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Legal Jailbreaking could bring Flash to the iPhone and iPad

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News came today as the US Government announced new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). One of the most notable and perhaps useless exemptions is the iPhone Jailbreaking grant. It is no longer “illegal” to Jailbreak your iPhone or other similar Apple device according to a U.S. Library of Congress ruling today.

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