iPad Friday for nine more countries

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It’s official, the iPad is going to be sold in nine more countries this Friday, July 23rd. So everyone in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Singapore get your camping gear on, you have 4 days and 3 nights of Apple fanaticism to endure. The iPad has sold millions of units and Apple’s getting ready to sell a few million more. Check out our iPad review here if you haven’t already, to know what you will be waiting in line for.

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Apple FaceTime coming to the iPod and iPad

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In the strictest sense, video calls are nothing new. At the same time, Apple’s FaceTime on the iPhone 4 could really help to popularize that form of and function of communication. FaceTime my friends, is coming to the iPad and iPod touch. With FaceTime on the iPhone you still “call” your friends like you normally would, then the video call is pushed over the Wi-Fi connection visually connecting you.

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iOS 4.0.1 update for iPhone and iOS 3.2.1 for iPad on the way

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It’s not the full iOS 4.1 update we were expecting, but this quick little update promised by Apple aims to fix the signal bars on the iPhone 4. Apple says this update “improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display.”

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Website aims to find the best iPad case for you

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Sure, Apple seems to be doing quite well with its shiny new iPad, but this has opened up a whole world of opportunity for other companies too. You do want to protect your precious touchscreen device from damage, right? That’s why the first thing you should probably buy is an iPad case. Helping you find the that case is the aptly named iPadCaseFinder.com. This isn’t its own store, per se, but it does link you up with many different styles of iPad cases that are available on various sites around the Internet.

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Apple iPad getting Sonos Controller app this August

Sonos Controller app for the iPad

The whole Sonos media playing system is pretty impressive already, but with the larger display afforded by the iPad, you’ll have a much easier time navigating through your increasingly large music library. Check it out. You can sort by artist, album, and so on, as well as seen the album art off to the side.

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USB typewriter brings a bit of nostalgia to the iPad

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The ClamCase was a pretty realistic concept that is basically what we would expect of a product that aims to destroy the iPads true purpose and innovation. Dragging it back in to the notebook or netbook segment, it still got alot of attention, but I don’t think it will turn as many heads as the Jack Zylkin USB typewriter mod will.

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Databank offering some serious iPad protection

Databank iPad Cases at Computex Photo: Michael Kwan

As I was making my way in between appointments at Computex Taipei 2010, I came across one of those random companies that probably not too many people know. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth mentioning, because no one wants to lose out on a $500+ investment. Databank may be their name, leading me to believe that they’re involved in memory or storage, but it seems that they’re much more involved in cases, bags, and other accessories. The iPad has gone international, so it means that the iPad accessories are doing the same.

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Asus Eee Tablet not really a Kindle, but not quite an iPad either

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I’m not entirely sure what Asus is trying to accomplish with the Eee Tablet, but it seems to have found itself in the middle ground between a Kindle and iPad. On display at Computex Taipei 2010, the Eee Tablet is marketed as “the single device to reinvent reading and writing.” It doesn’t use the regular e-ink (slow refresh) display of the Kindle, but it’s not a full color “real” screen like the iPad either; it’s somewhere in between.

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Apple sells 2 million iPads in under 60 days

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When Apple first launched the iPad in the United States, it was relatively unknown how it would perform in the open market. Being the first device of its kind, Apple took a gamble by yet again giving us technology that we didn’t know we needed, until of course we shelled out some coin to get it. The iPad is a rock star, it sold 1 million units in the first month, beating the companies very own iPhone smartphone.

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Hanvon Touchpad B10 Windows 7 tablet vonts to be an iPad

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Now that the Apple iPad is officially available to all international markets, we can fully expect a ceaseless flood of clones and knockoffs. One of the newer devices to join the fray is the Touchpad B10 tablet from Hanvon. Never heard of Hanvon? You’re not alone. I didn’t know who they were either when I went to the press conference at Computex. Apparently, the Chinese company was founded in 1998, based in Beijing, and focuses on “various intelligent pattern recognition technologies and products.”

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Micro SIM card adapter lets you share iPhone data plan to iPads

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You know how the Apple iPad 3G doesn’t make use of a regular SIM card for its cellular identification? You know how it uses a micro SIM card instead? What if you wanted to use a micro SIM in a place that normally takes a regular SIM?

Many enthusiasts out there have already taken their scissors to regular-sized SIM cards, trimming them down to micro SIM proportions for use with the iPad. The question is, how do you add that material back?

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Apple iPad goes international

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There’s no reason why anybody should be awake at 5 a.m., but for Apple lovers there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be awake.

Today marks the launch of Apple’s iPad in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K. and Canada. The tablet computer arrived in the United States at the start of April and so for international Apple fans that had to wait another two months, May 28 couldn’t come any faster.

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Elgato EyeTV HD PVR records, edits, slings live TV to your iPad

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Elgato’s latest device is the EyeTV HD PVR, a small $200 silver box that taps into the component feed of your digital cable box or satellite TV, giving you the ability to record and stream live TV to your iPhone or iPad. Of course, standard features like just plain old recording for later viewing, pause, and rewinding, the EyeTV goes ahead to even let you edit your programming. Now with HD streaming via the H.264 format, you can get a resolution of 1920×1080 at 30 fps; this sounds good, but I would be concerned with any encoding artifacts and lag (both on the desktop and streamed device).

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Google to work on iPad killer with Verizon Wireless, HTC too?

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Apple may be the first to sell a million tablet computers, in part due to their massive application portal and market penetration, but Google says they are not far behind. We knew the Internet giant was planning a Google tablet, it would without a doubt run on a modified mobile Android OS, but the details were slim. Verizon Wireless CEO just announced they plan to work with Google on it; perhaps with what could lead to an interesting device, giving them a chance to make right what the iPad did wrong.

“We’re working on tablets together, for example. We’re looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience.” Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam told The Wall Street Journal.

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Rogers announces two Apple iPad data plans

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Our neighbors to the south have had access to the Apple iPad for some time already, but it’s finally coming to Canada and Rogers Wireless looks like it’s the only one announcing a data plan for the big touchscreen device.

Rogers has officially announced its iPad data plans and they’re actually not that bad. On the lower end of the scale if the $15/month plan and that gets you 250MB of use. Heavier users can bump up to the $35/month plan for 5GB of data. Both plans come with unlimited access to Rogers WiFi Hot Spots.

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