Apple iPad drifting north: 23 days till Canada?

Apple iPad expected in Canada April 24th

The Apple iPad is scheduled for release in the United States on April 3rd, but what about Canada? Even though the American pre-orders are pretty much sold out and have begun shipping, Apple is still working on getting some stock north of the 49th parallel. From what we hear, the Canadian launch date of the iPad is being planned for April 24th. That’s a full three weeks after the American release, so hopefully the OEMs can keep up with demand by that time.

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Apple iPad given to every Seton Hill University student

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The Apple iPad is carving out a new niche of its own, offering the same kind of functionality as an e-book reader, but tacking on those apps, media players, and web browsing capabilities too. It seems that at least one school is recognizing its educational potential, and instead of heading to the bookstore at the beginning of each semester, the students of Seton Hill University will be able to purchase their learning material and have it sent directly to their iPads. That’s forward-thinking and could represent the future of university textbooks.

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SlingPlayer for iPad won’t make initial launch

Slingplayer App on the Apple iPad

Sling Media has a SlingPlayer app destined for the iPad. Their plan is to move towards H.264 and Silverlight for upcoming versions, quite a leap from their current 320×240 resolution. One thing to think about is the iPad’s resolution of 1024×768 is by no means HD, let alone 720p. So a bit of a slap in the face to those who will actually be paying for 3G data on their iPads.

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eBay releases iPhone selling app, iPad app coming Saturday

eBay Selling app for the iPhone - Photo: eBay

eBay today announced the release of two new free apps for the Apple iPhone. The first app is a seller tool, it will allow members to easily snap a photo of a product on their iPhone camera, enter some basic auction information, and list it on the eBay marketplace. Their second app is a bit of a stab at Craigslist, as it’s the new eBay Classifieds application. This one lets you post free ads on the eBayClassifieds.com website for local buyers.

And don’t forget, with the recent release of the PayPal mobile app, you can quickly pay for your items from either eBay site.

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iPad available Saturday, it’s magically pad-licious

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Apple wants y’all to know their magical new delicious iPad will be available in the US on Saturday. If you pre-ordered you can check out your mailox Saturday, if not, Apple and Best Buy stores across the country will be stocking the units.

Steve Jobs is pretty darn excited about it. “iPad connects users with their apps and content in a far more intimate and fun way than ever before,” said Steve. “We can’t wait for users to get their hands and fingers on it this weekend.”

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Microsoft Courier vs. Apple iPad, who will be the farest of them all?

Apple iPad and Microsoft Courier, two very different devices in what appears to be a similar class of products.

What was known to only a few key engineers at Microsoft was leaked earlier this month and referred to as the iPad killer. We now have more information on the Microsoft Courier, and it appears to be a good contender in the emerging segment of tablet devices. But is it a tablet, a digital journal, or a tablet and a digital journal all rolled into one? Perhaps its part of a new segment of devices named Smartbooks. Regardless of what it is, Microsoft is going up against Apple and their latest offering: the iPad.

The Courier is in fact a digital journal and its goal – will wonders never cease – is in fact to make folders and diaries obsolete. If you’re in class or attending a power lunch and even writing down an important individual’s phone number, scribbling on the palm of your hand or a napkin is unnecessary. It looks like paper might just be a thing of the past sooner rather then later. Which is a good thing, because more trees, equals more oxygen for all of us.

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What’s missing in the pricey iPad might make you “iSad”

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With about two weeks before the Apple iPad is in our hands, one feels like a Nasa scientist waiting for the Apollo rocket to take off. It’s a nail biting and nervous moment for everyone at Apple, waiting for the iPad to either soar into the stratosphere or crash and burn.

If you’ve been following our series of features on the iPad (If you haven’t then you should catch up) you would know that the iPad has been under a host of controversy and bad press from rivals and application developers alike.

Whereas the iPad is cleverly being marketed as a unique device superior in software and hardware when compared to rival products.

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iPhone Pro concept could fit the mini iPad bill

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When Apple’s 4th generation iPhone smartphone (iPhone 4G) gets revamped this summer think of how it will compare to the iPad tablet. The iPad is essentially an oversized iPhone, so where will the next gen iPhone be when you lay them out side by side on the table? Is the iPad to the iPhone what the Nano was to the iPod?

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Tablet Wars: HP ridicules Apple’s iPad as an incomplete internet experience

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Over the past fifteen years computers and media have changed so much with LCD screens, optical mice, USB dongles, devices and lets not forget VHS to CD to DVD.

One thing that has remained constant is the keyboard. But it looks like your keyboard will also become a historical artifact just like desktop computers such as the Amiga, Zx Spectrum and even the Atari ST with the popular tablet PC’s making waves in the market.

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Apple iPad commercial unveiled at Oscar show

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Apple decided to woah Oscar viewers with the first ever Apple iPad commercial last night. It was an unexpected surprise, some thought it would be played at the Superbowl, but that doesn’t seem to be Apple’s primary target audience.

The iPad was officially announced January 27th 2010, a recently announced ship date of April 3rd was set by Apple just last week

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Microsoft Courier video “leaked,” the iPad killer?

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Nothing is more capable of keeping us on the edge of our seats than the development of major Tablet computers coming from every Steve, Bill and Asghar. We are witnessing the revolution of mobile computing right before our eyes, and the best part about it, no one knows who will be the big player in the end. Will the iPad be another iPhone? Will Microsoft’s Courier be a flopping Zune? Can content providers and application developers shape the way Tablet computing evolves, taking control away from hardware providers? Only time will tell, but until now, here are more details on Microsoft’s latest “leaked” achievements.

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Apple iPad on sale April 3, Pre-Orders March 12 in USA

Apple iPad Shipping April 3 in USA

Apple has just announced that the iPad tablet Wi-Fi computer will be available in the US on April 3. Pre-orders will begin one week from today, on March 12, US customers will be able to order either a Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G model from the Apple store online or in person.

We initially expected the iPad to be available this month, manufacturing delays could have put Apple slightly behind schedule.

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Win the iPad: Mobile Magazine contest giveaway

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We’re holding a contest to give away what could be the most anticipated gadget of the decade, a device that may revolutionize the print industry, a device launching with 150,000 available apps right from day one, a device that will change the world! Or it just may end up getting lost in a stack of papers on your coffee table, who knows? It’s the Apple iPad.One lucky reader will win an Apple iPad, and all you have to do is complete this survey below enter.

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Mystery blank key discovered on Apple iPad keyboard dock

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Apple revealed the iPad keyboard dock to the public with a blank key. Overlooked by almost everyone, the mystery key was finally noticed by a member of the Mac Rumors forum, Macduke. The location of the key is in the middle above the number 6 key, traditionally where F6 would be. Macduke believes Apple may assign a function to the blank key before shipment; he also speculates that the function could be to launch a Mac-like dashboard with plenty of widgets, perhaps a “back to home” type of button? Ideal for using as central command screen for communication services like twitter, facebook and iBooks.

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Apple iPad outperformed by Notion Ink Adam Tablet?

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Are you ready? Just as the iPhone paved the way for so many other touchscreen smartphones, it seems that the floodgates are opening for all sorts of Apple iPad alternatives. One of the latest to enter the arena is the Adam Tablet from Notion Ink. On paper, this device sure sounds appealing, but how is it in the real world?

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