The Apple iPad doesn’t officially hit stores until tomorrow, but Apple has already opened the floodgates by releasing many of the iPad apps through iTunes. One of these happens to be theNetflix iPad app and, get this, it fully supports video streaming.
This means that it can do so much more than just queue up some videos for later viewing; you can actually watch all your Netflix content right on your iPad. That’s pretty sweet. The iTunes App Store had screenshots and other information about the Netflix iPad app, but they seem to have been removed it in the meantime should you feel so inclined to read up on it before getting your hands on an iPad this Saturday. Streaming video to your iPad is free to Netflix members on plans starting at just $8.99 a month.more →
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.more →
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.more →
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.more →
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.”more →
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.more →
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?more →
With the touchscreen phenomenmom sweeping across the globe, more users are moving towards a “hands-on” intuitive navigational interface when mobile devices are concerned. Gartner Research estimates that touchscreen mobile devices will surpass 362.7 million units in 2010, that’s an increase of 97% from 2009′s 184.3 million units sold. By the year 2013, we can expect over half of all mobile devices worldwide to be touchscreen, and over 80% of them being in North America and Western Europe alone.more →
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 weekmore →
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.more →
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.more →
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.more →
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.more →
Even before the Apple iPad officially broke the surface, we had already seen a number of UMPCs and MIDs hit the market. You do have to admit that Cupertino will really help to put the mini-tablet on the map, though, so it’s interesting to look at the immediate competition. One of the most captivating? The Dell Mini 5.more →
Now that the iPad has been unveiled to the public and in the hands of an elite few, what more speculation can we conjure about those crazy kids at Cupertino? It just so happens that I got a call from Aaron Vronko at Rapid Repair. As the service manager, Aaron and his team dissect roughly 500 iPhones and iPods per week. Who better to speak on mythical Apple products than someone who rips their guts out all day?more →