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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Pink Floyd music could be removed from iTunes, load up your iPods

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In a landmark decision, British courts have ruled in favor of popular rock band Pink Floyd, against its former label EMI. According to the BBC, the court ordered EMI to pay the band over ten million pounds in unpaid royalties due to online sales. This ruling greatly impacts digital music sales, and could result in Pink Floyd’s music being pulled from iTunes.

iTunes releases and sells more digital music than anywhere else in the world. Songs bought on iTunes can be transferred to iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

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Google’s Android Marketplace to unleash a wrath on Apple’s iPhone

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A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements.

Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone’s operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.

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

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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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Italian designers love making iPhone 4G concepts

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It seems that the Italians love to conceptualize the future iPhone 4G model that Apple is expected to release mid 2010. Our friends at Mobile Crunch have discovered some beautiful new renderings of an artists work, “Seraphan, a member on Spaziocellulare forum.

He has released his renders of what the iPhone 4G could be, and they are pretty colorful with some nice smooth curves.

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Apple sues HTC over possible iPhone patent infringement

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Apple has announced a lawsuit against handset manufacturer HTC for violating patents it owns with the iPhone. Apple has been involved in numerous struggles over the past years defending their own patents. Potentially infringing patents of the past were most notably brought about by Kodak and Nokia. This time however, it is Apple on the attack.

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Apple patent shows Motion Sensing Technology for future 4th generation iPhone

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Apple, in its never ending quest to make their gadgets more James Bond like with each generation, has bought a patent involving motion sensing controls through a camera. This would allow the user of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, more control over the device in a much more “touchy” way. If applicable to the next generation of Apple products, it could be a major coup for Apple.

The patent, according to Patently Apple, will allow for almost total control of the iPhone through motion sensors in the devices camera.

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iPhone 4G concept updated, price to be cheaper?

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The Apple iPhone 4G is expected to cost significantly less than previous models. Industry Analyst Katy Huberty, from Morgan Stanley believes 85% of the market is not willing to shell out the amount of money Apple want’s for their devices, therefore a price drop is in order for the next-generation smartphone.

Here are new concept images just released from ADR Studio’s in Italy, courtesey of Antonio De Rosa. He took readers comments into consideration from his previous set of concept designs.

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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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iPhone 2010 to have Samsung Super AMOLED, forward facing camera?

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Samsung at the Mobile World Congress this week showed for the first time their Super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display (Super AMOLED). The display is five times clearer and offers 20% visibility outdoors in the sun, but does it offer enough power savings for the iPhone 4G?

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Apple iPhone reads SD cards with ZoomIt accessory

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When Steve Jobs took the stage and formally revealed the Apple iPad to the world, one of the first things that left people scratching their heads was the lack of an SD card slot. Then, he showed us that there was an accessory that addressed this need. As it turns out, you can have an SD card reader on the iPhone too.

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