Adobe to Steve Jobs: We have Android :P

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After the “open letter” Steve Jobs released this morning basically saying Flash will be allowed on the iPad and iPhone just as soon as hell freezes over. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch responded with his very own “open letter,” a blog post titled Moving Forward, outright saying “We look forward to delivering Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June.” Among many other things implying that Apple is not only blocking their code, but many others related to the legal conditions mandated on application developers.

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Steve Jobs writes open letter admonishing Flash

Safari browser visiting Adobe's Flash test site on the Apple iPad - Photo: Fabrizio Pilato

When the Apple iPad was first unveiled to the world, one of the most common questions that people had about the device was “why isn’t there Flash support?” In like manner, you’ll find a lack of Flash support on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, and Apple isn’t going to change their position any time soon.

If Apple’s actions didn’t speak loudly enough for you, Steve Jobs has issued an open letter wherein he basically says Flash is broken and wants it no where near any mobile device. The open letter is a full 1500 words in length on Apple’s history with Adobe, their shortcomings, and where they presently stand. You can read it below.

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Review: Case Mate WalkAbout leather iPad case

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We wrapped our iPad in Case Mate’s most elegant and finely crafted sleeve, the WalkAbout. If Case Mate would make a sofa out of this, I would probably not ever get up and gain 200 pounds. Think of it as Ferrari’s bucket seat for your iPad. Magnets hold the straps down, magnets you say? Don’t worry, I haven’t lost any data yet. Besides, I’m sure Case Mate put them far away from our memory chips.

There’s no access to your USB connector when all tucked away unless you keep the flap up.

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Apple iPad review: The future is in your hands

Apple iPad next to Apple's Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard - Photo: Fabrizio Pilato

Apple’s mysterious new “magical” device has created a big stir across the world. What are we supposed to do with this thing? Is it going to replace my desktop? Probably not. How about my laptop or netbook? Still no. So what is it good for? Well, that’s the magic of it. It does many things, but it’s not here to step on anyone’s toes.

The name iPad is strangely clever. It probably took Apple an entire 5 minutes to come up with the name. It’s clearly not a notebook computer, and we already have the iBook. How about that other relative, the notepad. Ideas went around, and voila – Apple’s latest thing is the iPad. Names aside, what the heck is this thing good for anyways? What am I supposed to do with this iPad?

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Mobile Magazine launches iPad home page

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We have just launched a new home page tailored to iPad owners. You can now get an easy to navigate display of our news, reviews and features, all by visiting www.mobilemag.com/ipad from your Safari browser. In the future we will be adding other iPad and mobile device special features, we hope you like this one and enjoy our news on your magical new device.

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iPad DJ Rana Sobhany mixes beats, reveals her apps

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Is there anything the iPad can’t do? It won’t be replacing your MacBook any time soon, but if Rana Sobhany is any indication, it could be replacing your much more expensive DJ equipment. What she has done is hooked up two iPads to a basic $100 DJ mixer and a $100 USB sound box, reproducing a full DJ setup.

From what we can gather, Rana really is the first iPad DJ. Each of the two iPad devices have been loaded with several DJ-related applications and then they are connected to a cheap $100 DJ mixer so that she do things like cross-fade and hit kill switches.

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Wondershare: DVD to iPad video converter solution

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You got your hands on a magical new Apple iPad and you couldn’t be happier with the ability to surf the web from your living room couch. Unfortunately, there’s no optical drive, so how do you go about watching your DVD collection?

Wondershare Software of China has developed Wondershare DVD to iPad converter and iPad Video Converter specifically for this purpose, giving you the ability to take your DVD movies and view them on your new iPad.

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Apple iPad 3G in stores April 30, International pre-orders May 10

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Apple today officially announced that on Friday, April 30, Wi-Fi + 3G models of the magical iPad will be delivered to US customers who pre-ordered the device before April 3rd. It will also be in Apple stores the same day after 5:00pm.

A higher demand for the iPad caused a delay in international shipments. Estimates show over 600,000 units were sold in the first six days of sales, that’s a good number, and doesn’t include those waiting for the 3G version.

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Dell Streak tablets now showing 7-inch and 10-inch flavors

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Late last year we caught wind that Dell was working on an Android-based tablet of some kind and that it would be called the Dell Streak. At the time, we only knew about a five-inch variant, but now it seems that Dell wants to tackle the iPad head on with a couple more Streak units.

Shown here are the two new Dell Streak tablets that may soon be hitting the marketplace. For starters, the display sizes are much more in line with the current tablet range, being shown with a 7-inch screen and a 10-inch screen.

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iPad tablet clone runs Google Android

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Maybe you’re really interested in the Apple iPad, just like everyone elese these days. However, you’re not as interested in that iPhone-based operating system and you can’t be bothered with something the size of the iPad. It seems that a strange company called Moonse has you covered.

What you see here is the Moonse E-7001 tablet. In just about every regard, they’ve designed this product to look just like the Apple iPad. There are certainly differences, of course.

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Review: MLB at Bat 2010 for iPhone and iPad, Watch live games and more

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With baseball season just beginning, many MLB fans have been trying to find other ways to follow their favorite teams on a game by game basis. With the advent of MLB at Bat last year, iPhone and iPod Touch users gained the ability to listen to every single MLB game live on their device, which made the app a huge success. This year, a new MLB at Bat has been released that is a top app, and also the subject of controversy.

MLB at Bat 2010 contains all the features of the original and more. The ability to listen to every game live, choose your feed for each game, game cast, news, videos, and standings are all back. These features run well, with loud clear audio for the games.

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Speck covers, wraps, and skins your iPad

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Speck is keeping us covered again, this time with the release of several new solutions for your new Apple iPad’s. There are three new products to keep your iPad safe and secure, available immediately from Apple.com and Apple Stores, the Speck PixelShield Sleeve is a durable screen protection layer for the iPad. It’s soft, and lets you away your iPad in a scratch-free micro-fleece lined carrying case, available in red and black for $40.

The PixelSleeve Plus is extra-durable and has a neoprene exterior, has a carrying handle too, and is carried in landscape style rather than portrait like thePixelSleeve. Price is also $40 and comes in black with gray lining.

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Rogers to sell Apple iPad end of May, the world waits

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Right now, the only version of the Apple iPad that you can buy comes with Wi-Fi alone with a 3G radio nary in sight. In fact, Canadians can’t officially buy one within our borders yet, having to trek down to the United States to get an iPad. That’s going to change very soon.

That’s because Rogers will sell it and, hopefully, this will be at a subsidized price. That can help you save hundreds in the short run, though you’ll be stuck with a data contract in the long run.

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WePad Android tablet gets launch date, specs, price and Flash

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It looks like this tablet thing is really going to take off and the Apple iPad won’t be the only one populating the space. One of the more interesting offerings will be the WePad, not to be confused for an adults incontinence garment – a touchscreen-enabled device running on Google Android. Well, we’ve got more info about that number now.

Several important details were announced regarding the WePad today, including the official specs, pricing, and the pending release date. The WePad results from a collaboration between Neofonie and 4titoo.

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Google to combat iPad with Android tablet of its own

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Google created the Android OS, then we saw a handful of smartphones using their platform before the Nexus One came along. Now, the search engine giant could be taking a similar approach to the emerging tablet market, because a Google Tablet could be imminent.

The Nexus One was far from being the first Android phone, but it was the first real “Google” phone. We haven’t seen a retail release of an Android tablet yet, but several have already been announced. It’s unclear whether Google will be releasing its first own tablet before or after these folks.

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