Apple is really great at creating highly functional devices that are simple to use. They’re also notorious for furthering that image by going light on useful extras…like owner’s manuals. After all, if it’s so easy, who needs instructions?
By now, anyone familiar with the iPhone OS is probably pretty comfortable with the basics--installing apps, browsing the web, sending emails, and the like. But in order to get the most out of your iPad, you’ll need to bone up on some other subjects that Apple isn’t going to broach, like ripping your own DVDs, swapping out your AT&T SIM card, or building your own ePubs to read with iBooks. We even have the details on how to keep your data safe and how to add functionality that the iPad lacks, like a camera, texting, and making phone calls. It’s all easy to do if you know how. And now you will.
Stock market professionals and living room traders alike know and trust the Bloomberg brand for the latest market news and analysis, and the Bloomberg for iPad app luckily doesn't disappoint, offering a large amount of information out of the gate.
With its reputation as a killer casual web-browsing device, the iPad is the perfect platform for spending hours skimming eBay listings. As on the iPhone, the online auction juggernaut has an iPad app ready at launch, but while it excels at the core acts of browsing and purchasing goods from millions of worldwide sellers, the app lacks too many core features to replace the web version.
It wasn't too long ago that everyone was trying to figure out exactly what the iPad was. Was it a media device, a large iPod touch, or a netbook replacement? Well, according to one analyst, the latter is the correct answer.
No doubt about it, being an iOS developer is sometimes tough. Take for instance the tale of two Sanford University grad students who created a popular, up-and-coming news reader which even caught the eye of Steve Jobs, only to have their app removed later that day.
Sure, the iPad can perform a lot of versatile and impressive tasks, but replacing a $300 drum machine? Believe it -- KORG's iElectribe app mimics the beloved 1999 Electribe-R, offering a stylish digital replication of the iconic machine with a solid touch interface.
NY Daily Times News Investigation turns up icky results from swab tests performed on Apple's popular iPad. The anxious mobs of people checking out the ipad at Apple stores are allegedly leaving something unpleasant behind.
Tomorrow is the big day, and we're sure you will all be glued to your Twitter feeds and this site hitting refresh refresh refresh for all the latest and greatest news from the WWDC and especially Steve Jobs' keynote address. We all know the fourth generation iPhone handset will be officially announced at the event, but will it go on sale on the floor as some have speculated? And what about iPhone OS 4.0? Will we be getting that tomorrow too?
Only time will tell, so while you wait don't just sit there twiddling your thumbs, enjoy the best of Mac|Life from the previous week.