We've all got that one friend who's holding out on buying an iPad
because Apple's latest device doesn't look like a raw breakfast food.
You know the type. He's got Captain Crunch as his Facebook profile
photo. He's got a tattoo of the Maypo logo. When he runs from a fight,
he screams "they're after me lucky charms!" His desktop background is a
photo of fried eggs on toast.
The iPad isn't just a big toy, dig? Yes, it's an amazing e-reader and rocks for watching videos, but it's very possible to get some work done with the iPad too. Apple's iWork productivity suite has been redesigned for the iPad, with Keynote, Pages, and Numbers available in the App Store for $9.99 each. These apps let you create documents that can be synced to your Macs and shared via iWork.com, although if you're familiar with the Mac versions of these apps, there are constraints you're bound to hit quickly.
After forking over $500-$700 for a Wi-Fi iPad this past weekend, the thought of spending more money on a stand to allow you to fully enjoy all of the wonders that your new purchase has to offer might leave some consumers feeling a little queazy.
As new users are winding down their first week spent with the iPad, News Corporation chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch is going on record that the device (and others similar to it) could be the “savior” of the newspaper business.
Well, that was quite an iPhone OS
presentation, huh? A number of things announced today about OS 4.0 had
already been out there in the rumor mill (multitasking and some sort of
something with iAd), but nothing is quite like seeing the real thing.
you noticed a sluggishness on the web today, that's because everyone
was glued to the presentation, refreshing and refreshing their favorite
live blogging and opining away on Twitter. As always when there's big
news, come here first. Mac|Life knows what you're after.
A recent survey of new iPad owners sounding off on Twitter revealed that a whopping 26 percent were unhappy about the fact that the device couldn’t replace their iPhone. That got us thinking: What would it be like to spend a day with only the iPad?
We really loved that the Kindle app was available for both our iPad and the iPhone, but now we're definitely excited that Apple has decided to follow suit.
The new iPhone OS 4.0 update will enable users to download the iBooks application and add them to their iPhones. The iBookstore will be exactly as it is on the iPad and users can buy an iBook once and read it on either device. iBooks will also wirelessly sync your page, so you're always in the right chapter.