Colorware now accepting iPads


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Colorware has been customizing gadgets nearly as long as the iPod has been available. But do you trust them with your precious and mythical iPad? Are you willing to give up the iPad for three whole weeks after waiting three whole years to own it? Do you have $400 — yes, $400?

Maybe the stock look to the iPad isn’t flashy enough for you. Or maybe you have a thing for pink and purple. Whatever the case, Colorware is now doing its thing on iPads. You can either send yours in for $400 or purchase a base WiFi model directly from them for $900. Both options take about three weeks to ship.

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His Dashboard App For iPad Rejected, Developer Publishes Code On GitHub


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When developer Rich Hong published a sneak preview video of his home-made Dashboard app for iPad, plenty of commentators deemed it cool and a potentially very useful addition to the tablet device’s software stack.

Alas, Cupertino has now rejected the app for “contradicting the iPad’s user experience”, whatever that means (I guess Apple doesn’t want even a hint of multi-tasking on the iPad until they decide to add support for it). Hong has swiftly made the code for the app open source on GitHub, enabling other developers to compile it for themselves and/or their social circle.

I bet it’d look great on a jailbroken iPad, too.


iPhone OS 4.0: Spotlight search now includes web & wikipedia


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It looks like this will be just one of the many perks that come along with iPhone OS 4.0 — integrated web search and integrated Wikipedia search. Yup, it seems, at least based on the included screenshot that you can now search the web or Wikipedia directly from Spotlight. Of course, this is a nice [...]


Apple unveiled iPhone OS 4.0, but it sort of feels like they forgot to announce a new iPhone

Yesterday we watched along as Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone OS 4.0 and all of the goodies that will be coming along with it, and just in case you missed the event, you can watch the video today.
Anyway, while the iPhone OS 4.0 firmware looks great, and I am excited to see it come live sometime […]


Parody Asks: What is the iPad Revolutionizing? [VIDEO]


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Do you want an iPad with every wretched fiber of your being, but you can’t quite articulate why? Well, College Humor’s Jake and Amir feel your pain.

After all the waiting in line, televised hype and general silliness, it’s kind of a relief when the parodies start coming out in full-force — especially when they capture so perfectly the cultural zeitgeist: IE, I think we’re all still trying to figure out exactly what purpose the iPad will serve in our daily lives.

Why do you want an iPad (if, in fact, you do)? Share your reasoning in the comments.



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Developers report glitches with iPhone OS 4


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iPhone OS 4 isn’t available for public consumption yet, but developers, who were given an early seed of the OS earlier today, have already found several minor bugs with the OS. Inability to set either the home screen wallpaper or the lock screen wallpaper via the “Photos” application. iTunes doesn’t recognize app folders and cannot perform a [...]


Didn’t get to see the iPhone 4 announcement? Watch it now.


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As with all its major announcements, Apple usually posts a video a few hours after the fact for all those who were unable to actually attend. The iPhone 4 media event is no different. Just to sum up, the following seven items are the seven “tent poles” announced during the media event by Jobs and co. 1. [...]


Black market iPads going for a fortune in China and UK


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When iPads are scarce in their home country, you better believe they’re going to command a premium out there in non-America-land. Jobs today said they’re making iPads as fast as they can make them, but supply isn’t near great enough to start pushing it to the rest of the world just yet. Consider yourselves lucky, fellow Yanks — you could be spending nearly a grand (or, in one silly Briton’s case, far more than that) for the entry-level model.

The ironic part is, of course, that these things are costing a mint in China, where they are made.

This interesting CNN story follows the exploits of a group of Hong Kong “entrepreneurs” who flew to the US, bought up all the iPads they could (about 200), and flew back to sell them on the streets of that great city. Sure, why not, as long as the TSA says it’s cool? They sell them for upwards of $800 each, making for quite a profit. And some people were buying them for re-resale in China, where, owing to the fact that these things had to be smuggled twice, they go for even more. It’s not exactly illegal, but somehow I doubt Apple would approve. Fortunately, I don’t care whether they approve or not, and neither do the Hong Kongians. Kongfolk?

If I can stand being around all my “friends” with iPads for long enough, I plan to buy one off Craigslist when the new version comes out. After all, at that point it’ll have a ton more stuff available and with luck I can get one that was treated gently.

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Event Video Now Available


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Even if you’ve already read up on all of today’s iPhone OS 4.0 news, you may yet hanker for a glimpse of His Steveness in patented black-turtlenecked action. Given that the man is a master at making even jaded technology pundits hang on his every word waiting for that “one more thing,” we can’t blame you for heading over to download the event video at low, medium, or high resolution.

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Photoboard is updated and upscaled for the iPad


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If you always wanted a 'magic wall' for your iPad, Photoboard HD (US$2.99) is probably as close as your are going to get. This app originally appeared on the iPhone and iPod touch and lets you manipulate photos by scaling and rotating them to create interesting collages.

The new iPad version has higher resolution (natch) and photos look pretty stunning on it. Obviously inspired by the breakthrough work of Jeff Han, and widely seen on CNN, Photoboard HD is fun to play with, but I'm searching hard for a practical use. Certainly you can re-arrange photos and make for some interesting groupings, but beyond that you're pretty much done.

It would be nice to see more options for framing the pictures, and more backgrounds, including ones I choose myself. As it is, the app is a nice demo of the graphic power of the iPad, but most photographers would probably rather create their collages in Photoshop.

I liked the idea of this app, but it needs more customizable features, and a definite purpose.

There are some screen shots in the gallery below, but at a reduced size the screen shots don't do justice to the quality of the images:



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First look: Memeo Connect Reader for iPad


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If you're a big fan of Google Docs and the iPad, then you're going to love the free Memeo Connect Reader for iPad.

While the app doesn't allow you to edit your documents, it works well as an online and offline reader for many file formats, including Microsoft Office, Apple iWorks, PDF files, images, and movies. Documents that are updated online by collaborators are instantly synced back to Memeo Connect Reader, so you'll always have access to the latest version.

As you can see in the video, the app has a nice, simple interface. Documents that have been created and saved in Google Docs or that have been created elsewhere and uploaded to Google Docs are automatically parsed into a group of folders. There's one for Documents, another for Presentations, one more for Spreadsheets, and so on. Tapping a folder displays an animated folder with a list of new or older documents, listed in reverse chronological order. To open an view a document, you simply tap on it.

Memeo Connect Reader for iPad looks like a big ol' bucket of win for anyone with an iPad who needs access to their Google Docs.

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The Apple-Adobe War Escalates: Using Flash to Build iPhone Apps Banned


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Today, Apple revised its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement to effectively ban the use of the Flash-to-iPhone converter.

Throughout 2010, Steve Jobs and Apple made it very clear that they do not like Adobe. At all. They prominently left Flash off the iPad, instead promoting HTML5 at every opportunity.

For some time now, though, Adobe’s had a tool to circumvent Apple’s ban on Flash for the iPhone and iPad: the Adobe Creative Suite 5 Flash-to-iPhone converter, which would have allowed developers to create apps in Flash and then port them over into iPhone.

The new change to the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, which comes as part of the release of the new iPhone OS SDK for developers, changes all that. Originally section 3.3.1 was only a sentence long, but now it has gained several more.

Here’s the new wording of the policy in question:

“3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).”

As Daring Fireball’s John Gruber points out, the new language almost certainly means that cross-compilers are banned — you have to build iPhone apps within Apple’s pre-approved programming languages or watch your app be denied access to Apple’s app stores.

Given Apple’s history with Adobe, it’s very likely that this change was a direct assault on Adobe, whose CS5 suite prominently advertises the Flash-to-iPhone compiler as a feature. By neutering it, Apple deals another blow to Flash. It’s also a major setback for any developers that were building iPhone apps with Flash as a backbone — they almost certainly have to start from square one.

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Multitasking Coming to iPad with iPhone OS 4.0, in the Fall


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Multitasking is coming to the iPad soon, via a free operating system update

So … one bit of fantastic news for the iPad today.  Multitasking will be coming to it via the iPhone OS 4.0 update (iPhone OS is the operating system that both the iPad and the iPhone run) – which was previewed at Apple’s big event today.  See our sister site for heaps of great coverage on the Apple event and what we learned: http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/

The not quite so fantastic news is that the iPad has to wait longer for the OS 4.0 update than the iPhone.  The iPhone will get the update ‘this summer’ and the iPad ‘this fall. Still, hopefully that means right around 6 months from now.

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iPhone OS 4.0: Coming this Fall to an iPad near you


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Apple's announcement of the new features and near-availability of iPhone OS 4.0 has got the entire tech-focused internet all a'twitter. Many new features were discussed but one of the more disappointing features is the delayed-arrival for iPad owners. Granted, the device was just released 5 days ago and you probably shouldn't be feeding that tech-lust too much, but the new OS presents some pretty killer features.

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Review: Minigore HD for iPad


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Let me just start by saying Minigore is one my favorite games.  The developers at Mountain Sheep really have outdone themselves with the iPad version.  Due to the screen size of the iPhone your game play is limited.  The controls on the iPhone take up precious screen real estate and that leads to a John Gore getting killed by that unseen Furry.  Now on the iPad, playing Minigore is a completely different story.

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