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4 years ago

iPhone 4 sneak preview event meta live-blog!

iPhone 4 sneak preview event meta live-blog!

iPhone 4 event

DON'T REFRESH - Posts update automagically!

The event kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GT and we'll kick off 10 minutes or so before that. Stop on by, and get your chat on!

NOTE: for everyone asking -- Apple typically doesn't provide, nor do they allow anyone else to provide, live video or audio streams of their events. Don't expect there'll be one and you won't be disappointed!

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4 years ago

iPad Keyboard Dock Hands On

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iPad Keyboard Dock Hands On

We just took delivery of the iPad Keyboard Dock and what can we say - it's an iPad dock with a keyboard attached to it. Ok, we can say more - the keyboard is excellent, it matches Apple's usual quality with keyboards and while we know some don't like their recent designs as much as the older stuff, we do. The keyboard dock is also heavy, we'd guess at least a pound. The obvious benefit there is that, unlike the standard dock, when you lift the iPad out the keyboard stays put.

The dock works like a standard iPad dock with a charging port and line-out on the back - though unfortunately it doesn't come with any cables or a 2nd charger. At $69.99, that would be nice to see but it's not entirely surprising.

The keyboard has some nice functional touches as well. You can (obviously) use the shift + arrow keys to select text; command + X/C/V works for cut, copy, and paste; and finally there are is a row of buttons at the top for various iPad functions. You can jump to the homescreen, go to Spotlight search, adjust brightness, start the lock-screen slideshow, toggle the on-screen keyboard, control the iPod, adjust volume, and finally instantly lock the screen with the top row. Another nice bit is that hitting any button immediately turns on the iPad without forcing you to slide-to-unlock.

So it's a nice keyboard and has Apple's standard elegance. Unfortunately it's not a great travel keyboard - both the weight and the fact that the stand doesn't fold down means that road warriors will likely be doing some very serious soul searching when they think about tossing it in their gear bag.

Video hands-on and gallery after the break!

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4 years ago

From the Forums: iPhone OS, iPhone 4.0, Crosswords give away, Thoughts on 4.0, iPad screen protectors

From the Forums: iPhone OS, iPhone 4.0, Crosswords give away, Thoughts on 4.0, iPad screen protectors

Looking to kill some time before the big iPhone 4.0 keynote? Then From the Forums is a great way to do that and see all of the current hot topics within our forums are. In order to create any new threads of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is a simple process that will only take a few minutes out of your day, so if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

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4 years ago

Rupert Murdoch says iPad may be savior of newspapers

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Rupert Murdoch says iPad may be savior of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch, head of the massive News corp. whose holding include the Wall Street Journal and FOX, told the National Press Club in Washington that the iPad may just rescue old print-and-delivery-bound media:

"It may well be the saving of the newspaper industry", by making it cheaper to distribute content to a broader audience, Mr Murdoch said. He expected the iPad to have eight or nine competitors within 12 months.

"There's going to be tens of millions of these things sold all over the world," he said.

He said it would also help bring down the costs of newspaper publishing because "you don't have the costs of paper, ink, printing, trucks".

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4 years ago

TiPb Live Podcast #93 -- iPad'ed!

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TiPb Live Podcast #93 -- iPad'ed!

Dieter, Leanna, and Rene talk iPad launch day, iPad hits and misses, and favorite apps, plus iPhone 4.0 preview. Listen in!

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4 years ago

Element Case debuts Joule stand for iPad

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Element Case debuts Joule stand for iPad

Element Case is looking meld stylish form with elegant function for their new hand-crafted, solid aluminum Joule stand for the iPad.

It'll work for either portrait or landscape (photo frame or movie watching), and comes in either polished metal or anodized black. You can even get your own custom coating and laser-etched logo.

Joule would normally set you back $129 but the kind folks at Element Case are offering the first 100 TiPb readers who place an order a cool $30 off -- just enter coupon code PRS2J4 at checkout and it's yours for $99.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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4 years ago

Apple uses AdLib JaveScript framework to make richer web apps for iPad

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Apple uses AdLib JaveScript framework to make richer web apps for iPad

Done21.com has discovered something interesting in the online iPad user-guide: a new JavaScript framework they've dubbed AdLib (after its filename) that allows for very native app look and feel in the decidedly web-based app.

AppleInsider notes that it appears to be related to the PastryKit framework used for the iPhone user-guide (which stands to reason), and the TuneKit framework used for iTunes LP and iTunes Extra. And that the name may tie-in to the iAd rumors, and to internal efforts on Apple's part to raise the bar of web apps and diminish the need for plugins like Flash and Java.

Could we find out more at Apple's iPhone 4.0 event tomorrow? We certainly hope so. As much as some decry the closed nature of the App Store, developing for Safari is wide open and a new class of better, faster, stronger web apps is ultimately good for everyone.

Video after the break!

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4 years ago

TiPb Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

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TiPb Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

Join Dieter, Leanna and Rene for our final wrap up of iPad launch 2010! If you have any questions, leave a comment below, hit us up on Twitter @tipb, or better still -- join us live in the chat room via http://www.imore.com/live

Want to be part of the show?

Grab your iPhone, launch VoiceMemo, record yourself introducing the show. Tell us your name, where you live, your favorite app, and finish it off with "...and my favorite podcast is TiPb Live!" Then email it to news (at) tipb (dot) com. We'll pick one of you, and you'll be on the show!

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4 years ago

Loopt for iPhone gets interesting... in real time!

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Loopt for iPhone gets interesting... in real time!

Loopt has not only launched a new iPad app this week, Loopt Pulse [Free - iTunes link], but now a new version of their iPhone app as well [Free - iTunes link].

What's the big difference? How about the ability to easily find interesting people, places, and events with just your iPhone and Loopt's map screen. Yawing in the middle of a droning conversation, eyes drooping at a lame party, not sure where to go in the center of sleepy-town USA? Loopt's full-scale assault one boredom just might have your back.

There's also a new version for BlackBerry, if you find that interesting.

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4 years ago

Crosswords for iPad give-away

Crosswords for iPad give-away

Hot on the heels of Dieter's epic review of Crosswords for iPad [$9.99 - iTunes link], the fine folks at Standalone, Inc have offered up some Promo Codes for TiPb readers.

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