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3 years ago

iBooks: 100 million downloads, Random House bringing 17,000 titles

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iBooks: 100 million downloads, Random House bringing 17,000 titles

As part of the iPad 2 event today Apple announced that their iBooks ebook store has enjoyed over 100 million downloads since launching alongside the original iPad in 2010. Also, as previously noted, Random House has finally become the last major publisher to sign on and will be bringing 17,000 additional titles to the iBookstore.

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3 years ago

TiPb talking iPad 2 launch on ABC15

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TiPb talking iPad 2 launch on ABC15

Our very own senior editor, Rene Ritchie went on ABC15 this morning to chat about the iPad 2 launch with the always awesome Kirk Yuhnke. What changes will we see? Will the current iPad stick around at a reduced price? Will Steve Jobs show up?

Rene tries to guess but we'll know for sure in just under an hour. Video after the break!

[ABC15.com]

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3 years ago

Last minute iPad 2 mockups, specs... maybe

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Last minute iPad 2 mockups, specs... maybe

With only hours aways from the official iPad 2 announcement, mockups of the new device showed up in China. It features a slimmer profile with tapered edges and a flat back, rear and front facing cameras, and bigger speaker. The power button and headphone jack are sloped much like on an iPod touch. The 3G antenna has a white cover, but it's expected to be black on the final units.

The digits on the back of the device and the model number is one for the original Apple TV while the FCC ID is for a WiFi-only iPad, but those could be mere placeholders on what is, once again, a mockup and not a real working tablet.

Also, iPad 2 has been spotted on Amazon Germany with a list of specs and availability date of March 17. The listing claims that the iPad 2 will have a camera, Thunderbolt, and a 1.2 GHz CPU.

What do you think? Real, fake, or really fake? Only a couple more hours until we know!

More images after the break!

[Engadget, your daily apple]

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3 years ago

Today's Apple event, iPad forum, iPhone tips and tricks, Custom SMS tones - From the Forums

Today's Apple event, iPad forum, iPhone tips and tricks, Custom SMS tones - From the Forums

Visiting the TiPb forums is a great way to spend some of your time leading up to Apple's iPad 2 event that is coming up in a few short hours. In order to create a new thread of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is easy and free so if you haven’t already, head on over and register now!

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3 years ago

Apple Store Down in advanced of iPad 2 event

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Apple Store Down in advanced of iPad 2 event

Wow, still 3 hours to go before the iPad 2 event and the Apple Online Store is already down? The chances of iPad 2 being available to buy following the event are slim but could pre-orders start as soon as today? Could something else be getting an update? (No white iPhone 4 rumors, please!) Or is this just the worst scheduled maintenance window ever?

[Thanks Alexander!]

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3 years ago

Random House publications now available on iBooks

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Random House publications now available on iBooks

As rumored, it looks like Random House -- the last big publisher hold-out -- now has books available in Apple's iBooks library. Or as Chad put it when he woke us all up at the crack of dawn this morning:

Born to Run from Christopher McDougall and Tim Ferris's books can now be downloaded!!! Whoot!

Is this part of the iPad 2 event announcement later today? Seems a bit of a coincidence timing wise if not... Either way, anyone want to recommend some other good Random House books to check out?

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3 years ago

iPad 2 event meta liveblog

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iPad 2 event meta liveblog

iPad 2 Event

You know the drill folks. Come 10am PT, 1pm ET we'll be here to give you all the color, commentary for Apple's iPad 2 event. We'll see the new iPad, but will we also see a new MobileMe? We'll see iOS 4.3 but will we also see iOS 5? We'll get Phil Schiller but will we also get Steve Jobs? One more thing? We'll find out in just a few hours!

(No word on a live video stream yet but we'll post the link here the minute we find one.)

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, March 2

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, March 2

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Gowalla: Update 3.1 allows the ability to check-in and upload a photo at the same time and more! [Free - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Daily tip: how to create HTML rich e-mail on your iPhone using Markdown Mail

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Daily tip: how to create HTML rich e-mail on your iPhone using Markdown Mail

Curious how to create rich, HTML email iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? iOS may show you fancy emails but it doesn't natively support creating them. However, there are tons of apps available that allow you to do so. Which one you choose is really a matter of preference. I've tried a couple and found Markdown Mail to be my personal favorite. Obviously you'll have to learn markdown if you don't already but I promise, it's dead simple. There's even a link in-app to a help page with all the syntax. Jump through to see how using Markdown Mail (or any other HTML e-mail app) can allow you to create HTML rich e-mails.

[$3.99 - iTunes Link]

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3 years ago

Verizon killing off unlimited data, switching to tiered pricing for iPhone this summer

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Verizon killing off unlimited data, switching to tiered pricing for iPhone this summer

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo told investors today that Verizon Wireless will be moving to tiered data plans as early as this summer, no longer offering the unlimited data plan Verizon iPhone users have enjoyed since Apple's smartphone came to the network last month.

Verizon Communications Inc. will stop offering unlimited data plans for Apple Inc.’s iPhone as soon as this summer and switch to a tiered pricing offering that can generate more revenue and hold the heaviest users in check.

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