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3 years ago

New York Plaza now has an iPad in every guest room [video]

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New York Plaza now has an iPad in every guest room [video]

The New York Plaza hotel has turned to the iPad to offer guests a little extra comfort during their stay. The rollout was completed in January and gives guests access to a huge list of features.

Some of the features include ordering of room service, restaurant reservations, wake up calls, city guides, check airline schedules and even printing of boarding passes. The iPad can even control the rooms lighting, heating and air conditioning as well as offering guests’ access to the web. The hotel worked with developer Intelity who customised its ICE software (Interactive Customer Experience) to provide the experience.

“Before in the guest rooms, we had another digital panel that controlled the lights, the temperature and some guest services," Shane Krige, general manager of The Plaza explained to Luxist. "But it wasn't sophisticated enough for what we wanted to do. So we teamed up with Intelity to devise the software for the program.” "We chose the iPad because it is a great piece of equipment that is here to stay and won't disappear tomorrow," adds Krige. "It brings another five star element to the hotel."

The iPad will not replace the current concierge service, but is meant to offer guests more choice should they wish to use it. The app will also be available in iTunes for guests to download and use on their iPhone too. There is a video after the break showing how it works!

[Luxist]

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, February 7

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, February 7

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!

  • Smurfs' Village: Now with Valentine's Day theme and items and new minigame. [Free, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Tracking your Verizon iPhone 4, Give-away, Battery management, iOS 5 - From the Forums

Tracking your Verizon iPhone 4, Give-away, Battery management, iOS 5 - From the Forums

The TiPb forums are naturally a great place to talk, commiserate, celebrate, get help, and offer advice to your fellow iPhone users. 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

Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 Feb 2011

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 Feb 2011

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3 years ago

Watch iPad live or iPhone Live -- and chat! -- with Duet Browser for iPad!

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Watch iPad live or iPhone Live -- and chat! -- with Duet Browser for iPad!

Could Duet Browser for iPad be a better way to watch iPad Live and iPhone Live -- and chat! than the Ustream app we told you about last week? Reader Zach thinks so:

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3 years ago

Twitter for iPad dev fixes The Daily's UI in 2 hours

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Twitter for iPad dev fixes The Daily's UI in 2 hours

Developer Loren Brichter, best known for developing Tweetie as Atebits and now the official Twitter clients for iPhone, iPad, and Mac decided to spend an evening doing what News Corp didn't previous to launch -- fix The Daily's horribly implemented Carrousel UI.

Evening project - The Daily, less slow: http://t.co/DVmLKHO 60 fps, full AA, physically correct reflections, (different stacking style).

Hopefully he shares his techniques with The Daily's development team but it just goes to once again show what a difference a great iOS developer can make, even against a huge (old) media empitre. Are you still using The Daily? Video after the break!

[@lorenb via Daring Fireball]

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3 years ago

iPad comic book reader smackdown

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iPad comic book reader smackdown

The iPad can do many things. One of the things I am most excited about it acting as an electronic comic book reader. Marvel, DC, and many other publishers currently have their own comic book apps out there (of course, they still charge cover price AND charge cover price for back issues, despite the fact that production costs are decreased…but that’s a diatribe for another day), and many of those apps have some nice features. But I am talking about apps that let you read your OWN comic book collection (I don’t want to have to buy comics again from a company when I have an original).

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3 years ago

iPad Live podcast tonight 9pm ET! Come chat!

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iPad Live podcast tonight 9pm ET! Come chat!

iPad Live hits the air tonight with Georgia, Chad and Rene and you know you won't want to miss it!

  • 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 2am GMT

http://www.imore.com/live/

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, just leave them in the comments then come be part of the show!

Chat with you soon!

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3 years ago

With Verizon/iOS 4.3 personal hotspot do you still need 3G on iPad?

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With Verizon/iOS 4.3 personal hotspot do you still need 3G on iPad?

With Apple set to launch the new Wi-Fi personal hotspot feature on iOS 4.2.6 for the Verizon iPhone -- and soon to follow with iOS 4.3 for AT&T and other GSM iPhones -- do you think you'll still need 3G on your iPad?

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3 years ago

Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets to take on iPad 2

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Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets to take on iPad 2

On the same day Apple and News Corp debuted The Daily, Google held their own event to once again show off Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a tablet-centric version of their mobile OS that Motorola, HTC, Samsung and others will use to compete with iPad 2.

Android Central has literally a ton of coverage up and from the looks of it Google is trying to be a little more desktop about the tablet than Apple has thus far. We'll see Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the Motorola Xoom and no doubt a plethora of other tablets this year. We'll see iPad 2 this spring and just as certainly an iOS 5 event soon as well.

Check out the Honeycomb event video after the break and let us know what you think. Anything Apple needs to pay particular attention to come iPad 2?

[<a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/google-honeycomb-event-recap]

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