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4 years ago

Quick Review: Apple iPad Case

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Quick Review: Apple iPad Case

Apple debuted their iPad Case [$39.00 - Apple Store link] alongside the iPad itself, and had it available for sale the very same day. An elegant black folder with subtle Apple logo meant to cover your iPad like a book, let it stand like a picture frame, or prop it like a keyboard. An attempt at both form and function. Attempt being the key word.

The material is "soft touch" -- designed to make it tackier and easier to grip -- and it really does make the iPad less-likely to slip from your hands or off you lap. However, as much as it sticks to you, dirt seems to stick to it. Smudges, streaks, and light colored stains cling to the thing.

There are the usual cutouts for buttons and rockers, speakers and mics, but a curious ridge that runs along the side almost as though no trimming was done at the factory. It's obviously meant to be there but it's annoying and oughtn't be.

A small flap on the back lets you tuck the cover in to create the triangular structure needed to stand it up in picture/movie mode or raise it up in typing mode. It fits well and securely.

Steve Jobs has reportedly responded to criticism of the case with a quick "we like it", and I guess we like it too -- we just don't love it.

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4 years ago

Fring, Slacker, TeleNav, NAVIGON comment on Apple's iPhone 4.0 multitasking

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Fring, Slacker, TeleNav, NAVIGON comment on Apple's iPhone 4.0 multitasking

The first of Apple's big iPhone OS 4 announcements was multitasking, and the first set of multitasking announcements were APIs to let streaming music (think internet radio), location services (think navigation, check-in games, social networks), and VoIP services (think internet telephony) register threads in the background. For users this means you can keep listening to your songs, getting your turn-by-turn directions, and answering your virtual phone all while surfing the web or playing a game.

To find out what it means for developers, we asked some. Read what they had to say after the break!

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4 years ago

Regarding rumors of Adobe preparing to sue Apple

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Regarding rumors of Adobe preparing to sue Apple

Just when you think the internet can't take any more crazy it laughs, loosens its belt another notch, and unleashes something like ITWorld's story about Adobe getting ready to sue Apple over the iPhone's lack of Flash support or the iPhone OS 4 SDK prohibiting cross-compilers, or Canada winning Olympic hockey, whatever.

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4 years ago

TiPb Give-Away: 15 MusicSkins for iPad

TiPb Give-Away: 15 MusicSkins for iPad

MusicSkins, who makes some of the hottest skins around, has just unveiled their new line up for the iPad. Among the high quality, perfectly rendered skins are some of your favorite artists including The Beatles, Black Eyed Peas, Jay Z, AC/DC, Rihanna, Madonna, Bob Marley, The Grateful Dead, Kiss, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and more. They're easy to apply to the back of your iPad so you can get just the custom look you want.

What's more -- to celebrate the unveiling, MusicSkins has kindly offered to give away 15 of their MusicSkins to our TiPb readers! Just head on over the the TiPb Forums and tell us which MusicSkin you most want for your iPad. (Check the link above to see the selection).

The give away starts now and ends Sunday, April 18th at 12pm PST. We’ll randomly pick the winners and let you know via PM (so be sure to check your messages!).

More MusicSkins for iPad pics after the break!

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4 years ago

iPhone OS 4: iPod application includes hidden automobile integration

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iPhone OS 4: iPod application includes hidden automobile integration

Another gem of a feature has been discovered in iPhone OS 4 - dedicated support for in-car systems. This new feature allows an iPhone or iPod to generate an on-screen menu that is fed via a video out to your car using IAP (iPod Accessory Protocol). Your device then becomes a remote control.

Now with some states banning the use of cellphones while driving we are not too sure how good of an idea this is for anyone but passengers. Regardless, it suggests that Apple may soon introduce their own car kit. The ability to connect our iPhone or iPod (or iPad) to a car-kit to gain full access to the vehicles complete audio libraries sounds pretty cool to us.

Would any of you be interested in a Apple Car-Kit? Sound off in the comments!

Video after the break!

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4 years ago

Case-Mate Hybrid Case for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G

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Case-Mate Hybrid Case for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G

If you have been in search of a tough case that offers dual layer protection while keeping a slim profile the Case-Mate Hybrid Case for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G [iMore Store Link - $29.95] may just be the case you have been looking for. For the full review follow us after the break!

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4 years ago

Where did file sharing go in iPhone 3.2 and will it come back for iPhone OS 4?

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Where did file sharing go in iPhone 3.2 and will it come back for iPhone OS 4?

9to5Mac casts a spotlight on the file sharing feature shown off during Apple's iPad Announcement event back in January as part of iPhone 3.2 for iPad... and how it was mysteriously gone come launch day, April 3.

Given the current kluge that is getting files onto and off of the iPad file sharing seems like a fairly important feature to suddenly go missing.

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4 years ago

How does your iPad usage differ from your iPhone usage?

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How does your iPad usage differ from your iPhone usage?

For those of you who have both an iPad and an iPhone or iPod touch, how does you usage differ between those two devices?

It's been just over a week now and I'm finding that I grab the iPhone for quick, on the go and interstitial activities and the iPad for slower, more relaxed and deliberate activities.

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4 years ago

Updated: Apple releases New MacBook Pros [Apple Online Store down!]

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Updated: Apple releases New MacBook Pros [Apple Online Store down!]

UPDATE: Nothing for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad owners to see here... unless you're also in the market for new Core i5/i7 MacBook Pros. Apple's got your press release and new MacBook Pro product pages ready. Now how about those international iPad pre-orders?

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4 years ago

Last chance: Pre-Order iPad accessories now and save 10%!

Last chance: Pre-Order iPad accessories now and save 10%!

last chance: Pre-Order iPad accessories now and save 10%!

The TiPb Accessory Store now has new iPad Accessories available for pre-order. Pr-order between now and April 14th and use coupon code iPad10 to get an additional 10% off on your entire order! (excludes shipping).

You can find iPad Cases, iPad Screen Protectors, and a new pair of headphones for your iPad, and more.

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