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4 years ago

TiPb Give-Away: Special Edition Street Fighter IV iPhone Cases (iPad Give-Away Qualifier)

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TiPb Give-Away: Special Edition Street Fighter IV iPhone Cases (iPad Give-Away Qualifier)

When we met with Tezuka-san and the Capcom Street Fighter IV team at GDC 2010, he was gracious enough to give us not one, but two (2!) special edition promotional Street Fighter IV iPhone cases. Full color, they feature Ryu and Ken and are emblazoned with the slogan "Waiting for a new challenger" and the Street Fighter IV logo. When we got these Capcom told us there were only a few left in North America. This is the real deal, and they're letting us give them away to you, our readers.

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4 years ago

From the Forums: Top 5 iPad Apps, iPhone 3G vs 3GS, 4.0 Software, iPad Wallpaper, 4th Gen iPhone Feature

From the Forums: Top 5 iPad Apps, iPhone 3G vs 3GS, 4.0 Software, iPad Wallpaper, 4th Gen iPhone Feature

From the Forums is a great way to see what all of the current hot topics are on the TiPb forums. 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

Microsoft Creates Whole New UI Experience, Copies iPhone App Store Experience

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4 years ago

iPad Supports .AVI M-JPEG Video

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iPad Supports .AVI M-JPEG Video

We didn't notice this until @pivale pointed us towards PCWorld's article, but sure enough according to Apple's iPad tech specs, the iPad does indeed support a type of .AVI video:

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

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4 years ago

iPad Accessories Already Facing Delays, Shortages?

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iPad Accessories Already Facing Delays, Shortages?

9to5Mac has been keeping a close eye on official Apple iPad accessories [Apple Online Store link] and while the iPad dock and iPod Dock to VGA adapter remain on April 3 schedule, the iPad Case is now listed as shipping in mid April while the iPad Keyboard Dock and iPad 10W USB Power Adapter have fallen to May. What's more:

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4 years ago

Articles Wikipedia Reader for iPhone

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Articles Wikipedia Reader for iPhone

Articles [$2.99 - iTunes link] is a thoughtful, elegant new Wikipedia reader and discovery tool from Sophiestication Software.

Rather than just displaying the Wikipedia.com page, Articles takes the data behind the page and reformats it in a very clean, easy-to-read format with a chapter index control to briskly skim your way through to the section(s) you want to focus on. You can search for articles, find articles based on your current location, or ask Articles to surprise you.

Two of the more interesting features are Mobile Safari-style "Pages" that allow you to keep several articles open at the same time and quickly move between them, and an interesting variation on the pull-page-down-release behavior that, rather then refreshing, toggle between orientation lock and unlock (so your iPhone won't spin content around wildly if you're reading in bed, for example).

There's also Mobile Safari-like bookmarks and history, and additional tips include double-tap-and-hold to display the chapter index, pinch or stretch to decrease/increase text size, tap-and-hold links to open articles in a new page.

Is it worth $2.99 when wikipedia.com (and other Wikipedia-based apps) are free? If you want more than the raw data, if you like the experience and features Articles provides, then absolutely. I read Wikipedia a lot and Articles is the way I'll be reading it for the foreseeable future. (They had me at multiple pages).

Screen shots after the break, and if you give it a try, let us know what you think!

">@havvac]

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4 years ago

150,000 iPads Pre-Ordered, Which Ones are TiPb Getting?

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150,000 iPads Pre-Ordered, Which Ones are TiPb Getting?

With estimates of Apple's first weekend of iPad pre-orders already topping 150,000 units, we thought we'd take a quick look at just which models TiPb readers -- and staff -- were getting. We posted our survey on Friday, just as pre-orders started and the results can be seen above. A lot of you are either not getting one or are waiting before taking the plunge. For those of you who did pre-order, the cheapest 16GB iPad Wi-Fi was most popular, followed by the most expensive 64GB iPad 3G, and then the 32GB Wi-Fi model.

As to TiPb (and SPE!) staff, here's what we're getting and why:

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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 4.4: Paypal Mobile for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

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TiPb Apps 4.4: Paypal Mobile for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

For the last time, live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk to Kent Griffin, Product Manager, Paypal Mobile, about their new iPhone offering that will allow developers to add easy Paypal payment integration right into their apps.

Watch along and let us know your thoughts!

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4 years ago

iTunes Play Counts for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

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iTunes Play Counts for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Apple's iTunes News feed offers some helpful advice on Play Count for Smart Playlist users, especially those with iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads:

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4 years ago

How Do You Use Gmail on Your iPhone?

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How Do You Use Gmail on Your iPhone?

Gmail may only be the 3rd most popular email service on the planet (behind Yahoo! and Hotmail) but it ranks first in the hearts of geeks everywhere and can be used in a variety of ways on the iPhone:

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