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Vector 18: Ben Thompson on missing the iPad magic

Ben Thompson of Stratechery, formerly of Apple and Microsoft, talks about the tablet market, including the seeming loss of ‘magic’ in iPad marketing, the inability of PC-makers to see beyond the PC, and the opportunity for true revolution.

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A little bit of iPad holiday magic courtesy of iSimon

Is there any better way to get you in the holiday mood than a bit of extremely clever magic? Thanks to iSimon (Simon Pierro) we not only have the clever magic but it is all done with his trusty iPad too. He has posted twenty four iPad tricks on the lead up to Christmas and now has them all edited into one single video for our viewing pleasure.

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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers for iPad review

The venerable fantasy card game, Magic: The Gathering, has just made its debut on mobile by way of an iPad app titled Duels of the Planswalkers. The closest we've had to a Magic game on iOS so far has been Shadow Era, which admittedly did a decent job, but it's awesome to see the real deal available.

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Swedish magicians prove the iPad really is magical

Okay, I admit it -- the iPad really is magical. At least it is when it's put into the incredibly talented hands of Charlie Caper and iMore reader Erik Rosales. The performance by Step2 Communication at MIPIM in Cannes, which Erik said required 7 iPads and one of Sweden's best magicians, was on behalf of the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

I can't even imagine how much practice must have gone into making this work. Amazing.

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iPad Live 50: Indistinguishable Magic

Georgia, Chad, and Rene discuss the original iPad one year later, is the iPad magical, iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak, and the iPad at work. This is iPad Live!

Complete show notes for the week in iPad after the break!

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iPad makes Apple the #1 PC maker in the US?

As we wait on Apple's Q4 earnings report later today, it's interesting to look at the graphic above and see just what a profound effect iPad sales have had, and are likely increasingly to have, on the US PC market. Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore:

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T-Mobile Android myTouch Commercial Helps Sell iPhone Apps

TechCrunch is reporting that sales of the iPhone app iFog [$0.99 - iTunes link] have shot up following a T-Mobile commercial for the myTouch (their rebranded Google Android Magic, which in no way is meant to glom any mind share from i(Pod) touch), where Saturday Night Live alum, Dana Carvey demonstrates a similar Android app.

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