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Friday: March 26, 2010

The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.

Always dreamed of experiencing the thrill of reading Huck Finn on a certain magical unreleased tablet-type product? This news should make you quite happy. At least there won't be a shortage of stuff to read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | domain | ebooks | free | gutenberg | ipad | library | project | public | register | titles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.

Turns out that the Google has only moved about 135,000 of these units. This is staggering when you take into account that Apple had already sold a million iPhones by the same time in that product's life cycle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:12 AM | Tags (10) | device | flop | google | insider | ipad | mobile | phone | preorders | sold | units |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.

Sure, it's a minor inconvenience when the battery in your Apple device won't hold a charge but in this case at least you'll be getting an entirely new device when and if it actually fails. The swap will set you back $99 bucks (plus shipping).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | apple | battery | gadget | ipad | replacement | swap | unremovable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.

This should be pretty easy to figure out especially if you happened to be an early iPhone adopter (such as myself) from way back in 2007.  One would conclude that Apple y wouldn't repeat the same mistake although it was nice quite nice to get some free Apple money.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:08 AM | Tags (9) | ipad | price | drop | apple | iphone | early | adopters | credit | mistake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

New iPad commercial accidentally reveals some book pricing information.New iPad commercial accidentally reveals some book pricing information.

It's easy to miss just by viewing the ad but the folks over at The Unofficial Apple Blog have spotted a frame of the commercial that indeed shows off some pricing. So, want to know what you'll be paying for books on the iPad? Probably around $12-$14 bucks a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:04 PM | Tags (8) | advertisement | apple | books | commercial | device | ipad | pricing | tuaw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.

Ok, so maybe there won't be as much of a demand as there was for the iPhone to warrant people camping days before the actual release but one can never tell. I'll stop by the great glass cube on Fifth that day and let you know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:04 PM | Tags (8) | apple | camp | campers | device | gadget | ipad | release | sale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.

Along with the references to camera in the code, others have even discovered GUI elements that reference it as well. Perhaps there are still some suprises in store for the iPad or maybe this is just for future-proofing version two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:11 AM | Tags (11) | beta | camera | code | flash | front | ipad | macrumors | release | rumors | sdk | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?

...a source of 'security holes.' He also referred to Flash as dying technology, likening not supporting Flash on the iPad to Apple dropping support for floppy drives, ditching legacy data ports, and replacing CCFL backlighting with LEDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | arstechnica | dying | flash | ipad | stevejobs | technology | wsj |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.

Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:40 AM | Tags (11) | ereaders | books | 2010 | wired | ipad | apple | color | flexibility | software | contrast | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?

Yes, you may be seeing the end of boring black and white e-ink on your beloved Kindle at some point in the near future. I could be wrong though, maybe black and white multitouch screens will be all the rage. The possibilities!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:21 AM | Tags (8) | kindle | amazon | device | touchscreen | multitouch | ereader | ipad | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

New Apple patent may bring touch sensitive bezels to future iPads.New Apple patent may bring touch sensitive bezels to future iPads.

I actually am quite addicted to using hot corners functionality on my beloved copy of Mac OS X for various tasks. This seems like it would be an absolute perfect fit for the iPad's overly thick bezel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:05 AM | Tags (8) | ipad | bezel | corners | mac | apple | touch | patent | gizmodo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Telltale might be porting all of their games over to the Mac in the near future.Telltale might be porting all of their games over to the Mac in the near future.

This is great news for Mac users if this turns out to be true. It's a little annoying to switch over to my Windows partition just to enjoy these games. There are also rumors that we may see Telltale on the iPad as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:05 AM | Tags (10) | gaming | apple | telltale | mac | ipad | adventure | guybrush | sam&max | strongbad | joystiq |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.

The lack of Flash support for the iPad - and, for that matter, for the iPhone and iPod touch as well - is Apple's doing, not Adobe's. Adobe, for its part, has been eager to get Flash onto Apple's handhelds for quite some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | adobe | apple | device | flash | gadget | handhelds | ipad | iphone | ipod | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.

Satoru Iwata would have liked more 'surprises' from Apple in regards to their latest product. Also, he doesn't think that 3D video gaming (a la Avatar) will ever catch on. Now go buy a Nintendo DS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ds | gaming | ipad | nintendo | unimpressed | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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