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8 Things That Suck About the iPad - apple ipad - Gizmodo. Pictures: The iPad Being Manhandled. How the iPad is Changing Interaction Design - ReadWriteStart. Applications that looked amazing on larger multi-touch experiences like Microsoft Surface may have a more affordable consumer-facing counterpart.

How the iPad is Changing Interaction Design - ReadWriteStart

While the iPad has been widely criticized, many startups are thrilled by its possibilities. In mid-November we featured Paris-based Pearltrees as a new design interface for remapping Web information. We spoke to CEO Patrice Lamothe to hear his thoughts on the release of the iPad. Pearltrees is a new way of organizing information where users create mindmap-style visualizations of their favorite websites and Web-based media.

Each "pearl" or media node can have multiple branches, and depending on how you want to arrange your pearls, you can drag and drop them to any branch point to suit your needs. Adobe CEO: Android Will Overtake iPad Just Like it Did the iPhone (Video) – AllThingsD. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen debunked a myth today at D that there’s an ongoing feud between it and Apple over running Flash on iOS. Still, he didn’t hesitate downplaying Apple’s early lead in the tablet market, saying over the long-term, he is putting his money on Google’s Android, which runs Flash (coincidentally). “What you saw with smartphones hitting an inflection point with Android, you’ll see it again with tablets,” he said.

He also named both HP and RIM as two companies that will gain traction in the enterprise. Both of those platforms also support Flash. Will Amazon make a tablet? 'Stay tuned,' says Jeff Bezos. Rumor: Amazon has an “entire family” of Android devices coming this holiday – Android and Me. Amazon’s Android tablet is both the best and worst kept secret in the mobile industry.

Rumor: Amazon has an “entire family” of Android devices coming this holiday – Android and Me

Everyone knows that Amazon is working on an Android device, but few know any of the specific details about its hardware or software. I recently took a break from blogging, but I had to come out of retirement for this post because it’s the most interesting Android topic that still remains a mystery. Read on after the jump to see what details I have dug up. Google survey finds games trump all other uses for tablets. A survey of more than 1,400 tablet owners in the US by Google's AdMob subsidiary has found that gaming is the most popular use for these devices, considerably ahead of music, video and ebooks.

Google survey finds games trump all other uses for tablets

According to the survey, 84% of tablet owners play games, ahead of even searching for information (78%), emailing (74%) and reading the news (61%). 56% of tablet owners use social networking services on their device, while 51% consume music and/or videos, and 46% read ebooks. I Don't Like The iPad Because... …it’s driven by the same old media love affair with distribution lock in.

I Don't Like The iPad Because...

HP Slate makes an appearance to show off Flash, stays for a rock. Ipad - l'ordinateur du 3ème age. Report: The iPad won’t go mass market anytime soon. Tips, tricks and secrets on how to use iPad / iPad 2 and resolve its problems. Privacy Policy for TheHowTo.wik(i) At TheHowTo.wik(i), the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us.

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The real problem with magazine iPad apps. Prior to the launch of the iPad, many magazine publishers hoped that the iPad might do for them what the iPod and iTunes did for digital music: provided a viable marketplace for them to sell their wares.

The real problem with magazine iPad apps

Operative word: sell. Getting consumers to pay for content has, of course, proven challenging for many magazine publishers. And despite the warm reception the iPad has received from consumers, it hasn't exactly meant overnight success for publishers that have rushed to develop iPad versions of their magazines. According to GigaOm's Mathew Ingram, one reason for this is that most magazine apps are "walled gardens. " In critiquing Esquire's new iPad app, for instance, he writes: The new Esquire app also has plenty of “interactivity,” if by that you mean the ability to click and watch an ad for a new Lexus, or listen to cover boy Javier Bardem recite a Spanish poem, or swipe your finger and watch a timeline of the construction of the new World Trade Center.

Ingram has a point. The platform. Web developers can rule the iPad. A lot of tech commentators seem disappointed that the iPad feels more like an evolutionary step than a revolutionary step.

Web developers can rule the iPad

For one group of technologists, though, the iPad is an opportunity for revolution, to take center stage in creating experiences users will want, and even want to buy. The iPad is all about consuming content, but most of the conversation about that content has seen it in traditional silos: Audio, through iTunesVideo, also through iTunesiPhone apps (and now iPad apps), through the App StoreBooks, through iBooksThe Web, the most open of these options. The last of those options, however, can incorporate all of the rest – even the iPhone applications. More iPad thoughts. iPad vs EtchASketch.

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