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Description ♠ “The cleverest iPad book yet … For the first time in my life I am blown away by an interactive book design.” - Gizmodo.com ♠ ♣ "A glimpse of the future of digital reading." - BBC.co.uk ♣ ♥ "A sharp example of how to enhance children's literature on the device." - MacLife.com ♥ ♦ “Alice app for iPad points the way toward a new generation of pop-up books.” - Independent.com ♦ ♠ “Alice in wonderland iPad app reinvents reading.” - TheHuffingtonPost.com ♠ ♣ “Alice for the iPad Shows Why E-Books Are Cool.” - Mashable.com ♣ ♥ "Alice for the iPad will irk luddites with its sumptuous interactive rendering of Alice in Wonderland." - The Sunday Times ♥ ♦ "Incorporates animation like no other eBook to date." - CNET ♦ Tilt your iPad to make Alice grow big as a house, or shrink to just six inches tall. Enjoy Alice in Wonderland digitally remastered for the iPad.Throw tarts at the Queen of Hearts - they realistically bounce off her.
By NICK WINGFIELD (Please see Corrections and Amplifications below .) I'm crazy about Web browsing, movie watching and other activities on the iPad, but the idea of reading ordinary books on Apple's device just doesn't appeal to me. I prefer the old-fashioned experience of reading in the printed form.
About a week after I began using my iPhone, I was in love. I had a calendar with me at all times, and I was able to stay on top of my family's schedule - even though there are six of us! I had email access while I was out, so I wasn't constantly playing catch up with PTO business in the evening. And then I discovered apps!
Your iPad decisions don't stop once you've settled on either the 3G iPad or the Wi-Fi-only model . There's also the not-insignificant question of what apps deserve a space on your brand new mobile device. App developers haven't made that the decision easy for you. The number of choices in the App Store continues to climb upward, with developers now producing apps optimized to take advantage of the iPad's features.
Our look at iPad apps that deserve a place on your device started out with the best apps money can buy— 11 essential iPad offerings that are among our favorite additions to the App Store. But you don’t always have to part with a lot of dough to equip your iPad with great mobile software. As with life, sometimes the best things in the App Store can be had for free.
With the iPad being the most successful launch of any new computer platform, the obvious question becomes what can I use it for in the classroom. The answer is just coming into focus: a lot. Unfortunately, the iPad is based on the operating system of the iPhone and iPod Touch so that it can’t run full Mac OSX applications. On top of its eBook abilities, the pad can play videos, although not Flash clips at this point. It can work with a lot of interactive software that makes good use of the pad’s touch screen and video abilities.
**Winner is LisaC. My3Sons33 Congrats! . While gadgets are getting more mobile, I suggest every family have a Desktop PC. Desktop PC’s are budget friendly, have bigger screens then laptops and can do double duty as a “work at home” PC for work at home parents. Desktop PC’s also make it easier for mom and dad to keep an eye on what the kids are doing online – because if they are set up in the family room – they stay in the family room.
Beginning iPad Application Development by Wei-Meng Lee Lowest Price: $23.09 A hands-on approach to iPad application development The iPad is Apple’s eagerly anticipated answer to the “tablet computer.” While based on OS X, and relying on familiar development tools, the iPad will present new challenges and new opportunities for Apple developers, old and new alike. These hurdles include learning new Cocoa SDKs that take advantage of the iPad’s capabilities.
Looking at the iPad app rollout, you can easily separate the digital wheat from the chaff in the content industries, and you can see those who are developing digital businesses and those who are trying to protect print margins and who see the iPad as a vertical, closed model to control and monetise content. There are those who believe that they sell content and that they should be compensated for it. Just as with the music industry, they couch this in terms of repaying content creators, when it really is more about wistfulness for the days of double-digit profit margins. Those who view their primary business as selling content believe that not only can they charge for it but that they can actually charge the same or more for it, just because it is on the iPad.
So we now have the official price for the WSJ iPad app subscription: $3.99 per week with a monthly credit card charge of $17.29. For that you get subscriber-only content areas such as Business and Markets with access to a 7 day archive that can be downloaded and read at any time. It also offers personalization features and the ability to save sections and articles for later reading. And hey, it's actually a bit less than the rumored $17.99 rate . Without the subscription, the free WSJ iPad app is limited to top articles and market data. Here's the catch: a subscription to both the print and online versions of the Wall Street Journal will currently set you back just $2.69 per week (plus 2 weeks free) for a monthly bill of $11.67... eleven dollars and sixty seven cents .
So day one of iPad launch almost over — though West Coast’s still in full swing — no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing. The big hope that it would be the savior of big media isn’t bearing out yet, though admittedly, it is too early. Most of the media companies, besides the select few Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) roped in for the launch, haven’t even launched their apps yet.
With iPad app frenzy in full force, the App Store is growing by the minute as iPad apps are being approved. Early this morning, Mobile ad exchange Mobclix tallied the number of apps and the breakdown between paid and free apps in the store. According to Mobclix, there are a total of 3,122 iPad apps in the store (keep in mind, these numbers could have changed slightly in the past few hours). As of Thursday evening, there were 2300 iPad apps available for download. Currently, 80 percent of iPad apps in the store are paid apps, coming in at 2523 apps total.
Look, we're not sure what appadvice is using to back its claims, but it's been pumping out supposed iPad app leaks for a few weeks now with screenshots and videos that tell a convincing story. Now they've linked us to a host of new iPad apps with Netflix and ABC player being two of the most notable. The free Neflix app is said to be launching along side Apple's slate on April 3rd letting Netflix subscribers browse and manage their queues. More importantly, it will also allow subscribers to stream Netflix's online collection of videos.
Numerous big-name app developers are announcing titles for the iPad, and Apple has made its much-advertised iBooks application available in the iTunes App Store . The application will allow iPad owners to access and organize thousands of e-book titles. While it will be running on the iPhone OS, according to the system requirements it will only be available for iPad devices.