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At GDC we learned that Vendetta Online for the iPad will be available this spring. Well, guess what? It's spring! Guild Software has announced that iOS system is launching in less than two weeks; come April 17th, iPad users will be able to explore all 30 star systems in the game and participate i...

April 5th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Seth Godin has a great post up that serves as a good capper on what may have been Apple's best product launch ever. He puts the money made by Apple last Saturday morning at around $150 million, and even if that's not exactly right, I have to say that having been through a few Apple launches now, I t...

April 7th 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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When Apple announced the iPad in January of this year I have to admit that my enthusiasm was rather tepid for the oddly-named device. Apple was proselytizing this notion of a hybrid "computer" of sorts that fit squarely between the iPhone/iPod touch and the MacBook. They used words like "magical" a...

April 5th 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Boing Boing's Rob Beschizza has an insightful look at something that no one's really noticed yet: Apple definitely played favorites when it came to sharing the iPad. Here's the list of outlets and writers that got access to the iPad for an early review. You'll note that Boing Boing is on there, as...

April 5th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple announced this morning that it sold more than 300,000 iPads on opening day. The comprehensive number includes pre-order pickups, deliveries to channel partners and walk-in sales at Apple Stores. Additionally, customers went home and downloaded more than 1,000,000 apps (oh, it's on) and 250,0...

April 5th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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M E M O R A N D U M From: Ima Bettar Thanayou Vice President, People for the Ethical Treatment of iPads (PETi) To: YouTube user THISisCaSpEr Dear Mr. THISisCaSpEr, We received an anonymous tip from a friend of iPads about the horrendous treatment that you gave to a poor, defenseless iPad yesterda...

April 4th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Imagine that you're an Apple Store employee -- at the University Avenue store in Palo Alto, for instance -- and that iPad Saturday is one of the busiest, highest-pressure work experiences you've ever had. It's been hectic, customers are streaming through the store, there's media and onlookers ever...

April 4th 2010 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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In what will probably be the first of a lot of giveaways here on TUAW for iPad owners, we're giving away three custom StealthArmor protective shields. These are perfect for those of you who don't want to use something like the Apple iPad Case, but also don't want that nice new iPad to go sliding ou...

April 3rd 2010 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Here in Arizona one thing you see is a lot of trucks in the Apple Store parking areas. A few gun racks too. Not really the ambiance of Silicon Valley or Chicago or New York. There was a lot of enthusiasm about the iPad, especially at our one local Apple Store at the La Encantada Mall. My first sto...

April 3rd 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The crystal-clear facade of Boston's Boylston Street Apple Store* beckoned and a slew of customers heeded the call this morning to greet the iPad. By the time I arrived at 8am, a line had formed down the street and around the corner -- a few hundred people at least. A second line for pre-order cus...

April 3rd 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The wait is over. The app that blew us away at Macworld Expo, Square, has finally launched...on the iPad. Originally developed and advertised as an iPhone app, Square hit shelves this morning as a fully-optimized iPad app. Now customers can install Square on their iPads, effectively turning them in...

April 3rd 2010 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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Consumer Reports has discovered that thus far, iPads can not be recharged using the USB ports on any non-Apple computer. The places where the iPad did charge, in their tests, included an iMac and a MacBook Pro. The iPad would not charge using any USB ports on several Windows machines, nor through t...

April 3rd 2010 at 2:15pm 0 Comments