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I love magazines. There’s nothing quite like the experience of opening up the mailbox and getting your latest issue of your favorite publication, then spending a few hours pouring through the glossy pages and learning new things.

Of course, print media has been in trouble for years now, and everyone is trying to figure out how to make more cash. The iPad was once considered the savior for the print world, but at the moment the results are less than sparkling. How could that be? The iPad offered so much promise?

I”ll tell you why: Print media doesn’t get it. They don’t understand what makes the iPad such a unique device and how to take advantage of all its technology to make their print magazine so much better. What do they do to fix the problem? Let’s take a look and see what magazines are doing right, and what they’re doing wrong.

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One of our writers here at iPad.AppStorm is currently writing a travel-based series of articles that go through the process of turning your iPad into the perfect travelling companion. His inspiration is taken straight from the creative imagination of Douglas Adams, the iPad is as close as we’ve yet come to having in our hands the long dreamed about Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

How does the iPad compare with the guide on the functionality front? What are the services and apps that make the iPad indispensable?

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In the brilliant, and certainly emotional, ‘Year One’ video at the launch of the iPad 2, Apple would say that the arrival of the iPad in 2010 was the arrival of a new category of product – something significantly different to what has come before.

Something different should make a difference.

Apple highlighted the dramatic effect that the iPad has had in a huge variety of industries; from the medical profession, right through to education. Is this change for the better, or is money simply being wasted on gadgets that would be better spent on textbooks (50 textbooks to 1 iPad).

Can the iPad be a profoundly positive influence within the education system?

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Following on from the roundup last week of beautifully designed iPad app icons I’m going to have an opinionated look at what can make, or break, an app icon.

Why are you writing about icons, you say, surely it hardly matters what an app’s icon looks like? If these were questions that sprung to mind when you read the heading, then think again!

Icons are very very important.

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I’m going admit something to you right now, please don’t think less of me for it. I’ve never really used an RSS reader on my Mac. I didn’t even have a Google Reader account until I had the original iPad in my hands.

I read the news online, sure, but normally in a sligthly haphazard and meandering way; drifting through a sea of news sites and magazines, never commiting to read past the first break.

The iPad has changed me. Could it change the way we read, forever?

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When the iPad was announced for the first time on January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs explained, live on-stage, that there was a niche to be filled.

In Apple’s mind, a charming little void was left unexplored between the laptop and smartphone. Apple had already entered both of those markets, and had put out beautiful products.

It wasn’t the first, but in its mind (and in the minds of many consumers) its products were the best. That was Apple’s M.O. – not to pioneer, but to perfect. To take a concept, polish it, and then market it to the people who can (and will) buy it, use it, and love it.

But, Apple was looking to break into far newer turf this time around.
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Personal computer. A term coined over three decades ago.

In its broadest sense, it can be used to describe nearly every computer in use today. But, when you hear the words “personal computer”, what comes to your mind? What machine do you envision?
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Following the international release of the iPad 2 it’s worth giving a thought to the continued ability of Apple to develop and market incredibly successful products. Can the iPad 2 possibly fail?

The release of the first iPad, way back in April 2010, was met by dissenting voices in the technology community. From people heralding it as a marvellous technological breakthrough, to asking serious questions over its purpose. Where does it fit in? Do people need it?

In spite of the initial qualms and speculation over the iPad, Apple was fully prepared to back its new invention and follow its well proven, tried and tested, roadmap for success. Apple would immediately get back to working on the next iteration, the purification of its new technology. (more…)

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