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TidBITS#1023/12-Apr-2010

The iPad continues to feature heavily this week, as Adam looks at Apple’s early sales numbers for iPads, books, and apps, Glenn Fleishman covers the early Wi-Fi problems some iPad users are experiencing, and Jeff Carlson shares a slew of iPad tips. But the big news is iPhone OS 4, and we have a detailed look at what Apple has said about it, as well as some thoughts about the changes to the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement that ban the use of a Flash-to-iPhone compiler. Elsewhere, Matt Neuburg points a spotlight at Google Groups problems, Adam can’t resist sharing a tremendously clever video that shows classic video game characters bitmapping Manhattan, and we give away three copies of the $149 FotoMagico Pro photo presentation software. Notable software releases this week include KeyCue 5.0, The Missing Sync for Android 1.3, Photoshop Lightroom 2.7, and PDF Enhancer 3.5.

Adam Engst 1 comment

Steve Jobs Shares iPad Sales Numbers

At Apple's iPhone OS 4 sneak preview, Steve Jobs led off by sharing sales and download statistics related to last week's iPad release: iPad units sold so far, the number of app and book downloads, and - most impressively - overall iPhone and iPod touch sales volume.

Matt Neuburg 5 comments

Google Groups on the Fritz

When you're as pervasive as Google, even a slight glitch can be a nightmare for users and for your public image. That's the case with a Google Groups problem that has surfaced recently.

Jeff Carlson 18 comments

22 Useful iPad Tips

As we spend more time with the iPad, we're discovering hidden functions and shortcuts to improve how we use it on a regular basis. Read on for a whole host of tips.

TidBITS Staff 13 comments

Apple Previews Major New Features in iPhone OS 4

It was an iPhone OS blowout, with Apple announcing more features than it could even begin to cover for the upcoming 4.0 release of the operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Key among the features: specific multitasking capabilities, folders for app organization, and iBooks for iPhone and iPod touch. In-app iAd advertisements were also previewed, enterprise features explained, and gaming options given a boost. iPhone OS 4 is coming this summer for the iPhone and iPod touch and in the fall for the iPad, but not all older models can be upgraded.

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ExtraBITS for 12 April 2010

There's no point in denying it - nearly everything we're reading and talking about is still about the iPad and iPhone OS 4. But it's all good stuff, and if you're not yet sick of the iPad, do tune into some of our podcasts and check out the articles we link to.