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TidBITS#1027/10-May-2010

Books, email, and iPads, oh my! Our articles cover the gamut this week, starting with Apple’s announcement of iPad availability and pricing in a variety of countries. We’re also pleased to announce the release of ebooks about Apple Mail on the Mac, managing spam with Apple Mail, and the Mail app on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Elsewhere in this issue, Glenn Fleishman takes a long look at reading books on the iPad and covers the new Eye-Fi Geo X2 Wi-Fi SD card, Mark Anbinder examines Bento for iPad, and Adam reports on a new plug-in for Gmail that provides social networking details for email correspondents. Finally, if you want to peruse the past, we note the reappearance of nearly all the old Info-Mac Digests from yesteryear. Notable software releases this week include MarsEdit 3.0, Aperture 3.0.3, Typinator 4.0, Mac Pro Audio Update 1.1, Epson Printer Drivers 2.3.1 for Mac OS X 10.6, and Phone Amego 1.1.20.

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Bento for iPad Not Just a Bigger Box

Many early iPad apps are little more than what you'd get running an iPhone app with its pixels doubled - stretched-out user interfaces with more space, but nothing new. Not so for the Bento personal database app, available now for your shiny new iPad.

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ExtraBITS for 10 May 2010

All the interesting bits we found on the Web this week revolve around the iPad and iPhone, not terribly surprisingly. Most fascinating are Jakob Nielsen's iPad usability test findings, along with Bytemobile's tests showing that the iPad consumes more data than an iPhone. Also, Jeff Carlson talks about iPad 3G details on a MacJury podcast, and we note that Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference sold out in only eight days, despite focusing mostly on iPhone OS topics.