Yelp for iPad

May 21, 2011 by  
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Yelp democratized restaurant reviews by allowing peer evaluations of restaurants and business on the Web. For those who are not familiar with Yelp, before its creation previous attempts at creating such a platform did not succeed. Most of Yelp’s competitors were lacking large quantities of quality reviews, of any but the most popular restaurants and businesses.

There are countless social networking sites (i.e. Facebook and LinkedIn) as well as popular restaurant reviews (i.e. Zagat) but there is only that meshes both concepts into a fun and usable website, Yelp. If you are familiar with the site and use it regularly, you’ll find the iPad version of Yelp an upgrade.

How Yelp for iPad brings an enhanced an in our opinion, superior user experience compared to its own website is the location awareness feature. This allows the Yelp app to give recommendations based on where you are located. The app shows what you need to know, stripped down for faster and easier
browsing, display, and reading. While the app is simplified for an enhanced user experience, you do not lose any of the core features that make Yelp the most important website of its kind. You will still have the insightful comments and reviews of millions of Yelp loyal user base. The only negative about the Yelp App is while you can write drafts of your reviews; you can only submit them on the website at this time.

Highlights & Key Features:

Yelp for iPad has numerous features but most of the advanced features require you to have an account to use them. A Yelp account is totally free so there is no excuse not to have one! Below is a list of features we enjoyed using on this app:

Talk – Yelp has a Talk feature that allows you to discuss topics of your choice with other Yelp users close by. The discussions are threaded and allow for orderly discussions.

Bookmark – When logged into your Yelp account, you will be able to bookmark locations and also retrieve any links you have saved.

Quick Tips - Instead of writing long reviews, you can quickly add a “quick tips” via the app. Quick Tips has a Twitter like feel (without the 150 character limitation) that allows you to give your opinions on a restaurant while its fresh on your mind. Quick Tips doesn’t have the limitations of a
Full Yelp Review, so you can have them posted via the App without having to log into the website.

Nearby - You can tap the Nearby tab to choose the type of business you are searching for with the option to sort by distance.

Check-in – The App allows you to broadcast to your friends where you are. You can also win badges for being a regular at a restaurant, bar, or other place of business.

Monocle – Monocle mode is located in the Nearby tab’s upper right hand corner. This weird, but fun feature, allows you to see opinions and other items such as video as you go from place to place. It tries to predict what you want to see but also serves as a walking guide. It’s not perfect, but it
will expose you to new and different things.

OpenTable – Yelp for iPad integrates with OpenTable. If a restaurant participates in the Opentables network, you’ll be able to see if you can stop by or make a reservation on your iPad. This is a great feature that saves you time without having to call around but at this time the number of
participating restaurants is limited.

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Worthwhile iPad Accessories

May 21, 2011 by  
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One of the most useful accessories is the Apple Wireless keyboard. It’s likely that the future will hold even more accessories than those currently available which are many more than those above.You can get a lot from your iPad without one single accessory but you’ll gain a lot of use with a few of the best. You may also want to consider an iPad battery extender if you want to go longer before having to recharge it. Once synced to your iPad, this wireless keyboard allows you to type where ever you want. This should satisfy even the most addicted users.

The Trent IMP 880 External Battery Pack gives you 20 hours of movie time of your iPad. Today, the purchase of a device like the iPad seems to mean the purchase of a bunch of accessories. For people who type a lot on their iPads, this flexible rubber keyboard is very convenient. You can do this when you want to play music out loud, for everybody, and headphones are not an option. Apple, of course, makes a variety of wireless keyboards for its computers, but it makes a special one for the iPad that’s just the right size and shape for this gadget. Luckily, you don’t have to buy too many
accessories since the iPad is very fun on its own. Some accessories are almost essential, but many of these accessories, screen protectors or stylus pens, are not expensive. Many people find this device to be very handy overall adding to its popularity in a portable extremely functional device. An iPad can typically go about ten hours before needing to be charged, much better than a laptop. Perhaps one of the items we’ve discussed in this article is something that will enhance your iPad experience.

Also, every several people are watching a video on the iPad, the speakers will let everybody hear it. You can buy good quality iPad speakers and attach them to the iPad when the built-in speakers are delivering what you want or need. Some people, for example, like to hold the keyboard in their lap. So you’ll have a great deal of flexibility in where you set your keyboard whether you’re playing a game or typing a document. Depending on your budget, and what kind of quality you’re looking for, there are a variety of speakers at different price ranges.

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WMV PlayerConverter for iPad, Play WMV Files on iPad, WMV to iPad

May 21, 2011 by  
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WMV player currently allows you to download and play WMV files from non piracy preventive websites, which make majority of iPad users happy. However, many people are trying to download WMV files from piracy preventive websites(these websites; membership sites; files sharing sites), files that are attached in email accounts like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail for example use a different way of communicating to the user and the app in its current state does not support the downloading of these files. If you go to download a file from one of these sites we have found the app gives a ‘Connection failed’ error when it can’t download these particular files.

Then how to make it easier to play and watch WMV video on iPad? I would say, WMV to iPad video converter is a good solution. It’s a professional converting software to convert WMV files to iPad compatible formats, such as convert WMV to iPad MPEG-4, convert WMV to iPad H.264, WMV to iPad MPEG-4 HD. Then you can import your WMV files to iPad and watch them anywhere anytime you want. In addition, it can convert many other popular formats to iPad, like MKV, AVI, AMV, MOV, FLV, MOD, RM, TOD, RMVB, etc. And you can extract audio from video and save them as WAV, M4A, MP3.

Part Two: Step by Step on How to Convert WMV to iPad?

Note: if you are using Mac OS, and want to convert WMV to iPad on Mac, you can refer to iPad video converter for Mac.

Step 1. Download

Free download and install WMV to iPad Converter

Step 2. Load WMV video files to WMV to iPad Converter

Click the Add File button to add WMV video files to WMV to iPad converter. Batch conversion is supported, so you are allowed to import and convert several multimedia files at a time.

Step 3. Select Correct Output Format for iPad

From the drop-down list of Profile, select iPad Video H.264, MPEG-4, or MPEG-4 HD as output video format.

Step 4. Select Output Directory

Expand the “Output” panel to select an output directory for the converted WMV files.

Step 5. Start Converting WMV to iPad

Click Start button to convert WMV to iPad file.

Note: to get the best output video, click “Settings” to adjust Resolution, Encoder, BitRate and FrameRate of the iPad video and SampleRate, Channel, Encoder and BitRate of the iPad Audio. Click here to know how to edit files for iPad.

Part Three: How to Transfer Converted WMV to iPad?

Make sure your have the [url=http://www.apple.com/itunes/]iTunes 9.1[/url] first;

Drag and drop the converted videos into iTunes library;

After snyc videos from iTunes to iPad, you can enjoy the exquisite experience of watching your favorite videos on iPad’s widescreen.

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Why You Need an iPad Case

May 21, 2011 by  
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The iPad is the newest member of Apple’s innovative line of ground-breaking electronic products. Bigger than the iPhone, yet smaller and lighter than the Macbook the iPad has carved itself a new place within the handheld mobile computing devices market. With the ability to load external software
from Apple’s iTunes Store the iPad is equally suited to the home user, as well as the business user. However, regardless of where the iPad is being used and by whom it requires external protection in the form of an iPad case.

With its large glass screen and thin, delicate aluminium case the iPad is vulnerable to a range of knocks and bumps that could leave it looking a little worse for wear or worse still completely useless. For a business user this could be the difference between servicing a customer or losing a sale,
and for the home user this could mean the iPad gets dumped in the closet along with all the other gadgets that worked for a little while before they broke. What a waste of money!

There are a number of simple and cost effective solutions available for both the casual home user and the serious business user.

Screen Protection

The screen on the iPad is much larger than that of the iPhone and consequently is more likely to get scratched and damaged. Equally, the much larger screen area means all those unsightly greasy fingerprints and swipe marks will be that much more visible! A simple solution to these problems is to
affix a clear, thin but scratch resistant screen protector across the face of the iPad. There are a wide range of screen protectors available for the iPad, just make sure you select one that offers the highest degree of scratch resistance.

External Protection

Because the iPad is much bigger than the iPhone it requires both hands or a stable surface to work from. The risk of dropping the iPad is much greater than the risk of dropping the iPhone. Encase your iPad in a strong and sturdy case that has been designed to absorb the shocks associated with
knocks and bumps. The range of iPad cases for you to chose from is large; from soft silicone cases that are designed to be grippy, to hard plastic cases designed to offer complete shock protection. And of course there are a wide range of fashion cases that allow you to express your own style!

The iPad, much like its older brother the iPhone, is a wonder of modern computer capabilities however, it does need to be looked after if it is to survive everyday life. Whether you own an iPad for your own personal use or to improve the productivity within your business you should really consider
purchasing screen and external protection for your device. Do not invest all that time and money purchasing and learning how to use the iPad only to see it get broken because you did not spend a little bit more money on improving its ability to survive in the modern world.

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Why Ipad 2 Might Not Reduce Price

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Where To Buy An iPad 2 – The New Apple iPad Is Coming Out Soon But There Is No Place To Buy It Yet

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What Use is There for a Cheap aPad

May 21, 2011 by  
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Since the introduction of the expensive but much longed for Apple iPad, there has been a large number of copycat devices released. Generally termed as aPads, these tablet computers are cheap and cheerful-but also often rather limited in their specs when it comes to memory and processing power. So then, what use is a cheap aPad?

Before deciding that an aPad is the answer to your iPad cravings, it is important that you look at the differences between the two. aPads come in both seven and ten inch models, meaning that size isn’t a problem. But how they are made is a problem for some people.

Generally the aPad will have a resistive touch screen, rather than a capacitive one. The resistive screen requires pressure on it to make it work, and may make it harder to swipe things with a finger to move them around. They also aren’t nearly as precise as a capacitive screen and when compared side by side this can make them much harder to use.

Processing speeds are sometimes equal to the iPad, but normally are far less. In fact the average aPad has a processor that is around a third slower than it’s more powerful cousin. This can decrease the response times and means that often games, and video applications don’t run nearly as well.

The amount of memory that comes in an aPad is normally the worst thing. It may have a quarter, or even less memory when compared to the iPad, and this severely limits the amount of processes that you can run at any one time. If the device offers multi-tasking, the limited memory can mean that it is not actually possible to run more than one or two processes at a time, or else the device will slow down, or even stop responding.

With these limitations in mind, what use is a cheap aPad? If you want a tablet computer but can’t afford an iPad, then one of these may suit you. As long as you bear in mind the lesser specs and understand that it won’t be the same as owning an iPad, then you should get along fine.

The most ideal use for these are for older children. Many children love the look and the way that they work, and yet for most children the cost of the iPad makes them too expensive as a gift. Children are also more likely to be able to cope with the lesser specs, as they will quickly get used to what their latest gadget can do.

There is now at least one aPad device that isn’t made by Apple, but that functions just as well as an iPad. Unfortunately this is just as expensive-if not more so than the iPad. The bottom line is that an aPad will never truly be an iPad replacement, unless you are buying an aPad that costs a similar amount. Yet these cheaper devices do have their uses, and are getting better all the time-so as long as you don’t expect to get an iPad at a fraction of the price, an aPad may be worth considering.

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What To Expect If You Unlock Ipad — Jailbreaking Your Ipad Offers Many Benefits For Users

May 21, 2011 by  
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There is no doubt that iPad is Apple’s latest technological breakthrough. It offers many features and functionalities that will greatly enhance mobile computing and communication. Unfortunately, you have to expect that this latest device is going to be locked to Apple’s systems and carrier.
There are many disadvantages if you will not unlock iPad. This is the reason why the majority of tech geeks are developing ways to effectively jailbreak iPad from Apple’s grip. Here are the benefits that you can enjoy if you are going to unlock your neat iPad device.

First of all, you have to understand the difference between unlocking and jailbreaking. If you unlock iPad, you will be able to use other networks and other SIM that are not working with Apple. By unlocking the iPad, you are effectively breaking the network barrier put up by Apple. Meanwhile, if you jailbreak iPad, you will be able to install third party applications and customize your settings. Jailbreaking unlocks your iPad from the firmware of Apple. This means you will have more control over your apps and settings. It also means that you can take advantage of thousands of apps
available in the software market today. Both methods, however, have one purpose. This is to free your valuable iPad device from the restrictions set by its manufacturer.

There is a great cost saving benefit if you unlock iPad. Unlocking the device will allow you to control monthly charges and fees. One of the biggest problems of iPad users is the high monthly charges of Apple-sanctioned carriers. If you can unlock iPad, then you have the chance to choose a carrier
that can offer lower fees and charges. You will also get the chance to maximize some of the freebies offered by third party carriers. These freebies may include free mobile tethering, free SMS, and free 08 calls. Most important of all, unlocking the iPad will enable you to use the device outside
of the coverage of exclusive carriers. You can use it when you travel abroad or when you go to other places where the services of Apple’s exclusive carriers are non-existent.

Jailbreaking the iPad, on the other hand, offers greater flexibility for users. If you jailbreak iPad, you will unshackle the hold of Apple over your device. Jailbreaking allows you to maximize the extensive features of iPad and customize its settings. You have to note that iPad does not have a built-in multitasking feature. So you will be forced to stop an application just be able to run another app. If you jailbreak iPad, this problem can be solved. You can now listen to music while surfing the web or use Twitter and Facebook simultaneously. You will not be tied down to iTunes because
jailbreaking enables you to choose multiple music apps. So if you have a new iPad, make it extremely useful and functional by unlocking and jailbreaking the device. You can save more if you unlock iPad. You can also customize and use more apps if you jailbreak the device.

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What Should We Do With Our Old iPad

May 21, 2011 by  
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My iPad is 11 months old, give or take a week or two. I got it when the tablet first went on sale on April 3, 2010. If I take a deep whiff, I can still pick up the faint trace of that new iPad smell.

And yet, when the iPad 2 arrives this Friday, I’m dropping my beloved original iPad like a bad habit in favor of Apple’s shiny new gadget.

Still, while the iPad 2’s launch this week will consign my first iPad to the dustbin of history, that doesn’t mean I want to toss a still perfectly functional tablet into an actual dustbin. And I imagine other early iPad adopters unable to resist the siren call of the iPad 2-it sounds like Steve
Jobs whistling-find themselves in the same boat.

(See related: iPad 2 Spurs Deals on Original iPad: Where to Buy for Less)

Fortunately, we’ve got options. If your enthusiasm for upgrading to the latest iPad has been tempered by your uncertainty over what to do with the current model, here are a few ways to make sure your first tablet still gets put to good use somewhere.

Give it away

This is my wife’s favorite option when I upgrade. The iPod touch and Kindle 2 she currently enjoys began their stay in the Friedman household as my devices-when new models came along, she got the older-though-still-useful predecessors. And the original iPad could be the latest in the long line of
techie hand-me-downs that I bequeath to her now that something new and shiny has come along. Perhaps your family has a similar arrangement.

But while charity may begin at home, it doesn’t have to end there. Organizations like Recycling for Charities and iOS developer Steve Glinberg’s iPhone/iPod touch Recycling Program will take your old iPad and find a new home for it. A representative for a third organization, Computers With Causes,
told Macworld that iPads donated through that Website will be given to families or individuals in need. The HollyRod Foundation also accepts donated iPads, giving the tablets to special needs children and their families to help them communicate better.

With the iPad taking on a larger role in the classroom, many schools would certainly not turn up their noses at a donated iPad in good condition. A few national organizations-we’re thinking of PC Rebuilders & Recyclers’s Computers For Schools program-will take donated iPads to get them into
schools. Your best bet, though, may be to see if there are any local organizations in your area that collect technology donations. Many state-based non-profit organizations that accept computer donations for schools will also accept iPads, but you may well be the first person to suggest the idea
to them.

If you do donate your iPad, you’ll want to get a receipt. You or your tax preparer can determine whether you’ll be able to deduct the fair market value of your donated iPad from your 2011 taxes next year.

Sell, sell, sell

If your feelings about your old iPad are more capitalistic than altruistic, putting that old tablet up for sale is always an option. Be warned though that a lot like-minded iPad owners may also be flocking to eBay and Craigslist with offers of their own, which could affect the amount of cash
you’re likely to get from would-be buyers. Further undercutting your plans to recoup some of the money you spent on that original iPad is no less a figure than Apple itself-the company is offering its own clearance prices on iPads to make room for the new models.

You could always bypass the consumer and go directly to the middleman. Resellers like Gazelle will buy your old iPad-the company’s Website quoted me $300 for my original 16GB Wi-Fi iPad, which isn’t too shabby. Other companies that offer a similar buyback service include BuyMyTronics.com,
NextWorth, and YouRenew.com-all offered me at least $250. You’ll get more cash for your iPad if it’s in good physical condition (scratch-free), provide the original power cable, and have the original box.

Retailer Target is also interested in taking that older iPad off your hands. The company’s Electronics Trade-In Service lets shoppers bring in new or used iPads-as well as iPhones, cell phones, iPods, and video games-and turn them in for credit on other Target purchases. The retailer says you can
get up to $200 in store credit depending on the condition of your item-that could go a long way toward paying down the cost of an iPad 2, which Target will offer. Currently available in 850 Target stores, the Electronics Trade-In Service will expand to 1450 stores by July.

Before you hand over that iPad…

Whether you give away your iPad or sell it, you’ll likely want to wipe it first to prevent others from accessing your personal data or Angry Birds high scores. To do so, launch the Settings app and tap on General. Then, choose Reset. Take a deep breath, and then tap Erase All Content and Settings.
Your iPad will restart and start up as naked as the day you first multitouched it.

A new life for old iPads

Of course, dell inspiron 1720 battery just because you’re camping out in front of your favorite Apple Store so that you can be first in line to buy an iPad 2, you don’t need to part ways with your original iPad at all. With a minimal amount of effort, you can turn that iPad into a more
singularly-focused technology device.

(Image Caption: If you’re an avid reader, that old iPad could become a dedicated e-reading device once you get your hands on an iPad 2.)

For instance, why turn to Amazon’s Kindle if you can convert that older iPad into a dedicated e-reader? Just equip that old iPad with the reading app of your choice-whether it’s the Kindle app, Apple’s iBooks, or any of the other iPad e-reading apps available for download-and clear out your e-mail
settings, games, and any push notifications to make the reading environment as distraction-free as possible.

Other options include propping up your iPad with the lock screen’s built-in photo screensaver to make a fancy (if pricey) digital photo frame. Alternatively, use an app like iRule to turn your iPad into an oversized, hard-to-lose universal remote control. With an app like TouchPad, you can create
a virtual Magic Trackpad of sorts. And you could even enlist your old iPad as an external monitor, using Air Display.

We’ll likely provide more detailed instructions on these and other original iPad-centric projects in the coming weeks. After all, we’re just getting used to the idea that a device that was Apple’s latest and greatest tablet a few days ago will soon have its place usurped by the iPad 2. The point
is, hp nc8430 battery that now-seemingly ancient original iPad still has plenty of life left in it-whether it’s performing a new task or serving as someone else’s tablet.

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What Makes the iPad Better Than the iPhone

May 21, 2011 by  
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Ever heard the statement, “Bigger is better?” With the iPad, this seems to be true. Before this tablet device came out, some people criticized it, dismissing it as nothing but an oversized iPod Touch or a giant iPhone. But when people all over the world bought the iPad in droves and made it
the bestselling, number one must-have new product, the critics had to bite their tongues and acknowledge they were mistaken. Far from just being an “oversized iPod Touch,” the iPad is a revolutionary product that is changing the way people read, play, work and communicate. The coming of the
iPad heralded what is now dubbed the “tablet revolution.” People in the know are now saying that 2011 is the year of the tablet, and the iPad surely had something to do with it.

But what exactly is so great about the iPad? Why is it better than the iPhone or the iPod Touch? Below are some of the reasons why the iPad is a superior device.

First, size matters. At about ten inches across, the iPad is considerably bigger than the iPhone or the iPod Touch (these latter two are approximately of the same size, 3.5 inches). This means better Internet browsing, better video and picture viewing, better reading, and better use of apps in
general on the iPad tablet device. In fact, gadget-loving people of all ages and persuasions are re-discovering the pleasures of reading because of the iPad. “E-reading” on the iPad brings a novel feel to the age-old pastime, and sales of e-books have gone up when the iPad entered the market.
Ipad apps such as iBooks and Kindle, in addition to various magazine and newspaper iPad apps, all helped to bring this about.

Not only is the iPad bigger in physical size; it also has a greater screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels. (The iPhone’s is only 480×320.) Moreover, the iPad has bigger storage space of up to 64 GB, considered roomy enough for anyone’s favorite collection of videos, pictures and documents.

Another advantage of the iPad is that it makes typing emails and documents much more easy than on the iPhone. The iPad has a large on-screen keyboard that allows fast, easy and almost error-free data input. This keyboard becomes even bigger and more convenient to use when the iPad is rotated in
landscape mode. And if this isn’t enough, one can always choose to buy a separate, physical keyboard that can be connected to the iPad through a cable or wirelessly via bluetooth. Writers and people who type a lot often choose this option.

Speaking of typing and documents, there are a lot of iPad apps that can help anyone compose email messages, articles and literary works, and all kinds of documents. Most popular of these apps are Pages and Numbers, which are Apple’s versions of the ubiquitous Microsoft Word and Excel.

Currently, there are far more apps available for the iPhone than for the iPad. However, a huge majority of these iPhone apps can be installed on the iPad too, and they work just as fine. Also, many apps for Apple products have both iPhone and iPad versions. Almost all the time, the iPad version
looks and works better simply because of the larger screen. At a glance, one can easily see more detail and information.

While the iPad clearly has more to offer than the iPhone, the latter is not without its advantages too. Because it is smaller, the iPhone can be pocketed while the iPad cannot. The iPhone can make calls too, which the iPad cannot do. But then again, the iPad was never intended to be used as a
phone. It is simply a great tablet device for multimedia viewing, connecting online, games and entertainment, as well as work.

Read reviews of the top iPad productivity apps for business. Then, download a few iPad games for when it’s time to have fun at AppCraver.com.

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