There Was Another iPad 20 Year Ago

Computer genius Alan Kay designed the Dynabook back in 1971, the first notebook and allegedly the first iPad. In 1989, Tom Dair—co-founder and president of Smart Design—worked in this other iPad predecessor for Apple. Here is its story: » 3/29/10 8:00pm 3/29/10 8:00pm

All the iPad Video Tours You Need

From Safari to Pages, from Photos to iBooks... Apple has published all the tutorials you can possibly imagine and would like to see about the iPad. Some of them are quite nice. [Apple] » 3/29/10 12:44pm 3/29/10 12:44pm

Would the iPad Take Over Casual Home Gaming?

Get ready, because this one may get big: 44% of all iPad applications being tested on the actual device are games. Hey Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, the iPhone/iPod titan is getting its tentacles all over the living room. » 3/19/10 12:40pm 3/19/10 12:40pm

The Diamond iPad

Listen up, rich people: If you ordered an iPad, cancel it. This is the one you need, covered with 11.43 carats of diamonds, graded G/H in color, VS2/SI1 in clarity, and 100/100 in stupidity. I can imagine Steve Jobs reaction: » 3/14/10 10:16pm 3/14/10 10:16pm

Apple Adds Triple Tap to iPhone Gestures

The multi-touch language is getting complex. In addition to the iPhone conventions and the long press we saw at the keynote, the new iPhone 3.2 Beta 4 is adding the triple tap. [9to5] » 3/10/10 5:40pm 3/10/10 5:40pm

What's Inside the iPad's A4?

There's a lot of speculation about what's inside the A4, Apple's custom and ultra-power-efficient chip that powers the iPad. Nobody knows for sure because, like all their products, it's a seeeeeecret. Until now. » 3/01/10 8:27am 3/01/10 8:27am

More People Interested In Buying iPad Than Original iPhone

That's what this RBC/ChangeWave's surveys says. Back in April 2007, fewer people were interested in buying the original iPhone compared to those wanting to buy the iPad on February 2010. Does this mean the iPad would be a bigger success? » 2/23/10 9:10pm 2/23/10 9:10pm

"Proof" of Apple iPad Webcam Is Dubious

While I'm the first person who wants a webcam on the Apple iPad, this is just ridiculous: A Kansas-based repair web site is claiming that they just got the iPad's frame part, which shows a hole for the camera. Really? » 2/02/10 8:28am 2/02/10 8:28am

Windows 7 Running on the Apple iPad via Citrix

Trumpets playing, bloody moons, seas of fire, cats cohabiting with dogs, and Windows 7 running on the Apple iPad right on the day it launches. That's how the Universe ends, my dearly beloved, and you can blame Citrix for it: » 2/01/10 11:07pm 2/01/10 11:07pm

And the Winner of the Apple iPad Is...

Do you know why this guy is singing? Because he's happy. And do you know why he is happy? Because he won an Apple iPad in our Apple Tablet Sweepstakes. His name is Chris Kratzer. » 2/01/10 4:36pm 2/01/10 4:36pm

I Made a Coitus Reference to, and They Quoted Me tech editor Jeremy Kaplan asked me if I think Apple's lost its mojo. I responded using a metaphor pertaining to intercourse, particularly that moment after the fact, and he went with it. Hey, it was a good metaphor! [] » 1/29/10 12:57pm 1/29/10 12:57pm

Wait, No, This Is the Real iPad

Click to viewThat thing we showed (and showed and showed) earlier? That wasn't the real iPad. This is, as demo'd by "John"—aka funniest living Twitterer Peter Serafinowicz. 3D games!!! [Funny or Die UK via BoingBoing] » 1/27/10 10:10pm 1/27/10 10:10pm

The iPad's Onscreen Typing Solution Isn't a Solution At All

Before launch, we spent a lot of time thinking about how you might be able to type on the iPad, seeing as plain onscreen keyboards one 10-inch tablets are just, well, awkward. But apparently, Apple doesn't think so. » 1/27/10 6:00pm 1/27/10 6:00pm

Apple iPad Just Tried To Assassinate the Computer

Only way to interpret the launch of the iPad? Apple has declared the PC dead. Well-crafted but closed devices are their future of consumer computing. And if no one else can match the iPad experience, they may be right. » 1/27/10 4:49pm 1/27/10 4:49pm

Apple iPad's Myriad Optional Dongles: USB, SD, AC, BBQ

The iPad really is a giant iPhone—so much so that if you want to get a laptop-like experience out of it, you'll need adapters to change the typical 30-pin connector into USB, SD, or AC power. Correction: » 1/27/10 3:29pm 1/27/10 3:29pm

iPad Kickstand Accessory Doubles As A Nice Leather Case, Too

When we first heard the rumor of a kickstand for the tablet, we laughed. But actually, Apple's case/kickstand makes sense. It's made from leather, and works as both a case and stand, optimizing your movie viewing. » 1/27/10 2:32pm 1/27/10 2:32pm

iPad Keyboard Dock, Because Even Apple Knows Touch Typing Can Hurt

Thought you could get away with spending just $499 on the iPad? Oh no. There's going to be an official Apple keyboard dock for easier typing, which Jobs himself demonstrated the need for earlier with his few typos. » 1/27/10 2:25pm 1/27/10 2:25pm

Apple iPad Price

Full pricing: The 16GB, Wi-Fi-only version costs $500, while the 32GB is $600 and 64GB is $700. Pricing increases by $130 to add 3G. The Wi-Fi-only models ship in 60 days, while 3G models will ship in 90. [Apple iPad] » 1/27/10 2:25pm 1/27/10 2:25pm

Apple iPad Data Plans: Unlimited Data For $30/Month With No Contract

The Apple iPad will come with two 3G data plans through AT&T, one of which is just $30 per month with no contract. You can cancel at any time with no penalty, and use AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots for free. » 1/27/10 2:16pm 1/27/10 2:16pm