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iPad News: iBooks Comes To The App Store, CBS And ABC To Stream Free Ad-Supported Video

iPad News: iBooks Comes To The App Store, CBS And ABC To Stream Free Ad-Supported Video

We are just a few hours away from the launch of the iPad

We are already seeing iPad Apps on the App Store as Apple gets ready to bring the much awaited device to its users. 

Apple has also released the iBooks application for iPad, which it had showcased during the special event to unveil its latest creation on January 27.

iPad Apps Are Now Available On The App Store

iPad Apps Are Now Available On The App Store

Apple’s iPad will be only available on Saturday, but thousands of iPad apps are already available on the US App Store.

Users can purchase and download the iPad apps, but obviously they will need to wait to get their iPad to use them.

If you download the iPad apps then in iTunes they'll appear in a separate section of the "Apps" pane just below iPhone and iPod Touch apps.

iPad News Roundup: Apple Wins Crucial iPad Patents, SlingPlayer Mobile On iPad Coming Soon

iPad News Roundup: Apple Wins Crucial iPad Patents, SlingPlayer Mobile On iPad Coming Soon

With just days to go for the iPad to launch in the US, Apple has scored the rights to two very significant patents relating to the iPad. The first patent relates to the deployment of accelerometer in conjunction with various applications on the iPad like games, maps and 3D sound speakers.

The patent is significant in that it offers Apple the exclusive rights to incorporate the accelerometer technology on Tablet devices in general which will give the company a much needed competitive edge over rivals in the Tablet space. 

Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.2 SDK GM Seed; Reveals Pricing Policy For iPad OS Updates

Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.2 SDK GM Seed; Reveals Pricing Policy For iPad OS Updates

Apple has seeded developers of its iPhone Developer Program with the Golden Master version of iPhone OS 3.2 SDK.

The Golden Master version means that it is the shipping version of the software that developers must use to develop iPad apps.

iPad News Roundup: Apple Starts Shipping iPads; BrightCove Enables Publishers To Support HTML5 Videos; iPad App Store Video

iPad News Roundup: Apple Starts Shipping iPads; BrightCove Enables Publishers To Support HTML5 Videos; iPad App Store Video

Apple has begun its shipment of iPads to their first batch of customers. If you are among those who have pre-ordered an iPad, do check out for the shipping notice from Apple Store in your mailbox. This notice however does not mean that the iPads will reach customers earlier than April 3. As MacRumors notes, Apple traditionally coordinates with UPS to hold early deliveries until the official launch day.

Should iPad Apps Be Free For Existing iPhone App Users?

Should iPad Apps Be Free For Existing iPhone App Users?

When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad at the YBCA on January 27th, one of the significant revelations made was that the iPad could seamlessly accomodate all the existing iPhone apps on the App Store

In other words, iPad users who have already purchased an application for their iPhone need not have to pay for it on the iPad.

iPad News Roundup: Apple Buys iPad Trademark, iBookstore eBook Prices Shoot Up

iPad News Roundup: Apple Buys iPad Trademark, iBookstore eBook Prices Shoot Up

In a significant development just days ahead of iPad's launch next week, Apple is reported to have bought the rights to the "iPad" trademark in USA from Fujitsu – the company that had owned it until now. 

Folks at Patent Authority report that the deal was made on the 17th of this month though the price of the transaction is not yet known.

iPad News Roundup: Amazon To Sell iPad, Approved iPad Apps Show Up On App Store

iPad News Roundup: Amazon To Sell iPad, Approved iPad Apps Show Up On App Store

With a significant chunk of iPad customers likely to be ebook readers, the launch of the iPad is seen to bring the tightest competition Amazon may have yet faced for its Kindle eReader

That however does not seem to have stopped the ecommerce giant from selling Apple's iPad on its online store. 

Publishers, Advertisers Gear Up For The iPad Launch

Publishers, Advertisers Gear Up For The iPad Launch

As the launch of iPad draws near, we have been hearing a lot of behind-the-scenes buzz as publishers and advertisers gear up to what could be the next big thing in multimedia. 

With one of the significant challenges being the iPad's restriction in rendering multimedia platforms like Adobe Flash, it is being reported that major networks are prepping their websites to render Flash content in alternate HTML5 format for iPad users. 

Amazon Shows Off Kindle App For iPad; May Not Be Available At Launch

Amazon Shows Off Kindle App For iPad; May Not Be Available At Launch

The iPad arrives in the market in a couple of weeks from now and one of the key market segments that Apple will be targeting is the ebook reading population.

However, if you are among those who have already pre-ordered the iPad, do not expect to immediately start reading your ebooks on iPad's Kindle app.