Monthly Archives: April 2010

Check Out Mygazines Mobile iPad E-Reader

Digital publishing company Mygazines launched its iPad Edition, a browser-based mobile reading system for Apple’s tablet device. It is not an iPad App but a universal e-reading technology that works on any touch screen device (this list also includes the iphone, ipod touch and the Android Phone).

Here is a list of the magazines that users can read through Mygazines

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User Sentiment Analysis About The iPad

Some interesting user sentiment analysis about the iPad.

According to a study by Attensity some of the top liked features are: the applications, the device’s ability to replace the iPhone and the keyboard experience. They have also indicated that more and more people are talking about the Kindle-killer and the email interface today.

Amongst the (more than 3000) applications it seems users went absolutely wild over the Netflix App and the iBook App. But one of the Apps that has been downloaded quite a bit but has not received favorable responses is the iWork. Some of the users were not even aware that the iWork did not come with the iPad free of charge and people who knew it came with a price were expecting a far lower price point for them. Take a look at teh stats around the top Applications

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The iPad App Store Now Has 3000 Apps But Only 20% Are Free

Nearly 80% of the more than 3000 apps in the iPad app store is paid. Only 599(20%) of the apps are free. In terms of the breakdown between the type of apps:

Games still is the clear winner : 942(804 of these 942 are paid apps and 138 being free)

Books apps : 154(mostly paid, which is not surprising at all)

Mobclix says the average price of apps is $4.99; and it will cost $12,572.78 to buy all the apps that the store offers.

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Reviews: Syncing And Sharing Features For iPad

Some feedback on the syncing and sharing features of the iPad that users might be interested in:

1) No PDF support: iPad supports the ePub format but not any other formats. So users will have to convert all other formats and one easy way to do so is using Calibre (helps convert almost all formats)

2) iWork – MS Office and email: One of the cool features is that if you email yourself a Word doc, you can open it in pages.

3) The Kindle reader works great on the iPad: For users who have used the Kindle store in the past the iPad app for Kindle works great.

4) Desktop Document: In order to use iWork documents on iPad users will have to either import the documents in iTunes or email the documents to themselves.

5) iPad cannot support video beyond 720p

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