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Are Apple Products the New Drugs?

Are Apple Products the New Drugs?

If you hear of a person being referred to as a mule, you most likely think of a drug mule – someone who smuggles drugs to or from countries. A startup called Mulepool is looking to give the model a slightly more legal spin. If the wanted list on the homepage is any indication, iPads, MacBook Pros and iPhones may be the new drugs.

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iPad 2 Sales Exceed Expectations, Availability Is Scarce, Still No Agreement On Numbers

iPad 2 Sales Exceed Expectations, Availability Is Scarce, Still No Agreement On Numbers

According to analysts from Piper Jaffray and Deutsche Bank, the iPad 2 completely sold out in its first weekend on store shelves. Now exactly how many iPads “sold out” amounts to is anyone’s estimate at this point.

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Diddy’s iPad Controlled Cruise: If Money’s No Object

Diddy's iPad Controlled Cruise: If Money's No Object

Yup, there’s officially an app for everything. Notoriously understated and unassuming music, fashion, alcohol and twitter mogul Diddy set out on a cruise with on/off girlfriend Kim Porter and their daughters. You’ll be shocked – shocked! – to learn that the vacation is uncharacteristically luxurious and goes over the top with the latest in tech toys.

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Richard Branson Beats Rupert Murdoch To The Punch in iPad Only Media

Richard Branson Beats Rupert Murdoch To The Punch in iPad Only Media

There have been rumblings as of late concerning Rupert Murdoch’s latest publication, a newspaper built specifically for the iPad.

Not to be outdone by Murdoch, however, Virgin CEO Richard Branson started his own publication, Project, an iPad-only magazine. Branson’s Project was just launched today with a free app with one issue that costs $2.99.

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Apple Eases App Restriction, Publishes Review Guidelines

Apple Eases App Restriction, Publishes Review Guidelines

Much has been said about Apple’s stance in it’s closed App Store, and how the apps that are submitted to it are reviewed. There have been many complaints by developers that Apple has rejected their apps for reasons they were not aware of. Not to mention the fact that Apple recently banned third-party development tools from being used for apps that make it into the store. Today that changes.

Apple has finally released it’s App Store Review Guide to tell developers exactly what not to do with their apps.

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iPad Seeing More Demand Than Netbooks, Notebooks, Desktops

iPad Seeing More Demand Than Netbooks, Notebooks, Desktops

The iPad is popular, there’s no denying that. Apple can’t keep the device in stock for very long, and we have designers making cases for it. It comes as no surprise then, that the iPad is seeing a huge amount of demand.

According to a study by Forrester, 14 percent of online shoppers plan on buying an iPad or similar tablet in the next year. That essentially means they plan on buying iPads. While Forrester asked “iPad or similar tablet,” only about 10 percent of those surveyed could name another tablet. Of those 10 percent, few could identify a real competitor. While some mentioned the Archos 7 or JooJoo tablets, some referred to the HP Slate,, or other devices which don’t yet truly exist on the consumer market. {Electronista}

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iPads Given to New Oklahoma State Students to Test Educational Use

iPads Given to New Oklahoma State Students to Test Educational Use

Back when the first Kindle launched, and especially last year with the release of the Kindle DX, there was always much speculation about how well eBooks will work in education. For years we’ve also seen a number of tablets shown off with educational uses. Now it looks like Oklahoma State University will be testing out the ecuational uses of the iPad.

Students enrolled in classes in the School of Media and Strategic Communications and the Spears School of Business will be given iPads for their classes. Those classes will use eTextbooks on the iPads in lieu of traditional dead-tree textbooks. According to the school, the ePub version of at least one class’s textbook is $100 cheaper than the paper version. Not sure how that adds up given that there’s no such thing a a used eTextbok, but it’s still quite a bit cheaper. If all the eTextbooks prove that much cheaper, the 16 GB iPad essentially pays for itself. Add in everything else the iPad can do, and it’s even better for students. {Wired Epicenter}

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Kindle Sales Triple, Kindle eBooks Finally Outselling Hardcover Versions

Kindle Sales Triple, Kindle eBooks Finally Outselling Hardcover Versions

A few weeks ago we saw the eBook wars begin when Barnes & Noble announced the WiFi Nook and dropped the price of the standard Nook from $259 to $199. Amazon responded by dropping the Kindle 2 from $259 to $189. Obviously there’s a bit of a race to the bottom, at least in terms of pricing. It looks like that race is helping Amazon quite a bit in sales.

Without releasing exact sales numbers, Amazon has announced that since the price drop, Kindle sales have tripled. It looks like all that was holding potential buyers back from buying a Kindle was a price drop of just $70. It dips below the mental barrier of $200, and is almost in impulse buy territory in terms of gadgets. That means there’s a lot of people out there now who are willing to buy eBooks, perhaps above buying physical books. {Engadget}

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Will the Next Apple TV Include 99-Cent Rentals?

Will the Next Apple TV Include 99-Cent Rentals?

Rumors of the next Apple TV have been running rampant since the iPad was announced. The most recent rumors are that the new version will have a much smaller box, with very little of no local storage to speak of. All the content would likely stream from the Internet or from other computers on the network. We’ve also been hearing that the next Apple TV could run on iOS – the same system as the iPad and iPhone.

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