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Back in March I have received two email with folks asking how to transfer photos to the iPad. I put together a quick guide back then – most folks did not like it as it was short and not very explanatory.

To correct this – here is my second attempt to put together a guide on how to transfer pics onto the iPad – this time with eight screenshots and step to step guide on how to move the image files. The guide is based on my humble setup – 16GB Wi-Fi iPad (no 3G here) and a Windows 7 Prof. client machine running iTunes 9.1…

Here we go:

Step A: Opening iTunes and Setting Photo Sync Up
Fire up the iTunes – Make sure that your iPad device is selected (see A1), and that you are switched to the Photos section (see A2) – finally – make sure you check “Sync Photos” Radio Button (see A3)…

Open Itunes and Select Photos Folder

Step B: Selecting Photo Folders to Sync
You will be on the same screen – double-check that B1 is checked and move onto B2 – here you will chose folder that contains pics you want to move onto the device. Finally, for the purpose of this exercise – let’s chose “Selected Folders” as in B3 (I try to avoid “All Folders” as my photos folder has a large number of photos that would occupy pretty much all free memory space I have on my iPad)

Select folders to be synced in iTunes

Step C: Navigate to Photo Folder
This should be a straight forward step that you have probably completed many times before – navigate to the folder that contains photos that you want copied onto your device – the path to your folder will be something similar to C1 (emphasis on ’similar’ – but not “the same”). Once done, click C2 (“Select Folder”) as shown on the screenshot.

Check, Check… Select what you need in iTunes...

Step D: Excluding Folders from Sync (SYNCING)
In this step you will be able to exclude photo folders that you don’t want to see on your iPad – Verify that D1 and D2 are correct and then move to D3 where you will select what is being moved onto the iPad.

ONCE YOU ARE DONE HIT THE SYNC BUTTON (LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE ITUNES APPLICATION)

Select albums you need

Step E: Open Photo App
Quick and easy – find a Photo app on your iPad (it’s likely it’ll not be at the same spot as shown here)

iPad Photo App is opened

Step F: Opening Albums View
Once the Photo App is opened – hit the ALBUMS button (see F1):

Switching to iPad Photo Albums View=

Step G: Open Album
Once in “Albums” view of the iPhoto App – you will be able to see all albums that have been synced – the albums should contain the photos you would like to see. For the puprose of this exercise I’ll hit G1 (album with Bird Photos):

Let's select an album with photos you would like to review

Step H: The End
Voilà! All the photo from “Birds” folder are here – let the slide-show begin…
Review photo content of an albums in iPad Photo

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Jul 07
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If you really, really, really need Flash working on your precious tablet and if you have been courageous enough to jailbreak your $600+ puppy – here is a nice step by step guide (photos/video) on how to install the darn thing: MGN Flash Tutorial

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Apr 04
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Here is the news summary for Day 2:

Apple’s iPad Accessories – First Review


Source link: Engadget

WordPress announces WordPress for iPhone/iPad OS 2.4


Source link: WordPress Beginner

Oh, Apple iPad will save the planet!


Source link: Triple Pundit

Low memory issue spoted


Source link: Gizmodo

Zen Bound 2 for iPad Review


Source link: TouchArcade/Youtube

Here comes the iPad jailbreak Demo


Source link: iPad Guide

Steve Jobs personaly surveys the iPad carnage in the Palo Alto Apple Store.


Source link: Gizmodo

iPad Accessory Giveaway


Source link: iPad Guide

Ipad Game Video Review Mix

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Mar 30
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Given Adobe Flash’s ubiquity, the lack of Flash support is certainly one of the biggest turn-offs for potential iPad buyers. On the other hand, some of leading publishers are sidestepping the issue by providing alternative video streaming methods.

For example both Brightcove platform which enables them to detect the visitor’s operating system and to route the appropriate video stream accordingly.

Brightcove for iPhone OS

So, let’s say, if an iPad user hits the publisher’s page, Brightcove will detect Apple iPhone OS on the visitor’s system and will stream H.264-encoded video renditions optimized for iPad screen resolution via html5. Problem solved.

Here is Brightcove’s sales pitch to publishers:

Ready for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Reduce the cost and complexity of delivering and monetizing video on current and future generations of Apple devices that support the HTML5 standard. Deliver the best possible video experience to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users.

Automatic Device Detection
Brightcove automatic device detection dynamically switches between Flash and HTML5 player templates to suit the viewer’s device capabilities.

Native HTML5 Player Templates
New HTML5 templates provide multi-title playlists, analytics tracking, social sharing controls, advertising insertion, and other capabilities to provide a customizable video experience built on open standards.

Gorgeous H.264 transcoding
Brightcove’s cloud transcoding engine converts virtually any source file into H.264-encoded video renditions optimized for multiple encoding profiles, bit rates, and screen sizes.

Pricing and Availability
The Brightcove Experience for HTML5 is provided at no charge to customers with subscriptions to Brightcove Professional, Enterprise, and Express $499 editions. An early version of the automatic device detection and HTML5 player template are available in the Brightcove Developer Center. Additional capabilities will be provided in future versions released throughout 2010.

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Mar 28
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There is a leaked Best Buy document outlining details about exclusive sales of the iPad at Best Buy Apple Stores. Hit the links below for source documents and see the text/images for a short summary.

Best Buy’s Apple iPad Sales Playbook:
Apple is launching their new iPad on staturday, April 3 and best buy Stores with Apple Shops (about 575 stores) will begin selling them on this day. A future solution for all Best Buy stores is being discussed. At the time of launch, these products won’t be sold on BestBuy.com. At the time of launch, the iPad will only be sold at Apple retail stores, Apple.com and Best Buy Apple Shops.

April 11 ad insert nationwide
On April 11, the iPad will be on the front cover of the ad for all stores even though al stores won’t be carying the units at launch. Stores that don’t carry the iPad at launch should direct customers to the nearest Best Buy Apple Shop.

Apple Ipad SKU List
Best Buy will be selling the following products in the Apple shops:

Model SKU Price
MB292LL/A 9811355 $499.99
MB293LL/A 9811406 $599.99
MB294LL/A 9811424 $699.99

iPad Accessories

ID Accessory SKU Price
MC359LL/A APPLE IPAD 10W USB POWER ADAPTER 989715 $29.99
MC552ZM/A APPLE IPAD DOCK CONNECTOR TO VGA 989724 $29.99
MC361ZM/A APPLE IPAD CASE 9689733 $39.99
MC533LL/A APPLE IPAD KEYBOARD DOCK 9891322 $69.99
MC360ZM/A APPLE IPAD DOCK 9891968 $29.99
MC595LL/A APPLE APP FOR IPAD 9891977 $79.99

Source:

For the full write-up hit Engadget and Tuaw.

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Mark Sigal at O’Reilly Radar published a long article mostly revolving around the possible uses of iPad, the Apple’s upcoming tablet. In short, he sees it as a mostly Interactive Learning Platform, Chem/Physics lab device, Narrative/Reading gizmo and Info/Reference guide. You can see the article here: Mark Sigal at O’Reilly Radar on iPod. To sum it up, Sigal feels that iPad is perfectly positioned to capture a piece of the Book/Magazine market as well as to penetrate into educational device market. Also, see more Sigal’s notes on iPad for additional elaboration.

Rob Enderle at TGdaily has a nice article on iPad and the future of Apple. In short, Enderle infers that both Apple and Intel are at the crossroads and that both see the tablet market as an area for revenue growth. Enderle also goes on and makes parallels between Apple and IBM/Microsoft as it relates to the recent antitrust calls against Apple.

A bit off topic but still relevant, GearLog claims the supremacy of MSFT’s The Courier over Apple’s iPad. The site has a nice picture (fake?) of the Courier (via Gizmodo). PC Magazine has a similar article here: MSFT Tablet – you’ll find ~40 comments on the same subject here: Microsoft Courier Tablet

Lauren Walter elaborates on recent iPad rumors and outlines what to expect from iPad once it’s released (date still unknown).

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Engadet speculates on iPad release and the possibility of replacing the Apple TV series (Quote: “Like Apple TV, the iPad could serve as an Apple “media center extender.”” – See the original story here: iPad could succeed Apple TV (Engadget).


TG Daily has a nice article (“Apple’s iPad: Like Apple TV or like iPod?) on promises and possible downfalls of the upcoming device. Here is an excerpt:

“With a 10” screen, this could be the portable email, web browsing, media viewing, eBook reading, game playing, wonder device that replaces a bunch of struggling eBook readers, game players, micro TVs, and the remaining few PDAs that haven’t yet died in market. Ironically, this is likely the one device Palm should have understood how to do right first.”

Read more at TG Daily’s site: Apple’s iPad: Like Apple TV or like iPod?


The WSJ has a nice piece on Jobs’ involvement with the upcoming device:

Apple co-founder Mr. Jobs, who is considered the company’s creative leader, is also involved in the development of future projects, they say. People privy to the company’s strategy say Apple is working on new iPhone models and a portable device that is smaller than its current laptop computers but bigger than the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Read more here: Jobs Maintains Grip at Apple by By YUKARI IWATANI KANE, The Wall Street Journal


ZDNET came up with a bland review/overview of things and rumors revolving around iPad. Read more here: Apple may be readying mid-size ‘iPad’. They also underline the possible play against Kindle…


I don’t get this one at all, but a big fuss was made about some random Borders survey that included a line (an option item) with an Apple iPad option. Anyhow, if you think that this may be of some importance (I see this as a just a random entry by a junior marketing analyst at Borders) read more about it here: CNET News Borders survey presumes future ‘iPad’ e-reader


Don’t miss the nice Photoshop work (F-A-K-E) at often hilarious Crunchgear iPad Jumps the Shark

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