Amazon Instant Video shows up for iPad + MORE iPad News 08/01/2012

Some exciting news just broke about Apple and the latest iPad. Read below for the details and links to other recent articles!
Apple's architect of iPhone, iPad CPU leaves for AMD
When you’re the best, people want you. CPU manufacturer AMD apparently wanted the best, and they’ve lured Apple’s head chip designer Jim Keller away from the company.

Keller became an Apple employee in 2008 when Apple acquired startup chipmaker PA Semi. Keller has some former history with AMD, having been the original architect of the Athlon line of processors that were popular in 2005-2006.

While at PA Semi and Apple, Keller was responsible for the A4 and A5 processors that power the iPhone and iPad…

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Cartoon: The iPad Is Ready for Working by HandA few months ago, Jon Mitchell wrote a great piece that stirred up a lot of discussion about the viability of creating art on tablets with your hands. Although I commented at the time, I’ve finally drawn a more complete response.
Click for full-sized image.

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Amazon Instant Video for iPad takes media mobileAmazon‘s Instant Video app for iPad has arrived in the App Store, offering subscribers to Amazon Prime a way to stream content as well as download it for offline viewing. The app, a free download though membership in Amazon Prime – currently $79 per year – is required for streaming, also supports rented and purchased digital content such as movies and TV shows.

There’s also support for Season Pass, with episodes of TV shows automatically arriving on your iPad the morning after they air…

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Amazon Instant Video shows up for iPad
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Amazon Instant Video shows up for iPad

Amazon recently beefed up its Instant Video service by adding new movies and TV shows from Warner Brothers, MGM and Paramount. Now, the online retailer has brought this content to Apple fans with its new app for the iPad.

The Amazon Instant Video app lets users stream and download content from Amazon’s Instant Video library, which has grown to include 120,000 videos. Besides watching the content via a WiFi connection, users can also download their purchased and rented videos for offline viewing…

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Inkling now available for iPhone
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Inkling now available for iPhone

Inkling is a popular virtual textbook publisher on the iPad, and it’s recently expanded over to the web, allowing students to access their virtual textbooks from anywhere. Now, the company is adding one more platform to its repertoire: the iPhone. The Inkling app is now universal, which means you can browse, buy, and read textbooks from the iPad, the iPhone, or the iPod touch.

I don’t know how much this will add to Inkling’s business. You have to think that most students do their work on a computer or an iPad rather than on the iPhone’s relatively small screen…

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Electronic Medical Records Finally Become a Reality, Thanks to the iPadDigital health is a hot market right now, with funding levels having tripled over the past year. Y Combinator graduate drchrono is one of many scrappy young startups aiming to change the stodgy old healthcare system. Indeed, drchrono strikes at one of the core problems of traditional healthcare: paperwork. Drchrono is an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) solution for doctors, optimized for the iPad and also available on iPhone and the Web.
Drchrono has a wide range of features; including scheduling an appointment, inputting medical details, eprescribing, billing, and Medical Speech to Text technology…

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The Man Responsible for the iPhone and iPad CPU Just Left Apple for AMD [Apple]

Apple’s homegrown processors in their iOS devices are pretty awesome, able to outperform—and in some cases, blow away—other mobile chipsets. Jim Keller, one of the men largely responsible for that feat, is leaving. Where is he going? AMD. Ouch. More »

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5 Reasons Why I Ditched My iPad for a Google Nexus 7At first I was just stealing glances at my new Nexus 7, but now my relationship has escalated into full-on affair territory. Here’s why I left my upscale iPad for Google’s dirt-cheap tablet without really trying to make the switch at all. 
1. Fits Like A Glove
The Nexus 7 doesn’t feel anything like an iPad – and that’s a good thing. The back of the 7-inch device is a lightly cushioned, dimpled rubber. it recalls the supple leather of driving gloves, according to Google lead designer Matias Duarte, and I couldn’t agree more…

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Would You Buy This iPhone Prototype? [Chatroom]

We’ve seen plenty of iPhone and iPad prototypes as this legal battle against Samsung unfolds. But most of them were left prototypes for a reason—visually speaking. However, this latest one unearthed by the Verge caught my eye in a different way. More »

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Opening statements delivered in Apple vs. Samsung trial

Apple and Samsung hit each other hard Tuesday during the opening statements of the patent trial between the companies, the Associated Press reported. Highlights of the first day’s court session:

Apple charged Samsung with choosing to copy the iPhone and iPad rather than innovate after the iPhone was announced in 2007.

To counter Apple’s argument, Samsung said it pours billions into research and development, pointing out that patents have been filed for rounded rectangle designs similar to Apple’s…

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