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Mom's iPad Advice

9:35 AM -- Upright Citizens Brigade Theater presents episode one of "Tech Mom," a "tech podcast by and for Moms," in which hopelessly tech-impaired Mom attempts to explain the iPad:

Tech Mom - Episode 1: The iPadUCBcomedy.com
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And, just in case you're interested in some real iPad news:

  • Steve Jobs put rumors of a seven-inch iPad to rest during Apple's earnings call yesterday. "The reason we [won't] make a 7-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit that price point, it's because we think the screen is too small to express the software. As a software driven company we think about the software strategies first," he said on the call.

  • iPad sales missed the mark in Apple's earnings yesterday, with 4.19 million shipments of the device compared with analyst estimates around 4.7 million, and some that were even higher. Apple suggested that it was a supply issue on yesterday's earnings call.

  • Recent reports suggest that Apple may release an iPad with landscape mode. According to the Patently Apple blog, a European patent filing shows an iPad with docking ports on both the bottom and the edge of the left side, suggesting it could be used in both portrait and landscape orientation.

    — Erin Barker, Light Reading Cable

  • techmama1028 12/5/2012 | 5:15:33 PM
    re: Mom's iPad Advice <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="234">
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    <td class="xl24" height="180" style="height: 135pt; width: 176pt;" width="234">I think that it's brave of her to try any new technology. My mom is in her 50s and won't even turn on a desktop.&nbsp; Every new technology just needs to supply a purpose for the user.&nbsp; I work at DISH Network and they have a great free app for subscribers.&nbsp; DISH Network offers the ability to live stream content, and watch the content on a smart phone or iPad where you go not just at home like Comcast is proposing.&nbsp; You can look at more information at www.dish.com/TVeverywhere.&nbsp; :)</td>
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