Daily Archives: March 9, 2010

iPad Links: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stuff directly or indirectly for or about the iPad, in no real order. These posts will likely be discontinued once an iPad is in hand.

Apple talks tough to handset makers
An Open Letter to Steve Jobs about iPhone Apps

Japan: It’s Not Funny Anymore

Vodafone distributes Mariposa botnet

Are unemployment benefits no longer temporary?
The Do-It-Yourself Economy
The Real Roots of the Recovery
One more on gurus…

Chuck Thacker of Microsoft Research Wins Turing Award, Talks Future of Mobile Interfaces
Real-time really really sucks!
Why records DO all sound the same

iPad strategies for publishers
The iPad business model for news: Strategies publishers must embrace
iPad Use Cases

iTunes/App Store:
All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement
Apple’s iTunes LP 6 Months Later: LP What?
Pink Floyd, EMI Brawl Over iTunes Royalties

Is The New Flash ‘Payer’ Widget / Application From Karsa Going to Save Online Video?
Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web
You must try this: Harmony
Requires Chrome browser: Chrome Experiments — Not your mother’s JavaScript.

What every romance author needs to know about copyright online (1 of 3)
Limitations on Liability (part 2 of 3)
Publisher access to iPad subscriber data still possible?
New York Times to spin off Book Review for e-readers
German publisher in row with Apple over pin-ups in iPhone app
A Renowned Literary Author Self-Publishes

UI/Web Design:
No mention of fractions: Web Standards for E-books
Why fractions matter: Is Adobe Hindering eBooks?
A Shocking Truth about CSS
Getting New Users to Stick: Deconstructing how the best sites convert visitors to customers (Part 1 of 2)
Getting New Users to Stick: Deconstructing how the best web sites convert visitors to customers (Part 2 of 2)
43 Essential Controls for Web Applications
The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man
Ling will own us all: Ling’s Cars: Subtle Brilliance and a Lesson for Design Elitists
The Message of Design

In every Links post, I try to pimp at least two eBooks (generally free ones). These will be consolidated into one post later on when traffic gets real here and people are looking for things to stuff into their iPad.

See the Read an eBook Week sticky post for freebies: This Week Only: Free eBook Library For Your iPad
Your Mood And How to Swing It
How One Writer Earned 100,000 Downloads of a Free eBook
Self-Publishing Authors Strut Their Stuff With Unique Custom Shoes Designed With Their Cover Art

How They Will Make You HATE The iPad

Even with an Ad Blocker, people have to be noticing the annoying crap being added to websites these days.

There are idiotic floating Feedback tabs off to the side.

There are idiotic Social Banners at the bottom.

And then there’s the abomination I ran into today at Salon, which immediately made me think about how the Internet will change for the worse — because of the iPad.

Oh, it’s not the iPad’s fault, mind you. But it will enable more crap.

This time, worse crap!

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