Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Daily Tab

Apple to Launch Digital Newsstand
The Wall Street Journal
Apple announced a digital newsstand similar to the iBooks store, to sell iPad and iPhone editions of newspapers in magazines all in one place. Until now, iPad users may have to scramble across three different apps to buy copies of three different newspapers and magazines.Count this as Apple’s latest effort to help/crush the media companies.

The iPad Is for Reading:  First Thoughts on Apple's Digital Newsstand
TechCrunchMuch like its iBooks app is a store for digital books, Newsstand will be an online magazine rack where you can keep and organize all of your newspaper and magazine app subscriptions.Apple clearly is emphasizing that the iPad is for reading.

FT Apps Avoid iTunes Store
The Register
The Financial Times is bypassing iTunes with the launch of its new iPad and iPhone application.
The pink paper said readers should switch immediately to the browser application. There is also a version for Samsung's Galaxy.

Apple Predicted to Sell 8 Million iPads This Quarter
Business Insider
Based on numbers shared during Apple's WWDC keynote this morning, the company is on track to sell 8 million iPads this quarter.  Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray noticed that Apple said it had sold 25 million iPads to date. That's a rate of about 87,000 per day, which amounts to almost 8 million for the quarter.

New iPad App Allows Users to Discover if Medical Professionals Are Licensed
The Newark Star Ledger
An app unveiled June 6 by the New Jersey's consumer watchdog agency allows users to search a database of nearly 600,000 professionals certified by New Jersey, from doctors and dentists to morticians and acupuncturists In a matter of seconds, the Apple gadgets can suss out whether a nurse is properly licensed or if an accountant has ever been disciplined for cooking the books — essential bits of information for anyone shopping around.

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