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CBS Goes HTML5 For The iPad

Anthony Soohoo of CBS.com has confirmed that the company will start serving iPad-compatible HTML5 video streaming through their official website by this fall. This is great news, and CBS is clearly seeing the iPad as the platform to invest on, together with other networks such as the ABC (which has developed a native app for it) or the CW network, which has an iPad ready website.

“It’s still early days, but Soohoo expects CBS to deploy more and more video that is iPad-ready, until it reaches content parity with what’s available on the website through a PC.

As for why CBS decided to go with a web video strategy, rather than an app strategy, Soohoo said, “When we were looking at the iPad as a separate device, it had a lot more similarities to a PC in our mind… So for us, we wanted to make sure that video was available through HTML5 on the iPad first.”



Winterboard for iPad Available In Cydia

We posted a screenshot a few hours ago, and now Winterboard for iPad is finally available in Cydia.

All you have to do is search for Winterboard in Cydia, install it and reboot the device. If you experience weird problems with the springboard looking like a huge iPod Touch, just respring using SBSettings. There aren’t iPad-specific themes available yet, but you can play with the existing ones and see which ones play fine with the iPad UI. Of course, expect some native iPad Winterboard themes coming soon in Cydia.

Check out the screenshots after the break.

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Winterboard, Coming to a Jailbroken iPad Near You

With this tweet, Saurik has just given us a peek of a jailbroken iPad running Winterboad, the tweak that lets you customize interface design elements of the iPhone.

Since the Spirit jailbreak for iPad was released, people has been asking for a compatible version of Winterboard, especially people from Apple-customization communities like MacThemes and Macristocracy. So, jailbreakers: good news, Cydia is getting better and better every day.

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Taking The iPad Back to 1984, With a Classic Calculator

Is there something cooler than Apple in his glory days of rebellion back in the ’80s? Is there even someone cooler than Steve Jobs back when he was 30? I have the answer, maybe: what about taking today’s technology back to those days? Like, an iPad with a classic 1984 calculator?

I’m telling you, this thing is completely unnecessary, and if you look closer - it’s awful. But for the Apple Vs Big Brother geek in you, it’s an awesome calculator that puts the Mac OS’ classic graphic style on the iPad, for $0.99 in the App Store.

And bought.

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Apple Announces International iPad Release Date

Finally, Apple has announced the release date for the iPad in nine more countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will get their iPads on May 28th.

Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will follow in July.

Press release follows after the break.

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iPad Jailbreak: Camera Connection Kit + External Hard Drive, Extra Storage

Ever wondered what could happen with an iPad, the Camera Connection Kit, SSH, a USB drive, a Macbook and GoodReader all rolled into one?

A 20 steps tutorial to mount an external hard drive on your iPad happens, and unless you really have some good spare time - maybe it’s better to hold on for a more “user friendly” hack to show up. The result is impressive anyway, be sure to check out the text guide here or the video after the break.

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OmniGroup Makes $175,000 on OmniGraffle for iPad in 32 Days

From the Omni blog:

“The Omni Group today announced that it sold its five thousandth OmniGraffle for iPad on Wednesday, just 32 days after its introduction on April 3.

“We strongly believe in the iPad’s potential as a productivity tool, and it’s a fantastic endorsement of the product category that OmniGraffle is still on the App Store’s top grossing list a month after its release,” says Ken Case, founder and CEO of the Omni Group. “People are clearly interested in using the iPad for more than media and entertainment. We are thrilled and grateful, and we hope to keep pleasing our customers as we continue in our iPad development efforts.”

You do the math. What was the problem with expensive apps not selling, again?

If you still don’t get it, iPad users want to be productive. And Omnigraffle is just a great app.