A somewhat surprising story this from the Guardian today, detailing the fact that GQ publisher Pete Hunsinger has announced that GQ’s “Men of the Year†edition, published in December, sold just 365 copies in its iPad format, making a total of $1,091.35 in sales at $2.99 each.
“This costs us nothing extra: no printing or postage,†Hunsinger told MinOnline who covered the story. “Everything is profit, and I look...

USA Today reports the story of Diane Campbell, a San-Francisco area woman who is disabled and on a fixed income, who found that the Palo Alto Apple store would not take the $600 cash payment that she wanted to hand over for an iPad.

“It took quite a long time for me to just save up this small amount of money to go down and purchase one,†she told a local news station. “I had my cash in the backpack and I went...

The Telegraph reports today that the iPad will be SIM-locked to Softbank in Japan, meaning that Japanese iPad owners wanting to use the 3G facility will have to sign with the company in order to do so. This makes Japan unique in being the only country where customers will have no choice if they want to use the 3G network on their iPad when it’s launched there on May 28th.

According to the Telegraph, Softbank has been...

T3 reports today that Vodafone has had a swift re-think regarding its recently announced iPad 3G data plans, which will kick into action when the iPad is launched in the UK on May 28th (you can pre-order your data plan now though in order to be ready to go at launch.) Doubtless this was after they realized they were much less competitive than rivals Orange and O2! According to T3, Vodafone has scrapped its original...

Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, today announced a special promotion called “Fun and Free eBooksâ€. This in-store promotion offers free digital titles from bestselling authors on a weekly basis. To take advantage of the offer, customers simply have to take their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, NOOK or other device enabled with the free BN eReader software to a Barnes & Noble store, and show it to a...

CNN has a fascinating report today about the effects that the iPad may be having on your sleeping patterns if you like taking it to bed with you at night. Apparently the strong glow from devices such as the iPad might be fooling your brain into thinking that it’s still daytime, disturbing your sleep patterns and exacerbating insomnia. That’s the theory, anyway.
“That light can be sufficiently stimulating to the...

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