eBay’s Top Most Popular Searches For 2010

eBay searches 2010eBay, the popular online auction and shopping website, handles more than 2 billion U.S. product searches a quarter. Quite recently eBay released its most popular product searches in 2010.

It was not a big surprise to most of us. Yes, Apple’s products dominated the searches. Apple iPad and Apple iPhone 4 took the top two spots respectively.

These products were followed by Victoria’s Secret, Nintendo Wii Games, Nintendo DS, Playstation 3, Nikon d90, diamond ring, sunglasses and laptops. This time eBay’s top searches were occupied by electronics and gizmos.

Surprisingly neither the Apple iPad or iPhone 4 made Amazon’s top products for the year 2010 and also both are not sold on Amazon.

You know why? Because the Kindle took the top spot on Amazon’s list.! 😛

FarmVille Is Now Available To Apple iPad Users

FarmVille for iPadAlmost all the Facebook users are aware about the most popular game, FarmVille. FarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, which is available as an application on the social-networking website Facebook. It is also available as an App on both the Apple iPhone and Android as well.

After getting viral on Facebook, Zynga offered the game to iPhone owners in June. The company said the game sat atop the iTunes App Store’s top 25 games list for 50 days after its launch.

Zynga announced that FarmVille is now available to iPad customers and that’s really a good news for both FarmVille and iPad freaks! FarmVille is also the first title from Zynga to be made available on Apple’s tablet.

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Apple iPad 3G Available On May 7

Apple recently announced that the 3G version of the iPad model will be made available on May 7, 2010. I came to know about this launch from Apple Online Store.

It is believed that both the Wi-Fi and 3G capable models will be available from day one.

iPad is available in a Wi-Fi + 3G model for fast and better cellular network access when you are not within the range of Wi-Fi network. I also came to know that you can sign up for 3G service through your iPad and you can monitor the data usage. You can also change your plan any time.

Apple iPad 3G

Prices Of The Apple iPad 3G Models :

1. 16 GB : 629.00 USD

2. 32 GB : 729.00 USD

3. 64 GB : 829.00 USD

For Indians and people outside the U.S. the wait for the iPad continues.

Apple iPad For Blogging?

iPad BloggingWhen Apple released the iPad, it set the technology world on fire, but what about the blogging world?  I know that the iPhone has apps that allow you to blog on the go, so will the iPad be the same, or will it make blogging even better?

The answer to these questions are yes, yes, and yes.  The iPad has great potential for bloggers, and when used correctly will increase blogging efficiency.

Think about it:  if you even had a smart phone, blogging from it is a pain.  The only things you can really do efficiently are little things like replying to comments.  Even reading on it is not the best.

All the apps available on the iPhone are on the iPad.  This means that that blogging on the go will be easy with apps.  So already, the iPad is just as good as a phone.  But…

The two things that separate the iPad from a regular old phone (blogging wise) are it’s size, and it’s keyboard.

Much Bigger Screen

The huge screen on the iPad allows for easy viewing.  Read that hot article, in a screen bigger than some laptops, make a design tweak, and check it out in Safari; all this things and more you can do with your iPad because of it’s big screen.

Great Virtual Keyboard

Now you can write long blog posts without straining to hit those tiny keys on your phone.  When you start to pop out blog posts on trains, in buses, and even in places like airports and malls, you will know that the iPad is a great investment.

Are You Getting an iPad?

The iPad really does increase your blogging ability on the go, allowing you to get more things done, and have more leisure time at home.  At 500 dollars plus 30 dollars a month (in the US), the iPad is a pretty big investment, but it is a worthwhile one.

Price Of Apple iPad In India

iPadIndians are always stunned by Apple’s products.

Now it’s time for getting stunned again.

Now you can order an iPad in India and the cost of different iPad versions are quite confusing.

Apple distributors in India, the Apple iPad will be available in India from April onwards. So I thought of mentioning it in this article.

So What’s The Price?

  • Apple iPad 16GB costs 32406 INR
  • Apple iPad 32GB costs 38269 INR
  • Apple iPad 64GB costs 44119 INR

Overall it will fit within 45K – 50K budget. You can also order an iPad through eBay and you can pay via PayPal.

If you are going to buy Apple iPad, you should also consider checking its good alternatives, for example HP Slate.

15+ Things The Apple iPad Lacks

Apple iPad is the latest buzzword and trending keyword. It is believed to change the face of computing and to bring a new form of digital experience.

Some of my friends said it was a giant iPhone in fact! 😀 Meanwhile, if you a fan of HP, then do check the HP Slate (iPad Killer!) Specifications.

Below I mentioned some of the features that Apple iPad indeed lacks.

Apple iPad

1. No Multi-tasking : From the demonstrations and reviews of iPad, I came to know we can’t run applications in the background. This also lacks in iPhone I guess.

2. No Drag and Drop File Management : Another issue we are facing with iPad is syncing your iPad with another computer. You will only be able to associate your iPad with a single other device as the same way you do for your iPod or iPhone now.

3. No Camera : This will be a huge disappointment to all the Apple fans and Photographers, LOL! Using an iPad you can’t record a video, you can’t take pictures, and of course, no webcam. So no video iChat and no Skype video conferencing.

4. No SD Slot : You can’t stick a 16GB SD card in as a semi-permanent storage. If you want to pull files off an SD card you need to purchase iPad Camera Connection Kit.

5. No HDMI Out : There is no single-cable way to connect an iPad to your TV set. Like Steve Jobs said, you can hook the iPad up to a projector, but you can’t hook it up to your HD monitor. There will be video out through dock connector.

6. No 1080p Playback : Now another bad news, you can’t expect full HD playback from the iPad. It has much less output. Video output is supported but only at 480p.

7. No USB Port : You cannot attach your USB peripherals directly. You can do only when plugged in via its proprietary dock connector.

8. No Full GPS : Wi-Fi only versions have no full GPS support. The 3G versions have Assisted GPS, and they use cellular connection for finding locations. If you are in a dead zone or other area of poor connectivity or even if you didn’t pay for your mobile service, your GPS will be dead!

9. E-mail Attachments : Just like iPhone’s e-mail app, you can’t view any mail attachments outside. Same goes for the much awaited iPad. So they are trapped in your mailbox.

10. No Native Widescreen : A iPad’s screen is a relatively square. This won’t be ideal for watching widescreen movies. The aspect ratio isn’t that wide screen.

11. Universal E-mail Inbox : To view e-mails from another account, you need to go out of the inbox you are currently viewing and then go to the other account’s inbox.

12. Blown-up iPhone Apps :Yes the iPad can run all existing iPhone apps. But you can run them at their iPhone-size in the center of your iPad screen, or you have to blown up to fill the screen. They are not anti-aliased. The text and images will look chunky.

13. No OLED : Earlier it was rumored that Apple is going to release two versions of iPads, one with OLED screen and one without. Some experts said, it would be perfect for an iPad to have OLED screen!

14. No Flash : It is believed that iPad has poor support for Adobe Flash. Already it was bad on the iPhone and it is one of leading causes for the crashes on Mac OS X. Though video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo switched to H.264 for video streaming, we still have lots of sites which support Flash. Poor Gamers!

15. No Keyboard : LOL, it has a keyboard, but not a physical one. Of course, I agree this is an iPad not a netbook, but the hassles are only known to the people who have used it. Without a keyboard its difficult to manage typing. But according to the iPad site bluetooth built into the iPad does support an Apple wireless keyboard.

16. Same as iPhone : To me iPad looks like a stretched version of iPhone. The OS and interface are the same I believe. So I’ll buy an iPhone rather than an iPad.

17. No Widgets : iPad has a huge screen and it would have been nice if they provide widgets like calculator, sticky notes or anything like that.

18. Average Battery Life : Apple claims iPad has 10 hours battery life and that is a good one, but only for ebook readers. By playing games or browsing the web for one or two hours, your battery life will be dead. Even if you turn on Wi Fi or 3G you need charge it twice or thrice a day.

19. Charging iPad : You can’t charge iPad over a USB port. It won’t charge even if iPad’s syncing with iTunes. The only way to charge the iPad is by using the included AC wall adapter.

Though there are many good things to say about iPad, still we are more concentrating on the disadvantages. What’s your take on this?

Apple iPad Provides 30k Free E-books

Apple iPadApple iPad is believed to provide almost 30,000 free E-Books. They are available for free in Apple’s iBookstore.

These e-books come from Project Gutenberg’s free digital library. They also contain paid titles alongside from most major publishers.

The available e-books will be DRM-free and the paid titles will be wrapped in Apple’s FairPlay DRM. These free e-books that come from the Gutenberg Project has a expired copyright.

Steve Jobs made comment earlier this week that said iBookstore would offer free e-books although the amount of books and where they came from were not said. Report says, you will also be able to add other free, non-DRM titles from iTunes as well.

Unfortunately the iBooks app will not come pre-installed on the iPad. Users have to go to the App Store and download it free of charge.

The Apple iPad is believed to arrive on April 3rd, 2010.

What’s your take on this? 😉