iPad apps

∞ Stealing vs borrowing

App Cubby founder, David Barnard: When you steal an idea and have the time and good taste to make it your own, it grows into something different, hopefully something greater. But as you borrow more and more from other products, … Continued

∞ Apple releases official WWDC app

Apple on Thursday released an app for developers of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

Aptly named “WWDC,” the app lets you search the conference schedule, make a reservation at the User Interface, App Review, iTunes Connect, Program Support, or Developer Publications lab, view floor diagrams of Moscone West, and create a custom schedule of the sessions, labs, and events you plan on attending.

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∞ Elements update adds Markdown footnotes support

Justin Williams on Wednesday released a new version of Elements, his text editor for iOS, adding many new features and fixing some bugs.

Built for iPhone and iPad, Elements 1.6 adds support for rendering Markdown footnotes in the Markdown preview as well as dictionary lookups via the Terminology app for iOS from Agile Tortoise.

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∞ Ottawa hospital deploying 1,800 iPads

We know from Apple’s earnings conference call last week that businesses and organizations are deploying iPads in great numbers. You can now add hospitals to that list. A hospital in Ottawa, Canada ordered 1,800 iPads for its staff and developed a special application that will be used in the hospital.

The application’s primary objective is to get as much patient info into the clients hands while at the bedside. Doctors will have access to lab results, patient histories, and medication information in front of them.

Ottawa hospital jumps into the future with 1,800 iPads [Macgasm]

∞ Get The Loop on Pulse for iPad

Until recently the RSS feed at the Loop offered readers the ability to see a summary of a story, but we’ve been working hard to change that.

As many of you already noticed, the RSS feed has been expanded in more ways than one. Not only do we include more of the story, and in some cases all of the story in the RSS feed, we are also including images in the RSS now.

We worked with the folks at Pulse, who make the Pulse News Reader for iPad, to make The Loop’s RSS feed look better in its app. If you use Pulse, give The Loop’s new feed a try and see what you think.

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∞ Pandora says federal grand jury probing Apple, Android apps

Music service Pandora disclosed that it has been served with a subpoena to produce documents for a federal grand jury looking into Apple and Android apps.

“In early 2011, we were served with a subpoena to produce documents in connection with a federal grand jury, which we believe was convened to investigate the information sharing processes of certain popular applications that run on the Apple and Android mobile platforms,” said Pandora.

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∞ First thoughts on The Daily

A number of people called and emailed today asking my opinion of The Daily after today’s event, so I thought I’d write down my first impressions.

∞ 'The Daily' event live update

The Loop is at The Daily event in New York City and will bring you live coverage as it happens. The event will feature News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple’s Eddy Cue as they launch The Daily, … Continued