Tech tAUk April 3, 2010 — iPadventure

Apple launched the iPad on Saturday, April 3, with all of its Apple Stores opening to lines of early adopters at 9 AM local time. We trekked up to the Apple Store Bethesda Row in Bethesda, MD to experience Apple’s biggest launch event since the 2007 iPhone launch. In addition to covering our usual headlines, we do a pre-review of the iPad (based on the various reviews we’ve found online), look at some of the interesting iPad apps coming out, and interview a number of the people who came out early to be first in line. And in a web-exclusive segment, we also delve a bit into the controversy over Flash not being supported on the iPad, and evaluate HTML5, the new internet specification that Apple is preferring for streaming videos on its new device.

Without a doubt, this is our best episode to-date, as we make ourselves part of the unique experience that is an Apple product launch. So be sure to download this ep and enjoy reliving our iPadventure!

More coverage of the iPad launch, along with some extended discussion of the apps and topics that we covered on this episode will be posted on our blog over the remainder of the week, so stay tuned…

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.