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Top Five Apps for Sheet Writing and Composing Music

The iPad is wonderfully versatile, and no matter what you do, there’s a way that the iPad can help. This week’s PadGadget focus is on music, and this list of apps is designed for those of you who like to create your own sheet music or musical compositions.

There aren’t many apps out there for composers and writers, but we did unearth a few must have musical gems. Make sure to take a look at our list after the break.

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If You Use Microsoft SharePoint, Check Out Colligo Briefcase Pro

Colligo Briefcase is an app that is designed to allow Microsoft SharePoint users to easily store, sync, view, edit, and find SharePoint content on the iPad.

This app is a complete SharePoint solution for the iPad, and it lets users access and also share files, lists, images, documents, and emails. Read More »

The Daily Lays Off a Third of its Staff

There have been rumors that The Daily might be facing some serious cutbacks, after reports came out that the publication was losing more than $30 million per year, and it looks like things have officially begun to go south.

Today The Daily laid off a third of its staff, firing 50 of its 170 employees, which may be just the first step towards a complete shutdown after the November 6th elections.

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FTC Says Google Must Pay $22.5 Million in Safari Privacy Scandal

GoogleGoogle has been very naughty, and now it’s going to have to fork over a huge sum of cash as punishment. Back in February, it was revealed that Google had been monitoring Mobile Safari user’s browsing habits without their permission after bypassing privacy settings.

As a result, the Federal Trade Commission began an investigation, which ended with a settlement. U.S. regulators have decided that Google will pay a civil penalty of $22.5 million in order to settle the investigation without admitting liability.

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Wirelessly Stream Music from an iPad to Your Speaker Dock with CoolStream

If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch speaker dock and are loathe to purchase another product just for the larger sized iPad, don’t worry, because Exeter Science and Entertainment has a solution for you.

The new CoolStream Bluetooth receiver, which is similar to the recent Pear Kickstarter project, plugs into any iPhone, iPad, or iPod docking station and allows you to use the dock to stream music from your iPad or other mobile device.

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Microsoft’s New Outlook.com Mail Service Looks Great on iPad

Microsoft’s popular mail service, Hotmail, was rebranded today. The mail site has been renamed Outlook.com and it has been designed with Apple’s iPhone and iPad in mind.

You can sign into the service if you have an account through Microsoft’s Hotmail, SkyDrive, or Xbox LIVE services, or you can create an entirely new account with the @outlook moniker.

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Top Music Themed Games for the iPad

The iPad’s innovative design and touch sensitive screen have allowed games to combine music and simple touch gestures in all new ways on the device, and as a result, there are hundreds of fantastic rhythm-based games in the App Store.

There are a few, though, that stand out above the rest, and those are the games you’ll find on this list.

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Yahoo Revamps IntoNow iPad App With New Update

IntoNow, Yahoo’s highly rated TV companion app, received a significant update today, improving the way that people discover content on their televisions.

If you’re not familiar with IntoNow, it’s an app that is able to automatically detect a live or recorded television show when pointed at a TV, to provide information on the program.

In addition, the app is designed to display related content and offer personalized recommendations, all of which was improved with IntoNow 3.0.

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Top iPad Apps for Making Musical Slideshows and Videos

Are you the family photographer at events and gatherings? Do you often take vacation photos and then share them with friends? Do you want to spice up your photo slideshows with music or record your own music videos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a look at this list of slideshow and video apps that we compiled. You can use these apps to turn your photos and your videos from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Apple and Samsung’s Legal Fight Continues, New Documents Released

In April of 2011, Apple sued Samsung for “slavishly” copying the design of the iPad and the iPhone. Samsung turned around and sued Apple right back for patent infringement, and since then, the two companies have been fighting in courts across the world.

The time has finally come for the U.S. trial between the two warring companies, and in preparation, both have been submitting thousands of documents to the courts in San Jose, California. Press outlets have been able to get their hands on these documents, revealing plenty of news worthy information.

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