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  • 08.11.12

iPad Hands-On: New York Times Fires Up Video, We Take Requests Via Twitter [Video]

A few days ago Fast Company asked via Twitter what you would do with an iPad if you got your hands on one. Okay, we were being a bit sneaky. We were looking for things to do when tech writer and Mac chronicler Andy Ihnatko came in and hosted a hands-on tour for us–days before the device hits stores. We picked a few of the tricks you tweeted and took the iPad through its paces.

iPad Hands-On: New York Times Fires Up Video, We Take Requests Via Twitter [Video]

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A few days ago Fast Company asked via Twitter what you would do with an iPad if you got your hands on one. Okay, we were being a bit sneaky. We were looking for things to do when tech writer and Mac chronicler Andy Ihnatko came in and hosted a hands-on tour for us–days before the device hits stores. We picked a few of the tricks you tweeted and took the iPad through its paces. Along the way, we discovered that The New York Times is farther along in making its pages iPad compatible than we thought. First, that discovery:

And now for your requests: You wanted to see what books looked like. You wondered about using a Verizon MiFi as a Wi-Fi hot spot the first-edition iPad could consume. You wanted to see video and movies and wondered about music and games. Here’s that stuff.

About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.

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