6 sets of useful Apple iPad resources

Apple says it sold more than 3 million iPad tablet computers during the first quarter they were on the market and nearly 5 million in the quarter ended Sept. 25.  One analyst expects Apple, which only rolled out the iPad this past spring, to sell 45 million of the tablets next year. You may or may not be among the growing legion of iPad owners, but here’s a collection of resources from Network World and its sister publications from the past few months that should be of use whether you own an iPad or have buying one in mind.

Inside the iPad

Here’s a first look at the iPad WiFi+3G model from Macworld and a report on iFixit’s iPad 3G teardown.

iPad applications

Because we’re certain you’re going to use your iPad to maximize your business potential, let’s start with this list of 15 Essential iPad Apps for Work that includes everything from brainstorming to task management tools.  And here are 30 more “must-have” iPad apps that we rounded up  for you. 30 Must-Have iPad Apps for New Owners.

(Of course, if you do want to distract yourself with more fun apps or even some useless ones, those are available, too.)

iPads vs.  everything

We’ve had no shortage of iPad comparative reviews. Take your pick of the iPad vs.:  Research in Motion PlayBook;  Cisco Cius ;  notebooks; Amazon Kindle; HP Slate; and Samsung Galaxy Tab.  This slideshow also zips through 9 real iPad alternatives.

iPad security

Letting employees hook up to the corporate network willy- nilly isn’t advised. How to secure iPads for corporate use analyzes what Apple iOS brings to the table from a security perspective, and more. For more, here’s an article on a Forrester Research report drilling into security features in iOS, which the analyst firm says are good and getting better.

iPads in the enterprise

iPads have begun creeping (and in some cases stomping) onto enterprise networks.  Some wonder whether CIOs and other IT staff will use the iPad to innovate in the enterprise.  An early adopter of iPads in the enterprise shares 5 surprises discovered upon rolling out 350 of the tablets across a state college in Florida.

iPad gift guide

With the holidays around the corner, finding that perfect iPad gifts might help you check off a few items on your shopping list. Here are some gift ideas], as well as a list of some crazy accessories.

Also read: 8 useful Google Android resources

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