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Announcing Towleroad for Mobile Devices: iPad, iPhone, Kindle

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If you're reaching the site on your iPhone or iPad you already know we're started automatically redirecting visits from these devices to new editions of Towleroad optimized for iOS devices and Kindle Fire.  (That's the front page of the iPad version below.) 

If you haven't yet, it's time RIGHT NOW!

Open Safari on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and type "towleroad.com" or our universal shortened version, "tlrd.com" in the URL bar and you'll be redirected. Be sure to save it to your home app page and share with friends.

Andy and i couldn't be more pleased to announce these new editions, along with an 'alpha' version for Android users, all of which are in response to significantly increasing demand from users. Last month more than 1 in every 5 visits to Towleroad was via a mobile device. And those 22% of visits accounted for 20% of all pageviews. The chart below shows the steady increase over the past 3 years.

The second chart showing that 81% of our mobile visits are on iOS devices should explain pretty clearly why we prioritized those editions. 

But as mentioned, we're not leaving the increasing number of Android device users empty-handed. We have a slightly less polished edition, what I'd qualify as a alpha-level release, Towleroad's Google Currents edition -- which can be installed on either Android or iOS devices. So if you are part of the 17% or you're just not happy with the edition we're redirecting you to, you can get all the information and links needed to install for either Android or iOS devices, over at the Google Currents platform.

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What this all mean is that as of today,  we have some form of optimized edition for approximately 98% of your mobile visits ...or at least a running start at them...and that's 98% more visits than we were optimized for yesterday. Enjoy.

We will be including comments and access to comments shortly. You'll notice. Right now the comments icon is already in place at the bottom but is not clickable.

HERE ARE SOME INSTRUCTIVE LINKS if you need them:

> Getting Access on your Mobile Device.

> Basic Features and Navigation.

> How to Add an App Icon to Your Home Screen.

> Sharing Towleroad with Others (IMPORTANT).

> Towleroad on Google Currents.

Please do give it a try and let us know what you think what your ideas might be for making Towleroad better overall and what--if anything--we should tackle next. 

Please leave us any constructive comments below. Substantial feedback, requests for direct support, and private messages are better sent through our comment form . Thanks again for your support and for your help with the beta.


This Is Where iPads Come From: Video Shows Apple's Tablet Being Made

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Apple's factories in China have received loads of bad press, mostly from Mike Daisey's debunked report on appalling working conditions at its Foxconn Factory.

Hoping to gather more information on the controversial factory, MarketPlace reporter Rob Schmitz recently took a trip there to get the inside scoop.

In addition to chatting with a factory worker about his career choice -- one motivated by abject poverty more than anything else -- and a spokesman about the factory's efforts to stop employee suicides -- they've installed internet bars, sports facilities and a safety net for potential jumpers -- Schmitz also captured footage of the iPad being made.

You can watch that video, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Sold on Stockholm: VIDEO

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Apparently the new trend in business presentations is iPad sleight of hand.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via reddit)

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak in Line for iPad 3: VIDEO

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Steve Wozniak, who started Apple with Steve Jobs in a garage, likes to wait in line for Apple products. But an L.A. reporters was surprised to see him check in on Foursquare at a mall in Century City because he's usually up in the Bay Area.

So she headed over to interview him and the surprised fanboys in sleeping bags next to him.

“When we started, we knew that the world was going to change in a lot of ways. A lot of things that used to be mechanical were going to become electronic. We didn’t have any idea what this new revolution with mobile and smartphones starting with the iPhone. It’s really a computer in your hand. Then when the app store came I found that my life is driven by these apps… We knew it was a revolution but we didn’t know it was going to be this intense, this major once chips could put an entire computer on one chip.”

“I try not to [think of Steve Jobs while standing in line]. I have more of a connection to Steve Jobs than the average person… It’s not bittersweet at all. There are still great products coming out. Steve was really responsible for setting up a company, a culture, a method of developing products that continue to create great products. If I ever see them not great, then I’ll be screaming. That will be a sad day.”

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1020

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: AFER's Matt Baume on Prop 8, Hawaii, Scotland and Australia.

FACEBOOK: What it knows about Max (and you).

SCOTRAIL: Don't even think about getting on the train without a ticket in Scotland.

IT BURNS: The first thing I always do when I get a new iPad is spend hundreds of dollars flying to an exotic location to see what will happen if I put it in hot lava.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.


Why iPads are the Future: VIDEO

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Because babies don't get paper.

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