Padvance Report: iPad Killing Physical Media, Bleacher Report App, PlugBug Accessory

There’s something for everyone in this week’s Padvance Report. First, check out some startling numbers on how the iPad is annihilating physical media purchases made by business professionals. Next is a Flipboard-style app that’s brilliant for sports fans but is plagued by performance issues. Wrapping it up is one of the best accessories for people that own MacBooks and iPads. Check it out!


iPad Killing Physical Media Purchases

IDG Connect posted some incredibly fascinating survey results. One of the most shocking numbers is how the iPad has lowered book, newspaper, and DVD purchases among business professionals. Actually, lowered isn’t a strong enough word. Obliterated would be better. Check out the numbers and details here.


First Looks: Bleacher Report Team Stream HD

Bleacher Report’s Team Stream HD app is a fantastic idea. It lets you create a personalized feed that covers the teams and athletes you follow. Think of it as Flipboard for sports fans. Unfortunately, there are several performance issues that prevent it from reaching its full potential. Check out a first-looks preview of Team Stream HD here.


TwelveSouth PlugBug Review

TwelveSouth’s PlugBug is a fantastic accessory for road warriors that travel with a MacBook, iPad, and other USB devices. It clips onto a MacBook power adapter and allows you to charge two devices at once. That advantage of using the PlugBug over a MacBook USB slot is much faster charging for all the devices on the chain. Check out the full review of this excellent accessory here.