The Signal: Adobe Moves onto the iPad

Adobe Announces Three iPad Apps: Nav, Eazel, and Adobe Color Lava are the names of Adobe’s the three iPad apps scheduled for release on May 3. Nav will allow you to access the Photoshop-like features you’re used to on your PC. Eazel is a full featured painting/coloring program that takes full advantage of the devices multi-input response. And Adobe Color Lava allows you to mix colors for use in the other apps. The pricing ranges from $1.99 to $4.99, which makes them worth at least checking out. AllThingsD


Apple’s Bright Future in Tablets: Gartner is reporting that the Apple iPad will account for 69 percent of media tablets in 2011. While Gartner estimates that the number will drop down to 47 percent by 2015, that’s still nearly half the market. Android is currently estimated to hit 20 percent this year and make up a majority of the other half with 39 percent by 2015. A two-platform system sounds like just the right amount of fragmentation, especially with Google’s goal to clean things up on the Android end. Gartner


Bloomberg Businessweek iPad App: If you’re looking for a recreation of the Businessweek print magazine on your iPad, you’ve come to the right place. The app, which has a $2.99 per month subscription price, gives you Bloomberg information when selecting a company listed in an article and also has a video intro, but for how late they’ve entered the game, the app is lackluster, especially when you can get more from their website. iTunes


iPhone 5 Production to Start in September: Avian Securities released an analyst report stating that production of the iPhone 5 won’t begin any earlier than September of this year. Considering that Apple has a tight hold on their supply chain, it will be interesting to see if this continues to impact other products outside of the Apple line as the manufacturers stockpile the resources for the iPhone 5 and possibly iPad 3 production. MacRumors


Overpaying for Your Service Plan: Billmonitor recently concluded a study that the average consumer signs up for a much higher contract than they need to. Selecting a high minute plan when most communicate heavily through text or email and even worse, overpaying for data. Apparently there are some people out there using in the range of 125mb of data per month. I go through that in a day! MobileCrunch
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