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Now in the Apple App Store: AOL for iPad

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Now in the Apple App Store: AOL for iPad
If you're older than 20, you might remember when AOL was a big deal. One of the three major internet providers at the time (along with Prodigy and GEnie), it was AOL that gave many people their first taste of the internet. But the internet proved to be too big to be contained in a closed system, and helped along with a poorly executed purchase of Time, AOL's days as an internet portal soon became as relevant as Herman's Hermits (Google it).

But AOL did have the brains to re-invent itself in the new mobile based world, as an app that offers many of the same things that it offered as a closed system. The app for the Apple iPad was redesigned from the ground-up and uses a tiled UI that opens on a general news feed, although more specialized stories are a click away. And yes, AOL mail is included. Just click on the small envelope icon on the top toolbar and you're on your way.

AOL for iPad is a free download from the Apple App Store.


source: AOLforiPad via TUAW

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 13:29 7

1. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Haha does it come with those classic dial-up sounds?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 14:04 2

2. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Hard to believe people still use AOL?? Nevermind, just read it's for iPad: makes sense now.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 14:35 5

3. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Aol with dial up back in the 90s: *wait like 45 min* "Welcome. You've got mail" lol

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 14:45 3

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That was my first experience with the Internet. Took forever to get on, and no call waiting while on the net. Those were the days of chat rooms lol.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:16

8. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Makes sense you would troll chat rooms, any behind the dl hook-ups??

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:50 1

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not sure why you look to bother me, but if it makes you happy go for it. Your wasting your time if you think I'll actually answer your questions though.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 14:55 1

5. dorianb (Posts: 427; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


NetZero!!! #FTW

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:02

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I had that too, with the disk inserted in the drive lol.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:12

7. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Are you sure it was a disc?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:25 1

9. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Wendy, just give it up.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:44

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly quakan

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:43 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm sure I wish you'd go away...Wendy.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:29 1

10. JEverettnow (Posts: 210; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


looks like blink feed

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:49

11. Deaconclgi (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


NetZero with SegaNet FTW!!!! I heard "Get off the internet!!! I am expecting a call!!!!" Waited for hours for a phone call that never came..no internet the whole time....what kind of cruel joke was that!!!!!

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