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Apple CEO Tim Cook goes (almost) iPad Alone

As you've likely read, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently gave his first extended public interview. My favorite tidbit was the widely reported statement by Cook that he uses his iPad 80% of the time, has ditched physical keyboards almost entirely, … Continue reading

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My Early Take on the iPad Mini, and the iPad “4”

First, 100 million iPads sold to date. 100 MILLION! In two and a half years. That's absolutely stunning, and phenomenal, and way beyond my wildest expectations. I think it also speaks to a far greater degree of PC cannibalization than … Continue reading

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The iPad Mini. The Goldilocks Device?

The rumors are now rampant. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that mass production is underway. So what's an iPad Alone guy, who uses an iPad as his primary computer, think about the iPad Mini? To be honest, I'm conflicted. … Continue reading

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I’m famous! (okay not really)

The clipping above (h/t to neighbor KW) is from the NY Times. I'd responded online to an article about the challenges of family travel, and they asked me for permission to include my response in the print edition. I didn't … Continue reading

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iPad sales vs. Mac portable sales. Wow.

Apple recently announced yet another quarterly result filled with all manner of shocking metrics including a whopping 17 million iPads sold. That's astonishing by itself, though frankly the sales numbers have been so astonishing for so long that I've ceased … Continue reading

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“Deep Thoughts” from TUAW

Erica Sadun is a terrific dev/hacker and a pretty solid journalist to boot. She just penned an interesting piece over at TUAW regarding the iPad’s success. Though I’d quibble with some of her ideas here, in particular regarding the relationship … Continue reading

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The New iPad – My Thoughts

The New Precious When the iPad 2 was announced, I dragged my feet before upgrading. A new version of iOS had given my lowly iPad new spring in its step, and I tried to convince myself that the incremental speed, … Continue reading

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Welcome to my world, Tim Cook!

By now you’ve probably heard or read that Apple announced what can only be described as “ridiculous earnings” for the most recent quarter. The stock is at an all time high, the most valuable company on the planet; worth more, … Continue reading

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OnLive Desktop – another take at MS Office on the iPad

I was pretty excited about CloudOn when it was announced. The idea of having a “real” version of Microsoft Office on the iPad was pretty exciting, at least until Microsoft gets around to doing the inevitable. However, upon real world … Continue reading

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My long overdue take on iOS 5 and the iPad as your only computer

iOS 5 has been available for some time now. Though there was great anticipation surrounding its release, in the end for me as an established iPad user iOS 5 primarily brings important but basically evolutionary changes in how I use … Continue reading

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