Category Archives: Musings

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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iPads in schools: a missed opportunity (?)

Here’s an interesting piece discussing the use of iPads in schools, and the (thus far) missed opportunity for Apple to really push iPads into the education market. The premise is interesting: Apple should be offering educational bundles…keyboard docks, cases, app … 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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Serious (?) video editing on the iPad

I read this morning on Engadget that Avid has entered the video editing fray on the iPad. For $5, the same price as Apple’s own iMovie app, we now have another offering from the 900 pound gorilla of the space.  For … 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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CloudOn, Office, iPad…Oh My!

EDIT: upon further usage (read: real world, every day, on a variety of networks with varying speeds) I have come to the conclusion that CloudOn is NOT a viable productivity tool. There’s just too much lag. For very minor editing, … 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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