Category Archives: OS operating system

“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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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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iPad -> iPad 2 upgrade fever and why I gave in

The site’s been dormant for a while despite my efforts to the contrary. Sorry (to those who are interested!) I’ve been busy using my iPad 2 🙂 Readers of this site know that I’d decided to stand pat with my … Continue reading

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iPad 2 as powerful as a G4 PowerBook!

In an incredible post here, Geoffrey Goetz of GigaOm ran some fairly thorough benchmarks, pitting the iPad 2, iPad, and iPhone 4 up against one another. The Geekbench score of the iPad 2 put its power on par with that … Continue reading

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zOMG 4 and 5 finger gestures are the bomb

I used the Xcode trick to turn on the 4 and 5 finger gestures setting in iOS 4.3 (google is your friend here – it’s super super super simple to do, promise). I understand why Apple didn’t ‘ship’ this in … Continue reading

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Whoa. 4.3 is snappy. I may not buy the iPad 2 right away…

I think Apple may have goofed by releasing the iOS 4.3 update before taking orders for the iPad 2. They’ve lost at least one Day 1 sale – mine. And for those who’ve followed my exploits, believe me – it’s … Continue reading

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Well there is obviously going to be another event soon!

I may be stating the obvious here but soooo much went unaddressed at yesterday’s iPad 2 event. Too much is percolating to be left that way for long. First and foremost is iOS 5. Nary a mention. History points to … Continue reading

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