Tag Archives: Musings

My next reason for upgrading….kids!

I am blessed with two kids, twins as it happens. They each currently 'own' an iPad, handed down to them by my wife and me as we upgraded. Unfortunately, one is an OG iPad (the other an iPad 2), which … Continue reading

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A Television from Apple? Part I

Apple has long inspired one of the largest and most rabid rumor cultures of any company on earth. Potential new products are speculated about at length, sometimes for years. Some eventually come to fruition as shipping products (iPhone, iPad) while … 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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iPad As Weapon

  Okay so I’ve read about the MacBook Air being used to slice cake, tomatoes, and the like. But in all my iPad explorations I’ve not come across this before. Feast your eyes on my son’s forehead. Turns out the … 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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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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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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Where did the wider space bar go?!?

As I posted here, in the iOS 4.3 betas there was an adjustment made to the spacebar: it was wider, extended further to the right all the way under the ! key. It was a feature that I was excited … 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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