Tag Archives: OS

March 2 – What’ll it take to get me to upgrade to the iPad2?

I’ve posted often on the rumored and desired features for an iPad2. With the March 2 event now official, I thought it high time to revisit. My needs and wants may not be those of the average iPad user. In … Continue reading

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4.2 FTW! And PC sales forecasts trimmed…

Well for those who’ve been following my adventure, it may seem like I’ve been fairly quiet and/or slow to respond to the wonder that is iOS 4.2 on the iPad. I wanted to wait until I had an extended period … Continue reading

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With printing and iWork updates, and iDisk, do we have our file system?

So I just updated my iWork apps and found the new iDisk integration to be pretty sweet. You can “copy from” and “copy to” iDisk, which opens a popover window allowing you to browse your iDisk. Conversely, you can “Open … Continue reading

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The Big Day to-do list…

My 64GB 3G iPad is on the truck for delivery, or so says fedex.  With that…what’s left to prep to transition to the iPad full time? Apps purchased: check.  I made some amendments to the list in my prior post, … Continue reading

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iOS vs. Android: mac vs. Windows all over again?

With the recent word that Google is planning a tablet – running Android no less, as opposed to Chrome – in response to the iPad, it began to feel more and more like deja vu all over again. To wit: … Continue reading

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Resorting to a jailbreak?

A few things have become apparent recently: 1) There almost certainly will be a JB for the iPad. 2) The iPad – even with OS4 – will be a challenge to use as a primary computer as long as it … Continue reading

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iPhone OS4: Ugh. So where’s iPad OS4?

Well…that was…underwhelming on the whole.  Of my four big needs/wants, only one – multi-tasking – was delivered.  And it was the lowest on my list: -File system -Email searching within email body, and subfolders -Printing -Multi-tasking Don’t get me wrong, I’m … Continue reading

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Aha! iOS 4.0 and a new dilemma

By now you’ve probably seen the announcement that Apple will preview iOS 4.0 this Thursday April 8.  If history is any guide we’ll be updating our devices some time in late June. So that then begs the question: if the … Continue reading

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The two things I really need to know in the next 30 days…

(Or, how I am trying desperately to convince myself not to reflexively buy a wifi-only model to tide myself over…) 1) The best file-system alternative.  Since there’s not much of a file-system per se, and I intend to load/access scads of … Continue reading

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“Convergence” as I see it

With a hearty hat tip to commenter Chris Armstrong, whose comment reminded me that I had somehow not posted these thoughts here.  Must’ve posted them on a forum somewhere.  Chris’ comment also helped galvanize my thinking.  Anyway… I speculate that … Continue reading

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