Archive for the 'iPad' Category

All About iOS 4

June 20, 2010  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

In a review whose depth has only been matched by Arstechnica and Digital Photography Review, TiPb last week posted a walkthrough of all of the changes coming in iOS 4 (the new name for iPhone OS).

Whatever you think you know about the changes coming this week to your iPhone, I am sure you will find something new in this article.

My week with the iPad

April 12, 2010  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

I woke up on Saturday, April 3 thinking I had a zero-point-zero percent chance of landing an iPad. And then something magical happened. I can’t explain it (and it would be confidential even if I could), but I found myself at the Apple Store that afternoon trying to convince my wife that we should get the 64GB iPad instead of the 16GB one (or coming back in 3 hours for a 32GB model).

First, let me say that I am very impressed with the iPad. Everything I have done on it has been a joy. I have messed around with the iWork apps, purchased and used Things a little, and watched some Netflix streaming movies. My only gripe so far is that there’s really no easy way to sync iWork documents between the iPad and a desktop/laptop. It’s back to the dark ages with a several step process to copy files each way.

The only thing I haven’t done is figure out how I am going to use it for work. But, as always, Ben Stevens came through. He’s posted a few links to iPad blogs, including:

And I even think Ben mentioned somewhere that he was going to be starting up a legal iPad site in the near future too. Could that be the “rumor” he is referring to? Maybe this new blog will show the rest of Ben’s head!!

iPad Guided Tours

March 29, 2010  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

Apple posted several videos today highlighting the different iPad apps. Included in the bunch are tours of the new iWork apps. I’ll reserve judgment on how well they work for building documents from scratch. But the major functionality seems to be there. And while some things look like they will take a few more clicks (or taps), the overall operation appears pretty smooth. Of course, that’s what one would expect from a marketing demo. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.