Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

Adding value

If anything, I underestimated the impact of the iPad when I declared in my January 2010 post iPad? Yeah. OK, probably. Why not? Yes, I’ll probably get one of these. It looks useful, and some of the applications seem like an improvement. Apple does lead the world in industrial design (the ‘cool’ factor), and this […]

So, pilots can use iPads during take-off … when can we?

I remember posting the news way back in February 2011 that an airline had approved the use of iPads for flight plans (Had to happen: iPad approved for flight plans) then in July ’11, that Airbus offers iPad Electronic Flight Bag solution … but it’s been a long time coming. Yesterday I caught up with […]

Your bullets cannot harm me … my iPad is like a shield of steel?

Following up on some earlier MacBook bullet abuse … Watch a gun video here at Engadget and see a 9mm and .357 magnum pistol fired — at an iPad! Now, WHO does *this* blog post remind me of …? Someone. Guns. It’s on the tip of my tongue … … Nope. Can’t think. 🙂 … […]

iPad penetration

Whatever Apple announces for today’s (US Time) iteration of the iPad device* (and crucially, when compared to Android, the platform) the penetration of Apple’s tablet is astonishing. Presidential briefing Jan 2012: Via John Gruber * Check it out at Apple announces third generation iPad starting at [US]$499 (updated)


A nice article by Om Malik ’bout technology bringing connection. Apple is about to introduce a new iPad. Good — for I need to buy a new one. I left my old one with my mother. When visiting my folks in India, I decided to leave my Macbook Air at home — I didn’t want […]

iOS 5: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

OK, just because I upgraded to Apple’s new iOS5 yesterday (with millions of others) I’m not assuming everyone who reads this blog will be interested … but some of you might: iOS 5: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features by Chris Herbert at Me? I like it so far. – P And, naturally, John Gruber […]

Where Samsung says Apple copied the iPad from …

Apple’s patent infringement case against Samsung for ‘slavish copying’ of the iPhone and iPad and their trade dress, packaging etc is interesting for all sorts of reasons. What seems unquestionable is that there was no consumer product available in the past that resembled Apple’s iPad and that manufacturers like Samsung, HTC etc (ha!) were ‘inspired’ […]

When they pick up an iPad, they visibly relax

Pretty insightful review and commentary on the ‘tablet computer’ scene from ANDY IHNATKO … 1) You can’t compete with Apple by trying to copy the iPad. Seriously, people: Apple’s been designing and building iPads for a few years now and they’ve gotten really, really good at it. They’re certainly way better at building iPads than […]

Good to see Steve Jobs

Good to see Steve Jobs doing his thing for the assembled oohs and ahhs at the iPad2 launch. A little bit of gloating 15 million iPads later  (and 100 million iPhones!!) … well, you can’t take away from that success. I laughed at his joke about the ‘unbelievable price’ of the original iPad — “just […]

Had to happen: iPad approved for flight plans

From TUAW: Jeppesen, the company that produces most of the paper and electronic “Jepp charts” used by pilots for preflight planning and inflight navigation, announced late last week that jet charter operator Executive Jet Management has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Admin-istration to use the Jeppesen Mobile TC App for iPad as an alternative […]

iPad: ‘a revolution, guys’ — Seth Godin

Marketing and web guru Seth Godin recently gave his friends at the Kindle team an open briefing on their options in response to Apple’s iPad selling at a rate of one every three seconds. It’s an interesting read from a number of points of view, not least: what are your options when your business has […]

Multi-touch = the future of interactivity

Not too long ago, this was just a gleam in a techie’s eye. Now look. It’s here. Meet the future of interactivity … what will we be able to do with this amazing technology?

Game-changing iPad

One family’s experience of the iPad: Chuck Hollis’ blog What iPads Did To My Family I don’t think I’ll be buying any more desktops going forward. I don’t think I’ll even be buying any more laptops going forward. They’ve all been largely obsoleted (at least at my home) by a sleek $499 device that doesn’t […]

National Security Agency chief says his iPad is ‘wonderful’

We’re not sure what this means, if anything, about the security of Apple products. But in a [US] congressional hearing today, Apple’s wonder-tablet received the very unofficial endorsement of the country’s top security geek. Calls it “wonderful”. via Forbes

iPad — ‘pure innovation’

Mac geek Andy Ihnatko calls the Apple iPad ‘pure innovation, one of best computers ever’. Read his review at Chicago Sun-Times. Oh boy! Stephen Fry’s eloquent, gushy iPad/Steve Jobs piece in TIME is good too, and I had the same thing occur to me as his last line: One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers […]