Posts Tagged ‘ipad’

Goodfellas All Over Again At JFK In iPad Theft

Reading about this theft of iPads from a cargo hanger at JFK. Just like everyone else my mind went immediately to the iconic movie Goodfellas. Who knew this sort of thing would still be an issue in 2012 at JFK?

New Apple Products

The Apple announcements to me were somewhat of a mixed bag. iMac I love the new iMac design, with the exception of the omitted optical media. A computer that slim with such a great display deserves to be usable as a media center. Otherwise it’s actually a great computer at a good price. If you […]

On Apple’s Lack Of Adaptive Image Support In WebKit

It’s becoming clear to me that despite Apple having a huge chunk of the mobile web, it still treats the web as a second class citizen on iOS and Mac OS X. My latest battle is adaptive images, in particular for use in High DPI devices (“Retina” on the Mac). High DPI displays are awesome. […]

The iPad In Star Wars

It dawned on me today while watching “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” that George Lucas actually featured a surprisingly iPad like device. It was used by Shmi Skywalker, Anakin’s mother (left) and Queen Amidala (right) to watch the podrace which occurred over a larger terrain than spectators could see. It was wireless, thin, […]

Technology Is At Its Very Best When It’s Invisible

Apple’s iPad 3 video starts off with what I think should be the guiding principle behind all user experience: We believe technology is at its very best when it’s invisible. When you’re‚Äč conscious only of what you’re doing, not the device you’re doing it with… Apple is still a hardware company and selling iPads, so […]

iPad Keyboard Prototype

Here’s a great little prototype keyboard someone is proposing for the iPad. I’d love to see this in a future iOS release. The only thing it doesn’t address is the complex problem of autocorrect, which it strangely points out early on. Even still, it’s a great improvement to text selection. Apple should hire the person […]

Capuchin Monkey Plays With iPad

Because it’s Friday and I like Monkeys.

Screen Quality

Dustin Sklavos at AnandTech pinpointed my feelings in regard to crappy displays: Each time I write about a notebook with a crappy display, more and more people get irate in comments, and many of you simply write off the review. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that hardware like this is still what’s prevalent […]

Built In FM Radio Support For Next iPhone?

The most interesting thing in the iFixIt iPad 3 teardown is the discovery of the new BCM4330 chip. This chip is specifically a: 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/Baseband/Radio with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS & FM Transceiver. That’s a mouthful. Apple likes to keep things in sync. It’s a reasonable bet this is part of the next-gen platform for the […]

Conan O’Brien On New iPad

Conan on the new iPad Display. Amusing as always. Ironically the video Team Coco posted isn’t terribly great quality.