Articles Archive for August 2010
Just a remainder for all those people that asked themselves how to play Internet radio in background with the iPad, and gave the wrong answer.
This is often possibile indeed, even if iOS 4 — and its multitasking feature — isn’t yet compatible with the iPad.
The trick is to find an Internet radio you can listen inside Safari, activating it… and then going to the next app. Safari will close, but the stream will continue to play.
Just be sure to choose either a radio Safari can play… and that you like, …
Great news from a more-than-traditional journalism trench—the venerable New Yorker.
The New Yorker Digital Edition was previously incompatible with Safari running on the iPad, and it was a shame, since the Digital Edition allows access to 85 years of old New Yorker issues, other than showing recent and current issues, of course.
Now things have changed for the better: the Digital Edition automatically recognizes requests coming from an iPad and serves an optimized version of the site.
Portrait iPads show single pages, and landscape ones show spreads; you can double-tap to zoom and …
German aftermarket expert Brabus unveiled its latest masterwork: iBusiness.
That is, take a Mercedes-Benz S600 and tech-tune it with the addition of two 64GB iPads completed with Bluetooth keyboards.
Add a Mac mini and a 64GB iPod touch for a bit more saucy setup.
An S5600 can ride up to 211 mph, 340 km/h. About speed of checking your e-mail on the iPad!
David Woodbury, Librarian at North Carolina University in Raleigh, ordered 30 iPads last spring to lend them to students and faculty members, demand was immediate and widespread.
Literally, the hour we started [lending out iPads], we had students lining to use them
, said Woodbury to Macworld.com.
This fall, Adams Center for Teaching and Learning at Abilene Christian University will use the iPad in two classes. This is the opinion of George Saltsman, Director of Educational Technology:
I don’t know that we’re ready to say that we’ll do that next year, but I do …
iPad, iPad accessory »
How many uses can a iPad accessory have?
A new Brenthaven product is purposedly named after 5-in-1 iPad Case to explain.
5-in-1 iPad Case is a two-sided hard-shell case, plus a typing stand, and a horizontal viewing stand, and, well, find out by yourself what else can be.
The external shell is soft and has a rubberized texture; color options are either matte black or metallic bronze.
Price is US$ 59.95.
You will discover some interesting ways to use and to position an iPad; how to put an external Bluetooh keyboard to good use, what …
As Chris Anderson put it:
[with apps on your device, iPhone/iPad namely] You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone.
Ok, this may sound strange, a little strecthed and provoking, but if you’re an avid iPhone/iPad user you may agree.
App usage vs. web usage is a compelling topic although I don’t think most people will drop looking at blogs (ours, namely) or using the full-page version of Facebook anytime soon.
As small services, apps has brought us a new way of interacting with …
App world, iPad, Market research »
Are you a mobile warrior?
That is, do you stick to the definition of “a worker using any mobile device (including laptop, netbook, smartphone, cellphone or tablet) who accesses networks (other than the corporate LAN or WLAN) for work purposes.”?
Even if the answer is no, you may be interested about mobile devices being used around you.
iPass, a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, has just published a report that outlines technology devices usage and issues related to working people on the move.
The survey respondents were asked about their mobile productivity, work …
iPad, iPad accessory »
go to The Unofficial Apple Weblog and take your chance to win a Twelve South BookBook hardback leather case for the iPad.
You can read a nice review, with an image gallery, in which you’ll know that the BookBook is discreet, protects your iPad by disguise, is closed with a zipper (not the best but the safest) and uses the classic string-to-button method to leave the case open when you want to use the iPad and leave it inside.
Just leave a comment and write what model of BookBook you’d like to …
iPad, iPad accessory »
Booq announced the Boa push for the iPad.
It is a neat bag that protects iPad during travel and can store a panoply of accessories at your convenience, from pens to credit cards to an iPhone, cables, and many other things we are not aware of at the moment.
Materials are Nappa leather and Twylon; colors come in either Grey or Sand [sand of volcanic origin is grey. — Ed]. The bag is equipped with a Terralinq serial number, to help whose bag gets lost and the iPad with it.
The Boa push …
Think of an electronic book designed for deaf people. Well, just read it, you’d say. But, waht about an iPad book complete with sign language for deaf children?
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, by iStoryTime, contains three versions of the work: one that children can read themselves, one that would be read to them and one “spoken” in sign language by a woman who stand offs to the side of the screen.
The signed version is actually a QuickTime movie, that the user can pause when needed, and the book runs in …
U.S. Apple Store shows a decreasing of iPad shipment times. As of now, a buyer needs to wait 3-5 business days and, we hope, counting down.
That’s good news for iPad success and for Apple customer satisfaction. Every unsuccessful visit to a physical Apple Store can discomfort and the same holds for too long a waiting list.
Moreover, various hints let assume that Apple has been completing the production ramp-up of the iPad, rather than seeing a cooling of iPad demand. Good news, folks.
Ingens Networks released SpyTools 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The tools in themselves are fun and, who knows?, maybe useful in certain situations.
SpyMic activate a recording function by timer, by volume level or detecting device movement.
SpyCam, available where a camera exists of course, can either take individual pictures or photographic sequences, activated either by a timer or sound detector.
SpyFiles hides files that have to, to defend them from the wrong eyes and hands.
SpyTools is made for entertainment purposes, says Ingens, not to invading privacy of others. Nonetheless, it works …
Engineers at Yelp have taken a keg and a tap, an Arduino programmable board, a RFID reader and an iPad, and turned all this stuff in a, literally, cool kegerator: the KegMate.
The iPad tracks who’s been drinking and provides information about beer temperature and rating of recently poured drinks (so you can tell when is time to change keg even if it’s not perfectly empty).
Amazingly, the team worked during the Yelp Hackathon, assembling the KegMate in less than 24 hours, and doing this on official worktime, with explicit permission from …
Look at this amazing [and musical taste challenged — Ed.] remix of Eye of the Tiger and guess what iPad musical instruments were used.
To read correct answers, please replace every letter with the next one in the alphabet. Alphabet is circular (A is next letter after Z).
If a single iPad is not enough for you, the wrong solution is to smash the windows of an Apple Store and grab as many of them as you can, failing in your attempt.
A bozo tried it at the Salt Lake City retail store and, as The Unofficial Apple Weblog showed in its gallery, was eventually caught by policemen.
iPads are apparently so precious that only good people deserve them.
Memo to Dallas’s Knox Street Apple Store robbers: your freedom clock is ticking. Be smarter and surrender before being arrested. It means …
Adobe Systems has eventually updated Photoshop Express for the iPad, after coming out with a first release that was horribly bugged.
To explain how these folks understand the iPad, let’s say they couldn’t think of someone willing to launch the app while having the iPad in landscape orientation.
Now Photoshop Express neatly launches and, most of the time, works.
Adobe still managed to create the ugliest app icon seen at today, even for a free app like this one. We fear this is not going to improve with the next update.
Cramberry, an app for fun, easy, and efficient card memorization on the web, iPod touch, and iPad, received a major update.
The author, Ishaan Gulrajani, co-founder of Lateral Communications from Pennsylvania, said to have rewritten almost totally Cramberry from scratch, listening to users’ feedback.
Through the Cramberry website, users can access more than a million free public flash card collections on literally every kind of topics.
When studying, Cramberry shows one face of the card and asks the student to tell what the other side of the card contains. Based on the response, …
Wouldn’t be compare the iPad with a tablet from 1979 totally merciless?
Yes, he would.
Fortunately, Computerworld got a sufficient sense of humour and balance to present a comparison between iPad and an Apple Graphic Tablet with a light attitude. More curiosity than competition, and interest in retrocomputing rather than face-offs.
The Apple Graphic Tablet, by the way, was an amusing device, able to draw at 280 x 192 pixels resolution [way more than 0,5 megapixels! — Ed.] on an Apple II screen.
Well, it appears technology has indeed evolved.
iPad bloodbath: Plastic Logic abandons its long-delayed e-reader because of rising [unsustainable — Ed.] competition on the market.
The Que, an A4-sized device [“A4” should have been the processor, not size — Ed.], was shown last January at the Consumer Electronics Show, with a price tag of $649 and a label of e-reader for business users.
Few weeks later Apple announced the iPad, priced starting from $499 and 200k-something apps ready for it. Go figure.
Richard Archuleta, Plastic Logic chief executive officer, said in a statement that they canned the Que and are …
According to Barclay Capital, iPad is cannibalizing sales of PCs and netbooks, as anticipated by many… but not Apple ones.
Since beginning of April, after the iPad came to Earth, the stocks of Apple and Intel began to diverge. Apple is up 23 percent from January 2010, while Intel oscillates around the zero mark.
iPad uses a chip designed by Apple, called A4, that does not come from Intel.
“The iPad’s tablet momentum has pressured the broader netbook and lower-end notebook arena,” wrote Tim Luke, semiconductor analyst for Barclays.
You can expect more anticompetitive …