Apple rips off another interface

Like the iPad’s iBooks bookshelf? It looks like books on a bookshelf. Delicious Library’s Wil Shipley in The Inquirer:I guess it’s not enough Apple has hired every employee who worked on Delicious Library, they also had to copy my product’s look. ... Read More »

Future Shock 2010

Remember Alvin Toffler’s book, Future Shock?Toffler argues that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a “super-industrial society”. This change will overwhelm people, the accelerated rate of technological ... Read More »

ATT on the iPad: We Can iHandle It

Apple’s iPad comes in two versions. Wi-Fi. Or, Wi-Fi plus 3G. In the US that means using AT&T’s problematic 3G network. Jenna Wortham in NYT’s Bits:Buyers of the iPad will grapple with the question of whether spending the extra cash for a model outfitted ... Read More »

Forbes: Playing with this machine is like eating Doritos. It’s hard to stop.

Brian Caulfield on Forbes:Does the gigantic iPod iPad have USB ports? No. Flash support? No. HDMI output? No. SD Card slot? No. Can it run several different third-party apps at once? No. Will you ever need to clean the registry and defragment the hard drive? No. The iPad ... Read More »

Apple’s iPad Event Broke the Internets

If you tried to visit the various and sundry web sites covering Apple’s iPad announcement, you likely ran into a few delays. JR Raphael, PC World:Both Engadget and Gizmodo, two of the Web’s biggest tech blogs, were inaccessible during parts of the Apple event, ... Read More »

Ten Things Missing From the iPad

Charlie Sorel in Wired on things missing from the iPad but that don’t really matter anyway.The iPad was supposed to change the face of computing, to be a completely new form of digital experience. But what Steve Jobs showed us yesterday was in fact little more than ... Read More »

The terrible reasons why the iPad will fail

For the next few months we will have to put up with the age old argument of Mac vs. Windows. The argument is the same, only the name has changed. Will iPad succeed or fail?All The Reasons Why Not The problem here is that common sense is lacking among many technology pundits. ... Read More »

Will The iPad Be A Big Hit Or A Big Mistake? Both

I’ve read over 100 articles, blogs, news reports on Apple’s iPad; many from those who had the pleasure to use an iPad, and most from those who did not. Predictably, the schools of thought vary considerably. Those who used an iPad seem to love it. Those who haven’t ... Read More »

Kicking ass

Why is Apple putting their own CPU design in the iPad? John Gruber:Apple now owns and controls their own mobile CPUs. There aren’t many companies in the world that can say that. And from what I saw today, Apple doesn’t just own and control a mobile CPU, they ... Read More »

What’s missing from Apple’s new iPad

Apple’s iPad is basically an iPod touch (or iPhone) with a bigger screen, updated software capability to match the larger form factor, but the device is missing a number of must-have-for-the-future features.What’s in a Name? Is anyone shocked that the tablet ... Read More »

The iPad cometh

All the detail you could possibly want about Apple’s iPad. Apple is proud of their new baby.The best way to experience the web, mail, photos, and video. Hands down. All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large, ... Read More »

When Jim Cramer says buy AAPL, does that mean sell?

This is scary. Mad Money’s Jim Cramer thinks Apple’s stock is a bargain. Scott Rutt on usually sell Apple on the day of new product launches. He said while this trend may scare off novice investors, it’s actually a huge opportunity ... Read More »

12 things we want to see in iPhone OS 4.0

Great list of 12 future must-have features from Ken Fisher in Ars:Splash screen notifications for calls, mail, text, calendarCustom sound notificationsNotification schedulingDiverse vibrate optionsSMS alertsSpecial alertsPower schedulingAdvanced push and fetch email schedulesUnified ... Read More »

On naming Apple’s tablet

Sometime in the next 24 hours or so Apple will announce a tablet device. What name will Apple give to their latest creation? Dan Frakes:Perhaps it’s because Apple’s product names are such a part of our technological culture: Mac, iMac, iPod, iPhone, and MacBook ... Read More »

What goes around, comes around

I love it when members of the new media use new tools to present old information in new ways. MacDailyNews on Apple now worth seven times Dell’s market value.Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell in 1997, when asked what he would do if he was in charge of Apple:What ... Read More »

Apple’s Tablet: bandwidth hog? Maybe not

Apple’s iPhone was once dubbed the “Hummer of cellphones” by the New York Times. Why? Because, like the gas guzzling Hummer, the iPhone uses more bandwidth than other cell phones. Yes, there’s WiFi, but WiFi isn’t as mobile as 3G, and the iPhone ... Read More »

I want one

Canon’s new tweener DSLR. More than the new 50D, less than the 5D Mark II. The EOS 7D does 1080p video with manual controls and gets rated 9.0 and above on all details. DP Review:The Canon EOS 7D is a camera that can convince in all areas, and at its current pricing ... Read More »

Steve Jobs: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

From Steve Jobs’ commencement address to Stanford University graduates in 2005, regarding The Whole Earth Catalog by Stewart Brand:Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. ... Read More »

More Flame Bait

Why buy a Mac instead of a less expensive Windows PC? Charlie Stross on PC design:PC people don’t understand the value of good design. The value of good design is simple, literally: stuff that’s well designed is easy to use, fit for purpose, and doesn’t ... Read More »

Google asks, What is a browser?

Shades of Jaywalking. This is ancient but revealing. Google did man-on-the-street type interviews and asked a simple question, “What is a browser?” The conclusion?Less than 8% of people who were interviewed on this day knew what a browser was.The interviewer ... Read More »

JIm Cramer: Brown Win Tuesday Causes Huge Stock Rally

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday’s election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts (from NewsBusters):I think investors who are nervous about the dictatorship of the Pelosi proletariat will feel at ease, and we could have a gigantic rally off a Coakley loss and a Brown ... Read More »

What’s the right name for Apple’s tablet?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few years. What’s the right name for Apple’s sure-to-be-announced tablet device? Is it a Mac? Is it an overgrown iPod touch? If it’s neither, should it be named something non-Mac? How about dropping the whole iThing ... Read More »

Apple Tablet Won’t Mean Business

Add Bill Snyder to the list of technology prognosticators willing to doom a product sight unseen. PC World:If you run a small business and want to avoid wasting money and brain cells on superfluous technology, forget about the iSlate or whatever Apple is going to call ... Read More »

Best Test of 2010

This is remarkable. What is the best input method for electronic devices? Keyboard? Virtual keyboard? Handwriting recognition? And, how does it compare to good old pen and paper? Phil Gyford’s test is revealing:I thought that typing on a full-size keyboard would ... Read More »