Hopefully many of you are already enjoying the new ‘create your own magazine’ feature in the Flipboard iPad app. I know I am, and I’ve already created a few magazines.
Here are two of them I’d like to share:
– iPad Apps – a selection of some of the latest, greatest apps for the iPad, across all categories: http://flip.it/IgCDQ
– iPad Accessories – iPad cases and stands and lions and tigers and bears: http://flip.it/JmvND
Oh, and of course iPad Insight is a featured Flipboard partner site – so you can enjoy all of our content magazine style too. If you haven’t already added us to your Flipboard, please give us a look here: http://flpbd.it/ipadinsight
Got an iPad question you can’t find a good answer for? Need some help on fixing an iPad problem? Or just want to learn some great tips & tricks to get more out of your iPad? I’m happy to help out.
We’ve even got a page for that here: http://ipadinsight.com/help-page/
Here’s some of the topics I can help with:
Mastering the iPad Basics
- How to take screenshots
- Using Home Screen folders
- Wireless syncing the iPad with a computer
- Battery life tips
- Keyboard tips and tricks
Get the most out of the iPad at Work
- Best ways to work with MS Office documents
- Best ways to work with PDFs
[click to continue reading…]
March Madness tips off today, so we’ve got 3 weeks of fantastic college hoops action coming up. I’m excited about the beginning of the tournament and ready to have fun seeing how my brackets hold up.
I’m hoping we have some March Madness fans here – and hoping you might want to join in a bit of bracket fun. I saw the Simple Bracket app mentioned by John Gruber at Daring Fireball this morning and installed it based on his recommendation. It’s a nice little app – and super simple to use, living up to its name.
I created a bracket more quickly than I did on some other online pools, with just a few taps and swipes.
[click to continue reading…]
Letterpress is a unique and clever word game for the iPad and iPhone. It’s an addicting game that lets you match up your word making skills against friends and random opponents via Game Center, with a healthy dose of strategy thrown in as well.
The game is developed by Loren Brichter, who created the superb Tweetie Twitter client app for iOS, which was later bought by Twitter.
Letterpress was updated a couple days ago – to Version 1.4. And the details text for the update is the best I’ve ever seen – just funny as hell. Here it is:
Remember words for later. Tap-and-hold the CLEAR button to close a game, but remember the word you had selected. Next time you go into the game it’ll zap back up out of the grid. Pew-pew-pew. Like that.
• Fix zombie games. Maybe. You never know with zombies.
• Adjust bouncies.
• Fix wiggle-squishes.
• Tweak auto-matching.
• Tips & Tricks, Legal links.
• Updated dictionary. ORTHOLOGY, dawg.
• Una cosa súper secreta. (¡Que bueno Español Lorenzo! Ah gracias Lorenzo, me recuerdo de escuela. Los pantalones es mucho grande.)
• App binary is even smaller. If the world were just, the market would reward my relentless drive for efficiency fueled by a visceral hatred of bloated software. #gimmemoney #jk #no4real
• Enable View Replay button for iOS 5 users too.
• Paul Kafasis previously eschewed public credit for the idea of “wiggle the letter which came from a tapped empty space”, but after seeing the billing my wife got, he told me he wanted in. Enjoy your taste of the limelight, Paul.
Well here’s some good news for Apple and other leading tablet vendors, and some bad news for Steve Ballmer and everyone else who’s still in denial about the Post-PC era. As Apple Insider reports, a new NPD DisplaySearch report forecasts that shipments of tablets in 2013 will far outstrip shipments of notebook PCs. And that chart above shows the lead for tablets just getting bigger in the next 4 years.
Tablet PC shipments are expected to reach more than 240 million units worldwide in 2013, easily exceeding the 207 million notebook PCs that are projected to ship, according to NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. In a market that has been dominated by one major player, Apple, shifting market dynamics are creating the opportunity for a greater variety of choices, which will drive shipment growth in 2013 to 64% Y/Y.
The report also says that smaller, 7-8 inch, tablets like the iPad mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and others will grab the lion’s share of the tablet market this year – taking over from the original iPad 9.7 inch as the top form factor.
My finger in the wind take on this is that both those predictions are likely to prove accurate. I know my own feelings mirror those pretty well. I’ve been a MacBook Pro user for years but for a long while now it has only been used like a desktop computer. My iPad has long ago replaced the MBP as my portable computer. It can’t do everything the MacBook Pro can of course, but it does more than anything to keep me productive when I’m out and about or on a road trip. So now that my MBP is getting more than a little long in the tooth I’m switching to an iMac.
I’m also finding that I spend a lot more time now with my iPad mini than I do with my iPad 3. The reaction to the iPad mini that I see from friends, family and anyone I get talking to in a coffee shop is nearly always very positive. It’s generally along the lines of ‘Wow, it’s the iPad but much lighter’ and ‘I want’.
What do you all think of the NPD report?