What’s on Your iPad – with Greg Pierce

Here’s our third post in the What’s on Your iPad series, which I’m hoping will become a semi-regular feature here. I’m always interested to see how others are using their iPads, and I’m seeing that a lot of you are too. I’m posting this a little earlier in the week than usual, as there’s this […]

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Best iPad Apps of 2011

It’s been another great year for the iPad, and for iPad apps. There are now over 170,000 iPad apps available in the App Store (as at 12/21/11). And as Apple’s TV ads for the iPad so nicely illustrate, there are now iPad apps for just about anything you care to do with your favorite tablet […]

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iPad App & Accessory Holiday Sales Already Going Strong

Are you sitting down? Ready to be stunned and shocked with this latest bit of iPad news? OK, good – because there are tons of iPad-related sales already going on and set to run through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I’ll be posting a little more lightly tomorrow and Friday, so I thought I’d get a […]

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iOS 5 Apps Compatibility on an iPad 2

I’ve been running the latest iOS 5 beta on my iPad 2 for a little over a week now. I haven’t had a moment of regret about running the beta – it’s been very solid and stable and I haven’t had any major issues with it. One of the most pleasant surprises for me in […]

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Best iPad Apps of 2010

It’s been a great first year for the iPad. Great iPad apps have contributed a lot to making it the magical device it is. Here are my picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2010. 2010 is nearly done and boy does it feel like it flew by. Amongst other things, it feels like just […]

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Things – A Great App That’s Losing Its Shine?

Talk about a stupid, rogue error message. The one above is a sync error in the Things task management app. It says: “Abort. Things Mac was disconnected unexpectedly.”. Oh really? Things Mac – at the exact time of this error – was running quite happily on my MacBook Pro – and my MBP was sitting […]

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Dealbreakers: Productivity Apps with No Sync Partner

My basic understanding of productivity apps is that they are intended to help make you more productive. Two types of productivity app that are everyday essentials for me are note-taking and task management apps. Choosing the right app in these and other types of productivity app often comes down to very personal factors – apps […]

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My Favorite iPad Apps List

As I mentioned earlier this week, I picked up a new iPad 3G a few days ago.  My wife and daughter have taken over my WiFi only model and I’ve transferred / synced everything I need over to the new iPad 3G. I find that every time I either setup a new iPad or iPhone, […]

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OT: 2010 Ars Design Awards for Mac Apps

Because Apple is only accepting iProduct apps this year for the 2010 Apple Design Awards, Ars picked up the slack and is doing their own Mac software awards. Great idea, and a very good set of winners.  Four of my favorite Mac apps were among the winners: Transmit 4 (a great FTP app) 1Password (best […]

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What Do You Think of iPad App Prices So Far?

So the iPad has been out for around 10 days now – and we’ve all done a huge amount of browsing around, installing, and trying out iPad apps right?  One thing that was clear as soon as we started seeing iPad apps hit the App Store is that they are priced a fair bit higher […]

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iPad App Store – First Impressions

The iPad App Store went live this afternoon. Or, more accurately, iPad apps are now live on the App Store.  There’s no separate app store for iPad apps as far as I can see so far. After all these weeks of anticipation and app developers having to be cagey about plans and dates for iPad […]

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