According to John Gruber, at Daring Fireball, those ‘missing’ built-in apps for the iPad – the ones that are on the iPhone but not the iPad; Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather and Voice Memos – are going to remain missing when the iPad is released. They won’t be showing up as Dashboard-style widgets or in any other form when the device launches, though he does think they might be ‘re-imagined’ by Apple when OS 4.0 comes out this summer.
According to the Google Wave site, “Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.” Continue reading
Another day… another meeting. Reach for your smart phone to take notes and get the evil eye. Go for your laptop and you’re likely to get the same. What’s a paper liberated/tech devotee to do? Well, pad-based note taking, the long accepted darling of meetings, is about to get a make-over. Meet iPad, your newest teammate. iPad is the politically correct meeting tech. iPad is just the right size, it’s always ready, easy to carry, and your notes are always with you. iPad, we’ve got to START meeting like this.
iPad: more stares of admiration / less stares of contempt.
Pogo Sketch – Ten One Design (www.tenonedesign.com)
We have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.
It’s been reported today that USA Today has announced plans to have an iPad version ready for iPad launch day:
USA Today said it plans to have software ready to support Apple Computer Inc.’s iPad e-reader when the device hits the streets April 3. … USA Today showed participants attending the 2010 E-reader Symposium at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia a demonstration of what the paper will look like on the iPad.
It’s family game time some night in 2009. The kids have turned off the TV and are gathered around the table in eager anticipation. That is, until the lid is removed and pieces are missing. Disappointment sets in. Continue reading
The fridge and it’s minion of magnets has become the undisputed champion of family messaging. Magnets and paper scraps prepare to leave the ring lying down, iPad is the new contender. Continue reading
So Mike Cane was right about the first iPad TV ad airing during the Academy Awards show last night.
I saw it at least a couple times during the show, and I think I may have missed one. I thought it was good. Good song, nice, fast run through of some of the things it does, slick, about what you expect from Apple ads. If you haven’t seen it yet, click HERE or on the image above to give it a look.
What did you all think? Good / bad / mediocre / Oscar worthy?
Pic 1. Kianna’s books
Pic 2. Kianna’s books on iPad
Pic 3. Kianna carrying her book bag (note how she leans forward)
Pic 2. Kianna carrying her purse carrying her iPad
The first phase of a digital textbook initiative backed by Governor Schwarzenegger provided some California High School classes access to digital textbooks in the fall of 2009. “This first-in-the-nation initiative will reduce education costs … and help ensure every California student has access to a world-class education,” stated Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The long term cost savings could be huge. According to a fact sheet published by the office of the governor, “The average textbook costs about $75 to $100 per student. For a school district with about 10,000 high school students, the use of free digital textbooks in just science and math classes could save up to $2 million dollars.” Continue reading
Pic 1. Mall map and interactive directory.
Pic 2. Ads show when visitors are not browsing the directory.
What do you get when you cross WiFi and a touch screen at a great price? iPad, the next big thing in mall directories. Mall directories are pre-wired for power and iPad’s Wifi connectivity makes it easy to update information and push advertising. It won’t be long til 3rd party mounting hardware with docking capabilities appear at a mall near you. Continue reading
So apparently Steve Jobs has not got enough to do in these weeks leading up to the iPad launch. Or he does, but he still finds spare time to answer user questions about the upcoming device directly via his iPhone and iPad.
9to5Mac let us know a couple days ago that Jobs had replied to an email asking whether the WiFi only version will support tethering through an iPhone. Jobs’ reported one word reply, straight from his iPhone: