A number of iPad owners are reporting the devices sometimes will not keep the proper time. After a while of usage, the time will be off by anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. This seems to happen randomly, where in some cases the device will be running fine for days on end and then suddenly show a time change.… Read more
The launch of Apple's iPad brought concerns that the device might cannibalize sales of the Mac computer--but a look at the first month of the June quarter shows that it's the iPod, not the Mac, that may be taking the iPad hit.
In the U.S., Mac sales for the month of April were up 39 percent, ahead of the 19 percent projection that Wall Street has estimated for the full quarter, according to newly released data from the NPD Group. At the same time, iPods were down 17 percent for the month, compared to April of last … Read more
I'll admit it: I'm not using my iPad much. Maybe that's because I was already an iPhone user, and that continues to be my go-to device for e-mail, e-books, Facebook, and the like. Or maybe it's because I just haven't found enough killer apps yet.
Whatever, the case, I'm finding I enjoy the device more when I'm looking at it than when I'm touching it. That's because I've discovered Picture Frame, which turns that big, beautiful screen into a splendid animated photo frame.
Perhaps you've noticed the little picture … Read more
We need to talk.
Some of you have obviously been a little restless lately. You've been leaving comments that betray your irritability. You've been lobbing misspelled accusations about my sexuality that might affect my ability to be nominated for the Supreme Court.
So I'd like you to consider whether this fractiousness might just be the fault of your new iPad. It seems that the revolution that's only just begun might one of the culprits behind something of a REMolution that appears to be preventing so many from enjoying a good night's sleep.
Microsoft says that it is working hard to figure out what is causing problems for iPad users trying to run Hotmail on the popular Apple tablet.
"Unfortunately, we've seen some issues with using Hotmail on the new Apple iPad," Mike Schackwitz said in a blog posting on Friday. "Specifically, composing and replying to an e-mail is not working for some of our users."
Posters on various Apple forums have been noting problems since last month, such as the device freezing up when trying to reply to an e-mail.
Microsoft said that it is "working … Read more
I like the iPad. A lot. But the iPad's lack of support for Adobe Flash is a blight on an otherwise great product.
Steve Jobs' Adobe-is-not-open letter means nothing to the average user of the iPad. To them, it's much more simple: Hey, wait a minute, this is a media consumption product, why doesn't this thing run a lot of the Flash sites I use every day?
Yeah, I know, Flash can be buggy. And no one is being forced at gunpoint into an Apple store to buy the iPad. But a lot of people who buy the device are oblivious to this limitation. Besides, I'm going to complain anyway because I think it's an unnecessary (did I say stupid?) omission from an otherwise great device.
One of the biggest shockers for me after I bought the iPad was the number of Web sites and applications that, for better or worse, use Flash. In other words, it's not something I consciously thought about much until I couldn't actually view the videos on the iPad.
Curious about the thoughts of those in the upper echelons of the tech business, during a phone interview Thursday with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, I popped the question about Apple's lack of Flash support. His answer was diplomatic, since Apple is a large customer of Nvidia's graphics processors, but he did say that he's a regular consumer of Flash. "Obviously, they made the choice...[but] I use a lot of Flash," he said. And to be fair to Huang, he added: "I think they make wonderful products and if Flash is not part of their plans, so be it."
But the larger point is that Huang, myself, and everyone else… Read more
I understand that Apple and Gawker are enjoying something of a difficult relationship.
I'm given to believe that Apple accused Gawker of making pornographic films using a prototype iPhone that a drunken topless man found in a bar. Then Gawker accused Apple of breaking the doors down of one of its editors in order to find some proof of the pornography, which the company believed threatened its image and livelihood.
Oh, there are probably some facts askew there. Suffice it to say that I never expected to be reading a frank, joyously emotional e-mail exchange between Apple CEO Steve … Read more
Admit it! When you bought an iPad, possibly against your better financial judgment, you secretly hoped that each time you pulled the shiny new gadget out in a bus or cafe, attractive singles would flock around you to stare and say hello. If you've since found that the attention-magnet-wannabe gadget hasn't sufficiently enhanced your charm quotient, there's now an app to hopefully offset the difference.
SpeedDate.com, the site that brought its dating app to the iPhone last year, announced on Friday a version for the iPad. The company claims this is the first dating app for the iPad and hints that the device's larger screen is synonymous with a higher chance of finding a date. After all, it seems apparent that the larger screen would let you see more search results in one page than the iPhone, as well as finger-swipe through photos more conveniently.
SpeedDate says the new free app allows for instant notification alerts when e-mails or "winks" have been received and when a person of interest is online. On top of that, more detailed search filters narrow the matching process further by sorting singles based on physical attributes, lifestyle, special interests, and other criteria. You can also use the tagging feature to ensure that all of your favorite profiles are stored and easily accessible.
I tried downloading the app to my iPad and immediately found out that my account, which I created a year ago for my previous post on the iPhone version, couldn't be used to log in. This is interesting as it still works when I try logging in at the Web site.
To use the app I had to create another account by surrendering another e-mail address and entering a few personal details including name, birthday, and location. I went ahead with the process. The old account didn't give me much luck in the past year anyway.
Once I created a new account and was able to log in successfully, I was greeted with a long list of (supposed) singles in my vicinity who I could quickly flirt with, wink to, add to my favorites list, or even send a private message to. Trying to do what singles probably want to do most, however--view photos--proves disappointing. The pictures are all very low resolution and show up at the same size as they do on an iPhone screen. On the iPad they look tiny, and there's no zooming function to judge just how hot he or she is. … Read more
By now most people are aware of the details surrounding the iPhone 4G left at a bar by an Apple engineer and the aftermath at Gizmodo. After a fire drill like that one, I would never have … Read more