Now that the iPad is upon us and the reviews have started coming in, it's becoming clear that the iPad is an excellent e-reader, perhaps the best one out there. This isn't exactly a great surprise. The fact is that ever since we had an inkling that Apple would come out with a slate-style device that resembled a giant iPod Touch, we knew that it would have a profound impact on the e-book reader world. We always figured there would be a before and after shot of the market--and it wouldn't be pretty for certain companies that … Read more
The iPad may not have a built-in camera, multitasking capabilities, or support for Flash, but it does have a 9.7-inch high-resolution touch screen and a faster processor than an iPhone 3GS. Though most games for the iPhone and iPod Touch should run on the iPad, many developers are rapidly creating updated "HD" versions of their existing games to take advantage of the device's improved resolution and slightly altered layout.
From the first moment the iPad was announced, we started imagining which games could benefit most from going XL Apple-style. Of course, it remains to be seen … Read more
We talk a bit about the iPad and Rafe reveals that his iPad is in quantum indeterminacy. He has it reserved but he hasn't paid for it. And he won't know until the last minute whether he's going to buy it. Meanwhile the Google-Apple war heats up on the Flash and the tablet front. And Facebook leaks email all over the place. Ew.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1196
Developer enthusiasm for iPad slackens as Android surges http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9174486/Developer_enthusiasm_for_iPad_slackens_as_Android_surges… Read more
I know a lot of people who are looking at the iPad in the same way. They're intrigued by it--and the price isn't too bad--but they're not … Read more
Many media and technology pundits are convinced that the impending release of the Apple iPad will herald a change in the way we consume computing resources.
And while the iPad may usher in a new way to interact with computing devices, it's far from a perfect device. Perhaps it's the promise of what a device of this type can offer that's the message, rather than the actuality of what the initial iPad will deliver.
Apple iPhone Configuration Utility hits version 2.2. The new version released on Tuesday includes support for the iPad.
Apple's utility isn't designed as an end-user troubleshooting tool--it's intended to help enterprise users create configuration profiles for device deployment--but it provides three functions that can be useful for anyone troubleshooting iPhone security settings.
We wrote about these uses last fall, and we recommend that you read it.
Mac OS X's Software Update tool provides the following description of the update:
"iPhone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and … Read more
Apple has released the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK Gold Master version not long after its release of Beta 5 version last week, finalizing the company's preparations for this Saturday's iPad release.
The Gold Master version, what Apple calls software it deems ready for public use, of the SDK is a significant milestone since it is the first release of the iPhone operating system to support the iPad. Developers will be able to compile and test iPad apps before the final app submission deadline of 5 p.m. PDT on March 31.
Saturday is iPad day, that much is certain, but there are rumors that the iPhone might itself get a little attention from Cupertino. Apple on Monday seeded the Golden Master--a copy of the final production version--of iPhone OS 3.2 for download to developers. It's part of the iPad SDK (software development kit), and for now will run only on the iPad. That means come Saturday, the iPad should be running iPhone OS 3.2, while the iPhone itself is still, as of this writing, is currently running 3.1.3.
Now that 3.2 is ready for prime … Read more
Apple posted some short Guided Tour videos about the iPad on Monday, confirming my first impression that the iPad isn't a great leap forward for music. That's understandable, since there are other gaps that the iPad is trying to fill first--I think the big draw will be iBooks and Web surfing from the couch over a Wi-Fi connection, which can be done with an iPhone today with much eyestrain.
But the video about music playback (labeled "iPod") did give a couple of hints on how the iPad might evolve to take advantage of all that extra … Read more
Cadillac and Cool Hunting today announced the launch of a new application for the upcoming Apple iPad. The application features exclusive content designed inspired by the all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.
The free Cool Hunting iPad app features content optimized for the iPad and will be available on April 3 in Apple's App Store. For the next 12 weeks, the app will also include exclusive Cool Hunting coverage inspired by the CTS Coupe's design and performance.
The 2011 CTS Coupe, available this summer, includes a 304 horsepower direct-injection engine that, according to Cadillac, reduces emissions.