One of the features I just love about OS X was the introduction of Spaces with OS X Leopard. Spaces allowed me to have multiple "desktops" and easily assign apps to launch in those spaces. For example, if I wanted to quickly get to my Mail I knew it was in space 2 and iChat, Address Book and Calendar in space 1, and so forth. This was a great way to run many more apps without having a super cluttered screen. It was almost like having multiple monitors on my laptop.
The new iPad has a number of great new features. The Display is the biggest change from the iPad 2. It will be the reason many people buy it. The new cellular data protocol called 4G LTE is another big improvement. Data speeds are now faster than most land line Internet connections. While this speed may decrease as more users come online, it will still be a major improvement.
The iPad 2 with 3G saw data download speeds around 0.5–2 Mb/s and upload speeds around .5 Mb/s. With 4G LTE, the new iPads are seeing download and upload speeds around 5–15Mb/s. Speeds vary depending on many factors, including distance to LTE towers. Yet many will see ten times the speed when compared to the old 3G protocol. For many, it is fast enough now to get rid of the land line Internet connection. This will not work because the new 4G LTE data network comes with a very big issue.
Friday, 10:30 AM Pacific, and a few people remain in line for the iPad launch at the Apple Store in Washington Square mall (Portland, OR, metro area). Evidently lines were heavy in the wee hours but quickly thinned out, as Apple had enough supply to meet initial demand. Some 4G and 64GB models were still available. But the remaining stock will likely run dry by the time Friday workers begin taking off early and flood into the stores.
The makers of Byword have updated their Mac application to include iCloud syncing. This new version can move files from the finder to iCloud. It can then open, save and edit those same files. Files that are saved onto iCloud are also stored on the local hard drive for off-line editing. This is only the first step for an iCloud editor.
In order to make full use of iCloud, files will need to be editable on more than just the Mac. The Byword developers have just solved this problem by releasing a version for the iOS. It is a universal application for both the iPhone and iPad. Does Byword have anything that makes it stand out from the rest?
If you've been to any retail technology store lately, you've likely noticed a host of new UltraBooks filling store shelves to take on Apple's MacBook Air. Just one problem: these ultrabooks stink. But don't get me wrong, that's putting it nicely.
Acer has some fairly lame plastic shelled fake MacBook Airs, and recently, Dell launched their new XPS UltraBooks to compete with Apple's MacBook Air lineup. But don't just take my word for these devices being horrible (well, you can, but I love Apple's design detail and quality products), so listen to those trying their best to hold up the Windows realm - but can't.
Apple has a way of causing the earth to move — well almost. When Apple introduced iTunes and iPods, people began to look at music in a totally different way. Moreover people started looking at digital music in a legal way. At the same time we said goodbye to buying our music at Tower Records and Walmart.
Podcast Episode 74: iCar. Mark, Karl and Werner opine about “What if Apple made a car, the iCar?”, the upcoming iPad specs and name (iPad 3 v. iPad HD), plus discussions around iCloud, online profiles complied by Google and Facebook, Microsoft Office for iPad?, HP's lack of direction and much, much more in Episode 74: iCar.
The iPad is made for viewing photos. The touch interface is ideal for browsing through galleries. The iPad’s next generation will have a retina display, which increases the resolution of the display. This will make it an even better experience by making the pictures look sharper and show more detail. But the iPad can do a lot more than just view photos.
There are a number of photo editors for the iPad, including Filterstorm and Photogene. Adobe has even come out with Photoshop Touch of the iPad. Yet, Apple still has not released iPhoto or Aperture for the iPad. What are they waiting for?