Mar 16, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke

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.

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Mar 15, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iCloud, iOS Applications, Mac Applications

 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?

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Mar 14, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: MacBook, Review

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.

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Mar 13, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iCloud, Predictions

Tower Records

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.

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Mar 9, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Predictions, Products

Podcast Episode 74: iCar

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.

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Mar 7, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iPad

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?

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Mar 6, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Products

Here are a few photos of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple will hold their event tomorrow (Wed. March 7th) to unveil the next generation iPad 3 (or wlll it be the iPad HD?) courtesy of our colleague in the Bay Area.

Yerba Buena Center - San Francisco, March 5, 2012

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Mar 2, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Apple TV, iOS Applications, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Predictions, Products

It is a given that on next Wednesday, March 7th, Apple will reveal the iPad 3. What's not a given is what will happen next. My colleague has written a nice article about how the iPad 2 will probably show up in the $399 price range, yet the mystery beyond March 7th lingers. Apple is good at that. Fortunately, T-GAAP has some hints as to what Apple's roadmap is likely to follow.

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Mar 1, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iCloud, iPad, News, Predictions, Rumors

On Wednesday, March 7, Apple is highly likely to unveil the iPad 3. The rumored hardware looks to be breathtaking. A retina display, massive graphics and CPU processing power, and a camera that will rival that of the iPhone, all while sending this goodness up and down to clouds everywhere with 4G speeds. iPad 3 is going to be a major leap in iPad technology, so much so we'll wonder why the iPad 2 wasn't called iPad 1S.

But for all the hoopla and sex appeal iPad 3 hardware will contain, it's the core of the product, the software, that will send would-be rivals back to the drawing board all over again.

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Feb 29, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Apple TV, iPad

Apple will officially announce the iPad 3 on March 7. This new iPad will have a retina display and faster quad core processor. With the Retina, the iPad will have the capability of displaying 1080p videos and movies.

The Apple TV is one of the best accessories for the iPad. It can mirror the iPad display onto a much larger screen. This is great for watching movies, sports, pictures, games, and presentations. While the current Apple TV should be able to mirror the iPad 3, it will not look as good since the Apple TV only displays 720p. That may change on March 7.

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