These are the things I've written that are tagged "ipad"

Panic Releases Status Board

10 April 2013

Remember when we all lost our shit over Panic’s awesome in-house status board? Well they released it on the App Store today. $10. You can even create your own data sources by following this doc. I’m sure the docs will be available as a non-PDF soon enough.

HP Says To Bye Bye TouchPad, Pre

18 August 2011

Almost hidden in this press release about HP’s plans to buy Autonomy Corporation: In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. A real shame. webOS […]

Inkling

22 August 2010

Interactive textbooks for the iPad. The educational potential is neat, but personally I’m just as interested in the entertainment potential.

Adam Lisagor: iPad TV

06 June 2010

The Sandwich has some thoughts on the iPad, TV, and the rumored new Apple TV. I like what he’s thinking: Could it be that Apple has chosen to separate our video content and store it temporarily in this ghetto because there is something new and awesome on the horizon? Here’s what I think: Soon enough, […]

The App Store: Revenge Reviews

06 May 2010

Garret Murray, developer of the Ego app for iPhone, on what he calls “revenge reviews”: Reviews posted to the App Store by users who accidentally purchased an app, misread it’s description, or otherwise made a mistake. I hadn’t thought of this: People brought up a great point the last time I complained about App Store […]

Apple’s Use Of Private APIs In The App Store, iTunes Music Store

06 April 2010

John Gruber notes, vis-a-vis this talk given by Bertrand Serlet on Apple’s API Lifecycle, that: Apple doesn’t disallow the use of private APIs out of spite; they disallow it because their private APIs are not fully baked. It should be obvious, but: Apple’s intentions are utterly unimportant in this matter. Using private APIs for system-level […]

iPad (Supposedly) Jailbroken

04 April 2010

Less than 24 hours after the product launch. The jailbreak isn’t in the wild, yet, but here’s something I’ve been wondering: How much do you think Apple spends patching Jailbreakable security holes? Obviously, most problems that they fix are general security fixes. The Jailbreaks go in through the same vectors as malicious code might, and […]

“Why are you so terribly disappointing?”

01 February 2010

Mark Morford for SFGate: Big f–ing deal. We just do not care. It’s all a big disappointment. Hey, I was expecting to be blown away. I was expecting miracles and transformations and multiple twitching orgasms on sight. Do not come at me with tantalizing promises only to reveal that you can fulfill most of them […]

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