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A Case for the iPad

I haven’t spoken much of cool adds-on the my gadgets, but with the raft of new cases announced for the iPad2, I wanted to mention what I think is one of the finest cases I have ever had for a

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A Case for the iPad

I haven’t spoken much of cool adds-on the my gadgets, but with the raft of new cases announced for the iPad2, I wanted to mention what I think is one of the finest cases I have ever had for a

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App Savvy by Ken Yarmosh

Everybody’s doing it. They are sitting on that great idea for a next amazing application. The first lesson that Yarmosh empahsises in App Savvy is that your ‘app idea must be more than just an idea.’ The amazing rate of

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App Savvy by Ken Yarmosh

Everybody’s doing it. They are sitting on that great idea for a next amazing application. The first lesson that Yarmosh empahsises in App Savvy is that your ‘app idea must be more than just an idea.’ The amazing rate of

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Best iPad Apps by Peter Myers

Ok. First blush reaction to the latest O’Reilly Press title “Best iPad Apps” was that it although timely it would quickly grow dated and the premise seemed best suited to a periodical magazine or website than a book. But…I was

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Best iPad Apps by Peter Myers

Ok. First blush reaction to the latest O’Reilly Press title “Best iPad Apps” was that it although timely it would quickly grow dated and the premise seemed best suited to a periodical magazine or website than a book. But…I was

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iSync: Slow Sync but Steady Progress

One of the things that makes OSX such a compelling choice for day to day computing is the consistency of interface between applications and their ability to share information…not just data, but contexts and preferences and thus recognition and adaptability to user peculiarities that anthropomophise the laptop.

…It used to be sync’d daily with Outlook using XXX, but it has more lately been used for a particularly addictive little game that is useful when sitting waiting for an appointment or other short delays.

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iSync: Slow Sync but Steady Progress

One of the things that makes OSX such a compelling choice for day to day computing is the consistency of interface between applications and their ability to share information…not just data, but contexts and preferences and thus recognition and adaptability to user peculiarities that anthropomophise the laptop.

…It used to be sync’d daily with Outlook using XXX, but it has more lately been used for a particularly addictive little game that is useful when sitting waiting for an appointment or other short delays.

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Of Mice and Me

I feared the trackpad. I am not the biggest fan of the trackpad. I gather that my namesake, the CTO at Synaptics is responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs as the trackpad gained laptop cred during the 1990’s and

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Of Mice and Me

I feared the trackpad. I am not the biggest fan of the trackpad. I gather that my namesake, the CTO at Synaptics is responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs as the trackpad gained laptop cred during the 1990’s and

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DataDetectors: Now That is a Productivity Enhancement

Last week Stéfan Sinclair noted that his upgrade to Leopard had largely been a less than awe-inspiring experience. he did find some amusement with the new Mosaic screensaver and I will admit that after trying it on his instigation, it’s

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DataDetectors: Now That is a Productivity Enhancement

Last week Stéfan Sinclair noted that his upgrade to Leopard had largely been a less than awe-inspiring experience. he did find some amusement with the new Mosaic screensaver and I will admit that after trying it on his instigation, it’s

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Glance a Little Further Back to See the Future

Perhaps there is an inner historian within me. The latest spate of reviews featuring the iPhone versus this challenger and that has me thinking that at the pace that we move today we don’t take enough time to reach a

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Glance a Little Further Back to See the Future

Perhaps there is an inner historian within me. The latest spate of reviews featuring the iPhone versus this challenger and that has me thinking that at the pace that we move today we don’t take enough time to reach a

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Born-Again in Mactopia

So…48 hours back on a Macintosh laptop and I am in seriously danger of getting drunk on the kool-aid again. What is it that pulls one back? Having never really left was part of it. I simply was being interdenominational.

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Born-Again in Mactopia

So…48 hours back on a Macintosh laptop and I am in seriously danger of getting drunk on the kool-aid again. What is it that pulls one back? Having never really left was part of it. I simply was being interdenominational.

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The Perpetual Excitement of a Jobs Keynote

So, another Steve Jobs/Apple keynote over and the hype of the advance pundits leaves one feeling a might let down. This is the first keynote that I can recall that sparked mainstream news coverage in advance. I was watching my

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The Perpetual Excitement of a Jobs Keynote

So, another Steve Jobs/Apple keynote over and the hype of the advance pundits leaves one feeling a might let down. This is the first keynote that I can recall that sparked mainstream news coverage in advance. I was watching my

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Points to Ponder

There’s an interesting short article on Low-End Mac about how the author uses an Apple Lisa for his writing tasks. He cites the fact that he can turn it off and resume exactly where he was by turning it back

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Points to Ponder

There’s an interesting short article on Low-End Mac about how the author uses an Apple Lisa for his writing tasks. He cites the fact that he can turn it off and resume exactly where he was by turning it back

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Multi-Touch and Some Other Cool Things

Ok. This guy is into some cool, cool stuff. Jeff Han has a number of very impressive short movies of some of the fascinating prototypes. Not only Multi-Touch (which the iPhone has suddenly become most publicly associated with), but some

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Multi-Touch and Some Other Cool Things

Ok. This guy is into some cool, cool stuff. Jeff Han has a number of very impressive short movies of some of the fascinating prototypes. Not only Multi-Touch (which the iPhone has suddenly become most publicly associated with), but some

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Packaging Presentation

Mitch Ratcliffe at ZDnet is conducting a longer term comparison between a new MacBook Pro and a Lenovo X60 as part of a series of articles looking at broader user experience with two OS platforms. I normally would not cite

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Packaging Presentation

Mitch Ratcliffe at ZDnet is conducting a longer term comparison between a new MacBook Pro and a Lenovo X60 as part of a series of articles looking at broader user experience with two OS platforms. I normally would not cite

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A Real Apple Museum

This guy’s place puts me to shame. Even in my pre-move glory days, my collection was nowhere in the vicinity of this one. For those of you that don’t know I reduced my space when I made the move to

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A Real Apple Museum

This guy’s place puts me to shame. Even in my pre-move glory days, my collection was nowhere in the vicinity of this one. For those of you that don’t know I reduced my space when I made the move to

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Running Sparklines

I got the little Nike+ pedometer for my iPod last year to track my running progress. Yeah, that’s right its was purely for exercise sake…yeah. Yes, its a gadget. I like gadgets. And this one is very cool. If you

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Running Sparklines

I got the little Nike+ pedometer for my iPod last year to track my running progress. Yeah, that’s right its was purely for exercise sake…yeah. Yes, its a gadget. I like gadgets. And this one is very cool. If you

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Weighing Vista

Having now discovered how easy it is to simply hit the back key on your keyboard and simply loose the longest blog entry that you have ever made…I start to rewrite this post. I am sure, you, the reader, will

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Weighing Vista

Having now discovered how easy it is to simply hit the back key on your keyboard and simply loose the longest blog entry that you have ever made…I start to rewrite this post. I am sure, you, the reader, will

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Making the Pitch

Clever lads have run the CES address of Bill Gates and the Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs through a variety of text analysis tools to get an idea of why one has greater impact than the other. The article demonstrates

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Making the Pitch

Clever lads have run the CES address of Bill Gates and the Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs through a variety of text analysis tools to get an idea of why one has greater impact than the other. The article demonstrates

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iPhone Anticipation…

OK. It’s hit hit every front page in Christendom in the last 24 hours and with one fell swoop, Jobs was able to eclipse the entire CES show, RIM stock took a huge hit and Cisco has announced its suing

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iPhone Anticipation…

OK. It’s hit hit every front page in Christendom in the last 24 hours and with one fell swoop, Jobs was able to eclipse the entire CES show, RIM stock took a huge hit and Cisco has announced its suing

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Do Ten Years Make a Difference?

It is interesting to consider the vastly different (yet similarly targeted) Apple eMate of 1997 and the OLPC pof 2007. Floating about the internet currently is a really cool screen capture of the ‘Sugar’ interface used by the One Laptop

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Do Ten Years Make a Difference?

It is interesting to consider the vastly different (yet similarly targeted) Apple eMate of 1997 and the OLPC pof 2007. Floating about the internet currently is a really cool screen capture of the ‘Sugar’ interface used by the One Laptop

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Has Productivity Software Improved?

This certainly seems like an appropriate place for an historian to be ;-) Ahh, but so much more, OldVersion is a website that is collecting links to older version of mainstream software applications under the principle that olde ris not

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Has Productivity Software Improved?

This certainly seems like an appropriate place for an historian to be ;-) Ahh, but so much more, OldVersion is a website that is collecting links to older version of mainstream software applications under the principle that olde ris not

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videoPodcasts – An Up and Down Relationship

Ok. I’ll admit I am rater late to the podcasting thing. I remember when they started showing up in as spoken word commentaries to download to your iPod and of course I had to try them out. They were still

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videoPodcasts – An Up and Down Relationship

Ok. I’ll admit I am rater late to the podcasting thing. I remember when they started showing up in as spoken word commentaries to download to your iPod and of course I had to try them out. They were still

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Calibrate Your Nike+

So in my quest to push the envelope and also save the world ;-) I ran the United Way 5K at Mac today. It is my second year running. Last year I ran it after having run the Terry Fox

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Calibrate Your Nike+

So in my quest to push the envelope and also save the world ;-) I ran the United Way 5K at Mac today. It is my second year running. Last year I ran it after having run the Terry Fox

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the Pod Phenomenon Dissected

The iPod remains a pervasive example of a viral epidemic adoption. When did it hit the tipping point? I’ve still got my 1G pod although the battery gave up the ghost a long time ago. It certainly wasn’t in 2001.

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the Pod Phenomenon Dissected

The iPod remains a pervasive example of a viral epidemic adoption. When did it hit the tipping point? I’ve still got my 1G pod although the battery gave up the ghost a long time ago. It certainly wasn’t in 2001.

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