Negative Space: iPad
- Dark Thursday’s iPad goes far
- Give them this: when everybody else’s cell phones were dying, my iPad and Verizon allowed me to make fun of SDG&E’s twitter feed throughout the night.
- Esmerelda and me: road trip with iPad
- My friends call it my girlfriend, because I trust its directions more than theirs. And because it’s right, baby.
- A gaming library in my pocket?
- The iBooks application, like, I suspect, all good e-reader software, lets you drag and drop PDFs and images into it.
- The iPad as a dealership-locked automobile
- Yes, computers need to get easier to use just like cars did. But the iPod Touch model is nothing like the automobile market.
- iPad audio blogging answer: Pocket Wavepad HD
- After searching for an audio recording app that would save in MP3 format and do email, I kept a few of the apps that didn‘t do what I wanted but that showed promise. One of them was Pocket Wavepad HD. NCH Software has a feedback page, and I think I made two suggestions, as I recall: allow saving in mp3, and use the internal filename as the e-mailed filename.[I sent a similar message to the writer of SmartRecorder, so I don’t remember exactly…
- It’s a wonderfully Eerie life
- We live in an amazing world. When the Internet first arrived to our workplace, I would take notes during the con and then stay up late rewriting them into con reports. Sometimes I would try bringing a laptop, but they were heavy, I had to carefully track battery time…
- Nothing is obvious on a computer
- Some things are only obvious after we know about them.
- One great iPad music app, and one good iPad music app
- I don’t remember how I ran across Guitar World’s Lick of the Day app. I might have been looking around for MusicNotes.com’s app, which I ran across while looking for sheet music of America, the Beautiful. There was surprisingly little good, simple versions I could use for guitar, for free. MusicNotes.com put the full first page of their version online, and it worked, so after a few weeks of internal whining about the lack of a good free version,…
- Pocket Gods & Monsters
- Quick access to common tables from the Gods & Monsters rulebook. This is an HTML 5 web app, so it should work on any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. It’s set up as an off-line app, so you should be able to bookmark it and then use it on your laptop or mobile device even when you don’t have network access.
- Spread your wings: the new iPad
- Looks cool. Looks better than anything else out there. Now, when can I start writing my own programs for it?
- Still-life with electronics
- The Belkin mini-surge protector in use.
- Native Union Moshi Moshi Retro POP Handset
This is a faithful reproduction of the old-style telephone handset, perfect for use with the iPad 2 on Skype.
- Why I won’t buy an iPad (and think you shouldn’t, either)
- Alex Payne On the iPad
“The thing that bothers me most about the iPad is this: if I had an iPad rather than a real computer as a kid, I’d never be a programmer today. I’d never have had the ability to run whatever stupid, potentially harmful, hugely educational programs I could download or write. The iPad may be a boon to traditional eduction, insofar as it allows for multimedia textbooks and such, but in its current form, it’s a detriment to the sort of hacker culture that has propelled the digital economy.”
“Perhaps the iPad signals an end to the ‘hacker era’ of digital history. Now that consumers and traditional media understand the digital world,…
“Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.”