20 Minutes with iOS 4.2 on the iPad

20 Minutes with iOS 4.2 on the iPad
I’ve got a friend of mine who is an iOS developer, and today he came by my place to rub iOS 4.2 in my face. What a jerk. But since I had it all in front of me, I figured that I might as well give the thing a shot and see how it all Read more…

iPad is Kicking Butt and Taking Names

iPad is Kicking Butt and Taking Names
The iPad is doing all sorts of butt-kicking right now, and it’s taking away from the laptop market. At least that’s what the Wall Street Journal is saying: Best Buy’s strong results for the three months ended Aug. 28 were due to tight expense controls, increased sales of cellphones and services such as connecting televisions Read more…

AppleTV Versus Built-Ins

AppleTV Versus Built-Ins
I was over at my folk’s house the other day, and the subject of the new AppleTV came up. He says to me, “You know, I was at Best Buy the other day, and they have these Samsung TVs with apps built in. Why would I buy an AppleTV?” Admittedly, that’s kind of a tough Read more…

4.2 Can’t Come Quick Enough

4.2 Can't Come Quick Enough
Like millions of you out there, I went ahead and downloaded iOS 4.1 today for my iPhone, an I was pretty happy with the results. No dropped call issues yet, GameCenter is kinda neat, and I like the HDR stuff. But then I went off to read something on my iPad, and the difference was Read more…

iPhone 4.1 Rumored to Come Today – Who’s Excited?

iPhone 4.1 Rumored to Come Today - Who's Excited?
No confirmed news of it yet (of course, it’s super early), but rumor has it that iOS 4.1 is coming out today. Who’s excited? When I first heard the news, I got a little giddy, but I wasn’t sure why. GameCenter seems neat in theory, but I’m not really sure how much I’ll be using Read more…

Track Your Run Without the Sensor

Track Your Run Without the Sensor
I’m not what people would call “active.” My wife on the other hand, she’s a little spitfire. She loves going out running, and can’t wait until we can get a new stroller for jogging with our little one. I’ve recently resolved to lose some extra weight though, and I’ve looked to my iPhone for help. Read more…

The Apple Fall Event – Wrap Up

The Apple Fall Event - Wrap Up
Excited about the big event? Of course you are. Well here’s the wrap up on today’s big events. Snarky commentary to follow shortly. iOS 120 Million iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices shipped. 230,000 iOS activations per day, not including upgrades 6.5 billion downloads from app store, 200 apps every second iOS 4.1 introduced Bugs Read more…

Google for iPhone Gets Pushy

Google for iPhone Gets Pushy
Got the Google app for the iPhone yet? No? Go get it now. I’ll wait. [iTunes link] Now that you’ve got it, let me explain what’s new. First, there’s the push notifications for Gmail and Google Calendar. Second, well there is no second. That’s it, just push e-mail and calendar notifications. Which is huge. I’m Read more…

The Great Pivoting iMac Concept

The Great Pivoting iMac Concept
The world of Apple patents can be a tricky thing. Apple puts out tons of patent applications every year, and there’s never any “sure thing” that it’s going to happen. This one though, is pretty interesting. This comes from MacRumors, and it goes like this: Take your typical iMac and make it a touchscreen. Then Read more…

Dish Network Brings DVR Scheduling to the iPad – and Maybe More

Dish Network Brings DVR Scheduling to the iPad - and Maybe More
The other day, Dish Network announced that they had an iPad app out, allowing Dish Network customers to schedule their DVR remotely. From the official press release: Similar to the version available for the iPhone and iPod touch, DISH Remote Access for the iPad is a fully-featured remote DVR scheduler that provides DISH Network customers Read more…