This Blog Is Now Over And Done With

January 31, 2010

Apple: Kill My Blog, Please!

Apple didn’t do what I expected. Yet I still expect them to.

I can either stick around spinning my wheels until then or use my time productively.

Without this blog, I will have time …

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How To Build An ePub eBook Library For Your iPad

January 31, 2010

As everyone’s anticipation to own an iPad increases, I’ve discovered that some Mac owners have never dipped into the ePub eBook pool.

This post is a brief guide to building a library of DRM-free and legally-free ePub eBooks.

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Must-Read PRO-iPad Posts

January 31, 2010

My own:
No, Really, iPad Critics: Just STFU!
The iPad Perspective Everyone Is Missing

By others:
My take on the iPad
Left Out
A New Angle on the iPad
Why the iPad Matters
Future Shock
Same Ol’ Same Ol’…
iPad
The invisible e-book
I need to talk to you about computers
The iPad isn’t what you think it is

And thanks to @fakebaldur on Twitter for these wonderful ones:
Hate the Name, Want the iPad
iPad is a Big Deal Guys
iPad is the web made physical
On the iPad
iPad will help us most when it disappears
iPad – Inspirational Hardware

Additional, previously here:
Web Designers: Wake Up And Smell The Touchscreen Coffee!
The INEVITABLE Changes The iSlate Will Create
The Fine Print = Apple iTablet WIN!
Touch Will Change Everything


Lie To Me, Steve Jobs

January 31, 2010

I agree, Steve. Completely.


Web Designers: Wake Up And Smell The Touchscreen Coffee!

January 31, 2010

Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google, Adobe, Next iPhone, 2010 Macs and More

This is your very, very early wake-up call:

New Macs for 2010 are going to take Apple to the next level

Touchscreens are coming to the Mac.

There will be one later this year.

What are you going to do about that?

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Alan Pritt: A New Angle On The iPad

January 30, 2010

A New Angle on the iPad

Social without the internet? Yeah, Apple haven’t forgotten about real life. They’re not led by trying to build new innovative devices, with tonnes of features and taking advantage of the latest trends in social networks. They think how the masses could use it and then they obsess over making that experience great. They think through hundreds of scenarios and make sure their technology supports how people behave. Their goal is to make the technology disappear. Far too many tech companies want to make the technology as obvious as possible.

Like every other company, Apple has to make compromises. But they choose a different set of compromises to everyone else. The camera will come later because the camera makes sense to the masses. But it isn’t their priority. Other features won’t get added at all, because Apple have decided it doesn’t fit any experience that an ordinary person would desire.

An excellent post written from the point of view of real people.

He nails exactly why the iPad will sell in the jillions.


ePub eBooks From Apple Will Use FairPlay DRM

January 30, 2010

This has never been a question in my mind so I’m really shocked to see posts around wondering if the ePub eBooks sold through the iBookstore will have DRM.

Of course they will!

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