Category: iPad

Sounds Familiar

For the next 30 days I will use my iPad instead of my MacBook Pro in every scenario that a common college student would use a laptop. From taking notes in class, to researching information, to studying for tests, and even Facebook creeping, my iPad will be there every step of the way. I will […]

Interacting with Texts

I see the consummate iPad reading experience to be one that is, on the surface, traditional: heavily textual, quiet, hand-held. But lurking beneath the words is the whole Internet, ready to be questioned — “Find other works that quoted this,” “Where was the Marshalsea prison?”, “Which of my friends is also reading this?”, “What is […]

Virginia’s new iPad

via www.youtube.com This was shared to me by a new friend and colleague from Reed College that I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and working with over two days at Apple a month or so ago. At the time he introduced himself as the person in the room who was going to be the […]

A Little Ironic

Stumbled onto this interactive piece in the NYTimes online this morning that promised to do an exploded view of the iPad. That sounded interesting enough so I visited the link. When I got there I was told I couldn’t view the iPad on my iPad. This is honestly the only time the lack of Flash […]

Somewhere in the Middle

The iPad is much less intrusive in collaborative contexts than either a laptop, which tends to come between members of the group, or an iPhone, which isolates individuals, severing each from the dynamics of the whole. via www.personal.psu.edu Chris nails it IMO with this statement about the iPad. I tried to articulate that in the […]

What Year is it?

There is, however, a severe shortcoming inherent to the iWork suite of iPad apps: document syncing between Mac and iPad. It’s a convoluted mess. In short, the only way to edit a document on your iPad that was created on your Mac, or vice versa, is to go through a convoluted multi-step process of exporting, […]

Only for Consumption?

Much has been made about the idea that the ipad is strictly a consumption device. While I agree with that to a degree I am starting to see much more potential for creating content — especially the kind of content I produce the most, text supported by images. This morning I was struck by the […]

A Month with an iPad?

I know at the end of the day what I am proposing will be very difficult to pull off. I’ve been using my new iPad since Saturday and while it is quite a remarkable device I am not sure it can really take the place of my trusty MacBook for all my mobile needs, but […]