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May 31st 2011 2:57PM Same problem for me using Chrome and Firefox on Windows 7 (at work).
Apr 19th 2011 11:02AM And...I should have read the entire article first. :-)
Apr 19th 2011 11:02AM I think this is most likely an old prototype that was never shipped. Notice the icons for the Calculator and Voice Memo apps are the older versions.
Apr 5th 2011 10:51AM I was having battery issues with 4.3.1. The worst was when my phone went from 100% charge when I went to bed one night to 75% when I woke up 8 hours later. Needless to say, that's unusual. I did a hard reset (hold home+power button for several seconds until the phone reboots) and that seems to have taken care of it.
Mar 28th 2011 2:02PM I've been wanting to put an SSD in my 2009 iMac for quite a while now, but I've been holding off because I wasn't totally clear on all of the issues surrounding TRIM support. This article makes me think I might go ahead and try it now (maybe with the third-party hack), and then just do a nuke and clean reinstall when Lion comes out with built-in TRIM support.
Mar 22nd 2011 2:37PM If done right, an iPad app in "2x" mode can use the higher-resolution retina display graphics and look pretty decent (i.e., not all pixelated). One example is Trainyard, which looks great in 2x mode on an iPad. I haven't played Tiny Wings on the iPad, though, so I don't know whether it works well in 2x mode or not.
Mar 3rd 2011 1:37PM I think you have to switch to one of the current (limited) data plans before you can add tethering. (Hotspot is just another form of tethering.)
Mar 1st 2011 12:32PM Fantastic article, Kent. I was watching Flying Wild Alaska the other day and got a kick out of hearing Jim Tweto mention your grandfather. That show has given me a much greater understanding and appreciation for the vastness of Alaska and the hardiness of the people who live (and fly) there. I hope to be able to visit someday!
Feb 22nd 2011 11:35AM Unfortunately, for some businesses, giving 30% of their revenue to Apple may not be financially sustainable. In which case their only option is to raise prices everywhere (since they can't charge more in-app) or withdraw from the App Store.
Feb 21st 2011 1:23PM I kind of agree with the Slate writer. I don't necessarily "hate" my iPad, but I have found that I don't really use it as much as I expected to. I have a 27" iMac and an iPhone 4, and I find that those two devices are generally enough. My iMac is in my living room, so using the iPad as a "living room computer" is pointless. I don't like the idea of buying ebooks (would rather get a physical copy for free from the public library) so the various ebook apps on the iPad aren't appealing to me. Surfing the web is nice enough, but the limited RAM on the iPad means pages are constantly refreshing if you're switching between more than a couple of them at a time. Plus the rendering time for web pages on the iPad is slow compared to a desktop computer. I also have a nice big TV in the living room with a PS3 for watching Blu-ray movies and Netflix streaming. Why would I watch on a 10" non-HD screen in the bedroom?
The only times the iPad has been really useful for me has been on trips, where I want to watch movies on the plane or have a lightweight computer that is bigger than my iPhone when I get wherever I'm going (I don't own a laptop). But, then again, the uber-reflective screen of the iPad makes watching movies on the plane a frustrating experience. I have to remember to wear a dark shirt, otherwise all I can see is my own reflection, even if the window shade is down.
I guess what it boils down to is, for me, the iPad is useful in certain limited circumstances. I don't hate it. And I realize that for other people it may be an incredibly useful piece of technology. But for me, it sits in the corner collecting dust for days at a time until I pull it out for a trip or to remind myself why I don't actually use it every day... Presumably the next iteration will be a bit snappier with a faster processor and more RAM, which if I were to own one, might make me use it more.