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#10820 - 07/02/10 03:26 PM Re: iPad [Re: jchuzi]
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The Aesthetics of the iPad
by Virginia Heffernan in The New York Times Magazine for July 4, 2010.


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#12017 - 09/26/10 01:29 PM Re: iPad [Re: grelber]
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Despite only 256 MB of RAM, and no camera (or HDMI, USB, etc., etc), I'm really digging my iPad. Apparently i'm not alone...

Is it November yet???????


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#12020 - 09/26/10 04:54 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
Despite only 256 MB of RAM, and no camera (or HDMI, USB, etc., etc), I'm really digging my iPad.


Huh? 128MB of RAM? confused Doesn't the model with the least amount of RAM hold 16GB?
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#12021 - 09/26/10 05:43 PM Re: iPad [Re: alternaut]
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I refer to "RAM" as in what the OS and apps run on... not the storage space. (9to5mac)

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#12022 - 09/26/10 06:40 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Ah! You had me worry for a moment laugh
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#12027 - 09/27/10 09:31 AM Re: iPad [Re: alternaut]
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Some still worry about that small memory size. And true enough... if i have say more than 2 tabs open in Safari, and one sits in the background while i browse around in the others... then, returning to the neglected third tab may necessitate a refresh (page sometimes needs to be loaded again). it's not a frequent situation for me (as i typically use the iPad to look at one or two pages at most).

i suspect the next rev will get 512 MB anyway.

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#12231 - 10/05/10 02:27 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 09/03/09
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
if i have say more than 2 tabs open in Safari, and one sits in the background while i browse around in the others... then, returning to the neglected third tab may necessitate a refresh (page sometimes needs to be loaded again).

With regard to that anemic caching behavior mentioned there: i have been seeing comments in various forums where iOS 4.2 beta testers opine that it's probably not a RAM issue after all. Some of those testers claim that iOS 4.2 (and the Safari which comes along for the ride) are performing admirably... and that the need to frequently reload when browsing with multiple open tabs (i believe 9 is the max on iPad) is gone.

If true, that is great news.

--

Meanwhile, CNBC continues its iPad adulation: iPad Adoption Rate Fastest Ever, Passing DVD Player

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#12493 - 10/18/10 11:18 AM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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What if the iPad were a PC?


“If you throw tablets in the mix, Apple just became the U.S.'s No. 1 computer maker”


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#12497 - 10/18/10 02:59 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Yeah, but then you can't count iPads in the iOS tally, so Apple goes back to abject failure in the smartphone business, because, after all, it's much better to lead in market share than it is to make more profits than all your competitors combined. tongue

If you haven't checked out Horace Dediu's work at asymco, you might enjoy these:

Android’s Pursuit of the Biggest Losers
Can Android change the distribution of profit among phone vendors?
The symmetry of share shifts in mobile phones
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#12503 - 10/18/10 10:53 PM Re: iPad [Re: dkmarsh]
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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh
Yeah, but then you can't count iPads in the iOS tally,

Why not?... must we always be fair and/or consistent for some reason? wink
[point taken] EDIT: but let's not forget... the iPad is also magical.


Originally Posted By: dkmarsh
If you haven't checked out Horace Dediu's work at asymco

Wow, that's a pretty serious site!
I need to peruse it for a while.
[thanks]


Edited by Hal Itosis (10/18/10 10:57 PM)

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#12520 - 10/20/10 10:42 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Might be worth noting that today's two monumental product announcements came complete with these [insert appropriate adjective] slogans:

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion — “The power of Mac OS X.  The magic of iPad.”
MacBook Air — “Advanced technology from iPad.  Taken to the air.”

[having said that... the 11-inch MBA does look delicious.]

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#12580 - 10/28/10 08:30 AM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 12/02/09
Loc: Bemke, Germany
Have you seen the French answer to the iPad?
Here comes L'Ardoise Tactile!

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#12586 - 10/28/10 03:20 PM Re: iPad [Re: _Mike_]
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Originally Posted By: _Mike_
Have you seen the French answer to the iPad?
Here comes L'Ardoise Tactile!

Hahahah. laugh It too appears to have shunned Flash Player as well. wink Good move!

Speaking of which, we can manually transform YouTube links to point directly to the HTML5 player version, by appending &html5=True to the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGpNCF1_ZtE&html5=True


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#12587 - 10/28/10 03:23 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Comparisons of the new MBA-11 with the iPad continue (e.g., Mossberg).

And here are a couple of interesting photos of the two side-by-side:
AnandTech's massive review of the new MacBooks Air here:
Apple's 2010 MacBook Air (11 & 13 inch) Thoroughly Reviewed

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#12590 - 10/28/10 04:37 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Cute! grin

(Is it only me, or does the HTML5 version load waaay faster than the regular one?)
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#12864 - 11/23/10 04:23 AM Re: iPad [Re: artie505]
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Computerworld: Apple's iOS 4.2 a 'milestone' update for iPad, iPhone

“The iPad gets the most changes”

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#13111 - 12/02/10 07:29 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
if i have say more than 2 tabs open in Safari, and one sits in the background while i browse around in the others... then, returning to the neglected third tab may necessitate a refresh (page sometimes needs to be loaded again).

With regard to that anemic caching behavior mentioned there: i have been seeing comments in various forums where iOS 4.2 beta testers opine that it's probably not a RAM issue after all. Some of those testers claim that iOS 4.2 (and the Safari which comes along for the ride) are performing admirably... and that the need to frequently reload when browsing with multiple open tabs (i believe 9 is the max on iPad) is gone.

If true, that is great news.

mad not true mad

Well, if it was true for some 4.2 beta... it's certainly not true with Safari (mobile) in 4.2.1 mad


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#13252 - 12/08/10 07:59 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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This thing was just released apparently...

Infinity Blade ($6)

Infinity Blade: iPhone Trailer



Here are some HTML5 YouTube links that should actually play on iOS (sans Flash):
cool


Edited by Hal Itosis (12/08/10 08:12 PM)
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#13389 - 12/22/10 08:28 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Predictable perhaps, but Merry Christmas anyway (no offense to anyone):

North Point's iBand




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#13446 - 12/28/10 04:27 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Mashable: Tech's Biggest Win, Flop and Surprise of 2010
It’s not just the fact that Apple single handedly created a new multi-billion-dollar revenue stream, but that it’s redefining all of computing.  

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#13956 - 01/27/11 03:23 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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#14123 - 02/09/11 06:27 AM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Marathon for iPad - Classic Mac game coming to the tablet [?]

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#14131 - 02/09/11 07:41 AM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
Marathon for iPad - Classic Mac game coming to the tablet [?]


I will absolutely get that. I so thoroughly enjoyed that game. Oh but it requires an ipad... bet it doesn't work on my iphone.

I wonder how the controls will work though? Back then nobody had joysticks or controllers, and only about 50% of us used the mouse. I used just keyboard, and I needed a lot of keys to control the game.
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#14145 - 02/09/11 08:02 PM Re: iPad [Re: Virtual1]
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Originally Posted By: Virtual1
I used just keyboard, and I needed a lot of keys to control the game.

Agreed. I wonder how well it will play. Perhaps they could provide some decent custom controls (on-screen).

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#14490 - 03/01/11 04:54 PM Re: iPad [Re: Hal Itosis]
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