By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
So, Apple products are still pretty popular, I guess?
The spokesman said that one man had been ‘lightly injured’ in the raid. He was helping police with their enquiries.
Christophe Crepin, an Unsa police union official, told Le Parisien newspaper that ‘the four hooded and heavily armed criminals made their move very quickly. Most of the police forces were being mobilised to monitor the Champs Elysees, so the robbers have clearly benefitted from this opportunity to strike.’
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
People have been arrested, punched in the face, and treated like terrorists for refusing to turn off their electronic devices on planes. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that these devices interfere with the operation of a passenger plane, the rules continue to be enforced. One of the airlines even announced recently that their pilots were using iPads instead of paper flight manuals.
By marfdrat on July 31, 2012
This is a cool idea from Out of Print. It lets you turn your iPad, Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 tablet into a hardcover book. You can pre-order yours here
By marfdrat on March 12, 2012
A skit from Knaller Frauen in Germany (via Fox News)
By marfdrat on February 14, 2012
Saw this at PCMag.com. Would they be considering this if Steve Jobs was still around? Would you consider buying a smaller iPad?
By marfdrat on November 25, 2011
By marfdrat on October 15, 2011
For this little girl, a magazine is an iPad that’s broken. Watch.
By marfdrat on October 6, 2011
I don’t think I can contribute much beyond what has already been written about the life and career of Steve Jobs. I was always a little dismissive of Apple and their obsessive fan-boy culture. That was until, based on my son’s experience with his first MacBook, I bought my own Mac. Then, I bought the first iPhone (and every successive one), and an iPad. If I had more disposable income, I’d probably buy more of their products, because they are outstanding. Oh, and based on my experience with Apple products, I bought the stock at $89.
By marfdrat on October 2, 2011
I’ve been reading a little about Amazon’s new tablet, the Kindle Fire. It looks like an interesting competitor to the iPad; folks have called a “content consumption” platform, as opposed to content creation, like with the iPad. I have to admit, I probably spend much more time “consuming” than “creating” on my iPad. Here’s some specs from Engadget:
By marfdrat on July 1, 2011
This is older, but I just stumbled across it at All Things D, the Wall Street Journal’s technology site. Check out how the iPad 2 does with, and without the Smart Cover.
By marfdrat on March 11, 2011
Hazem Sayed, an app developer, paid a 20 year-old college student $900 to hold the first spot in line at Apple’s
5th Ave. Manhattan store for 41 hours, Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports.
By marfdrat on January 18, 2011
By Twelve South, who makes accessories for only Macs – the BookBook is a classy and functional hardbound leather case for iPad. As soon as I get an iPad, I’ll definitely consider getting one of these.
By marfdrat on January 13, 2011
Interesting how tablet computers are making an impact on news and publishing.
The formal announcement of the digital publication owned by News Corp. will be made at an event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Jan. 19, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people said the event will be attended by Steve Jobs, chief executive of iPad-maker Apple Inc., and Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp.
By marfdrat on January 11, 2011
Computerworld has a photo feature on the top tablets from the Consumer Electronics Show. I like a couple of these a lot: the Motorola Mobility Xoom, and the BlackBerry PlayBook are pretty slick looking. I saw/handled the Samsung Galaxy Tab when I was in New York last month, and thought if I didn’t want to get an iPad, this might be a second choice. Check out Top Tablets from CES
By marfdrat on November 22, 2010
This looks like a fantastic skin for my iPhone 4. Zagg has a leather skin with the pebbled texture and the laces of a football. It’s also available in white baseball leather with red stitching. Get yours at Zagg.