Posts Tagged ‘ iPad ’

WWDC, iOS 8, reading between the lines

June 6, 2014
By
WWDC, iOS 8, reading between the lines

When Apple introduced iOS 7 at last years’s WWDC, I posted some quick takes, including criticisms about the lack of customization and integration options. Obviously, Apple was listening While iOS 8 may not give us everything in this regard, it certainly is taking steps in that direction. The new App Extensions in iOS 8 open the door…

Read more »

Android vs. iPhone development experience

March 26, 2013
By

There are a steady stream of posts about which platform makes more sense to develop for, in terms of market size, chances for success etc. This post isn’t about that. This post is about the development experience itself, what it’s like building apps for the two platforms. A few years ago I would have said,…

Read more »

Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

March 18, 2013
By
Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

In a piece titled “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps,” Walt Mossberg points out that Apple’s direct competitors — Google, Microsoft and Amazon — all have official versions of their apps for Apple devices. He asks: So, why do Apple’s rivals help make iPhones and iPads more versatile when Apple doesn’t return the favor? The article portrays…

Read more »

Apple “just another company?”

January 8, 2013
By

In Stop Talking About Apple, And 7 Other Brand Resolutions Adam Hanft has suggestions for marketers. Number one is: “Stop bringing up Apple in every meeting” in which he says: Let’s vow to make 2013 the year that we stop benchmarking every decision against “What would Jesus…uh…I mean Steve Jobs do.” First of all, you can’t compare…

Read more »

“It works on iPad” Choose wisely when considering alternative platforms

July 31, 2012
By

For many years, I did my best to avoid the mainstream platform of the day, Windows and Internet Explorer. I used Solaris, Linux, Firefox, and many other alternative platforms as my primary choice whenever possible and only resorted to Windows and Internet Explorer as a last resort and as rarely as possible. Until Max OS X…

Read more »

My take on metered AT&T iPhone/iPad data

July 20, 2010
By
My take on metered AT&T iPhone/iPad data

For most of us, looking at our data usage history, the new metered plans look like they’ll save us some money. But, let me tell you why there’s more to it than that. First, I’ve heard a lot of people say recently, statements along the lines of “2GB is more data than I’ll ever use.”…

Read more »

With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

July 11, 2010
By
With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

Perhaps Apple has made their hand-held products too good, too soon. At some point, the only reason we need a computer anymore is to sync our iPad. One could say this is a problem for the future, but I know people personally that are ready for the computerless, iPad-only world today – they can do…

Read more »

Buy Me A Beer

css.php