Archive | January, 2010

Stephen Colbert shows off iPad at 2010 Grammy’s

31. January 2010

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If you can raise your hand and say you’ve held an iPad before, odds are that you either witnessed Steve Jobs’ announcement this past week or you happen to be Stephen Colbert. Comedian Stephen Colbert is currently hosting (this is in real-time people!) the 52nd Annual Grammy’s and surprised everyone when he whipped out an [...]

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Andy Ihnatko nails flash

31. January 2010

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In response to the extreme public reactions that followed OJ Simpson’s acquittal on murder charges, Chris Rock once quipped that black people were too happy and white people were too mad. In a similar vein, the back and forth bickering over the iPad’s lack of Flash is getting to be a bit ridiculous, with people [...]

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Steve Jobs calls Adobe lazy, says Google’s “Don’t be evil” mantra is BS, and promises A+ upgrade for the iPhone

31. January 2010

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Last week, Apple held an informal town-hall style meeting where company employees engaged in a Q&A session with CEO Steve Jobs. Wired, citing an anonymous person who was there, yet not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, writes that Jobs addressed a bevy of issues, including Apple’s stance on flash, the next-gen iPhone, and [...]

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The iPad is a comedy goldmine [Video]

30. January 2010

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Check out this top-notch video from the good folks at CollegeHumor spoofing Apple’s iPad video while talking about why it’s the perfect comedic launching pad. It’s unbelievably hilarious, and they really do a great job of capturing the look and feel of Apple’s promo videos. Much props to Dan Gurewitch who really captures Jonny Ive [...]

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Alan Kay on the iPhone and the iPad, sorta

29. January 2010

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Alan Kay, the famed computer scientist who was an instrumental figure at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and who would later work at Apple’s now defunct Advanced Technology Group, has an interesting quote about the iPhone that’s especially revealing in light of the recently unveiled Apple iPad. In an interview last year, Kay stated: When the Mac [...]

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Adobe takes Apple to task for lack of flash on iPad

29. January 2010

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In a post titled “Broken link?”, Adrian Ludwig of Adobe calls Apple out for not including flash on the newly announced iPad, and argues that Apple is ultimately ruining the end-user experience. As I drove by Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco this morning, I couldn’t help but be impressed. Apple certainly has the ability [...]

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Joe Hewitt, developer of iPhone Facebook app, sees promise in the iPad

29. January 2010

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Joe Hewitt is the all-star developer behind the immensely popular Facebook app for the iPhone, and over the past few months, he’s had his fair share of gripes about the way Apple runs the iTunes App Store – which ultimately led him to abandon all iPhone development. Still, Hewitt opines on the recently announced iPad and [...]

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iPad promo materials show Safari running flash

29. January 2010

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Sometimes aesthetic considerations supercede reality when it comes to advertising. To wit, check out some promotional shots of the iPad below – the New York Times pages it displays all have flash elements to them, yet if you recall Steve Jobs’ demo, a missing plugin icon appeared on the iPad when Jobs was browsing the [...]

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Jobs: iPad has 140 hours of music playback, e-books will cost the same as on Amazon

29. January 2010

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At Apple’s iPad event this past Wednesday, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of the WSJ caught up with Steve Jobs and asked him a few questions about the iPad, its battery life, and the pricing of e-books. Below is a video of Mossberg talking with Jobs along with a transcript of their chat (as best [...]

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Report: Apple holds internal “town hall” style iPad meeting

29. January 2010

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MacNN reports that Apple yesterday held a “town hall” meeting for company employees regarding the recently announced iPad, and notes that a similar meeting was held shortly after the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. At that event, CEO Steve Jobs is said to have told workers that the iPhone would change the cellphone industry… During [...]

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The original iPad, from MadTV [Video]

28. January 2010

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Yeah, yeah. I’m sure many of you have already seen this, but if not, MadTV predicted an Apple product called the iPad way back in 2006. Only they envisioned it as a product with more of a feminent bent.

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McGraw-Hill claims they weren’t kicked out of Steve Jobs’ iPad keynote

28. January 2010

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Reports that McGraw-Hill was unceremoniously booted from yesterday’s iPad presentation after CEO Terry McGraw revealed some minor details about the device during a CNBC interview may have been premature. Speaking to John Paczkowski of AllThingsD, McGraw-Hill claims they weren’t kicked out of Steve Jobs’ presentation yesterday because they were never intended to part of it. [...]

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