Posts Tagged ‘iPads’

Apple’s True Believers

July 18, 2013

Apple's True Believers

“As everyone knows, the world-religion of the educated and prosperous in the twenty-first century is Apple, with its Vatican in Cupertino and its cathedrals in the light-filled Apple Stores that draw pilgrims gripping iPhones and iPads like rosaries. Apple’s flock is secured against heresy by censors who rule the online App Store; only applications with Apple’s imprimatur are allowed on an iPhone. Programmers risk excommunication—with all their works condemned to being listed in an Index of Prohibited Software—if they violate canon law by bypassing Apple’s banking system or ignoring its infallible doctrine.”

– “Faith and Works at Apple,” Edward Mendelson, New York Review of Books blog

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iCat

May 28, 2013

iCat

The iPad as cat toy. Because your cat is bored with her iPod.

“Cat-App Fever: 3 Ways to Turn Your iPad Into a Cat Toy,” Lore Sjöberg, Wired

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Orangutans & iPads

January 25, 2013


Orangutans at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are using iPads. That explains lots of blog comment threads ….

Seriously, this is a giant evolutionary step for our caged simian cousins. App-groping apes will become just as productive as iPad-toting humans, spending hours with Facebook and Angry Birds.

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“What Happens When You Give an Orangutan an iPad?,” Leah Binkovitz, Around the Mall blog

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Remember When iPads Were Hip?

November 2, 2012

Remember When iPads Were Hip?

Hey Granny, Zurich’s Micasa Lab makes a rocking chair with a built-in generator, speakers, and a dock for your iPad. Hot Diggity!

iRock: The Worlds first power generating iPad Rocking Chair.

On second thought, bet you youngsters down in SoHo and the Village wish you had one right now ….

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Playing Games

October 30, 2012

Playing Games

You bought that tablet computer for work or school, right? A study shows that you really use it for games and entertainment. Together, those account for almost 80 percent of tablet device usage. Even your smartphone is more task-oriented.

“Tablets are ‘media machines’ with games the most popular app category,” Stuart Dredge, The Guardian

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Your iPad 2 is History

March 27, 2012

Your iPad 2 is History

Apple has introduced the new iPad 3, featuring an outrageous display, so your iPad 2 is now totally obsolete. The tech-savvy folks at Wired have devised some ways to re-purpose that old iPad 2. One of our favorites: cutting board .

“20 Ways to ‘Recycle’ Your Obsolete iPad 2,” Christina Bonnington, Wired

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iPad 3 Invades Japan

March 16, 2012

iPad 3 Invades Japan

The new iPad 3 went on sale in Japan this week. When the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Ginza district opened on the day of its release, 450 people were in line.

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Kids and iPads

May 11, 2011

Kids and iPads

“Letting kids use or own iPads is controversial. Parents, teachers and others aren’t so sure about letting kids get sucked into yet another electronic diversion. Pilot programs at a few schools around the country to experiment with iPad-based learning tools are often met with criticism by parents and teachers alike.

 Everybody’s asking: Are iPads healthy for children?

 I’m here to tell you: That’s the wrong question.

 The right question is this: Is the iPad a healthy ‘replacement’ for TV? And I believe the answer is a resounding yes.”

– “Why Every Child in America Needs an iPad,” Mike Elgan, Cult of Mac

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Your iPad is History

March 3, 2011

Your iPad is History

What? You’ve got one of those old iPad slabs? Dude! Gotta get a new iPad 2. You can dress it up like a Barbie Doll G.I Joe with covers, docks, apps, stylus, adapters, cables  – even a real keyboard, just like a — like a computer!

 

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U.S. Army Attack iPads

October 16, 2010

U.S. Army Attack iPads

The U.S. Army wants to buy a half-million-dollars-worth of Apple iPads. Which command? Fort Knox, naturally.

Mark Malseed and Jenifer Reinhardt tell all at OhMyGov.com

 

 

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