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“Bloomberg Businessweek +” for iPad is a real treat to the eye! Extremely friendly, simple, readable and, gush, you actually don’t have to be a rocket scientist to pay for it! I hope Murdoch will fire the guys doing The … Continue reading

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There is no iPhone

Although it may look quite the opposite, Apple’s main task was not to make a popular, thus a visible device, but to make it fully transparent and even invisible, from user perspective. They managed to build a device that you … Continue reading

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In this video you see “UZU” by Jason Smith, nicely covered by Arstechnica and shot with my iPhone at 4 AM. Arstechnica: “Uzu reacts to touches to the screen, and can handle up to 10 instances at any given time. If nothing capable of capacitance is making contact with the screen, green, red, and yellow particles float around in a Brownian motion-inspired dance. By my calculations, at any one time there can be up to 2.25 million calculations taking place. Each particle on screen has 25 properties attached to it, including—but not limited to—position, velocity, acceleration, RGB color, HSV color, and a number of different oscillators. Smith says the “sweet spot” seems to be 3,000 particles on the screen at any given time.” The real feeling, though, cannot be understood only by watching a video, you have to interact with the app. It’s an absolute “there’s no spoon” thing. Edit: There are 9.000 particles displayed, instead of 3.000 “sweet spot” Jason mentioned and the performance is mind blowing. The main reason may be the different hardware – iPad 2 instead of iPad 1. Also, the app is just around 1 MB.

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Why do IPad’s competitors suck. A short logical undergoing

They suck mainly because of the following dialog: Competitor company CEO: “How come Apple makes so much money?” Competitor company Marketing Director: “They’re building innovative products and these products are very well marketed” CEO: “What’s the most innovative device they’ve … Continue reading

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Kindle has an anti glare display while iPad hasn’t

For some, having a better looking sticker on the windshield means having the better car. It also means dumb publicity. How else could you read a non-backlit display but under “direct bright light”?

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Snappy Flipboard secrets If you look at this page you’ll see at a glance 2 previews: first upper band – Twitter’s 140 characters – 5 seconds read time, second preview – some 200 words in the mid band – 20 … Continue reading

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The Daily… update

The update brings almost no improvement: the carousel still has its own ideas, the quick scroll spine is still lagging. I see dead people

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