This makes no sense.
The latest iPad delivers new enhancements at an even faster pace than last year’s iPad 2. While it took Apple four years to bring its Retina Display to iPhone 4, iPad is getting similar treatment in just three.
After the Verge’s “18.7% hotter” headline yesterday, it seems necessary that we all learn that a sensible-sounding English sentence does not always make for a sensible comparison.
It doesn’t make sense to me to compare how many years it took for a technology to become available on the iPad versus the iPhone. Could you say that innovation is happening faster on the iPad because it had 3G out of the gate whereas it took a year to become available on the iPhone?
I highly recommend Sparrow if you need an alternative or second mail client on your Mac. I took a friend’s suggestion to use Sparrow for personal mail accounts and Mail.app for work.
Google flushes heat from data center with toilet water:
On Thursday, Google revealed that it’s now working with the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority to cool the facility with 100 percent recycled water. “When the residents of the county take showers and flush their toilets, they’re helping to cool our data center,” Joe Kava, the man who runs Google’s data center operations and construction team, tells Wired.
(Via Ars Technica)
This is way too similar to Google TiSP.
iFixit got their hands on a 4G iPad (3). It’s almost entirely screen and battery in there.
Pixels pixels pixels. Battery battery battery. Speed speed speed.
Bonus points for correct use of the word “infinitely”
the new camera is decidedly better than the one in the iPad 2 (and infinitely better than the no-camera in the original iPad)
For those of you looking to buy an iPad tomorrow, you may be interested to know that Verizon has their LTE network up and running in Champaign while AT&T does not.
With many modern mobile devices, there’s this constant, nagging sensation that it’s going to jam up, freeze, or otherwise not respond to your commands. That sensation is nowhere to be found on the new iPad — and it’s a relief.
Fits my experience with Android and WebOS tablets.
I had occasion to visit a Verizon store this weekend and took some time to play around with the various Android and Windows Phone devices. I was struck by how completely awful the user experience was on almost all of the tablets they had on display. The navigation was jerky and the home screens cluttered. Why would you bother displaying a product that felt annoying to use? It’s possible that some of the problems were caused by poor maintenance of the demo units, but all but given the responsiveness of even the newest Android phones, I have to think the problem is with Android. There’s just this nagging, split-second delay in the interface response that casts doubt into the mind of the user as to whether they correctly execute the command they were going for.
Now the Windows phones on the other hand, I see potential there. The more I read and experience, the more impressed I am with WP7 and Windows 8. Microsoft seems to have taken the time to get the basics right before moving on to added features. The interface is slick and they’re doing some really interesting things with social media integration and those live tiles. I find myself rapidly losing interest in Android as a platform. It’s beginning to draw connections in my mind to those soulless, off-brand, dumbphones that carriers try to sell to people who don’t know what they want (to play off the thought from Gruber about why Android tablets aren’t doing as well as Android phones).
I had hoped that WebOS would stand out as the first true iOS competitor on both the phone and tablet fronts, but is looks like that may be Microsoft and surprisingly, I’m ok with that.
I’ve wanted to write this for a long time:
Sources familiar with the matter…
have confirmed that the upcoming AppleTV will include Siri.
My sources have been able to confirm that Siri will be a part of the next AppleTV release. It will likely be announced alongside the new iPad this Wednesday. With a lesser degree of certainty, I do not believe the iPad will include Siri at this time, but possibly in the next major iOS release.
::UPDATE:: Oh well.