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The Original iPad – a Must Have?

4 Aug

credit: AFP

Martin Giles, US Tech Correspondent for The Economist, wrote about how Apple continues to persuade consumers that an iPad or tablet is a must have. In First Impressions of the iPad he wrote that “Apple’s gizmo will help to convince people everywhere that there is indeed a place for tablet computers in their future as a third device that sits between mobile phones and personal computers.”

Giles interviewed me after I purchased my iPad at the Best Buy store on Harrison Street in San Francisco on April 3. Giles writes

Several of the folk at that store with iPads under their arms seemed to be Apple aficionados already. Aimee Levine, a self-confessed “gadget girl” who already owns an iPhone and iPod music player, said one of the main reasons for buying an iPad was that she planned to take out electronic subscriptions to her favourite newspapers and magazines on it, and to do away with the printed ones.

The Apple iPad: a Must Have as a Third Device?

4 Apr

Martin Giles, US Tech Correspondent for The Economist, writes in today's online edition about how Apple is trying to persuade consumers that an iPad or tablet is a must have. In First Impressions of the iPad he says that he had "only had a few hours to play with the new device, but his initial impressions are that Apple’s gizmo will help to convince people everywhere that there is indeed a place for tablet computers in their future as a “third device” that sits between mobile phones and personal computers."

Giles interviewed me after I purchased my iPad at the Best Buy store on Harrison Street in San Francisco on April 3. Giles writes "several of the folk at that store with iPads under their arms seemed to be Apple aficionados already. Aimee Levine, a self-confessed “gadget girl” who already owns an iPhone and iPod music player, said one of the main reasons for buying an iPad was that she planned to take out electronic subscriptions to her favourite newspapers and magazines on it, and to do away with the printed ones."

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Apple’s iPad will help persuade consumers that a tablet is a must-have

4 Apr

http://www.economist.com/business-finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15838530.

How to Go Cable Free & Still Watch TV – Online!

9 Feb

Daisy Whitney today posted some great tips on tvweek.com on how to go cable-free – but still watch TV and movies — via the Internet.  Here are some excerpts:

Pick it up and dial your cable or satellite operator. Say, “I want to cancel my service.”

Then, turn on your computer and go to Hulu.com, NBC.com, ABC.com, CBS.com, Fox.Com, TheDailyShow.com, CartoonNetwork.com and so on and watch your favorite shows.

You also can go to TVGuide.com’s online video guide, AOL’s guide or Veoh, as examples, for lists of both TV shows online and Web-only programs.

If you want to get a little more arty, you can connect your computer to your TV. You’ll need to purchase the right cord for your computer, so ask at your local electronics store.

I don’t consider AppleTV a must-have for the cable-free lifestyle. The selection is still limited and the free proposition for TV episodes online is much more compelling.

You also could install Boxee TV … This software brings Hulu.com, ComedyCentral.com, CBS.com and other Web sites directly to your AppleTV and thus your TV set.

The one must-have is Netflix for your DVD fix. As part of the monthly Netflix fee, you now can watch more than 12,000 titles immediately online.

Read Daisy’s full article here.

I am using Boxee and am enjoying it from time to time. But I haven’t cut the Comcast cord yet, since I haven’t found a faster Internet-only solution in my area.

links for 2009-02-08

8 Feb

Happy 25th Birthday Apple Mac

24 Jan

Remember the baby Mac? The “1984” television commercial? Well, 25 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh Model M0001 to the eager masses. Here’s the video of the live event to take you back in time:

Happy Birthday.

Top 10 Most Rumored Apple Product Releases for 2009

4 Jan

Here’s the list of the most rumored new Apple product releases to debut at this week’s Macworld Conference in San Francisco, according to FORTUNE:

(1. Steve Jobs cameo appearance)

2. New AppleTV/Time Capsule

3. New iPod Shuffle

4. New iMac

5. New Mac Mini

6. 64 GB iPod Touch

7. 32 GB iPhone

8. Retooled iWork

9. Unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro

10. Debut of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6

 

The Macworld San Francisco will be held from January 5-9 at the Moscone Center.

Hat Tip: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, FORTUNE Apple 2.0 Blog