by Garethin Media, Technology1 commentstags: Apple, iPad, iphone, itunes, OSX
I could have written something on the day of the iPad launch but I couldn’t really be arsed. I was busy, everyone was talking about it anyway, and most of the talk was either pro or anti hysteria. My thoughts at the time haven’t really changed though, and reflecting on how things are gradually moving ahead with the iPad, I thought I should get round to writing them down… The hype – there was a lot. Seriously. Rolling news channels, all kinds of online sites, newspapers and magazines. And offline. Someone was going to be disappointed. Lots of people actually. Mainly those who were either daft enough to expect something impossibly miraculous, or those who were cynical enough to want the launch to be an anti-climax. Was there too much hype? Yep – certainly in terms of justifying the actual specific product as it stood on the day. HOWEVER, and it’s a very big however – I can’t help but think that in a few short years that hype *will* be felt to be justified. And everybody will have forgotten about the exact iPad on the launch day. The hype won’t be justified by what the iPad was on that […]
by Garethin Technology0 commentstags: Apple, OSX, stuff, tablet, Technology
Whilst the Indy looks ahead ten years, French website Nowhereelse.fr points us towards the very near future with these clips of what some take to be a glimpse of the forthcoming Apple tablet device (iSlate, iGuide are amongst the names mooted) which is rumoured to be associated with a ‘big’ media event in late January.Not sure about this though – something about it is iffy (or a few things are iffy) – not sure I can put my finger on it exactly. But it’s a very nice fake nonetheless if it is indeed a fake.
by Garethin Media, Technology0 commentstags: advertising, Apple, fun, marketing, microsoft
“In a lot of ways, you’re just throwing a house party with Windows 7 as an honored guest…”In a lot of ways, you’re clearly mental… & in a lot of ways, this is very very funny. Kind of creepy too though, as it appears to be some kind of portal into a parallel universe where everybody’s a bad actor. And everybody’s on crack. Still, worth sharing for sheer *WTF* value.
by Garethin Media, Music, Technology0 commentstags: Apple, applications, downloads, iphone, itunes
Apple’s App Store – part of iTunes, and used for buying applications and games for the iPhone and iPod Touch, turns 1 year old, having put over 56,000 apps on its virtual shelves and had over a billion downloads.They’re celebrating with some special download offers on their most popular apps…
by Garethin General, Technology2 commentstags: Apple, application, blogging, General, iphone, photos
Just trying out a blogging app for the iPhone; it’s called BlogPress. If it works then this should be a picture of Desmond Lynham apparently drowned in the lake at Chiswick Park.Seems to be a nice app and may well be useful on travels and on MotoGP trips.I need to move though, as lots of threatening ducks are closing in… — Posted From iPhone