There’s been a barrage of attention on the iPad and it’s hard to go anywhere online and not see a mention of it, it’s truly a memorable device that is sure to change computing history. I have no doubt the device is fun, incredible, even revolutionary, but after seeing some of the iPad setups out there I am left wondering are people missing the point of the iPad ? Look around online and see if something pops out at you too; the amount of people using iPad’s with an external keyboard. If that’s their purpose, why not get a laptop? These are smart and really tech savvy people, the above picture is from Gizmodo but mirrors a setup used by Steve Rubel , and on the left is what TUAW blogger Erica Sadun somehow calls her iPad + stand + external keyboard setup as ‘ridiculously convenient’ – what’s convenient about carrying around three items that can be handled by one less cumbersome laptop? If you’re going to bring a stand and an external keyboard for using the … [Read more...] about Are People Already Missing the Point of the iPad?
You don’t need to download any apps to send group text messages with your iPhone. Hidden away in iOS 4 is the ability to send group text messages, now this may not seem that exciting by default but here’s why it’s great: using group messaging, you can send 100 people a text message but it only counts as ONE sent text! How to enable group text messaging on the iPhone Tap on “Settings” Select “Messages” Tap the On switch next to “Group Messaging” If recipients also enable group messaging, then everyone can have a massive group chat together at the expense of only one text message sent, regardless of the amount of users! I came across this awesome tip (and the screenshot) on ZDNet’s The Apple Core blog , where it was independently verified with AT&T that sending group texts like this only counts as one sent message. If you don’t have an unlimited texting plan, this is without a doubt the cheapest way to send a massive amount of texts between you and your … [Read more...] about iPhone Group Text Messaging – Send 100 People an SMS for the Price of 1
In a recent speech, Steve Wozniak compared tablets and the iPad to TVs, and suggests that the iPad is the culmination of what Steve Jobs has long wanted to create at Apple; a consumer friendly appliance for everyone. Here are some of the better quotes via MacWorld: “The tablet is not necessarily for the people in this room,” Wozniak told the audience of enterprise storage engineers. “It’s for the normal people in the world,” And here’s the quote on Steve Jobs’ long awaited vision of the iPad as a consumer appliance: “I think Steve Jobs had that intention from the day we started Apple, but it was just hard to get there, because we had to go through a lot of steps where you connected to things, and (eventually) computers grew up to where they could do … normal consumer appliance things,” I definitely agree with the idea of an iPad (or tablet) being the perfect PC for a regular user, but it’s obviously much more than that too. Apple touches on this well in their new … [Read more...] about Woz: iPad is a PC for “normal people”
Apple has started to run a new commercial for the MacBook Air, titled “Stickers”. The ad features a look at the customizations which people make to the back enclosure of their MacBooks with a huge variety of stickers, ranging from various abstract designs, to a Snow White decal , a huge assortment of brand stickers, Space Invaders decals, to even an image of the Cookie Monster eating the Apple logo, and many others. The “Stickers” video is 30 seconds long, and embedded below for easy viewing: The commercial is set to an electronic song titled “Chimes” by the artist Hudson Mohawke, which is appropriately fits to the ads theme as it quickly flashes through the array of stickers accompanying the MacBook Air aluminum shell. The only text in the ad is at the very end, saying “The notebook people love.” Notably, and somewhat incredibly, the Apple logo featured at the end flickers between the modern monochrome all-black version, to the multi-color rainbow sticker that … [Read more...] about Apple “Stickers” Ad for MacBook Air is “The notebook people love” [Video]
If you’ve been motivated by others to get on the popular Signal messenger app, chances are decent that you also got invited and added to a group chat. Group chats are a quick way to get started on a new messaging platform and hence, you may be looking to add some of your friends to the group as well. Signal has been the talk of the town lately, mostly due to appreciation by popular media for its vast array of privacy-oriented features. Therefore, it’s no surprise that some of your friends decided to try it out and requested you to install the app as well. Signal group chats work in a fairly similar way to WhatsApp groups, so if you’re switching from the Facebook-owned platform, this may be familiar. iMessage users on the other hand may face some trouble getting a hang of it. That being said, you’ll get a basic idea of how group chats work once you’re done reading this article, since we’ll be discussing exactly how you can add and remove people in a Signal group chat right … [Read more...] about How to Add & Remove People in Signal Group Chat