Siri is built into the iPhone 4S and can speak and understand English (US, UK, AU), French, German, and Japanese with more languages to be added in 2012 including Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. Here’s more information about Siri. As an iPhone 4S user I must say I use Siri all the time and while [...]
Archive for the 'iPad' Category
Rob Schmitz does a Marketplace story Foxconn and how they assemble Apple products. Marketplace is a radio show so many of Rob’s pieces are audio only with image slide shows to go with them. Here’s one on the workers who make iPads: The people behind your iPad: The workers. Note: Rob is the person who [...]
The Scary Consequences of a Lost Smartphone This is a chilling piece, worth reading for anyone who travels with a computer, smartphone or tablet. I found an iPhone on the Undermountain trail on Bear Mountain two weeks ago. There were numerous hikers on the mountain and the woman who lost it gave her boyfriend’s iPhone [...]
Fat Wireless: iPad 3rd Generation Dan Benjamin is joined by Marco Arment of Instapaper.com and Horace Dediu of Asymco.com to discuss the just-announced Apple iPad 3rd Generation. Anyone considering a new iPad should listen to this. It’s long (1 hour, 14 minutes) but well worth it.
I’ve posted about Square before and I’ve been enjoying an account with them for over a year now. It’s an excellent service and anyone who uses credit cards should open a free account with them. Square Register takes it to the next level allowing the use of an iPad to replace a cash register. Easier [...]
I’m using the beta of Messages (demoed in the video) and its great. Looks like the rest of it is great too. The new Notes app looks like it might be the end of Simplenote…. not sure yet but it looks likely.
Preface Last month while reading an interview with Jason Kottke, a blogger I’ve been following for many years I noticed this question and answer: What’s your online reading setup look like these days? RSS? Twitter? Multiple devices? For discovery, Twitter and Stellar. No RSS…stopped doing that a few months ago and I feel like it [...]
Youths Are Watching, but Less Often on TV Just ask Jay Rishel, a system administrator in York, Pa., whose son Cory, 4, has become accustomed to watching television via Roku, a small box that streams shows through the Internet. On Tuesday night, Cory asked his dad if he had watched television via Roku growing up. [...]
Marco Arment on Planet Money This is a great interview. The Planet Money guys are brilliant and Marco gets right in sync with their style. Marco made and sells one of my all time favorite utilities: Instapaper. In a nutshell, if I start reading an article on my computer and want to finish it or [...]
iPad magic A very nice routine using the iPad for close up sleight of hand (in German). [via Hank Murrow]
Marshall Soulful Jones, part of Team Nuyorican 2011, 2nd place finishers at the National Poetry Slam in Boston, perform “Touchscreen”. The Bowery Poetry Club NY. Brilliant, down to the head movement. [via wimp.com]
Guy English: How I’d Build an Apple Television Set The piece of Guy’s essay that appeals to me most is this: So if you’re in an Apple based household the odds are good that your new Apple TV will be able to talk to one of your other devices and get the required network info [...]
Samsung’s New Texas Factory for A5 Chip Production Now Fully Operational If you don’t think Apple is making a lot of iOS devices, read the numbers on this: Samsung built a 1.6 million square foot, $3.6 billion plant in Austin, Texas to build Apple A5 processor chips for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 devices. Since [...]
Introducing Memo Touch, a tablet designed for elders with short-term memory loss While the implementation may not be the best, this is a killer good idea and it allows family members to log into the account and set up reminders. Of course, someone might write an app like this for iOS and then one could [...]
Square update Watch the video, it’s quite spectacular. I have a Square account. It’s free. Highly recommended. Works on iPhone or iPad. Amazing. PS: Thanks Edward.
Apple’s AssistiveTouch Helps the Disabled Use a Smartphone David Pogue is pretty worked up over AssistiveTouch and I can see why. After reading his piece I just played around with it and it’s quite fantastic. Settings/General/Accessibility/AssistiveTouch. Try it (iOS 5), it’s quite interesting. I’m most interested to see if it might make the iPad more [...]
Voting by iPad in Oregon on Tuesday Election workers are taking the iPads to disabled voters who might otherwise have difficulties marking their ballots, the AP wrote. These voters are able to pull up the ballot on the iPad and tap the screen to mark the candidate of their choice before printing out their completed [...]
Informal e-reader library comparison Marco Arment (creator of Instapaper) has done a very nice comparison of the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks on the iPad. He’s comparing availability of content (books and periodicals) less usability of the various tools. By the way, Instapaper on the iPad is an incredible way to read articles that you’ve [...]
Google Reader and Mac/iOS RSS readers that sync Brent Simmons has written an excellent piece on proposed changes to Google Reader and how they might affect clients like Reeder which piggy back off it. I use Google Reader to catalog and organize my various RSS feeds and have been since I dropped NetNewsWire (which Brent [...]
Ask Different Ask Different is a brilliantly built discussion site that allows people to ask questions about their Apple products and get a variety of answers and tips from others. I first heard about it back here and I decided to subscribe to its RSS feed for a while to see what kinds of questions [...]