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The iPad isn't perfect

…but it is magical. I realise I promised a lengthy review/critique about the iPad but so much has been written about it over the last few months that there’s little I could say about it’s capabilities and short comings which wouldn’t just be a rehash of things written by people far more eloquent than I. Instead I’d like to just offer a few small observations from my experience. It’s definitely “magical”. 20 seconds after sitting down with it for the first time I got…

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Steve Jobs is not going to kill the PC on Monday

Up until 2005 acquisitions by Apple were predominantly around the core of the Mac platform and it’s “niche” software market in media production (for the industry and for consumers). In 2005, starting with Fingerbase who they bought for their MultiTouch expertise, then PA Semi, a stake in Imagination Technology and more recently the acquisition of Intrinsity for chip design for battery powered, long running mobile device chipsets, Apple began building the “brain trust” for their next generation mobile computing platform which has culminated most recently in the release of…

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...there's an app for that.

It’s official… when Apple say there’s an app for everything, I’m just going to give up and believe them. When I wrote a while back about recommended news from your social media “cloud”, little did I know that there’s an app for that. It’s called Social Reader and it’s pretty much exactly what I was talking about. It hooks into Twitter and Facebook and basically farms all the status updates which include a link in them. It displays this as a list on the…

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I'm a very bad person

Tomorrow I pick my parents up from the airport at 8:00am. They’re here for the weekend until late on Monday evening. I love my Mum and Dad and I’m really excited that they’ll be here for the weekend. On Sunday, it’s my daughter’s second birthday. She’s the light of my life and I’m really stoked about a weekend with friends and family around to celebrate that. And to cap it all off it’s a four day weekend to spend with the…

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The iPad cometh…

Next weekend is my Daughter’s second birthday, we have a visit from friends and family (including my parents coming from Ireland), a bank holiday (4 day weekend for me because I have Friday off work) and just when it seemed it couldn’t get better:  Woot! It’s going to be a fun weekend!…

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