Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New iPad is too short for Big Business.

I debated on purchasing a new Apple iPad when they first came out, but after a few days and reading a ton of positive posts about the device I decided to give it a try. I have had the device for the past week and have already formed an opinion of the device. Here it is.

Positive: simple and intuitive interface, iTunes compatibility, size/weight, instant on,
Cons: NO PRINTING Support, No Productivity Software included, WiFi glitch if on an 802.11n network, NO FLASH Support, Limited support for some websites due to the Mobile Browser (NBC.COM refused to show normal site even after correcting the address) to name a few

Apple has a fantastic product on their hands and has shown potential to replace a good portion of the laptop market. But the cons sure outweigh the pros for me. That being said I will have to wait for most of the cons to be addressed before I can consider replacing my laptop with this device. Come to think of it, I have not had much time with the device since my wife has taken possession of it and loves to play games on it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How to find iPhone apps ...there is more than one way...

While using my iPhone I noticed how hard it is to find good apps with nearly 130,000 apps in the app-store. Due to poor search filtering capabilities of the store (Apple has announced that it is working on a new interface) it is difficult to find good apps.

appshopper.com is a nice site that allows you to keep up-to-date on the status of apps, be it updates, price changes, or new additions. The site has user reviews and the ability to filter searches to see just what you are looking for.