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The iPad – Why ask why? It “revolutionizes it”

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Are you a true believer?

 

Click this link to watch – http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1931968

Bonus – Steve’s next play, the iPhone OS 4 Event – http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1004fk8d5gt/event/

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April 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Pssst… Didn’t anyone notice the guy in the torn blue jeans?

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Seems like folks are too busy to notice the guy in the torn blue jeans, sneakers, and hooded sweatshirt that just walked past them.  Perhaps they are thinking about their iPhone and/or iPad.  I wonder if any of them would talk to Apple CEO Steve Jobs if they had the opportunity?  Hmmm.  Hidden in plain sight.

Take a look – https://frrl.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/stevejobsatapplestore.jpg

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April 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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Teardown Analysis of the Apple iPad – What’s inside and what does it cost to build?

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Materials for the iPad, which went on sale on April 3, include a touch-screen display that costs $95 and a $26.80 processor designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co., according to El Segundo, California-based ISuppli.

Analysis by ISuppli indicates that components of the lowest-priced, 16-gigabyte iPad amounts to 52 percent of its retail price of $499. That leaves the iPad on par with other Apple products, including the iPhone 3GS. A high-end 64-gigabyte version of the iPad, which retails for $699, contains components that cost $348.10, according to ISuppli.

Much of the iPad’s component costs went toward making…

Read the full story – http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a6fOHHpcJv7w

Now see what’s inside – http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-Teardown/2183/1#s11066

And inside the inside – http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-A4-Teardown/2204/1

More teardowns of popular products – http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown

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April 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

700,000 iPads sold out of the gate

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The latest estimates for iPad sales may surprise even the most optimistic Apple watchers: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster puts the number at 600,000-700,000 this weekend, including pre-orders.

By comparison, it took Apple more than 70 days to sell 1 million iPhones after the initial launch.

Ok, so take a look

And here is the manual – http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad

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April 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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Having Fun with the Desktop Metaphor

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Innovation and unconventional thinking as applied to the desktop metaphor.  The motto of one entrepreneurial  company is “Lets have fun – and make money.”  When I saw this demo of BumpTop I knew Anand was, at least, having fun.  Check out the demo at TED on BumpTop.

I am filing this entry under “Playful”.

Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3-D extreme, transforming file navigation into a freewheeling playground of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.”

http://www.ted.com/talks/anand_agarawala_demos_his_bumptop_desktop.html

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April 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close

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For the past week or so, I have been testing a sleek, light, silver-and-black tablet computer called an iPad. After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop. It could even help, eventually, to propel the finger-driven, multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface that has prevailed for decades.

by Walter S. Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal
http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100331/apple-ipad-review/

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March 31, 2010 at 4:53 am

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ASUS Express Gate –

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Gimmick, Great New Feature, or Stealth Attach of LINUX?

Your new laptop may have ASUS Express Gate.  Boots in 5 seconds.  Is this a gimmick or a great new feature.  Maybe this is the best of both worlds – an “appliance” to check e-mail, browse the web, chat with Skype, get on-line, play a few games, check the contents of a USB, gaming, and do other basic things – without booting a heavy-weight operating system.

ASUS Express Gate can turn your PC into an appliance – do you want that?

Check out some videos to see what it looks like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w41vS3UcZdk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu4CdPRYdVc&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMy-glv498&NR=1

Tech – New motherboards with ASUS Express Gate – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juGAE-0kuJA

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March 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

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