Many of you out there count on your Merlin Mann’s or your David Sparks’ to get your productivity tips. However, when Warren Ellis mentions an App, you can bet that it’s made a big splash. If you managed to miss the coverage, Status Board is a Dashboard-like app for the iPad. That may be a gross oversimplification, but it is a good place to start.
For most of the linked panels below go to the site on your iPad and you can install them into Status Board with ... more
The iPad is a great device, but I still find myself carrying a Moleskine notebook in my bag for drawing doodles and jotting down notes. Because of this, I was on the hunt for an iPad mini case that featured a built-in notebook. Much to my surprise, the folks at Moleskine actually offer a case for both the iPad and iPad mini.
The case is quite simple: it's a folio-style iPad case with a built-in Volant Notebook. The case itself looks like a standard Mokeskine journal and looks to have the ... more
American Airlines announced yesterday that it will be making iPads available to all its pilots, in an attempt to improve productivity and to decrease injury and cost. The iPads will replace the 40 pound flight bags that each pilot is currently required to have on his/her flight.
The 40 pound bags contain over 3,000 pages of charts and manuals that pilots must occasionally reference. American Airlines will now transfer all of this information over to an iPad app that its pilots will be able to access, dropping the information's weight ... more
Continuing to fill its warehouse full of awards, Apple's iPad has been named the winner of the J.D. Power and Associates satisfaction survey for the second year in a row. The tablets were evaluated based on style and design, ease of use, performance, features and cost.
The award is given out by J.D. Power and Associates, a marketing research firm that produces highly valued customer satisfaction surveys in a variety of different product markets. This is just the second year that the firm has done an award for ... more
Mailbox, the slick and simple e-mail client for iOS, has been massively successful both critically and on the app store's charts since it was first released just three months ago. The now Dropbox-owned company announced that it will be expanding its popular app to the iPad as well, and that development on the tablet version is already underway.
One of the few complaints about the Mailbox app for iPhone was that it didn't include iPad support. The app's developers, however, recognize that its essential for a productivity app like Mailbox ... more
Everyone laughs at the folk that use their iPads as cameras. It just looks so silly to hold up such a massive device with such a mediocre camera, especially when we almost all have iPhones in our pockets as well.
Everyone that is except for this one iPad wielding photographer, who has gotten the last laugh after his camera of choice saved him from a guaranteed trip to the hospital. While using his iPad to photograph a kids softball game, a foul ball popped back and started to sail straight for ... more
Have an old iPad laying around collecting dust? Why not turn the display into an external monitor for your PC. That's exactly what a polish hacker did when he managed to get an iPad display online and then hacked the Retina display to run as an external display at maximum resolution.
Using the DisplayPort technology, an interface board (available on GitHub), and a lot of skills most of us don't possess, Emeryth managed to get the display running in tip-top shape.
Creating the PCB was fairly straightforward, I just had ... more
Photojojo describes it pretty accurately: iPad photography is just about as silly a full-grown adult doing a cartwheel, and yet, it's something I've seen often enough. Now Photojojo is taking it one step further and strapping on a zoom lens, called the iPad Telephoto Lens for those times you just can't get close enough to take your picture with your giant iPad.
According to Photojojo, The iPad telephoto lens has a manual focusing ring to give added control overs its shallow depth of field. It also adds a bit ... more
It seems as though the days of coloring books and wax based crayons may be behind us as we further submit to our tech company overlords. Griffin has released a new product called the Crayola Light Marker for iPad, which wants children to leave behind their boxes of smelly crayons for one convenient and sleek looking electronic marker.
The Light Marker costs $29.99 and then works in conjunction with a free iPad app to give you a simulated drawing experience. Instead of actually pressing the marker down on the iPad's ... more
It's always the same story. When Apple is on the verge of releasing a new product, third-party accessory makers jump up and start producing cases for the still rumored and unannounced devices. Well, it's the same story for the fifth-generation iPad, which is rumored to be released sometime this summer.
Third-party accessory makers have started releasing cases for the next iPad, and they're designed to fit the rumored changes in the next-generation model's device, which is expected to be an 9.7-inch version of the iPad mini, complete with thinner ... more
I love the thinness of the iPhone 5, but hate how fragile the device can be at times. Though I don’t drop my iPhone often, it has happened, and the only thing that has saved my mobile connection to the world is my case. As a frequent iPod, iPhone and
Two hundred and ten days, 22 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds No that’s not how long since the last Fast and the Furious sequel, it is the excruciating time lapsed since the last major Apple product launch. On October 23, 2012, the world was a kinder and more joyous