A few years ago, I wrote about how I use my iPad in place of paper notes for speaking. Tablets and apps have come quite a way since then, and I’ve experimented with a number of setups for this. Scrolling through a Pages or a Google Doc seems to be the most awkward way to do this, yet it’s what I see many people using.… Read more
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During my guest appearance on Mac Power Users, David and Katie asked me about the WordPress app for iOS. I mentioned that it’s improved a great deal over time, and it has, though there are things I’d like to see it do better. Two days after we recorded, I discovered Poster, which had just released version 2.… Read more
A few weeks ago, this image comparing the size and corner radius of an iPad Mini and Moleskine notebook made the social media rounds. And it got me to thinking.
If you are like me, you have a narcotic affection for Moleskine notebooks. I have a drawer full of them, filled with good intentions.… Read more
I’ve had a building, occasionally fickle, and somewhat disruptive curiosity with 7ish inch tablet scene. At this point, though, its a man crush.
I started with a hypothetically rooted Nook Color, which I may or may not have put a Kindle app on. I mostly used it for bedtime reading and browser testing while the iPad was my main reading device.… Read more
Last week, Smile Software released PDFPen for iPad, as well as an update to PDFPen for Mac to enable iCloud. If you have used Smile’s products before, like PDFPen or TextExpander, then you would have expected a well thought out app. And you would be right.
I begin with thumbs ups and pats on the backs of the collective Smile crew for the iCloud integration.… Read more
I had one primary goal when I ordered a Kindle Fire: it would free up the iPad to leave home during the day for my wife and kids to use. (Okay, okay, stop looking at me like that. I also love shiny new things. Like you don’t?)
While the iPad has held a steady place in my workflow, my primary use for it during the day was reading.… Read more
Since the first Kindle was released, Amazon has offered a device that’s the perfect storm for this tech-loving book lover. Or is it book-loving tech lover? Either way, I’m a lover, and tech gadgets and books sit high on my affinity list. Put all that together, and I took a serious look at the Kindle Fire when it was announced.… Read more
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, while we were all listening to Peter Gabriel, I ordered the new $79 Kindle model. The three readers in our house have been happily passing it around the last few weeks. We’re making the jump from the Kindle 2 to this model, having skipped the Kindle 3 (aka the Kindle Keyboard).… Read more