"My Dean thinks that I am obstreperous."
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Based on my experience today at the Apple Store, they'll easily sell out. If not tonight, sometime tomorrow. Some in the line were speculating that they might sell 4 million by the end of the weekend. Based on the 600,000 pre-orders and rumors of display shortages I wonder if Apple even has enough stock to sell that many.
3 million iPads in 80 days and now this - it good to be Apple!
Apple is selling iPhone 4s quickly enough that some stores have already sold out before the end of the day, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster discovered today. A check in the morning found that nine of 20 Apple stores had already exhausted their stock, and all others expected to clear theirs by the end of the day. Earlier iPhone launches have usually taken a full weekend before significant sellouts. Munster also saw Apple selling many more iPhones than it has in the past. Assuming Apple reserved about half its total launch supply for those who hadn't pre-ordered, Munster expected to see at least one million and as many as 1.5 million iPhones sell this weekend. The low end would match Apple's previous best, with the iPhone 3GS, and so any higher sales would automatically make the iPhone 4 launch a new record.
I just tried this with my mother - dead simple and great quality! To the people around us, it was like science fiction come to life.
if there’s one company that can bring the technology from exception to everyday, it’s probably Apple, and the folks from Cupertino have certainly given it their all, as evidenced by FaceTime’s elegant simplicity. All you need is a Wi-Fi network, an iPhone 4, and a friend with an iPhone 4 and a Wi-Fi network—chances are you’ve already got the first two, no problem.
I've been reading a couple (three actually) books on the iPad and now the iPhone. iBooks is a great application! The only shortcoming is the availability of books - which should improve over time. I have other books in the Kindle app (also available for iPad and iPhone), but if a book is available for both platforms, I opt for the iBooks version.
iBooks is an excellent e-reader that feels impressively like the future—while simultaneously feeling a heck of a lot like an actual book. Right now, Amazon’s dominating selection renders it the top dog in the iOS e-reading world. But if the book you’re after is available for iBooks at a good price, the app provides an immersive and thoroughly pleasant reading experience, particularly on the iPad.
Interesting list.Do you cover all of these topics in your IT program? Click the link below to read more about each.
2. PowerShell and Scripting
3. Networking and Interoperability
6. Disaster Recovery
8. Database Administration
9. Desktop Imaging
10. Helpdesk (People Skills)
Another iPad/Kindle killer? Hopefully this
is isn't just a concept video - like Microsoft's Courier.
The Kno is a multi-dimensional two-screen tablet that could lighten your bag -- and change the face of textbooks.
According to Tablet PC Review, the Kno was designed specifically for students and may be able to do for them what the Kindle, Nook and iPad have not. It has been in development for a year.
Its student-geared features include a durable clamshell design, a "smooth and effortless" writing stylus that lets you highlight and annotate text and the ability to display a full textbook at once, eliminating the need for scrolling.
Here's a student testimonial.
Marco Arment describes the limitations of iOS4 multitasking and why iOS 4 won't allow his popular iPhone/iPad app Instapaper to run in the background and periodically fetch content. Marco.org
Here's his proposed solution:
Proposed solution: A new multitasking type
The addition of one more multitasking service would solve this issue for a lot of application types: a periodic network request. Here’s how I would do it:
The application gives the system an NSURLRequest and an ideal refresh interval, such as every 30 minutes, every few hours, or every day.
iOS executes that request, whenever it deems that it should, and saves the response to a local file.
Next time the application launches, iOS hands it an NSData of the most recent response.
Executing the request “whenever it deems that it should” is important. iOS can decide, for instance:
- Not to update when the battery is low, connectivity is poor, other requests are running, free memory is low, CPU usage is high, or the user is predicted to exceed their monthly data limit.
- Not to update as frequently as the app requests, or to increase the interval over time, or to dynamically adjust the interval based on how often it receives a 304 (Not Modified) response.
- Not to update at all if the requesting app has not been launched in a long time.
iPad is neither an iPod nor a phone. It’s positioned as something entirely new between a laptop and a smartphone. iPhone gave users a much softer transition to this new interaction model, and built a tremendously successful platform off of it. People immediately understood iPad as a result. Without that transition, it risked being completely misunderstood: a new platform, form factor and interface that intentionally does less than a PC and has no third party apps. Not only would this have been a harder sell, but any lackluster reception would have completely tarnished an iPhone introduction later. We could be living in a much different world today.
I have to admit I'm confused about Google's mobile OS strategy - it seems incoherent. Are they going with a tablet with Android or Chrome OS? Or maybe both? This bit from Ray Ozzie helps explain.
According to Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie:
Android is a bet on the past. Chrome is a bet on the future.’ Android is still about installing applications on a specific device. Chrome OS is designed for a future where everything is online, in the cloud.