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Why Apple Won’t Replace the 30-pin Dock Connector on iPhone/iPad – They’ll Lose It

An updated “micro dock” would make room for bigger batteries, 4G radios, and other components far more important to the iPhone and iPad in a PC free world. Apple getting ready to ditch the traditional iPhone, iPad, and iPod dock connector | iMore iMore and others have been speculating that the 30-pin dock connector on the iPhone/iPad is ripe for… Read more »

Why Microsoft’s Irrelevance is Slowly Becoming Clear

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Then, she explained, the iPhone came. There was no Office. People got things done. Then the iPad came. There was no Office. People got things done. Android came. People got things done. All of those things that they, just a couple of years ago, were convinced they needed Office to do. They got them done without it. And thus, the… Read more »

How Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Helps Signpost the Vision for a Post-PC Era

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Apple announces the next version of OS X, ‘Mountain Lion’, which continues the trend of bringing iOS features to the desktop. It also suggests of a shift in Apple’s strategy for the desktop overall. With Apple’s core market moving further towards the consumer and business pocket, how might the product line up reflect Apple’s changing fortunes?

No 3G Connection, Only EDGE, After iOS 5.0.1 Over-The-Air Update on iPad 1

A couple of days go I finally installed the 5.0.1 update for the iPad. I did this using the in-built ‘software update’ method, rather than using iTunes. Since then, I seem unable to get a 3G connection, even when the iPhone is sitting right there with a good 3G connection. Doing some research it appears this is one of those… Read more »

Bad Apple – Stop Bloody Spell Checking!

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One thing that I tend to find irritating when using the iPad/iPhone is the spell checker. It does ok 50% of the time, and does stupid things the rest. I don’t know whether to blame the OS or Google Translate, but it is #*%^ing stupid to try spell checking words that are typed in French into English. The app is… Read more »

Bad Apple – Mail Failure Alerts When Offline

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When you are not connected to 3G or Wifi and you try to access the Mail App on iPhone or iPad, you get an alert pop up over what you are doing to tell you it can’t access the server. Not a bad solution to remind you of the need to have a connection (or that there is a server… Read more »

Bad Apple – Numbers

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Why is it that every time I start Numbers for iPad, it shows the textured background for a while, then crashes out? I reload and it works. Why this alternate crash nonsense? I use Numbers to keep spreadsheets of fuel, LPG and battery usage for the van. For something that should be a simple, quick recording of some figures, this… Read more »

TrackPad Erratic After Upgrade to OS X 10.7 Lion

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I’ve been getting erratic behaviour on the Apple TrackPad since performing the upgrade to 10.7 on the MacPro (2006, 1,1). Everything is fine and then as you move your finger across the surface, the on-screen cursor starts jumping about, sometimes in a predictable way (like its just missing event information from the trackpad), and other times like its getting the… Read more »

Apples Poor UI Choices in iOS and OS X Lion

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Thoughts on Skeuomorphism in UI Design – Kaishinlab Skeuomorphs in UI design refer to interface elements that retain obsoleted visual or behavioral aspects of the physical objects they are based on. […] Apple has been riding the skeuomorphism wave for more than a decade, alienating pundits and users alike in every episode, the most recent of which involves the redesigned… Read more »

How to Switch a Bluetooth Keyboard Between Mac and iPad

Ok, so you are the owner of an Apple Bluetooth keyboard which is already connected to your iMac, MacPro, Mac Mini or the like, and you now want to be able to pair and use the keyboard with your shiny new iPad.  You might have noticed that if you power cycle the keyboard it will always re-pair with the Mac,… Read more »