Maccast 2010.04.07

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 297. iPad hits the streets. iPad early issues. iPad processor details revealed. iPhone OS 4 sneak peek just days away. Apple’s at 10,000 feet, why not? Your first impressions of Apple’s iPad.

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New music, Perfect by Love Equals Action (iTunes)

EOL: Say Hello to Jarvis

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Mac Snac 005 – iPad Unboxing

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Mac Snac

In case you missed it on my YouTube or Facebook pages here’s my video unboxing the iPad WiFi 32 GB

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My Real World iPad Battery Test

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Reviews

A few days ago I sent out a tweet stating I was having trouble outlasting my new iPad’s battery. It was about 2:40 AM and I had been using the device heavily since about 10:30 AM the day before. What I hadn’t done is keep track of exactly how much time the iPad was powered on and actually in use. Many of you tweeted to ask me to post exactly how much powered up usage time I got with my new Wi-Fi wonder slate. Well here it is:

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10:04:20.5. I would say that is meeting Apple’s stated tech specs. I did have Wi-Fi on the whole time and I did a variety of tasks from reading books and watching video to surfing the web and reading RSS feeds. As a bonus I also wrote this blog post using the WordPress app for iPad. Typing on the on-screen keyboard is amazingly good (if not a little messy). So, in addition to the amazing battery life I’m finding that the iPad is also a very capable alternative to my Macbook Pro when I want a more agile and lighter weight alternative.

And oh, in case your wondering about charging time. Using the included 10W USB Power Adapter I was able to go from 0 to 100% charge in approximately 4 hours.

iPad: Go Greased Lightning

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Follow-up, Random Thoughts

First let me say I am loving Apple’s new iPad. One of the first “killer” features for me is the ability to quickly and easily respond to email while sitting on the couch or in bed. In the past I have used my iPhone for this, but because typing on that device isn’t ideal I would often respond with more terse emails than I would have liked. The iPad’s on-screen keyboard is much more “typeable”. It resolves the issue but as I discovered this morning nothing is perfect. Checkout what awaited me when I finished my work and turned off the iPad.

iPad Fingerprints
iPad Fingerprints

Yup. A nice greasy virtual fingerprint keyboard. The iPad, like it’s smaller siblings the iPhone and iPod Touch, loves grease (and cat hair BTW). Luckily it also has the same oleophobic coating as the mini pads too. A simple wipe with a soft lint free cloth resolves the issue. Still kinda funny. For sure you’ll want to keep a cloth around and handy for when you finished fondling your favorite new iThing.

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Jason SnellA podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast where I am joined by Macworld’s Jason Snell. Being literally just days away from the US release of the iPad I had a conversation with Jason about his thoughts on what the iPad will mean for Apple, the Mac community, and the computer industry.

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Maccast 2010.04.01

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 296. iPad Hysteria heats up. iPad, it’s about the content. Apple releases 10.6.3 update. iTunes 9.1 and other updates. What’s happening with Apple’s NC Data Center. Don’t forget the iPhone. Applecare follow-up. Not every Applecare fairytale has a happy ending. Copy full path in Finder. What’s your iPad for? Quick Look in Mail.app. Mac operation over 10,000 ft.

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New music, Thanks For Coming by Josh Woodward (iTunes)

EOL: Would you rather have an iPADD? (via Cult of Mac)

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