Showing posts from April, 2010

iPAD - Quick Take 2 - Thoughts and Impressions

OK - I have now had the iPad for about 3 weeks and I like it a lot.  It is a very unique device and is a great addition to my arsenal of I.T. tools.  It offers me quick access to SSH, LOGMEIN, my Web based HelpDesk application as well as my e-mail.

But the shine has worn off and I am met with a few regrets and maybe some future ideas?

First Bitch - The Cable that comes with the iPad works with all my iPods - so it is 'backwards compatible' - However, the same cannot be said for the other cables (of which I have a shoebox full of them).  This pisses me off to no end, because here I have spent a lot of money in support of great products and I have definitely gotten my money's worth (in terms of my iPods and iPhones), but the fact that I now only have 1 cable that will work with the iPad - is just stupid!  Apple's plan?  Buy a sync cable compatible with the iPad - $19.00

I don't think so - I have found (from a friend at work - thanks Tejas!) that a company called GTMAX m…

iPad Day - April 3, 2010

It has finally arrived and I have to say that Apple has created another device which is truly going to be a game changer.  I placed my 'reservation' about a month ago and with baited breath, drank of all the reports and prophesies of the coming iPad.  Pictures of it in the wild - performance statistics - 'delay reports' from manufacturing and finally this week the great Marketing engine of Apple, itself, crank up into high gear.

I watched last night as the news reports highlighted the Apple Fanatics camped outside the retail outlets waiting for their forthcoming chance to obtain the new device.   I was worried.  Why?  Would I get there at 9:30 AM or 10:00 AM to find my reservation was for naught, like the infamous Jerry Seinfeld episode where Seinfeld reserves a car, but they don't have it and he starts to lecture the counter person on the meaning of a reservation.

I thought to myself - should I go down and sit with these people and commune?  Then I figured - what wi…