tag: iPad

January 7th, 2013

Exploring the e-book industry

Occasionally I find myself spending hours online researching something merely to satisfy my own curiosity sparked by some personal experience or some random reference in an article. Read More

July 3rd, 2012

Eternal Beta Episode 6 – Microsoft Surface and Nest

In this episode of Eternal Beta Scott Rowe and Nathan Anderson discuss the Surface – Microsoft’s new tablet aimed at competing with the iPad and even the ultrabook market. Nathan’s Nest, the learning thermostat, also just arrived and the two take a quick look at the product and discuss it’s unique features. Read More

April 15th, 2010


iPad Early Adopters

Apple announced last Thursday that 450,000 iPads had been sold since arriving in stores the prior Saturday. So who are these early adopters?  Not surprisingly, they look a lot like iPhone owners. In fact, 43% already have iPhones and nearly half (48.7%) own iPod touch devices, according to a new iPad user survey from iPhone- and iPad-centric mobile ad network AdColony.
Among other findings, the firm found that 44.3% have a household income level of $100,000 or more and 58% have bachelor’s or graduate or other professional degrees. Read More

April 9th, 2010

Kim Mickelsen

Just a Little Creative Spelling

I bought an iPad last weekend and have used it about 30 hours without any complaints. I justified it to myself as a eBook because I needed one anyway. But have found it to be much more useful than I anticipated. It’s become my meeting companion for notes, email and more. I love the recording app I downloaded. It makes meeting notes a breeze. So I am a fan.
In fact this post is being written on my iPad. Read More

March 15th, 2010


Smartphone Battle Royale

Looks like the gloves are off in the smartphone battle. Apple is currently the undisputed leader. They reinvented the phone and we all know it. They set the bar very high, and everyone else is trying to catch up. Think of what your standard cell phone looked like before the iPhone and what all the latest ones look like now. An amazing evolution in a very short period of time, spurred in large because of Apple’s innovation. It’s going to be very interesting over the next several months, because Google appears to be a great contender for knocking the iPhone off its throne.

January 29th, 2010

Kim Mickelsen

Contextual Advertising Gone Bad

Somehow I doubt this was the kind of context Amazon had in mind when they made this media buy.

Spotted on TechCrunch. Read More

January 27th, 2010

Kim Mickelsen

Apple Dots Another i

By the time Apple made its formal unveiling today of the iPad, the only real surprise was the price point.  (Jobs’ presentation is worth watching.) Read More