Tag Archives: iPad


Loves and Loathes: Our feelings about iOS 6

We know that love and loathe are strong words, but when it comes to Apple, there seems to be no middle ground. The newest version of Apple’s operating system for its mobile devices – iOS 6 – has caused so much of an uproar since its release that even CEO Tim Cook apologized for the updated, yet worse, maps. The App Store even curated a list of alternatives for disenfranchised e-cartographers. Apple competitor, Samsung, is taking this opportunity to poke […]
Tags: Apple, Facebook, iPad (...)

Tablets in the Summer of 2012

  In a world where our digital technology defines who we are and what we do, handheld tablets are fast becoming a fixture at the watercooler. A trip around Beekeeper Group’s hive reveals what our team likes best about the tablets of  the summer of ’69 2012.     Matthew Tablet owned: Google Nexus Favorite feature: I like that the Nexus is smaller than an iPad- that way I can comfortably hold it when I’m using it. Work use: It’s good […]

Pew Internet Study a Game-Changer for Mobile Strategy

The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently reported on the proliferation of mobile phone usage in its first-ever standalone survey on this subject. The article, written by Senior Research Specialist, Aaron Smith, lays out some interesting facts about smartphone usage in the United States. Here are some facts and figures the piece provides: 83 percent of U.S. adults have a cell phone of some kind. 42 percent of those adults own a smartphone. That means that overall, 35 percent […]

Flashing in Public – Will Adobe Flash Go Mobile?

As anyone with an iPhone or iPad knows, Steve Jobs has some major issues with Adobe Flash.  He’s correct in some of his concerns, but in my opinion, he’s currently putting his products (and users) at a disadvantage.  I’m not going to venture into which of his arguments are reasonable, and which are far-fetched.  Apple dictates what its products support, and Steve Jobs dictates what Apple does.  So, what does this mean for the development community? Over the past few […]
Tags: Adobe, Apple, Flash (...)

My Secret Crush (on the iPad)

Last night, I had a dream about an iPad. Yes, readers, sometime between midnight and 7 AM EST, an Apple product entered what I considered a realm of healthy fantasy, a space previously populated by certain ex-boyfriends and Desmond from Lost. Here’s the weird part: I didn’t think I even liked the iPad. Though I had warmed to it a little since we were first introduced (“Really, Steve Jobs? You’re calling it an iPad?”) I still was just not that […]