I just walked out of the house to do lunch at my favorite local Mexican restaurant carrying a small satchel and nothing but my iPad. It’s so light I have to double check to make sure I didn’t forget it.
My iPad is on the iOS 8 beta and our Verizon 4G plan so I can get anything I need almost anywhere I usually go in the U.S. (this is important to me partly because I increasingly distrust public hotspots). I have chat and project apps to stay in touch with coworkers. I have blogging apps and WordPress works decently in Safari now. I’m writing this post in Tumblr. Good photo editors do nearly everything I need now. News apps are better than silly websites on my Mac.
App Extensions in iOS are game changing. If you know me or have read me for any length of time, you know I think that term is an overused cliché but in this case it’s true. Apps will be able to work together and exchange information in ways that are more efficient and convenient than many desktop apps. You heard me. If you were testing some of the apps I have right now, you’d believe me, too.
I have really liked iOS since the beginning and have wanted to go iOS-only for a while. I love its simplicity, focus, and especially mobility. iOS 8 and the possibilities it opens for developers might actually let me do it some day soon.
Instead of leaving the house with a heavy backpack and having to hopscotch between limited, unreliable, sketchy wifi hotspots, I can grab a small satchel and do anything I want anywhere I want, including places where I actually need sunglasses.
The press taking photos with iPads dot Tumblr dot com
FWIW, I’m not in the market for shaming people who take photos with iPads. Use what works. But it’s interesting when professionals use them.
Ben Bajarin, Techpinions: The iPad Air—A truly mass market personal computer
Picked up a HyperJuice Plug, will probably jot down some thoughts soon. Any questions?
Oh, you gloriously fumbled a 10-year lead and suddenly know what consumers want in a tablet?
Please, share your wisdom.
Awwweeeee, look how cute the lil’ Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini for iPad mini is!
It just landed today, I’ll give it a go-around. Review up on DavidChartier.com in a bit.