Showing posts with label iPad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPad. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free QST App for iOS

New from the ARRL, a QST app for iOS devices. I'm using it on my iPhone 5 and the screen is too small to be usable. I think it would work fine on my iPad.


ARRL members using Apple iOS mobile devices--iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch--can download a new dedicated app to access the digital edition of QST. The app allows ARRL members to read QST online or choose to download individual issues of the journal for offline reading.
  • Free: The QST app is free in the Apple App Store. You must be an ARRL member to access individual issues of QST.
  • QST Catalog: Browse all available digital issues.
  • My QST Library: Download issues of QST directly to your device for offline reading.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

iPad Mini

"Still, by staying out of the $199-tablet fray, Apple avoided the sort of market-eradicating scenario that might have instantly rendered the Android contenders irrelevant. If you’ve got around $200 to spend on a tablet, they remain well worth considering. 
If your budget’s got more wiggle room, the iPad Mini is the best compact-size tablet on the market. Apple didn’t build yet another bargain-basement special; it squeezed all of the big iPad’s industrial-design panache, software polish and third-party apps, and most of its technology, into a smaller thinner, lighter, lower-priced model. The result may be a product in a category of one — but I have a hunch it’s going to be an awfully popular category."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The $29 in the iPad Mini

Ha! It all makes sense now.

dmoren I just assume the extra $29 in the iPad mini’s price accounts for the Lightning cable they include.Tue, Oct 23 19:42:36 from Tweetbot for Mac
retweeted by asymco

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Green iPads

tim Using an iPad for a year costs less in electricity bills than the average lightbulb… via @jackWed, Jul 25 12:24:35 from web

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Microsoft is Pivoting

Is Microsoft going to buy the market? From
"Let’s remem­ber here that Microsoft has over $50 bil­lion in cash. What if it com­mit­ted one fifth of that to the new plat­form ($10 bil­lion) and decided that its attack on the mar­ket would be on build quality and pric­ing. Doing so could push the tablet in the $100–200 range and the PC into the $400–500 range, mak­ing it sub­stan­tially more com­pet­i­tive (mes­sag­ing: you can get a tablet from Apple or you can get a PC AND a tablet from Microsoft)."

Friday, June 29, 2012

Need Air Support?

JTRS update: Radio systems move closer to deployment, while GMR gets cut

There is an app for that:
"In the future, the SDR system will continue to evolve along these lines and eventually adapt attributes and features of popular commercial devices such as tablets or iPads, where functionality and capability will be in the form of applications added through the software, he continues. Different applications will be uploaded, run on the SDR for specific missions and different needs using waveforms with different performance characteristics based on mission requirements, Miller adds."
Or you can pull a Dick Tracy:
"'We have an Android-based device that integrates with the Rifleman Radio and is worn on wrist that pulls up and displays maps,' Miller says."
Thanks to anonymous for the comment on my post about the JTRS that sent me to the above article.

Monday, June 11, 2012


I've been thinking about playing around with WSPR, but haven't gotten around to it. Peter Marks posted about an iOS app for watching WSPR spots: WSPR Watch.

(Sorry, this is one of those posts that is probably mostly for me when I want to look back at any WSPR notes I made should I actually start playing around with it.)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Multiple Displays

So the evolution of the Wii includes a second display in the Wii U console. I've often thought that TV of the future would include multiple screens. The primary screen would be reserved for the main content while the others would display data (track position, telemetry in car races; stats for football games, etc.). My parents have Comcast and the iPad app is really cool. You can view the guide on your iPad and change channels or set recordings. It is almost enough to make me sign up for Comcast again and buy an iPad. Mo screens, less problems I always say.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I may just have to go buy an iPad.

arrington I'll probably never buy an actual laptop again.…Thu, Apr 26 18:16:55 from web

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The Kindle Index: e-Literacy in America:
"To identify the most electronically literate places in America, we analyzed the Priceonomics database of eight million electronics for sale by city. We examined how prevalent the Amazon Kindle was by city to rank how popular e-reading was across the nation (we also examined Nook sales, which didn’t change the results). To our surprise, the most populous and culturally-reputed cities in America did not rank among the most digitally literate."
Emphasis is mine. I can explain this. They are counting Kindles as a proxy for literacy. Hipsters have iPads - not Kindles. Hipsters live in big cities.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

iPad Magic

Pretty slick...

Pogue 2 magicians + seven iPads = clever trade-show booth show..., Mar 27 17:07:17 from web

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

iPad Usage

Apparently iPad user purchase patterns are different from other mobile users thus making them more valuable:

"A lot of really good businesses build their business model around getting to 10% conversion rate to purchasers within 6 to 12 months. It’s simply amazing that we’re seeing 10% conversion to purchase within the first week for iPad users.
Second, the Custora model forecasts that iPad users are worth twice as much 2-year revenue vs. non-iPad customers."
And it seems we are learning new ways to use our iPads. With all the "cloud" services, I'm surprised that the demand for more disk space is going up. Perhaps the magic of syncing across devices actually drives the need for more space when all your pictures, videos, apps, and files start showing up on your tablet. I am seriously thinking about an e-ink Kindle to use as a pure e-reader, so the second graph makes sense to me.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The New iPad

andrewchen pro tip: want to order the ipad3? Skip the website and use the "Apple Store" app insteadWed, Mar 07 15:05:11 from web


Since the new iPad was announced yesterday, I thought I would check on our old friend the "too good to be true" NoteSlate. The last update on their blog was more than a year ago (17 FEB 2011) and no new tweets in months, so still vaporware.

I know I declared it dead, but I can't help still hoping.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Atlas Shrugged iPad App

In case you didn't get a sense of Ayn Rand's philosophy from the book itself, you can view supplement material as part of the iPad app:

-Handwritten, original manuscript pages and notes from the author’s journals regarding key scenes 
-Video and audio excerpts from Rand’s talks on hot button topics from the book and her philosophy, courtesy of The Ayn Rand Archives 
-Full length audio lectures, including a Q&A on Objectivism, an outline of its basic principles, and commentary on the state of business and government (covered in the ever-timely lecture “Is Atlas Shrugging?”)

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Author’s Life and Groundbreaking Philosophy:
-Illustrated, revealing timeline of the author’s life and major works, including personal documents, letters, and correspondence 
-Photo gallery of images of the author at work
-Informative articles on the author’s life, influences, and her philosophy of Objectivism

Additional reader enrichment materials:
-Collection of sharable quotes and passages from the novel (via Facebook, Twitter, and email) embedded within the reading experience
-A fun “Who Said That?” quiz to challenge readers to recall some of the most memorable lines from the novel
-Endorsements and testimonials from celebrities and business leaders on the enduring power and influence of Atlas Shrugged
-A Discussion Guide to aid in book group or classroom conversations, and a catalog of the author’s available titles
-The trailer for the upcoming documentary Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged., from Mad Universe LLC

Additional Functionality 
-Easy in-book navigation features, including text search, bookmarks, custom reader settings, and the ability to flip pages with a tap or swipe
-Sidebar annotations alongside the novel hide away for an uninterrupted reading experience
-Complete app functionality in both portrait and landscape orientation
-Reproduced archival documents and images that can be enlarged to full screen with a double tap

. . . and much more!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Win7 on your iPad

"The app—a bare-bones, free version was released last week at CES—lets an iPad run Windows 7 in the cloud. It’s a bizarre, head-turning experience: You touch the app and suddenly Microsoft’s familiar interface is emblazoned on your Apple screen. Then you tap around and everything just works—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and pretty much anything else that runs on Windows, which is everything—can now run on your iPad."
OnLive Desktop

fmanjoo Why OnLive’s Windows-on-iPad App is Revolutionary. My first @PandoDaily post., Jan 20 13:49:04 from bitly
retweeted by sarahcuda

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

iPad Keyboard

Another keyboard innovation for your iPad... (cooler than the one I mentioned over the week-end for your computer).

This is part of a KickStarter project that has already raised $136,000 - a little more than the original goal of $10,000. TechCrunch has the story of how this project came to be.