CouchGuy + iPad in the BarcaLounger - FTW! →
“The ultimate couch potato computer”? Hey, that sounds just fine!
The iPad's future shock →
Macworld reprints this excellent article about the real meaning of the iPad.
Pirillo on Flash for iPad →
Chris Pirillo weighs in on Flash for the iPad/iPhone: “Blaming Apple for Adobe Flash’s shortcomings is like blaming a chair for breaking after you put an elephant on it.”
Digital board games on the iPad? CouchGuy like! →
Here’s a classy idea from Andrew Lim at recombu.com: the iPad as a platform for digital board games. As a (semi-retired) professional board game designer, CouchGuy much approves. As a certified board game addict who buys lots of them for his iPod Touch already, CouchGuy approves even more!
Flash sites: Get used to the loneliness.
Lee Brimelow of TheFlashBlog (self-described as a “Platform Evangelist at Adobe focussing on the Flash, Flex and AIR developer communities”) reminds everyone what certain websites might look like on the Apple iPad, which doesn’t support Flash: It seems to me that millions of iPhone and iPod Touch users already have gotten used to blue legos. A lot of people are choosing a...
iPad: The Acid Test
“Overall, this is a letdown. I’d be surprised to see anyone try to claim otherwise.” - Paul Thurrott OK, now I know the iPad is going to be an unqualified success. Thanks, Paul! I’m never totally comfortable about the viability of an Apple product until I hear your pronouncement of doom. Still, gotta be sure… “I haven’t used it yet, but based on the...
iPad: First Impressions
Whoa. First of all - iPad. Not “tablet”, “slate”, “palette” or “canvas”. iPad. Damn right. Second, almost exactly the form factor we expected. Half and inch thick, 1.5 pounds. 9.7 inch display. (IPS, not OLED — very pretty, though.) Full multi-touch screen. Accellerometer, compass, speaker, microphone, dock connector. Uses an 1 GHz A4...
Apple and the Information Appliance
Farhad Manjoo in Slate has an exceptionally insightful article on Slate that gets across why the Apple iPad needs to be more like an iPod Touch than a Mac. He (and I) think Apple is shooting for creating a real information appliance. The Macintosh was “the computer for the rest of us”. If they play it right, the iPad could really fill that role —a device that captures,...
iPad: Dammit, Jim, it was good enough for Star...
The CouchGuy is still stuck on what he wants to call the new Apple tablet for the few more days before Steve Jobs hangs a real name on it. As I’ve said before, all the name suggestions that have been floated out there in the Apple fan community have inherent problems that I can’t quite get past. iTablet just doesn’t roll off the tongue, and sounds a little like something...
elGato: A good acquisition for Apple
Dennis Sellers of Macsimum News has several suggestions for acquisitions for Apple, now that they have hired an experienced pro to head up efforts in this direction. One of his suggestions is one I’ve discussed in the past — elGato, makers of the EyeTV line of products. I certainly agree with him. The company has shown a real talent for integrating their TV capture technology with...
The Apple Tablet is coming. What does it mean?
Everyone knows there’s an Apple tablet coming January 27. No one really knows exactly what it is, though every little rumor, speculation and wild-ass guess is hot linkbait right now. Heck, the CouchGuy loves to speculate, too, when it comes to new tech — and he’s done his share of it on this subject. What I do find annoying, however, are the people who have jumped past...
Apple media event -- January 27 is official!
Apple’s made it official — they have an Apple media event scheduled for Wed., January 27. The CouchGuy will be following the various liveblogs of that event & following it up wuth commentary (as will every other Apple pundit). I think an iSlate tablet is a 99% sure bet. I’m expecting a 10” touchscreen color tablet using a more elaborate gesture interface. (It should...
Just more 3G? Can't agree. Instead, meet the Apple...
Low End Mac’s Dan Knight says he thinks that the near-future Apple rollout events will be a big ol’ 3G more-of-the-same lovefest. I’m… unconvinced. Knight predicts the following: Apple will take the 2nd generation iPod Touch, graft on an iPhone style camera plus a data-only 3G wireless connection and market it — quite successfully — as the iPod 3G. Apple has...
Google grows a pair! 3 cheers for a courageous and long overdue move in China! http://bit.ly/8QEmF2
Updated the new Tumblr blog at http://couchguy.tumblr.com - now with comments enabled via Disqus.
I’d like to thank Leo LaPorte & the @twitlive crew for their phenomenal CES 2010 coverage.
OK, thanks to disqus.com, we now have comments enabled on this blog. I have learned a lot from comments on the old platform, so I hope all of you will feel free to express yourselves here as well.
Parting is such tweet sorrow...
I’ve suspended the connection between the CouchGuy Twitter feed and this Tumblr blog, at least for the present. Tumblr allows me to control which blog entries generate automatic Twitter entries — but it displays all my tweets in the blog. My Twitter feed is a personal feed and frequently deals with things not specific to the Apple-centric media tech subject matter of the blog,...
Palm’s Jon Rubinstein has never used an iPhone? If that’s true (incredible!) his BoD should kick him to the curb. http://bit.ly/4DXRpw
Lego Universe: Brilliant! How can you NOT want to see this? (via Gizmodo)
Joe Aimonetti of MacFixit seems to have a pretty good handle on this Apple tablet thing, too…
Finding the Blogging "Sweet Spot"
If you are a regular reader of my http://www.couchapple.tv blog — well, you’ve probably found that I’m not much of a regular poster in that blog. I find myself with more and more things to say but less and less time to be at a standard keyboard in front of a standard computer. As my presence here has waned, my use of my Twitter account (http://twitter.com/couchguy) has...
Tablet Talk: Bookselling for Dummies?
Andy Ihnatko turns out the best speculation so far about the (probably) upcoming Apple tablet at http://bit.ly/5xlIi9 but Neven Mrgan makes a good point at http://bit.ly/5LcTA7 about needing an easy way for a nontechnical individual to easily publish a properly formatted book for the iPhone/iSlate reading platform. I propose what is needed is an easy desktop app that will take a Rich Text format...
If you’ve got a heart, Art Clokey’s a part of you. RT @BoingBoing Art Clokey, creator of Gumby, dies at age 89 http://bit.ly/4KpXew
Looking for my original Apple media-tech blog? Try http://www.couchapple.tv instead.