The iPad must stay true to its root as a simple to use slab of glass while supporting more sophisticated interaction models.
Many tech pundits will argue that with iPadOS 15 Apple missed the opportunity to up the game with iPad. Not so fast. There is a lot to like in this iterative update from a blogger perspective.
With the recent introduction of widgets on iOS, what is referred as “the iPhone experience” is having a refreshing moment. Never before users could customize their home screen as much as today. Not everything is perfect on iOS 14, far from it, but this new level of control was long overdue. Time as come for... Continue Reading →
For the first time since Apple is releasing public betas of its operating systems, I’m going all in with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7. This year’s round of betas are exceptionally exciting and stable for their first incarnation. This sentiment is also echoed by M.G. Siegler on 500ish. This year, there is nothing... Continue Reading →
Thought of the day, from Francisco Tolmasky on Twitter: The frustrating thing about the iPad is that I constantly feel that I need to be buying into a philosophy Well said. For me, it doesn’t represent an issue. I love to buy into this philosophy because it is different, delightful. His tweet, one is a... Continue Reading →
I rarely write about mockups of potential new user interfaces or new devices. But when I see something that is profoundly good, I have to pass it along. Yesterday I came across the release of a study made by Alexander Käßner, a young UI/UX and digital product designer based in Berlin, Germany (it is one... Continue Reading →
iPad intuitiveness is the source of eternal debate. One might ask: If the iPad is more intuitive than the Mac, why is it more difficult to use overall? Good question. Well, Gruber offers an interesting view on this subject. Source of constant debate Daring Fireball Again, my criticism about iPadOS has little to do with... Continue Reading →
My first iPad. Dear iPad, you've come a long way. You were not perfect. You lacked a USB port. Most of your apps were "blown up" iPhone apps. Yet, I fell in love with you instantly. Here is a brief summary of my 10 years of iPad. The intro Apple's keynote with Steve Jobs introducing... Continue Reading →
The November update of Lightroom CC brought support for iPadOS 13. Included was the ability to import photos from Files.app like shown below. But is this the best Adobe could do? Well, if you compare to what we do on our traditional computers, there is an even quicker way. By just inserting a storage device... Continue Reading →
Yep, Steve Jobs was right. On so many things. It took longer than he expected, but Steve Jobs was right. Over the past decade, for most people, in most use cases, phones killed the P.C. To get work done, now you just use a big phone — which Apple happens to call an iPad.Farhad Manjoo... Continue Reading →