Archive for April 2, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Kids Are All Right

John Gruber:

He’s 13 years old and he has created and is selling an iPad app in the same store where companies like EA, Google, and even Apple itself distribute iPad apps. His app is ready to go on the first day the product is available. Not a fake app. Not a junior app. A real honest-to-god iPad app. Imagine a 13-year-old in 1978 who could produce and sell his own Atari 2600 cartridges.

I still think the iPhone OS platform is needlessly closed, so he presents a bit of a false dichotomy, but there’s no denying that the development opportunities are incredible compared with when I was a kid.

Macworld’s iPad FAQ

Jason Snell:

When we tried to plug the iPad into existing iPod or iPhone accessories, we discovered that some Macs and AC adapters we tried were able to charge the iPad; others caused the iPad to declare it was “Not Charging” despite it being connected and syncable. It turns out that the iPad has some very specific charging requirements.

The Brave New World of Full Service Computing

Gilad Bracha:

For the past generation, we have been living in a world of self-service computing, more commonly knows as personal computing. The person using/owning a personal/self service computer is responsible for managing that computer themselves. All the digital chores - installing and updating software, preventing malware infection, backing up storage etc. are the user’s responsibility. Most users hate that.

ATPM 16.04

The April issue of ATPM is out: