Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm


My Review of iMovie for iOS 1.2 at Macworld

A stomach bug kept me from completing this a day earlier, but now my review of iMovie for iOS 1.2, the latest version that works on the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch, is now online: Review: iMovie for iOS 1.2. I found some holes and limitations, but overall it’s a great, friendly ...


My book, Meet the iPad 2, now at the iBookstore!

I’m ecstatic to announce that the first ebook about the iPad 2 on Apple’s iBookstore is my book, “Meet the iPad 2“! It contains 48 pages of essential iPad 2 information, and costs just $1.99. Follow this link to view more information, or, go to iBooks on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, tap the ...


My Favorite Paragraph This Week

Software developer and teacher Fraser Speirs writing about transitioning his classroom of iMacs to iPads: “It’s the end of an era, but the beginning of a new one. A new era in which computers serve the needs of children and teachers. An era in which computers are not special artifacts sequestered in a purpose-built chamber ...


Top 10 iOS Apps for Designers

My friends at HOW Magazine asked me to write up my picks for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for designers, which is now posted at HOWdesign: “Top 10 iOS Apps for Designers“. The list includes essentials such as OmniGraffle for iPad and ColorExpert, as well as utilities such as GoodReader and 1Password Pro. You’ll ...


The Egregious Incompetence of Palm

Great overview article of the history of Palm, and how mergers, corporate owners, and stagnation have crippled the Palm platform: The Egregious Incompetence of Palm.


Leave Your Laptop at Home

Macworld Magazine has put an article of mine online (it originally appeared last month in the printed magazine): Leave Your Laptop at Home. Savvy business travelers know which clothes they can pack to keep their luggage light and manageable, but they should also know how to keep their electronic gear compact and easy to transport. ...


Palm Article in Seattle Times

The Seattle Times ran an article I wrote about wireless Palm handhelds. I looked at the Palm Tungsten W, a device that uses the GSM/GPRS cellular network for Internet access (and can also be used as a phone), and the Palm Tungsten C, which gets its wireless access using Wi-Fi (802.11b) networking.