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Month: July, 2012

Macdrifter: Not So Brief Histories

And Macdrifter has posted two links about the history of the iPad. Two very good articles.

Not So Brief Histories: “

Dave Caolo is doing some impressive research and writing over at 52Tiger.net.

These are instant classics:

Brief History of the iPad: Prologue

Brief History of the iPad: Rumors

This is top quality stuff and could easily be an eBook I would buy.

(Via Macdrifter.)

Early Apple iPad prototypes

Early prototypes of the iPad in this article by NetworkWork. 9to5Mac pointed to this article and has an extra interview with Steve Jobs.

iOnApple: Earliest known photos of an Apple iPad prototype: “Earliest known photos of an Apple iPad prototype
Well before the iPhone, and going back all the way to the early 2000s, Apple had been working on tablet prototypes that would eventually form the groundwork for the original iPad
By Yoni Heisler on Wed, 07/18/12 – 9:32am.”

(Via .)

Ref to 9to5 Mac article.

Apple’s plastic, thicker, buttonless iPad prototypes from 2002-4 from Jony Ive deposition [Gallery]: “


Another one bites the dust

Tags: , , This is another app that for me was in the category ’ oh, yes… I used this’. Sad though to see yet another startup failing. Hashable has never been out of beta.

I received this email:

Dear Hashable Users,

We regret to inform you that the Hashable mobile apps and Hashable.com will be shutting down on July 25th. The service will be unavailable after this date.

While we are still very passionate about making better connections and meeting new people, the time has come for us to focus our energy elsewhere.

Some of you have stored valuable information in Hashable, and we want to give you the opportunity to save that data for your own records. If you’d like to receive a file with your complete history, please log onto Hashable.com, navigate to the “Profile” tab, then to the “Your History” section on that page. You can download the file by clicking “Export full history to .csv” and accepting the dialog that pops up.

We are incredibly grateful for all the people we have met through Hashable. Thank you for all your support, and we hope to connect with you again in the future.

All the best, The Hashable Team

New episode of Mac Power User

A new episode of Mac Power Users with David Sparks and Katie Floyd. This time about Education Workflows with guest Fraser Speirs. Fraser is a IT guy at a school in Scotland. The students and teachers (and probably the staff) work with iPads. The whole school is completely Apple minded. This has huge productivity and cost benefits.

I also heard Alex Lindsay make a remark on Macbreak Weekly that he is involved with a project in a school in Rwanda where they use iBooks Author and iPads to set up a school.

Looks like the iBooks Author and iPad is taking off world wide. A golden combination of education?

Another you tube clone?

#waywire, a video news network for Gen Y, gets backing from Eric Schmidt and Oprah http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/30/waywire/

Mobile Me shuts down

By 9to5mac. MobileMe shuts down, though Apple still offering migrations, iDisk, Gallery downloads http://9to5mac.com/2012/07/01/thats-all-folks-apple-shuts-down-mobileme-for-good/