Category Archives: iPad

Why the Galaxy Note is a Better Business Tool than the iPad

It seems barely believable that I’ve had the 10″ Galaxy Note in my hands for just four weeks. Like its smaller brother it just feels “right”, in a way the iPad failed to achieve in two years. It’s already delivering … Continue reading

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad, Thoughts on the World

Keeping Current

One of the great frustrations with the iPad was that although it should have been a great blogging tool, between the limitations of available software and input processes, it just wasn’t. (See An Ideal Blogging Platform for my reflections after … Continue reading

Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad, Thoughts on the World

Time to Change My Tablets

As the iPad had reached 2 years old, without ever really ceasing to be a regular source of frustration, and as I’ve been very impressed with the Galaxy Note phone, last week I bit the bullet and purchased the iPad’s … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad

Notes on the Note

I have just taken delivery of my brand new Samsung Galaxy Note, and I must say so far I’m very pleased. After the rather aggravating experience of the iPad I was a bit wary of going to another new operating … Continue reading

Friday, June 15, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad, Thoughts on the World

Ten Ways to Make Your iPad Work Effectively With Windows – Update

Microsoft have released an arguably belated but nonetheless very welcome version of OneNote optimised for the iPad and with very good synchronisation to the PC. It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough that I’ve updated my guidance on how to … Continue reading

Monday, January 16, 2012 in iPad, Thoughts on the World

Ten Ways to Make Your iPad Work Effectively With Windows

If you’re one of those people who uses loads of Apple products, and is thinking of proposing Steve Jobs for canonisation, then you may be happy with how your iPad works, but if you’re trying to make it work effectively … Continue reading

Saturday, December 3, 2011 in Agile & Architecture, iPad, Photography, Thoughts on the World

Not from My Cold, Dead Hand…

My regular correspondent Malachy Martin recently posed another of his “research” questions: What would work look like if you only had an iPad as your computing device? My first reactions focused on whether my iPad could replace my laptop. Then … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in iPad, PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

iPad Communications Errors

I don’t know whether any other iPad / iPhone users out there get the same problem, but I’d be interested to hear if you do. Quite often I go to use an app which needs to communicate over the Internet, … Continue reading

Saturday, June 18, 2011 in iPad, Thoughts on the World

Enterprise Architecture Conference 2011 Day 3

Well the third day of EAC 2011 came and went. My talk went well. Despite the last minute scheduling change I got a decent audience, and once in front of real listeners managed to find my style and pace again. … Continue reading

Friday, June 10, 2011 in Agile & Architecture, iPad, Thoughts on the World

IPad – Balanced Scorecard

Observations on the iPad’s ability to work as a general entertainment device for the duration of a 9.5 hour flight: – battery charge (an impressive 35% charge remaining): 10/10 – screen (looked like someone had cooked breakfast on it): 2/10 … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in iPad

Tyrannies and Broken Business Processes

I’ve posted previously about the inadequacies of the iOS/iTunes architecture, and in particular the content management nightmare it creates, but I haven’t really reflected on the commercial model of the iTunes / App Store. I’m afraid I can hold back … Continue reading

Saturday, March 19, 2011 in iPad, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

An Ideal Blogging Platform?

The iPad really ought to be the ideal blogging tool: it’s light enough to always have with you, large enough to edit a decent quantity of text on, and potentially always connected, so you can strike while the muse is … Continue reading

Sunday, March 6, 2011 in iPad, Reviews

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Musings on the lack of standardisation in gadget power supplies Continue reading

Friday, February 25, 2011 in iPad, PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World

Not Good For Business

A month into iPad ownership and I have to say that although I love some of the things it does, my feelings are still mixed. Setting aside those features which, in my case at least, are really for personal use, … Continue reading

Saturday, February 5, 2011 in iPad, Reviews

Beauty is Only Skin Deep

I’m currently reading a book called “Beautiful Architecture“. This has at its core the concept that some software structures are inherently elegant, things of beauty as well as great function, like many of our greatest buildings. The trouble is that … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Agile & Architecture, iPad, Reviews, Thoughts on the World

Death and Service

My brand new iPad died today. One minute I was taking notes on it. Next minute, dead as the proverbial fat bird with a big beak, or the Norwegian Blue (lovely plumage). There are three theories which fit the available … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in iPad, Personal News, Thoughts on the World

Keep Taking the Tablets

I’ve recently purchased an iPad, partly to satisfy some unrequited gadget lust, partly to satisfy some real needs for which I hoped it might be a good match, and partly to try and understand what all the fuss is about. … Continue reading

Friday, January 7, 2011 in iPad, PCs/Laptops, Reviews, Thoughts on the World