First Thoughts: Review of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

image of Logitech Keyboard Cover for iPadI recently purchased the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 and New iPad. I have been toting around the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and I like it, but it still is one extra item to carry around and the prospect of a cover keyboard combination really intrigued me.

The Logitech keyboard is well reviewed online and I continued to hear high recommendations on several podcasts that I listen to.

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Repost: What’s Pinging My iPad Battery? by Katie Floyd

Great discovery by Katie Floyd, one half of the Mac Power Users Podcast on the mysterious battery drain of new iPads:

After additional investigation I discovered the iPad was consuming power normally when active, but was draining more power than expected when in sleep or standby mode. What was the cause? In my case, I’ve narrowed it down to Ping, Apple’s nearly forgotten “social network for music.”  Like all good Apple geeks I checked out Ping when it was first introduced and setup an account, but I haven’t touched it since.

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iPads in the Pulpit

Tip of the hat to Tim Challies for the link.

All good books on preaching start with a section on the character of the preacher. I tip my hat at this noble practice by reminding you that if you brandish your iPad to complement the trendy hipster image you are carefully cultivating like a hidden hydroponic hemp garden, know this: God knows your heart, and your people will soon smell the stale odor of your pretentiousness.

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Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – The Tom Bihn Ristretto for Macbook Air

I just received my new Tom Bihn Ristretto bag for the Macbook Air. I purchased an STM Scout from Amazon shortly after I bought my MBA in April. The Scout is a fantastic bag for carrying both the MBA and the iPad. My only problem with the STM bag is the lack of space for extras like pens, earphones, etc.

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Apple iPad 2 Launch Day Adventures

image of the Apple iPad 2

Friday morning, 2:50 a.m., the alarm on my iPhone began plunking out the opening measures of Clocks by Coldplay, my alarm ringtone of choice. Normally I wake up a bit foggy but this time I had a mission to accomplish so I sprang out of bed – well, rather, I rose fluidly from bed and made my way to the office next door.

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New iPad app for Squarespace

Like many other iPad owners with a Squarespace hosted blog, I have been anxiously waiting for the iPad app for Squarespace. The iPhone app is very nice but reasonable mostly for checking and approving comments, etc. Now with the iPad app, I can very realistically post with some regularity to Quawkle using my iPad. Thanks for a free Christmas present, Squarespace!

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Can the iPad and Mac Coexist?

There seems to be a lot of chatter online these days regarding Apple’s intentions for the future of the Mac in light of the meteoric rise of i-devices such as the iPad and the upcoming iPhone 4. Others are discussing the role the iPad might play as a notebook replacement device. I think that both of these topics miss the point that the Mac and the iPad (along with smaller siblings, iPhone and iPod Touch) both fill needs and niches.
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My Thoughts on the New iPad Case by Apple

Yesterday, as I was taking a break for lunch I called the Southdale Apple store to see if by chance they received any shipments of the iPad case. I had been there the day before to see if they had any kind of case that would provide some protection for my iPad as well as give it some “grippability” when holding it in bed reading.
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