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Apple May Finally Be Ready to Reinvigorate the iPad

2:55 PM, May. 22nd, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple is brilliant at building user interfaces. One essential element in that practice is to have a vision. But sometimes the vision doesn't work out in the real world, and Apple engineers have to backtrack. In the case of iOS on an iPad, Apple's obsession with the one app at-a-time on a 9.7-inch display is not serving the customer well. Apple may be getting ready to fix that problem.

The Help Desk Explains Paper Books

6:45 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

Converting from scrolls to newfangled books can make for a difficult transition. This medieval monk had a very tough time understanding how to operate one. What to do? Why, call the abbey's help desk, of course. It's not new, but still cool. New Apple Watch owner? You'll love it.

 

Self-driving Cars Will Need a New Breed of Software

2:45 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

We've heard rumors that Apple is working on its own car. It's likely to be a standard electric car with, we think, a phenomenal battery. However, down the road, our attention will turn to self-driving cars, and one question to ask about autonomous cars is whether making them work very safely can be done to the satisfaction of the consumers. Can Apple take that leap as well?

New 4K Blu-ray Players Will Kickstart 4K TV

3:50 PM, May. 14th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Analysis

The standard fuss about 4K consists of complaints about how it's hard to see a difference compared to HD, that bandwidth for streaming is severe, and that there's no content.  But, of course, all these objections will disappear into the dusty past of technology. For now, however, how will Apple be affected?