Sir Jonathan Ive design interview quotes - London Life

I don't consider myself an Apple fanboy -- for instance, I think whoever is designing Apple software these days is making things overly complicated (with OS X 10.7 and 10.8) -- but I am a Jonathan Ive fanboy. I have a great respect for the industrial design work he and his team do. It’s safe to say that if I were in college these days I’d be studying industrial design instead of the aerospace engineering degree I got way back when.

Improve iPad battery life

iPad battery life FAQ: Do you have any tips on how to improve my iPad battery life?

Yes, it turns out you can do a number of things to improve your iPad battery life. Here's a quick list of the best "iPad battery life" tips I know.

1) iPad battery life tip - Drain the battery monthly

I learned this first battery life tip by digging through the Apple website. They specifically mention that you can improve your battery life by draining your iPad battery completely every month. Here's their quote:

First Mac Ruby Appscript examples

I just took a brief look at Ruby Appscript as a potential replacement for AppleScript on Mac OS X. So far it looks promising, and works on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) just fine.

The hardest part about working with it yet has been finding a few examples to get going with. Based on my forty-five minutes of working with it just now, here are a couple of quick Ruby Appscript examples that might help get you going a little faster.

Apple design secret - Workplace, attitude, and productivity

Summary: An Apple design secret - the connection between attitude and productivity.

Unfortunately you need a subscription to read the content over at, but they had a nice article a while ago on "The Secret of Apple Design." I really like a quote they had about a person's attitude, and the relationship of that attitude and the impact on their work:

iMac dual monitor setup - Connect an external monitor to your iMac

iMac dual monitor setup FAQ: Can I connect an external monitor to my iMac? (Or, how do I use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to connect a second monitor to my iMac or MacBook Pro?)

Yes, you can connect a second monitor (external monitor) to your iMac -- here's how.

iMac dual monitor - iMac Mini DisplayPort

To create a dual monitor iMac, first locate the "Mini DisplayPort" on the back of your iMac. You can see the iMac Mini DisplayPort in this photo:

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