The trouble with the iPad

As the owner of an iPad 2, I agree with this Business Insider article that shows stats where people keep their old iPads forever. As they state, iPads are “largely consumption devices designed to stream videos and browse the web and social media, and those tasks don't need the latest and fastest specs to work well.”

In fact, because there is no “stickiness” to using an iPad, I bought a Nexus 9 in January rather than buying the latest iPad.

How to log into an iPad by throwing an Android tablet onto it

I have no idea why this works, but if I throw/slide my Google Nexus 9 tablet onto my old iPad 2, the iPad wakes up and logs in automatically. You can see it happen in this 30-second video:

I’m not touching any iPad buttons when this happens. My guess is that the iPad 2 thinks that I just removed a magnetic cover, but really, I have no idea why it does this.

Acer Iconia A100 Android Honeycomb tablet review

Summary of my Acer Iconia A100 tablet review: The Iconia A100 is probably the best tablet available for Android Honeycomb developers at the time of this writing (mid-March, 2012), but I don't recommend it for consumers.

Iconia A100 -The "pros"

Overall, I'd give the Iconia A100 a 7 out of 10 on my scoring scale (I reduced this from an "8" after living with it for a week), so even if I don't write everything I like, there is a lot to like about it:

Apple iPad design - comments from an early tablet user

Apple iPad Design: I know, forty million people are writing about the new Apple iPad tablet device, but how many of those people owned a tablet PC six years ago like I did? Given those walloping credentials :) here's my take on the Apple iPad design.

To me the iPad design is an evolutionary -- not revolutionary -- product, basically a big iPod Touch w/ updated software, less the camera. (Which led to this very funny iPad image.)

My tablet experience (circa 2004)

Haha, this is funny: I forgot that I wrote a review of a Tablet PC that I used back in 2004. I just found that article, and ran across this line:

"Having this Tablet PC ... is like having a sexy girlfriend who also has a lot of irritating habits and no substance. There's a lot of excitement at first, but when the excitement wears off, you've got a decision to make."

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