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Dreaming of the iPad 2: One geek's wishlist (

Jan 18th 2011 4:27PM Multiple screens on an iPad makes little sense. How would you even manage having those screens. The way most people use a computer, especially on Windows (which most iPad buyers use) is one window fully maximized, which Lion is moving towards as well.

Simultaneous voice and data: there was an ad for that (

Jan 11th 2011 3:57PM It's only a collaboration because AT&T was the first to make the necessary network changes necessary to support this feature. iPhones used in other countries have had this feature for as long as there have been iPhones abroad.

Simultaneous voice and data: there was an ad for that (

Jan 11th 2011 3:54PM Actually, with CDMA phones that isn't the case. Yes, you can't browse the web over cellular, but you can listen for calls while you are browsing the web.

As for business users, they've been using Androids and Blackberries for at least a year now without complaining. It's only those of us who are used to having that feature that will miss it.

Google Goggles for iPhone recognizes ads, solves Sudoku puzzles (

Jan 10th 2011 8:55PM Though the feature isn't useful for anything other than showing off how smart Google's programmers are. If you're using it to solve a puzzle for a competition, that's just plain unethical. If you're using it for fun, well, it takes the fun out of it.

Analyst says Apple is working on thinner CDMA-GSM iPad (

Nov 19th 2010 12:39PM Thinner doesn't matter much to me, but lighter/smaller would certainly be nice. As for cameras, I don't really care for a back camera, but a front facing for FaceTime calls would be nice.

BlackBerry PlayBook vs. iPad: The challenger looks fast so far (

Nov 17th 2010 12:01PM I'd say RIM's going to be embarrassed come spring 2011, when we'll see an iPad 2. The iPad two will definitely have a Cortex A9 and 1GB of RAM as well, so it will at least match if not beat the Playbook (the iPad is a larger device, so it will probably be a higher clocked processor) especially considering the iPad won't load the Flash content.

BlackBerry PlayBook vs. iPad: The challenger looks fast so far (

Nov 17th 2010 11:59AM @snugs
He isn't criticizing Taiwanese companies in general. He's talking about no-name Taiwanese companies demoing Android 1.6 on a device that will never ship. I'm sure if it was HTC or Asus he'd have a different opinion.

Could AMD Fusion chips be coming to Macs? (

Nov 12th 2010 12:20PM AMD Fusion chips would probably make sense in the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and the MacBook, but I doubt the Pro lineup would see it as long as Intel has the performance advantage.

Amazon System May Keep Crappy Gifts from Mom's Cart, Save You From Reindeer Sweaters (Switched)

Nov 11th 2010 10:02AM I have a feeling this won't ever be implemented. It would simply make things too awkward.

Computer World: Apple is "taking over the game market" (

Nov 6th 2010 8:52PM I'm agree that there are certain features of the PSP and the DS that make them more attractive to hardcore gamers, like the buttons and first party titles. There are numerous games that don't make sense on anything other than the iPhone (or similar device). For example, TouchGrind and Labyrinth. Most racing games can be played just as well on the iPhone as on the DS/PSP. Most sports games fall into the same category of suitability as racing games. There are other types of games that don't really make any sense on a touchscreen/accelerometer based platform (First Person shooters, or basically any type of fighting game, pinball). But it is important to note that the audience for non hardcore gamers is much larger than hardcore gamers. I for one, only play an occassional game to kill time, so a device like the DS or PSP would make no sense for someone like me. The iPhone and iPod touch should scare Nintendo more than Sony, because they cater more to the casual gamer (the same as Apple).