Apple iBook on an iPad is great: Plenty of e-book choices, a beautiful layout and that amazing page-turning animation when digitally flipping through your book.
Will Apple’s magical and revolutionary tablet save the print industry? Although that is still an open question, you can follow a swelling stream of digital subscription dollars originating in the iPad’s Newsstand app back to publishers and that means hope isn’t just alive, it seems to be getting stronger.
Apple’s digital textbook announcements, iBooks author in particular, have generated a lot of vituperation, which I often view as an omen of future success.But ignore all of that get back to what really matters — the numbers and the initial data’s looking good, very good indeed.
Education is such a contrived, political issue. A massive and amorphous bureaucracy conjoined at the hip by public sector unions, which together have become an immovable force. Throw in the nutters that want their religion and/or version of the universe’s origins taught publicly and you get the fuster cluck we currently enjoy.
Three-quarters of a century ago, Henry Luce launched Life Magazine. Since then hundreds of iconic moments have been captured and slipped seamlessly into our collective memory — the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square or, as shown in the image slug, Jack Kennedy smiling at his baby girl.
Tens of millions are already using iOS 5 and developers have been busy, very busy, getting their apps up to speed. And, what about all of the new features + functions + apps the mothership’s building into iOS 5? Yeah, there’s a lot to mull over and this is a great place to start with insight on Apple best mobile OS ever and, yeah, the apps.
From suits to musicians and healthcare pros, the iPad is finding a ready place on the job, in niches the world over. Even though state and local budgets are under severe strain, educators are finding ways to add the Apple tablet to their teaching toolkits. You’ve gotta wonder how popular the device would be if the economy was in better shape.
Digital magazine subscriptions haven’t taken off. In fact, the initial limited successes enjoyed. What hasn’t fallen to the wayside is publisher desires to collect and profit from your information and they won’t be satisfied with opt in.
The world is changing and the one device changing things the fastest is the iPad. The little tablet that does keeps showing up in places you don’t expect, including fourth grade coal country classrooms.
Any notion that the Apple tablet would amount to little more than a flash in the pan is dead — iPad owners love the device and they’re spending increasing amounts of time using it. Moreover, a significant minority say it’s now their primary computing device.