Is the iPad a revolution?
14.6K views | +0 today
Follow
Is the iPad a revolution?
Will it save the media? create new consumptions patterns?
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

With Zite cease-and-desist, Major Media Companies make the same mistake than Music Labels

With Zite cease-and-desist, Major Media Companies make the same mistake than Music Labels | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Per Mashable: "Zite has received a cease-and-desist letter signed by several major U.S. publishers for copyright and trademark violations." Looks like it's a pretty recent turn of event as I met Ali, Zite CEO, while he was demoing at the Web 2.0 expo earlier this week and he didn't seem worried about the situation.

It might be that Flipboard made it through before Media Groups had time to react and decide. Now, Flipboard has deals with some of them and might be at an advantage against new entrants just because they will now demand similar deals.

It seems to me Media Groups are doing the same mistake the Music Labels did: pressuring new entrants for deals similar to first comers'. Why is this a mistake? Because it prevents the development of competition (or at least slows it down) which is not the Media Groups (or the labels) interest. If you're the Washington Post, you don't want Flipboard to be a monopoly. Just look at the labels dependency on iTunes...
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

How the iPad revolution has transformed working lives

How the iPad revolution has transformed working lives | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur looks at the impact of tablet computers and asks five iPad users how it has changed their working lives.

Pretty interesting examples... and quite concrete. Showing tablets are making a change. And not just in the personal entertainment area.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

Nobody Needs a Tablet. So Why Are We Gobbling Them Up?

Nobody Needs a Tablet. So Why Are We Gobbling Them Up? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Interesting story on how the iPad got mainstream against all odds. Just like the Microwave oven.

Excerpts:

“Everyone thought the iPad needed traditional computer programs to be successful. After all, if you can’t use Office, what’s it good for?” Guay wrote.

And then customers bought them, took them home, and something special happened. They realized that reading eBooks or browsing the internet from their couch was nice on a tablet. They found things they would have never thought to do on a computer were fun and simple. Apps that never made sense on computers with keyboards and mice, like GarageBand and finger paint apps and eReaders, suddenly found life on a 9.7-inch slate of glass and metal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

0 reasons why you should buy an iPad 2

0 reasons why you should buy an iPad 2 | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
I'm probably not that objective when I talk about Apple devices as "devices" rather than trying to share on the impact they have, which is what I care to express on this topic. As most of you must have figured if you've followed it, this page isn't about how cool Apple or the iPad is. It's not about the iPad tech specs, features or latest rumors even if it's sometimes worth mentioning it a bit.

While I'm fascinated by analyzing the iPad's impact on the media and the new behaviors it creates, I refrain from sharing on the device itself because I'm too much of an Apple fan boy for that.

And yet, I'm not convinced the iPad 2 was worth buying.

Having had a number of requests and suggestions on the iPad 2 itself, I felt a need to share my impressions on the iPad 2 as a device since I've been crazy enough to get one almost from day 1 (ok... technically, from day 2: I didn't want to waste my time at SXSW to wait 4 hours in the line on March 11 so I waited for the following day and snatched one in just 20 minutes - that alone might be an indication of what follows).



Ever since I started buying Apple products (starting with an Apple II which kind of dates me I guess...), I've always been excited by a few of things when I started playing with my new toys: what it did, how cool it did it, what new things I could potentially do with it (even if merely potential and never actual, it felt great!), etc...

But after 10 days with an iPad 2, I haven't done anything I couldn't do with my iPad 1:

- I don't use Facetime. Sorry. First, it hasn't reached critical mass so that I'm never finding anyone to use it with. But when I do, I somehow always happen to be out of WiFi coverage and it doesn't run on 3G (which reminds me of how painful it was OTA-downloading music over iTunes from an iPhone when it only ran on WiFi)

- I have a better camera on my iPhone and I don't want to look ridiculously weird trying to shoot a movie with a gigantic tablet. I have kids, you know... They're not forgiving.

- The thinner/lighter part is really marginal.

- Smart covers suck! The back of my iPad is uncovered and will get some scratches (it's not that I care but buyers do so it will decrease resell value...). Plus I'm not confident it's that protective in case of a fall (my iPad 1 did drop with the Apple cover and was ok). They take more time to roll and a ton of other tiny things that make them totally non-magical to me. Non-Apple if you see what I mean. If you spotted 3rd-party covers specifically made for the iPad 2, send them my way!

- The faster part has yet to be seen: yes, Safari does seem faster but it's thanks to iOS 4.3 which runs on my iPad 1 (and I did see a faster Safari on it). But other than that, I have yet to see an App which didn't run fast enough on my iPad 1. I know this will happen but maybe there'll be an iPad 3 in the meantime...

Because I'm a fan boy, I'll live with that and won't resell it (I can start hearing my fellow Apple sect members saying "See... He won't sell it!"). But when my friends ask me whether it's worth the wait, I only recommend it to them if they don't previously own an iPad.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

Citizen Journalism: Breaking News to CNN in Minutes thanks to iPhone, iPad and iMovie

Citizen Journalism: Breaking News to CNN in Minutes thanks to iPhone, iPad and iMovie | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
"Yesterday Robert Stephens, CTO of Best Buy and founder of Geek Squad, was driving to work when he spotted a huge gas main explosion. Stephens quickly put his iOS devices to work to capture video and still images of the explosion scene. He used his iPhone to film the events, the Camera Connection Kit to transfer his video to his iPad 2, and iMovie to enhance and edit the video. He then fired off the video to YouTube and CNN’s iReport."
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Augmented Reality May Be the iPad 2's Secret Killer App

Augmented Reality May Be the iPad 2's Secret Killer App | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
iPad ARThe iPad 2 is getting all sorts of praise, but something interesting is emerging: Are its light weight, large screen and twin cameras perfectly positioned to make the iPad an Augmented Reality giant?
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Launch Weekend Sales of Apple iPad 2 Attract New Customers to the Platform

Launch Weekend Sales of Apple iPad 2 Attract New Customers to the Platform | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
As the iPad 2 wraps up its launch weekend, it sounds like analysts are revising their predictions about this being a successful launch to this being a very successful launch.

No sales figures are in, although Apple was anticipated to sell half a million iPad 2s this weekend. But the good news for Apple isn't just in the strong sales. It's who's buying these tablets. According to a survey of those in line for the iPad 2, researchers at Piper Jaffray found that 70% of customers were new to the iPad -- they weren't owners of the first generation device....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

Ultimate iPad 2 buyer’s guide: How to buy on launch day

Ultimate iPad 2 buyer’s guide: How to buy on launch day | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Preciousssssssss tips for those who can't wait
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

iPad 2 Launch Day: It Ain't Gonna Be Like Muscovites at McDonald's

iPad 2 Launch Day: It Ain't Gonna Be Like Muscovites at McDonald's | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Don't expect big lines when the iPad 2 hits the stores in later this week, writes Piper Jaffray Apple analyst Gene Munster. But that doesn't equate to disappointing sales.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

If iPads are post-PC devices, why must I sync with iTunes before I can use one ?

If iPads are post-PC devices, why must I sync with iTunes before I can use one ? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Steve used the word post-PC device in his ipad 2 intro. Total fraud? Some say yes...
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

iPad 2. You'll buy it no matter what we say (video)

iPad 2. You'll buy it no matter what we say (video) | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The employees of Apple really seem to be getting cocky about their newest product!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

What Apple hopes you didn't notice about iPad 2

What Apple hopes you didn't notice about iPad 2 | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
"It was a magical performance from a consummate performer, on that we can all agree."

But like any good magicians, Steve was drawing our attention one way to distract us and hide other things and features that could have been in the iPad 2.

Her's the list by CNN's Chris Taylor.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

The iPad 2 arrives on March 11

The iPad 2 arrives on March 11 | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
So the wishes I listed back in December for the iPad 2 (http://t.co/T0HNDv9) were pretty much covered today by the Apple announcement:
- faster CPU & browser
- lighter / thinner
- better speakers
- Web Cam and Facetime

What I didn't get are Retina display, faster WiFi set-up and an improved iDisk App.

I don't think that'll prevent me from rushing to Apple Store on March 11...
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Remember iTunes LP? How it failed? Now Labels are trying it on the iPad...

Remember iTunes LP? How it failed? Now Labels are trying it on the iPad... | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The iPad seems so magical that it seems to grasp the attention of all execs in declining businesses as the way to recover lost business.

Can't blame them for trying but then again it's hard to understand why they'd succeed where Apple fails. Not sure the consumers' best interest are really well understood in this attempt? But I might be wrong and I'd be happy for them to succeed: I used to be in the Music business and I know it's a tough one where you have to try and try...

"Two years ago, Apple tried something similar with iTunes LP, which added digital liner notes like expanded artwork and lyrics, usually for a few dollars more than the basic music album. Apple does not break down sales information about its formats, but music executives say that iTunes LP has largely failed to catch on. With the novelty appeal of iPads and other tablets, though, record labels and artists are hoping that album apps might also become a kind of music-tech status symbol."
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

My Mom Reviews the iPad, Her First Computer

My Mom Reviews the iPad, Her First Computer | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
How the iPad performs as a light-weight, more simple computer for senior folks.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

18 Million WordPress Websites Now Available in iPad Format

18 Million WordPress Websites Now Available in iPad Format | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
"WordPress.com blog owners, rejoice! All of its 18 million blogs are available now in an iPad-friendly interface." reports Mashable's Ben Parr.

"Pure HTML5 goodness on the backend" says WordPress’s Nick Momrik.

Like! :-)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

Apple Says Other App Stores Can't Be Called App Stores, Sues Amazon

Apple Says Other App Stores Can't Be Called App Stores, Sues Amazon | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The curated marketplace of categorized and user-rated software available for instant download, a paradigm made wildly popular by Apple with its iTunes App Store, may not in its many other incarnations be referred to as an app store, Apple said in a lawsuit filed today against Amazon for its soon-to-launch Amazon App Store. Apple points out in the suit that other competitors, such as Microsoft, have found words like Marketplace to use instead. It's hard not to see this as Apple looking a gift horse in the mouth, while the barn door was left open months ago for it to...
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Lyonel Baum
Scoop.it!

Japanese Earthquake Poses Potential Supply Problems for iPad 2

Japanese Earthquake Poses Potential Supply Problems for iPad 2 | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
While factories might be intact, logistical issues could create shortages.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

App Store Now Has a Section for AirPlay-Enabled Apps

App Store Now Has a Section for AirPlay-Enabled Apps | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Now that iOS has been out for a few days, a few 3rd party apps have been updated to support it. And the App Store now has a ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

Flipboard: game-changer or just a fad?

Flipboard: game-changer or just a fad? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The founder of the 'social magazine' application, Mike McCue, on its relationship with publishers, its funding, and his love of Apple. By Jemima Kiss
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Magazines' iPad Editions Struggle to Keep Your Attention, New Study Finds

Magazines' iPad Editions Struggle to Keep Your Attention, New Study Finds | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
"Readers have trouble focusing on magazines' iPad editions, according to a study that Crispin Porter & Bogusky and Bonnier will use to build tablet ad formats."

But it could be good news for advertisers as users tend to think of iPad magazines as "exploration springboards" and interact with ads more than expected.

Challenge will be for media groups to keep readers coming back to the magazine itself.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

iPad Magazines are sluggish... Let's raise their prices !

iPad Magazines are sluggish... Let's raise their prices ! | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
"Tablet magazines aren't exactly flying off the shelves. But Conde is handing loyal readers of GQ and Vanity Fair on the iPad a price hike, anyway."

Reason advanced being the move to a new publishing platform "a la Wired".

Smart decision ? Seems strange to me...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

Developers: why you should build for Android tablets — Scobleizer

Developers: why you should build for Android tablets — Scobleizer | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going" : one of the arguments (among others) of Robert Scoble as to why developers should focus on Android first.

Other points include the fact that the iPad App market is unforgiving and crowded so that for start-ups, there's a better chance of iterating your product on Android first.

Interesting view...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Guillaume Decugis
Scoop.it!

iPad 2: An underwhelming launch - and what about Steve Jobs?

iPad 2: An underwhelming launch - and what about Steve Jobs? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Apple's latest tablet is as expected, but why did Steve Jobs have to become the story again? By Jemima Kiss
more...
axelletess's comment, March 2, 2011 5:44 PM
Maybe the journalist could have imagined that after so many months working so much on a project, beyond any strategy, maybe Steve just wanted to be here.. Is it so surprising?
Guillaume Decugis's comment, March 2, 2011 6:18 PM
I agree. But she has a point that it doesn't help to convince the market that Apple can succeed without him