Pi Dock-it Mini
Company: Parle Innovation
Pi Dock-it Mini is a iPad Mini case with a keyboard. The bluetooth keyboard has a battery life that is purported to be longer than most consumer-grade case and keyboard combinations. Dock-it Mini is marketed for mobile users, educators, and students needing a light weight, productive, and protective solution for their on-the-go lifestyle.
Special Guest Nick Rodriguez from The Mac Gist Podcast joins Tim Robertson and David Cohen for a fun episode. We discuss GTA 5 Online, the changes technology has made in our entertainment lives, the democratization of technology between the rich and poor, the culture of Apple, tablets and iPads, and much more!
It’s almost all about the new phones. Guy doesn’t necessarily want one as his 4S is still working well, but ropes his son into the equation so he (sigh) has no choice. Gaz wants one now because of the better camera but ALSO wants a new iPad Mini that he has no choice about either because his family is always (sigh) on the full sized one. What are GMen to do except just bite the bullet and (sigh) go ahead and buy new iPhones. Because they really have no choice as was reasoned above.
Guy’s Pick: Art Text by Belight software. Easy to use layer based art program. $19.99 on the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: With Spider in da house, spiders spiders are everywhere, well in the UK anyway. Download this App and help a survey 🙂
People’s Pick: No People’s Pick this week…sigh
Adobe Photoshop Touch
Compatible with: iPad 2nd generation, 3rd generation, 4th generation, and iPad mini
Requires: iOS 5 or later
Adobe is a company that you know if you’ve edited photos before. Adobe Photoshop Touch has been optimised to work with the iPad mini as well as already working with the regular iPad. Enjoying editing photos as I do I was very happy to have a look at Adobe Photoshop Touch and see what it can give to its users.
Guest review by Howard Nemerovski
CitySlicker iPad and iPad Mini Case
Price: $99 and $89
This CitySlicker can be trusted!
WaterField Designs of San Francisco has created a lush, fashionable, and utilitarian carrying case for the iPad that makes its owner feel like a — CitySlicker! That’s the appealing name WaterField has given to this upscale mobile home for the iPad.
What’s Up with Apple’s iPad Announcements?
Following Apple’s recent iPad announcement, there were two big questions that most people had. First, why update the New (now old) iPad? And second, why such a high price on the iPad mini? To answer these questions, we need to take out our crystal ball and gaze into 2013.
The New New iPad
The iPad 4th generation is the iPad that Apple really wanted to release this year, but the stars were not aligned for a spring release. Wall Street and the media following Apple would have freaked out if Apple didn’t update the iPad last spring. So, we got the “New iPad,” now referred to as the iPad 3rd generation, instead.
I think Apple really wanted an A6 chip and better LTE support in the New iPad, but they just were not ready yet. So, with the holiday season approaching and the stars now aligned, why not put your best foot forward and release the iPad with the best features possible right now!
I also think this means we will not get another new iPad next spring and when we do get an iPad next year, the changes will be something more radical than a speed bump.