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Steve Jobs observed that when people have a vertical screen in front of them, they didn't want to be poking it with their finger all the time. But when users put themselves in laptop mode (who cares what mode the device is in), Apple maintains its' …
Notice I said "when *I* am in laptop mode. I would like to see the machine adapt to my use, rather than to force me to fit its dogmatic paradigm.
I've been attracted by iPad since it arrived, but I use it less and less because it falls short at the specific things I want it to do. One is the ability to use it as a tablet at a meeting, which would require handwriting recognition to be a lot be…
A text interface with Siri would be far more useful when working around other people, or in cases when Siri has a hard time with a specific word or proper noun. But more to the point, Siri is *crying out* to be integrated with Spotlight. Why on ear…
I'm waiting for the day when I can look at my watch to see what my blood sugar is, and then control my insulin pump to respond accordingly.
The thing I'm looking for most is to realize the iPad Pro's potential as a meeting computer. Increasingly everyone needs to come to meetings with a laptop (increasingly a Surface at the state agency where I work). I would rather take handwritten not…
Apple is making hardware that's closer and closer to what I'm hoping for - but missing the boat. I am a Mac enthusiast, but the use case for the iPad pro is in conference rooms and meetings. That's where the surface is dominating. In a meeting you …
I know what risk I'm taking in holding onto old devices. Of course they will be slower with new OS'es. But I choose to take that risk and appreciate that Apple hasn't put them on the obsolete and unsupported list sooner than I'm ready to update th…
This discussion is all about the device, its metaphor and a faith among Mac users that this is an important discriminator for Apple platforms. But the focus should be on the user experience, not on the device. When I'm in tablet mode, I want a dev…