Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Shawn Blanc Reviews Instacast

I am as nitpicky about user interface as I am about user experience. There are some apps which, even though they offer a great service, I just never use because I don’t like to look at them. And on the other side you have those apps which look cute but are not very useful.

Instacast, however, is of my favorite breed of apps: one with pitch-perfect design and that does one thing and does it very well.

Two bucks in the App Store. Consider it purchased.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Tim Van Damme’s iPad 2 First impressions

Up until this point, I’m still not sure buying the white model was a good idea. Yes, everyone around you immediately sees you’ve got one of the new iPads, not the previous clunky outdated version. And I gotta admit, it looks pretty damn nice. But it also creates a lot of visual noise when you’re using it. Black rounded corners, a thin black line between the screen and the frame, it all adds up. This isn’t an issue at night, but during the day a black iPad 2 makes more sense.

Always bet on black.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Ihnatko’s Review: iPad 2 is not revolutionary, but it is great

Andy Ihnatko of Chicago-Sun TImes:

The iPad 2 is the same iPad. It’s just better in every conceivable way.

He also mentioned, via Twitter, that the Smart Cover makes it the most comfortable-to-hold of all the ebooks.