The iPad remains in our thoughts this week, with Glenn Fleishman examining in detail the question of whether or not the iPad will kill Amazon’s Kindle and looking back at his 3G data usage patterns to see if the 250 MB iPad data plan will be sufficient. Jeff Carlson also contributes a video of Glenn building and showing a presentation in the iPad’s Keynote app. Plus, Steve McCabe returns with the story of solving a maddening color display problem that afflicted only some of his Macs, and we announce the release of “Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard” and an update to “Take Control of Back to My Mac.” Notable software releases this week include FontExplorer X Pro 2.5, Espresso 1.1.1, iPhone OS 3.1.3, iTunes 9.0.3, and 27-inch iMac Display Firmware Update 1.0.
Jeff Carlson shot some video of what it's like to edit a presentation in the Keynote app on Apple's new iPad.
In a pair of new ebooks, TidBITS contributing editor Glenn Fleishman goes in-depth with Mac OS X screen sharing and Back to My Mac.
Apple said AT&T will offer two service plans for the 3G iPad on a month-by-month basis. The option for 250 MB per month seems laughably small - but check your iPhone. It may be plenty.
Plagued by the appearance of pure white Web sidebars that should have been grey, Steve McCabe turns to TidBITS Talk for the solution, which stems from an unexpected setting in the Universal Access preference pane.
Does the iPad's general-purpose nature, color LCD screen, and App Store spell doom for the specialized Amazon Kindle ebook reader and its proprietary ebook catalog?
Notable software releases this week include FontExplorer X Pro 2.5, Espresso 1.1.1, iPhone OS 3.1.3, iTunes 9.0.3, and 27-inch iMac Display Firmware Update 1.0.
Not surprisingly, our focus this week was on the iPad, with links to a podcast with Adam, Tonya, and Andy Ihnatko; an interesting article from Macworld's Chris Breen suggesting how the iPad will be used in everyday scenarios; and the news that Amazon is looking to add touch capabilities to the Kindle. Plus, AT&T is relaxing its limitations on what can be transferred over 3G, and will be allowing both streaming video and voice-over-IP calls. Finally, Apple has added iPhone apps to the iTunes Preview Web site, a security firm has identified a theoretical vulnerability in the iPhone OS, and it turns out that Macs control the market for $1,000 computers.