Apple’s third-generation iPad features strongly this week, as Adam reports on its impressive first-weekend sales, Sharon Zardetto explores selling her old iPad 2 to Amazon, and Matt Neuburg solves the mystery of why his books failed to transfer to iBooks on his new iPad. Matt also explains how you should hold your iPhone 4 or 4S for best performance with different types of calls, based on which of the phone’s two microphones will be used. For those who wish it were possible to sketch on paper and have the drawing automatically transferred to the Mac, Steve McCabe contributes a review of Wacom’s Inkling, an interesting device that is neither a graphics tablet nor a digital note-taker. And if you’re looking for an app to store your Inkling sketches, consider DEVONthink, coupled with Joe Kissell’s just-updated “Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2, Second Edition.” Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO 3.2, Skype 18.104.22.168, Keyboard Maestro 5.1, Fantastical 1.2.2, and Apple Software Installer Update 1.0.
The third-generation iPad sold more in its first weekend than the first-generation iPad sold in its first two months. Not bad for what some were calling a “modest” update.
Learn to eliminate information overload using DEVONthink 2, with help from the new “Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2, Second Edition,” a significantly revised ebook by TidBITS senior editor Joe Kissell
What to do with your gently used obsolete electronics? There are various services out there that will buy them, but Sharon Zardetto discovered that Amazon has entered the field, offering top dollar, free shipping, and a no-hassle process.
The iPhone 4 has two microphones, so which one should you talk into? The answer could surprise you.
Everything went fine migrating everything from my old iPad to my new iPad, except that my books vanished from iBooks. The reason: Apple thinks books are like songs.
Wacom’s Inkling isn’t quite a graphics tablet, nor is it a note-taking device like the late, lamented CrossPad, but Steve McCabe finds that it still fills a niche of its own.
Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO 3.2, Skype 22.214.171.124, Keyboard Maestro 5.1, Fantastical 1.2.2, and Apple Software Installer Update 1.0.