iPad

Today's Obsession: iPad Then, iPad Now

Nerd alert: At Ars Technica, known for its lengthy and exhaustive OS reviews, there’s an interesting article looking into Star Trek’s touch interfaces, beginning with graphic sheets created for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and comparing those advances in special effects with today’s iPad design. Also related: Computerworld’s side-by-side comparison of Apple’s 1979 Graphics...

Today’s Obsession: iOS4 Multitasking, Explained

iOS4’s probably on your iPhone already by this point, as it is mine, but of course, Apple’s public explanations of their implementations leave something to be desired. The Iconfactory’s Craig Hockenberry has a well-written essay explaining iOS4’s multitasking implementation and how it actually works (versus how many seem to be expecting it to work).

ICON Reax, Part 2: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

Here’s the second half of my report on ICON 6, the illustration conference held in Pasadena, California, from July 14th to the 17th. This installment continues the feedback I’ve gotten about the “Future of Publishing” keynote panel discussion. There were a couple of issues that provoked a wide variety of strong emotions: are art...

Dispatches from Hong Kong, Part 2: Big iPad Day for Austria, Hong Kong,

TAKEAWAY: Two newspapers prepare to introduce iPad editions tomorrow as Apple introduces the iPad in their countries: Austria and Hong Kong.  We preview here and will follow up tomorrow with first day edition reports. See how Austria’s Wirtshafts Blatt and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post take their baby steps on theiPad. PLUS: Dateline Hong Kong,...

ICON Reax, Part 1: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

So Print – as in “print” – has launched its daily blog (the good news is that it’s not called “Out Of Print.”) But what else can be said about publishing’s future? This issue was the primary topic of discussion and debate throughout the ICON 6 illustration conference. Held at the Langham Hotel –...

The Economist's Online Redesign Shines

TAKEAWAY: [The Economist's new online design] is clean, easy to follow, and promotes print well: The Economist’s redesign of its website is worth taking a look. A rich online edition design At a time when tablets, and specifically Apple’s iPad, dominate our conversations, along comes a fresh new look for The Economist’s online edition, and it is worth looking...

The Photo Book Will Rise Again

Well before the release of the iPad, the conventional wisdom was that book publishing is in a state of critical and imminent peril, and within the photography book community, the argument has received special attention in ways that reflect this category’s peculiar challenges: production costs and audience exclusivity. Because their primary function is to...

Gourmet Returns as iPad app!

I was delighted to read that Gourmet magazine will be resurrected as an iPad app, just in time for me to use the device in the kitchen and perhaps try my hand at a recipe or two when time allows. The news brings back the memory of a Gourmet magazine in the late 1970s. Maria and I lived...