10 Years ago this past November Amazon released the first Kindle, which brought e-ink to the mainstream and forever changed the face of reading.
Actually, it didn’t quite happen like that, at least in part because the hardware was sub-par, oh, and a little something called the iPad was released 3 years later. But, even prior to the release of the iPad, the tablet market was rapidly expanding and, much like phones had done the years prior, users and developers alike worked to find as many uses for tablets as possible. This, whether fortunately or unfortunately, included the development of Amazon’s Kindle app which in effect competed with the Kindle. In 2009, Barnes and Noble released the Zune (I mean the Nook) which stole a small segment of the market, but still, the Kindle never really took off except with hard-core readers. Continue reading
My employer recently found themselves in a place where they were looking to staff a particular project, specifically with a resource who had previously been removed from that project (and that resource was happy to be removed)…however, previously mentioned resource is now in a position for demands to be heard because the company has a need to address. During a conversation with said resource, one might advise that while they’re not actually in a position to negotiate, this is the closest they’ll ever be (at least with their current employer) to being able to negotiate. That juxtaposition—the closeness of the thing to the actual thing—is how I’d describe the iPad Pro 10.5 relative to a real laptop. Continue reading
As luck would have it, I was given the opportunity to get my hands on a third-party keyboard that I was interested in, the subject of a later review which I’ll post in the coming weeks. The one caveat, though, was that it is a keyboard specifically designed for the Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4—something I didn’t have…at the time.
I’ve found that when pondering adding a tablet to your tech gadget repertoire, the most difficult question to answer is often “why:” Why do you need one? Why get a device that only does passably well what your laptop or phone already does? These questions hover around the notion of trying to determine what niche a tablet truly serves. Continue reading