Jason McDermott

Call that a collage?

Um, what the hell happened to mixel? An original, fun and highly sticky app for iPad has become something very, very different. It has gone from this: to this: The original mixel was a joy to use, to play with, to remix. The new version, the ‘just add pictures’ version? Rubbish. Khoi explains that there […]

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  • September 29, 2012

New Bright Hearts Version Dropping Soon

I’m on fire right now, here’s two screen shots of the new 1.1 version of Bright Hearts that I’ve been cooking up for George, from this side of the world: Created with love on an iPad.

  • Jason,
  • June 21, 2012

Waving away the cloud

I really like iCloud. It syncs my contacts, my apps, my photos and more, all without really asking for much in return. But there’s one area where iCloud falls over repeatedly – and it’s an unacceptable failure for a service which (at face value) looks like yet another move by Apple to dislodge the MS […]

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  • March 26, 2012

To PC or not to PC

Shawn on the “iPad-as-PC” debate, piecing together the views both for and against, concluding with a resounding “Yay”; Yay Matthew Panzarino: Look, tablets are PCs, get over it. Andy Faust: It’s replacing people’s needs for traditional computing environments in the home and office, and people are buying it in record numbers. Wikipedia (from the definition […]

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  • February 7, 2012

Touch me

I’ve noticed this strange quirk happening lately, most noticeably when I’m on my laptop at work. I’ll glance up at the laptop screen, spot a link in a web page (perhaps one I’ve launched using a keyboard shortcut), and reach up to touch it. Not reach for the mouse, not reach for the trackpad (which […]

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  • January 31, 2012

The rise and fall of personal computing

Horace brings the goods, yet again. Here he is, documenting what he calls the rise and fall of personal computing: Stunning.

  • Jason,
  • January 18, 2012

Tweaking that comparison chart

Marco posted this about a month ago — it’s a pretty decent take-down of the Amazon kindle fire vs iPad 2 comparison chart Amazon put up to promote the fire. Price $199 $300 less than iPad 2 $499 Volume Buttons No Yes Stability Needs Improvement Very Stable Home Screen Frustrating That was a small swipe. Did […]

  • Jason,
  • January 11, 2012

This child is only 4 1/2 years old.

Beth on Brushes from Fraser Speirs on Vimeo. I wasn’t too impressed by this, until I heard Beth saying things like.. “daddy, how do you get…” Just incredible. This child is only 4 1/2 years old, making fine detail tracing work on an iPad, using swipe, pinch, tap and a combination of those. Phenomenal. Where […]

  • Jason,
  • December 21, 2011

wildchords is awesome

I love this. A bunch of crazy finnish guys who love music and want to make the world more musical, have created a new ipad app called wildchords. It’s a game that makes learning guitar fun, and addictive. It walks you through a number of guitar exercises and helps you learn. It’s aimed at would be […]

  • Jason,
  • December 12, 2011
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