No big reveal for Apple today, but things are in motion…

Professor Donna L. Hoffman

f69d1403-79fc-4777-b8ee-c2ea2ad8f400Apple’s press conference today was underwhelming (Elvis Costello’s set was the most exciting part!), But beyond all the twittering over new colors is Apple’s inclusion of the M7 chip on the iPhone 5S that can keep track of what the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass are doing. Coupled with software that developers can use to manage the sensors means the new iPhone 5S could be your new fitness device, fancy geo-locator, and more.  Good news for those of us who have grown frustrated with the poor quality of Nike’s Fuel Band.

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iPad Mini – Steve Jobs was Right

Tom Novak

After spending over two years with my iPad 2, I decided it was time to switch to something new.  Apple’s choices are the iPad 4 Retina and the iPad Mini.  The iPad Retina display is gorgeous, but it’s heaver and thicker than my old iPad 2.  I just can’t justify upgrading to a heavier tablet, so I had been thinking about the iPad Mini.  Yesterday I took the plunge and bought one.  Tomorrow it’s going back to the Apple Store.  Here’s why.

First, the pros.  The iPad mini is very light and supports LTE.ipad mini

Now the cons.

  1. The mini is small.  You might think that would be a pro, but for me it’s a con.  I’ve been using iPads since the original 2010 model and everything looks shrunk on the iPad mini, and not in a good way. Somehow, I feel cheated, like my experience is diminished compared to…

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