iPad: a Great Holiday Computer

Yesterday we came back from a 10 day trip to [Coma-ruga, Spain](http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=coma+ruga,+spain&sll=16.130262,-55.283203&sspn=55.830742,87.890625&ie=UTF8&cd=1&hq=&hnear=Barri+mar%C3%ADtim+de+Coma-ruga,+Spain&ll=40.86368,-0.439453&spn=11.409787,21.972656&z=6). We stayed in a nice hotel, but like any hotel, you don’t really want to leave expensive stuff there while you’re out on the beach. Usually we take a laptop to watch movies and TV series during the evening, this time we decidedContinue reading “iPad: a Great Holiday Computer”

Convert cheap O’Reilly iPhone App Books to .epub

If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, you may have noticed that O’Reilly publishes a lot of its books as cheap iPhone applications: These book applications go for a couple of bucks, which is very cheap compared to buying them through O’Reilly itself in their digital editions (often $30 or more). The drawback, naturally,Continue reading “Convert cheap O’Reilly iPhone App Books to .epub”

Task Switching and Open Development on the Apple iPad

In case you missed it, Apple launched the iPad yesterday. Essentially it’s a beautiful looking giant iPod Touch running the iPhone/iPod OS, slightly adapted to take better advantage of the bigger 10″ screen. It’s available at a remarkably (for Apply, and the hardware you get) low price starting at $499. Not only does it lookContinue reading “Task Switching and Open Development on the Apple iPad”