If you’re one of the 300-some thousand people who jumped onto the front
of the iPad bandwagon on launch day--or just happened to pop into an
Apple Store to check one out--you might have noticed that the giant iPod
touch collects more fingerprints than Horatio Caine.
iPad users are using Apple's newest device to surf the web so much that
it accounted for over five percent of mobile web traffic on its launch
day. At least, that's what Quantcast Corporation, a web analytics outfit based in
San Francisco and New York, said in a blog post last week.
We're pretty big fans of duct tape. The day we can't find a roll around the house for quick fixes is a pretty dark day. We even buy it in fancy colors (red duct tape for special projects, blue for serious ones).
And the only reason we haven't plunked for an iPad is the cash. But let's say we sold our plasma, scraped together all the change in our couch, sold back some CDs (we'd already ripped), and used our last spare penny for an iPad. What would we do to keep our investment safe?
Well, if the week before last was the week of the iPad, last week was the week of iPhone OS 4.0. Apple's big announcement event answered a number of criticisms, introduced a bunch of exciting new developments, and set off fresh rounds of speculation.
And with the new OS in developers' (and jailbreakers') hands, you just knew the stories off the official press beat were going to show some of the tastier little features not covered on Thursday. But guess what? Other things happened, and we were there. So join us for our weekly coffee and the best of the week from Mac|Life.