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From Fast Company: In the new version of Paper released last week, you mix colors with your fingers, like it’s paint–only somehow more beautiful. This one magical feature burned a year of development time, resurrected the work of two dead German scientists, and got Apple’s attention.
Whether you’re new to the iPad or a longtime user, here are some great tips to help you get the most out of the device. A few of these are intended for using on the new iPad, but most of them will be relevant to all iPad models of all ages.
From NY Times: The 323 Apple patents that list Steven P. Jobs among the group of inventors offer a glimpse at his legendary say over the minute details of the company’s products — from the company’s iconic computer cases to the glass staircases that are featured in many Apple stores.
From TED: Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to create and sell his own applications. “My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me,” he says, “and Steve Jobs inspired me”. Thomas points out that it’s hard to learn how to make an app. “For soccer you could go to a soccer team … but what if you want to make an app?” He’s started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. Thomas articulates his vision that students are a valuable new technology resource to teachers, and should be empowered to offer assistance in developing the technology curriculum and also assist in delivering the lessons. · Watch video →
Review by Allan Kozinn in NY Times: Jeffrey Kahane offered glimpses of both the past and a possible future in his performance with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall on Tuesday evening. In the first half of the program he conducted works by Bach and Mozart from the harpsichord, a nod to the practice of the time, and later he was both soloist and conductor in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He played the Beethoven from memory, but for the Mozart, he used an iPad instead of a conventional score. Seeing the device perched on the harpsichord’s music stand called to mind the cover of Wendy Carlos’s “Switched-On Bach” album, on which the bewigged composer stands before a Moog synthesizer, though the iPad is elegantly miniature by comparison.
From NY Times: Digital gadgetry has increasingly been making its mark on classical music performance. It hit a milestone this week at the New York Philharmonic. Jeffrey Kahane, the pianist and conductor who is making a guest appearance at the orchestra, used an iPad on Tuesday instead of a score to lead the orchestra in a Mozart symphony.
Clumsily splattering a cookbook with bacon grease is one thing. Doing it to an iPad is quite another. That may explain why cookbooks have been late bloomers in the e-book revolution, lagging behind other categories, like fiction, that have been widely embraced in digital form. Yet cookbooks have recently begun to show signs of strength in the digital book market, bolstered by publishers who are releasing e-book editions of new titles simultaneously with the print versions and converting older, classic cookbooks into digital form.