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Pages 1.4 Review Live @ Macworld

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My new Pages for iOS review is now live at Macworld.com.

I continue to enjoy this app. It’s beautiful, works well, and the fact that it’s not impossible to use on an iPhone or iPod touch makes it nice too. The only downside is it’s obvious lack of document syncing options. Although yesterday, with the announcement of iCloud and iOS 5, my long syncing nightmare may be over.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

June 7th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Converter for iPad Review Up @ Macworld.com

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My Converter for iPad review is now up at Macworld.com. Converter isn’t going to replace my all time favorite conversion app, the wonderfully designed and beautiful Convertbot, but it does offer some very compelling features and a fullscreen view of every conversion unit.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

June 13th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

A Little Less Snarky Take on the iPad 3G eMail Debacle

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NPR’s coverage is a bit more nuanced.

iPad Breach Exposed Users’ E-Mail Addresses | via NPR

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June 9th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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114,000 iPad Owners Exposed

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Interesting that Gawker is making this an Apple issue, clearly it was AT&T who exposed the information, but nonetheless, not good news for you if you have a 3G iPad and you’re using AT&T’s 3G network.

Apple’s Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed | via Gawker

Actually, I’ve got a pretty good idea why Gawker’s sticking it to Apple on this…

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June 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

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The Best State Parks in the Nation

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Today’s edition of Outside Online, the web version of one of my favorite mags,  offers up a list of some of the best STate Parks in the country. Mind you, some of these State parks are also recognized Nationally as well. I’m happy to note that one of my all time favorite places on the planet has made the list, Point Reyes National Seashore (see, I told you that some of these place were also recognized nationally!) Unfortunately there’s nothing that’s a short trip from my house.

The Best State Parks | via Outside Online

By the way, the latest edition of Outside for the iPad/iPhone just shipped. Pay no attention to the clown-ish reviews on the app store. Neanderthals all. It’s a great app, although I’d like to see it get the magazine-like makeover that Wired just got.

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May 27th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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Pages Review Up @ Macworld.com

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My Pages for iPad Review is now up at Macworld.com. There’s a lot about Pages that I really like and many things that I love, but the lack of printing and Pages’ abysmal file sharing make it much less than what it could be.

Can’t wait to see the next version though.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 29th, 2010 at 9:43 am

Hold on Wait a Minute Mr. FedEx Man…

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That means I get mine soon…

iPad Wi-Fi + 3G are in the U.S. and ready to ship | via The Loop

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April 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

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