Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

Brilliant iPad stand – and cheap too!

October 22, 2011
iPad on its stand

iPad on its stand

Used this iPad on its stand at the office last week and was impressed by its stability. So I picked it up to examine it. An iPad stand has got to cost £30, I thought. But this is what I discovered:

iPad stand is a hole punch and Blu-Tack

iPad stand is a hole punch and Blu-Tack

It’s a hole punch with the iPad held on with Blu-Tack! What office hasn’t got a hole punch (cost £8) and Blu-Tack lying around doing nothing?

Port men’s mag reviewed

March 2, 2011
Port magazine launch issue

Port magazine launch issue

Jeremy Leslie at Magculture has reviewed new men’s mag Port. Like all his posts, it’s well worth reading. Particularly worth noting the reference to typographer and Eagle designer Ruari McLean‘s book – OUP described it as the world’s first book about magazine design when it came out.

This post is being written in Pages on an iPad and pasted into WordPress. Why? Because when I type in WordPress I see nothing! Previews OK though. Weird. Any solutions out there? As a writer I find the iPad frustrating – forever switching between keyboards. And who would have thought the navigation arrows we so important? Wayheyhey – there’s an app for that. Thanks Sarah at the FT!

IPad: sales hit PCs; Murdoch’s Daily delay; mag apps slump

January 13, 2011

In a report on PC sales, IDC has said ‘Growth steadily slowed throughout 2010 as weakening demand and competition from the Apple iPad constrained PC shipments’.

The FT backs this up with a Gartner study, saying: ‘IDC and Gartner, in separate reports issued on Wednesday, said total shipments were less than previous projections.’

IDC estimates that about 17m tablets were shipped by manufacturers in 2010, most of them from Apple, and that figure is expected to reach 44m in 2011, alongside 385m PCs.

Poynter is showing a house ad for Rupert Murdoch’s Daily iPad-only newspaper, which was to be launched by Murdoch and Apple’s Steve Jobs, says Roy Greenslade, but today’s Guardian says the launch as been set back several weeks. Some wag is bound to dub it ‘The Daily delay’ if this carries on

And Monday’s Media Guardian analysis of iPad trends made disappointing reading for publishing seeking another revenue stream. ‘iPad apps – still more dash than cash’ by Jemima Kiss said:

Figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations in the US show average monthly downloads slumping by the end of 2010. Only two publishers were brave enough to share their figures.

Conde Nast and Rodale revealed that:

  • Wired US iPad magazine sold 73,000 copies through the app in its first nine days in May 2010 but that fell to 23,000 in November
  • Vanity Fair sold 10,500 in October but 8,700 in November
  • GQ’s average fell from 13,000 in October to 11,000
  • Men’s Health fell from 2,800 monthly shortly after the iPad launch to 2,000.

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