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How The Apple iPad Is Made

A look into the processing, people behind it, and the company itself. A very interesting watch, whether you like or even have an iPad. 

Every day, 100’s of applicants file to work in the factory. The factory is supposed to be one of the best, which draws people from all over to work. 

The New iPad: A Gentleman’s Rant

You have to see this, so hysterical. Oh you’ll get it, but you’ll hate it. I still don’t know why didn’t include Siri. 

Thanks to Jaron for the find!

A magazine is an iPad that does not work. It will remain so for her whole life. 

Wow what a strong point proven in a video wrapped in a bunch of aww.

First of all, it’s really cute and funny seeing a baby navigate an iPad (though barely of course), but then see her expect a magazine to act the same way as an iPad when she is given both of them is just fascinating!

It goes to show that maybe print is dying, and without any nurturing (the whole nature vs nurture debate), that naturally, we just prefer the route digital is going in.

Or maybe this was just a clever packaged video that means nothing at all and she had no idea what she doing with both of them… just maybe.  

I guess, maybe, print is dead or dying.

I don’t want to accept that fact, just yet, though.

Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Creative Cloud

Looks like a few new things are rolling in from Adobe, almost secretly. 

Adobe Photoshop Touch lets users transform images with core Photoshop features in an app custom-built for tablets. With simple finger gestures, users can combine multiple photos into layered images, make popular edits and apply professional effects. The tablet-exclusive Scribble Selection Tool allows users to easily extract objects in an image by simply scribbling on what to keep and then what to remove. With Refine Edge technology from Adobe Photoshop, even hard-to-select areas with soft edges, such as hair, are easily captured when making selections. Additionally, the app helps users quickly find images, share creations, and view comments through integration with Facebook andGoogle Search. Using the syncing capabilities that are a component of AdobeCreative Cloud, files can be opened in Adobe Photoshop.

Check out the rest of the Apps, that will encompass their “Adobe Creative Cloud” initiative here: 

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111003005770/en/Adobe-Touch-Apps-Redefine-Creative-Software

I guess they are really trying to push cloud and tablet computing. 

Deep Down, We’re All Apple Fans

 I have never owned an Apple product all of my life. Growing up, I was always into PCs. From school to home, that’s all I ever knew and saw. Even when I discovered Photoshop, I found it via a PC. Then computer gaming came about, which was another story on its own. It further got me attached to PCs. 

 Along the way, I saw Apple become increasingly popular. Sheltered into my own realm with PCs, I saw Apple products out of the corner of my eye and started to take notice. 

 We all know that regardless of what system you use, each person has an allegiance to one brand or another. We often bicker and banter back and forth about which system is better. However, even as a PC user, I know deep inside that the industry as a whole wouldn’t be where it is without Apple coming into the picture. 

 I mean, even the mouse, came into existence because of Apple. 

(Remember this guy?)

 If you look at technology today and see what’s out there, you’ll notice an entire lineup of tablets and smartphones, with their paths paved because of the iPhone, iPad, and the iMac. You can’t deny that if Apple never released the iPhone, smartphones would have looked like something else entirely. Would Android have come into existence? It happened because of the iPhone dominating everything, the Jesus Phone as they nicknamed it.  

 If the iPad hadn’t come out, would we have tablets at all? Would we even be talking about the Kindle Fire, and all the other companies even attempting to release products that look like watered down versions of the iPad? Even if you look at all these products, their design is imitated from Apple products. Steve Jobs was an innovator, everyone else just tried to replicate and follow along just to get a piece of the pie. And most of the time, Apple got it right on their first attempt. With their iPad, it was almost flawless coming out while everyone else is still trying to figure out how to make a good tablet. I mean, it even has an IPS panel display! That’s awesome (Are you listening, everyone else?)

 And sure, some devices may be even better after they had a chance to catch up, but the point is, had Apple not been around to push the market with innovative competition, we wouldn’t see such amazing products overall in our market place. 

 So sure, I never really owned an Apple product, but I really appreciate what they did for technology. I even learned how to work their operating system as I would teach most of my clients on Macs.

 I mean, they almost predicted a more advanced version of Siri in 1987 and how it would look today. They were pretty close and you can see the direction they were trying to go, and they stuck with it. 

 Oh, and guess what? If it wasn’t for Steve Jobs being with Pixar, we probably may have never had Toy Story. Can you imagine a world without Toy Story? 

 I’m afraid the future of technology may be a little less innovative now that he’s gone. 

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Pratik Naik
www.solsticeretouch.com