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Some decades ago

In1972 a Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) scientist published a research study entitled

A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages

The device was called DYNABOOK and the author of that paper is Alan Kay, one of the key people who have shaped the way we are using computers today. In contrast to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Steve Ballmer he didn't stand on stages but he can be seen as the key scientist behind the graphical user interface and one of the inventors of object-oriented programming.

The Dynabook wasn't so much a prediction but a vision.

A significant component of the Dynabook’s usage model was that its users would be able to easily develop simple applications. This is far away from Jobs' tablet concept and that of all other competitors. The last thing you would want to do on an iPad is write your own software. There is an app for that and you will find it in the App Store. Anyway there is no doubt about the fact that Kay influenced Jobs in developing the iPhone and the iPad.

"When I saw the iPhone, I figured that they had already done a tablet version, which is easier to make work than the iPhone, so I was partially joking with Steve when I said 'make the screen at least 5" x 8" and you will rule the world'."

What can we learn from history?
Well, everything has it's preceding ideas.

Would Einstein's Theory of Relativity be possible without Newton's Laws?
Edison and Swan were the two most successful at combining the necessary technologies and engineering techniques to build a light bulb (electricity and the knowledge of how to economically create vacuums).

There is no need to talk about COPYING. Success comes up when intelligence combines the right things at the right time in a sexy apparel. This alone is already a technological achievement and innovation crowds of people today derive benefits from.

Regarding Apple's success the most important thing Jobs overtook from Kay was the belief

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

Jobs made it to the core principle of Apple.

This
http://www.nasa.gov/wav/62284main_onesmall2.wav
would be an exaggeration nevertheless it's a fact that Apple changed the way we communicate today and handle information. And that was definitely not just one small step for man. Neither Alan Kay nor Steve Jobs ever claimed to be the only inventors.

More ...
Ap(pl)es
http://iNotes4You.com/2014/04/01/apples
About the iPad
http://iNotes4You.com/2014/10/08/about-the-ipad

Thanks for reading.

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When Microsoft signed a deal with the NFL, I was pretty surprised. While it isn't surprising that the football league took Microsoft's money to promote the Surface Pro, I was surprised that Apple let it happen. After all, the NFL is big business -- I would have expected Tim Cook to step in with his company's ubiquitous iPad instead.
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Mac Tip - Make your Ipad into a 2nd monitor
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great tip! 
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Ipad screen extension - use tablet as second screen - Make Your iPad a Second Monitor for your Laptop or desktop (dual display) 2016


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A smaller Apple iPad Pro 2 might be in the cards
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I love my iPad Pro!! I love all of my Apple devices. They all function in ways that works for me. That’s the beauty of Apple, innovation, functionality and ease of use. :-)
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Got a Project Fi data only sim for my iPad Pro and the speeds are legit. 
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Who else wants to get any #YouTube video to an #iPad in a flash?
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For a while, it seemed like everything Apple touched turned to gold. iPod, iPhone, iPad -- all changed the computing landscape. Unfortunately, the more recent products such as the Apple Watch and iPad Pro were viewed by many pundits to be weak. Heck, some have called the iPad Pro a failure.
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+Brian Fagioli You have to remember Brian when Apple comes out with something investors see that and make an a literal guess on how many they are going to sale. When Apple doesn't reach those numbers, even though for another company, the numbers would be great, for Apple not achieving the projected goals, its considered a fail and ultimately brings down their stock price because needless to say people do follow the analyst when it comes to investment options. Now since analyst don't put much stock into Microsoft selling as much, once they surpass those numbers it shows as a plus for the company and ultimately a gain in stock price if you can keep it going.

So if some no name company would get the sales of Apple on their worst day release, that company would be seen as the new golden goose of technology. 
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£15,000 one-of-a-kind iPad Pro to be auctioned off: proceeds to London’s Design Museum
Last week, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive has donated an original, one-of-a-kind version of the iPad Pro, to be auctioned off, with proceeds to be go towards the London’s Design Museum.
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Is it possible to make and receive phone calls through Google Voice on a wi-fi + cellular iPad?
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Yes you can. Through Hangouts. 
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Apple iPad Pro just hit a home run with the MLB
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Apple True Tone technology: an insight into the 9.7 inch iPad Pro’s display
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+Fabio Basile Was this even necessary. Did there really had to be a post on this? 
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Faster charging for the 12.9 inch iPad Pro? It’s finally here.
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The 9.7 inch iPad Pro: a better investment for the long run.
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9.7 inch iPad Pro price and specs revealed
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No rumored 9.7 inch iPad Pro can replace the iPad Air, for now.
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Seriously. Commercial game on point.
 
Android consistently has some of the best TV commercials of anything tech related,
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+Craig B You sure your not the only trolling. 
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Some Average Guy Thoughts on the iPad Pro...

I clowned on the Pro pretty hard when it was announced, but then I got my hands on one and haven't put it down. In full disclosure, I live in the Google ecosystem and like my devices running stock Android. That being said, here is the set up I've been using followed by some thoughts the hardware (keyboard + pencil), available apps and what I would like to see moving forward.

1. My Rig - I went with the 128 wifi + cellular model, the pencil, the keyboard smart case and the back cover case thing. I use Project Fi for my mobile service and can add a data only device for free and the Pro is listed as supported. I'll drop some notes on performance once I have my SIM card on Monday.

The Keyboard - I actually really like typing on the keyboard case. I'm a bit of a snob and use a DasKeyboard Pro with my machine at work, but really do enjoy typing on the keyboard case. The origami folding is a bit confusing the first time you use it, but is no problem once you get it down. I really like that they covered the keyboard itself with the soft touch surface so the keys aren't touching the screen when it's closed. It could use some iOS specific controls like volume and whatnot, but that's just being picky.

The Back Cover - It's insane that this isn't included in the price of the keyboard cover, but this is Apple we are talking about. #GetPaid

The Pencil - It wouldn't be inaccurate to say that the purchase of this tablet was based on use with the pencil. It is the best stylus I have ever used with a tablet and being a designer I've used quite a few and never been happy with any of them. Charging is wicked fast but scary when doing it from the device itself. I haven't put it down all weekend only had to charge the Pencil once.

The iPad Itself - It's huge, but honestly the second you start using it you won't care. It was sort of like the first time I got my hands on a 5" phone. I thought it was crazy large but a day into it I have no idea how I ever used anything smaller. It's the perfect amount of screen real estate for the Pencil.

Multitasking - It would be odd not to mention how useful it really is. Being able to work on a sketch while I have a Slack conversation going on the screen is awesome on an iOS device. As more apps up their support this will only get better.

PIP Multitasking - This is seriously awesome. To have This Week in Tech running in a small corner screen while doing my project planning in OmniFocus for the week is super cool. Google Play Movies and YouTube aren't supported natively at the moment, but you can get around this going to an embedded player window and activating PIP. There are a few websites that are built just for this that you can find with a quick Google search.

Apps - There aren't a lot that take full advantage of the iPad Pro and Pencil combo just yet, but from what I've found there are a couple that make using the device a great experience...

Penultimate by Evernote - This has been my go-to app. It's got a ton of features for note taking and planning and uploads your sketches in HD straight to your Evernote account so you can access them anywhere. A few teammates and I had a brain storming session at a local pub where we passed the pencil around and sketched out some user flows. It was an awesome experience that I will continue to use. It also has this auto progressing note taking option that guides you along the page when you're zoomed into an individual line that is brilliant.

There are some things it's missing though... Like the color blue in it's color palette. Seriously? No blue? I wish I could copy and paste elements within a sketch too. This might be an option I just haven't figured out yet. I would also love a ruler similar to what is available in the stock Notes app.

Adobe Comp - This app is pretty cool... You can quickly mock up layouts within the the app by drawing, say, a circle free hand and the app will transform it into a vector shape you can edit, clone, scale, etc. It's pretty fun.

Adobe Sketch & Draw - Both really fun apps from the Adobe family that allow you to tap into your libraries for colors and images. They even let you work in 3D spaces by giving you perspective guides. You can't lock the app though like you can with the Evernote apps which is a bit of a bummer.

What I would like to see moving forward...

3D Touch - Seriously, they couldn't roll that out in this device? A good right click with the pencil would be amazing.

A Good Way to Attach the Pencil - The Surface Pro pretty much nailed this with the ability to attach the pencil to the side of the device with a magnet. Something similar would be ideal for the Pencil and Pro. I feel like a big enough nerd as is without having to put the Pencil in my shirt pocket between uses.

Some Sort of Extra Button on the Pencil - Being able to flip the Pencil upside down to erase would be amazing. My Walcom stylus has programmable buttons for right click and undo that are incredibly useful.

I've been droning on long enough, so to wrap up, the Pro is a really solid device. As updates come on the software side it's only going to get better and as more apps start to take advantage of the screen real estate and multitasking features it's going to become more of a power house.

Is it a replacement for a laptop? Not yet, at least not for me. Is it going to be an extremely useful tool in my day to day? Absolutely.
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Apple Adjustable Keyboard and iPad: a functional, but odd combination
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