My original iPad is getting a new home. So my purchase was more out of necessity than desire. While in the Apple store in Belfast I picked up the 32gb Wifi model for myself. Although reviews have been done to death I thought I would give my 2c.
Can I be the first to not go on about the screen on the new iPad? The problem with the iPad1 (and especially the iPad2 with cameras) compared to the iPad”3″ is that there is not much functional difference. From an engineer’s perspective I can still do work on my iPad1, watch movies, listen to music, use my SIP gateway, Traveler, Connections, rdp, vnc and a lot more. The difference to me is speed. As new OS’s came out the iPad1 got slower and slower. Screen touch software needs to be responsive as there is no tactile response that lets you know you have clicked something. You need to see it happen. On the original model, you could be left waiting quite a few seconds for the processor to catch up with your fingers.
The iPad3 is fast. Well fast. Go faster stripes fast. It makes my experience a lot better. Yeah the screen is great, but that is lost on me. I am yet to use the camera. But it is now much more responsive to my needs.
ASUS RT-N66U review
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 5:00p Paul Mooney Then years ago when I first got broadband (fixed IP and 1MB down and up dedicated line in 2003 baby yeah!) I bought a Linksys WRT54G router. It was a wise choice. It was solid, reliable and customisable. I ended up buying linksys range expanders and wireless webcams in 2004/2005. It all simply worked.
Then I had years of “free” routers with pre-flashed builds by ISPs. I had enough. Back to spending some money.
A few weeks ago I received my new ASUS. It plugs into my c [read] Keywords: apple
Danders, cameras and bikes (oh my)
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 9:00a Paul Mooney It seems like a long time ago when the Domino Dander bunch achieved an impressive feat, hiking 80miles from west to east Scotland in four days. I decided to ride up to meet them and the SportsVue Camera recorded the journey. Separated into three videos, the final one is the “wet trip” back. [read] Keywords: domino
Waiting for this
Mon, May 27th 2013 3:40p Paul Mooney Since getting non-pathetic broadband recently its time for a non-pathetic router. The ASUS RT-N66U comes heavily recommend. There are many features on the way with this new toy for me to play with. Arriving soon. Many “free” broadband routers shall hopefully be going in the bin. [read] Keywords: gadget
Mobug is now OPEN for speakers and attendees
Mon, May 27th 2013 4:00a Paul Mooney Gab, Ab, Eileen and I have been beavering away on mobug.org. Already with five sponsors (to be announced in the coming days), a great venue and a plan we are firing ahead for September. Now we have just opened up the site for full registrations and also session submissions. Do you want to attend and/or speak at the first Mobility User group conference? Go take a look. Comments on the site welcome as ever. [read] Keywords:
Heading to meet the Domino Danderers
Thu, May 16th 2013 12:50p Paul Mooney If you have been hiding from Planet Lotus, twitter, Facebook or the UK, you may not have noticed that this week a group of brave souls, adventurers, intellects, geeks and alcoholics are putting their feet where their mouths are and hiking 80 miles in 4 days. All for charity. Their efforts are impressive and you can follow their days (and nights) using this hashtag. If you want to check in on them, see how they are dealing with the fatigue, weather, each other, or if you simply want to see [read] Keywords: domino
Domino Ethical Hacking comes to Germany
Fri, May 3rd 2013 9:10a Paul Mooney We4IT have scheduled three German “Domino Ethical Hacking” events in May 2013
14th May – Bremen
15th May – Dusseldorf
16th May – Frankfurt
So if you want to come along and play hacking for a day, with Domino in mind, go to their site and sign up. [read] Keywords: domino