March 10, 2012

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Mac Roundtable 2012.03.10 Episode #110

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 4:19 pm

Allison Sheridan: NosillaCast Mac Podcast  http://podfeet.com @podfeet
Bart Busschots: International Mac Podcast http://impodcast.tv @bbusschots
Jeff Gamet (with bells on): The Mac Observer http://macobserver.com @jgamet
Don McAllister: ScreenCastsOnline http://screencastsonline.com @donmcallister
Ken Ray, man of mystery: Mac OS Ken http://macosken.com @macosken

The iPad that shall not be named

  • Screen resolution
    • 2048×1536 – 3.14MP – 264 ppi
  • 4G
    • Which carrier to select?
  • Size (wifi dimensions)

  • Chart comparing iPad 1,2,3
    comparison of thickness, volume, weight and pixels from iPads 1 2 and 3rd gen
  • .37 in thick vs. .34 for the iPad 2 (9.4mm vs. 8.8mm)
  • 1.44 lbs vs. 1.33 lbs for the iPad 2 (652g vs. 601g)
  • still thinner & lighter than iPad 1
  • bigger battery presumably? 10 hr battery is on wifi, not 4G
  • Has iFixit taken it apart yet?
  • Camera
    • back camera improvement 0.7MP –> 5MP 
    • front camera no change (.3MP/VGA)
    • video stabilization
  • Processor(s)
    • Dual-core A5X
    • Quad Core graphics
    • Does this matter beyond gamers?
  • Voice Dictation
    • not Siri
  • AirPlay Mirroring
    • 720p to AppleTV gen 2 and 3 – not 1080p like new AppleTV
  • Why it’s called the New iPad
  • $100 drop in iPad 2 price
  • iOS 5.1

    • 20MB download limit upped to 50MB
    • Delete one photo from Photostream – but doesn’t really delete the photo in photostream
    • New backgrounds
    • Swipe up for Camera is AWESOME – will save my dying home button :)
    • Japanese Siri

    AppleTV gen 3

    iPhoto on iOS

    • Universal app
    • The loss-less editor with brushes is surprisingly Aperture like
    • No ability to calibrate screen – so not useful for pros or serious photographers/videographers You can’t even use it to proof stuff without calibration
    • To normal users it’s a very cool and useful app

    iWork on iOS

    • Don will tell us what’s new?
    • What’s new? Not a lot – bigger graphics?

    Picks

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