Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Review: The Apple iPad Case

I just posted this on the Apple Store and thought I'd post it here, too:
The Apple iPad Case protects the iPad very well. More so, it actually adds a lot of functionality, believe it or not. It allows the iPad to sit up at an angle while typing. This is great when the iPad is on a desk or when it's on your lap. I'm typing on it that way while on my lap right now.

Also, and this I just realized last night: you can sit the iPad up on the wide edge (when the cover is tucked into the slot in the back) and then the iPad is like a little TV. Great for watching videos on it.

And from a protection perspective, the extra slight protrusion around the edges protects it from damage in the case of bumps or falls. And the flap that covers the screen is perfect.

Lastly, from a style perspective, while the soft microfiber gets dirty looking, it's easy to wipe off and clean. And when it does look dirty, it actually looks kinda cool in my opinion. Has a bit of a grunge look combined with the gray Apple logo on the front of the case. I just love it.

And I wasn't so sure about this case at first. But now I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

Saturday, May 01, 2010



I'm honored to have had my above Hipstamatic photo be selected by Flickr to show up on their Explore pages!

Flickr selects 500 photos per day -- or about 0.005% of their daily upload volume -- based on what they call interestingness. Things such as where the photo visits are coming from; who comments on the photo and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things go into the interestingness algorithm. Flickr has actually filed a patent for the interestingness algorithm!