For what seems like ages now, Apple fans all over the world have waited with baited breath for the Holy Grail of iGadgets … the Apple Tablet Mac.
Rumors abound that the Apple Tablet will just be a 7-inch or 9-inch version of the popular iPhone, running the iPhone OS, not a version of Leopard or the new Snow Leopard.
The Financial Times says the unit is being rushed to production for Christmas ’09.
And PC World says the recently returned Steve Jobs is now overseeing the whole Tablet development himself.
But today, some light on the OS…
After taking a good look at the features of Apple’s new Snow Leopard OS, Leander Kahney at Cult of Mac finds a massive on-screen keyboard tucked away in the OS Control Panel. (see image)
More from Kahney:
Of course, it can’t be used as a real virtual keyboard until Apple introduces a touchscreen device. At the moment, it just records the keystrokes on your physical keyboard and shows the characters that will be typed when the Option key is held down, and so on.
Yeah, I know, this isn’t proof that Snow Leopard is designed for a touchscreen device — IE. the tablet everyone knows Apple is working on — but I got pretty excited when I saw it. It looks like a key touchscreen UI element to me.
More after the jump…
Hello y’all … It’s been ages!
So HardDriveLife.com is now back in the friendly confines of WordPress.com. Glad to be back for a while! I hope to be posting a little more as time goes on. It’s tough right now balancing my job and my podcasting work to sneak in tech updates, but I’ll try to be a little more assertive as the months progress.
I’m going to be tweaking things on the layout, and while I look for a new hosting home and designer, feel free to peruse the site’s archives and content.
Also, feel free to check out my podcast at http://BUCKETRemix.com. Publishes weekly.
Also, you can follow my tweets at http://www.twitter.com/HardDriveLife
UPDATE: BUCKET is BACK!! Go visit BUCKETRemix.com for more details!!
I just got an e-mail in my BUCKET show e-mail account with one word in it:
It made me really sad.
After 59 episodes of the show, 7 episodes of the all-music BUCKET Blast, and a few Nowhereville Concert Series shows in Second Life, it’s been a big hole in my life to have the show gone. I formally didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to our listeners, since we did not do a formal final episode. I really regret that.
A lot has tried to fill that hole in my life … my increased work in my full-time career has helped keep me busy, and I’ve added a new part-time job to make a little extra moolah, but nothing I’ve done has been as personally fulfilling or exciting as doing BUCKET.
Over the past few months, I’ve tried to do a pilot of a new podcast based on life and pop culture on the Internet, based on the same themes this blog has followed over the past year, but nothing has worked or had the chemistry that my former co-host and I had. And the AKG Perception 200 microphone has remained cold since…
Someone in Second Life today asked me if BUCKET will ever start up again. Frankly, I don’t know.
If it does, I’d love to be part of it, and I would absolutely want Jen to be part of it too. It’s something that’s still deep down inside of us, and I would never say no to a “reunion” of the original BUCKET team. But then again, it takes two to tango (or do any other dance…except the Electric Slide, which takes a whole reception of people).
That same person in Second Life said, “Well, at least BUCKET went out on top.” And true that… it was on top in many ways. Thanks to Jen’s hard work on publicity and networking, we had tons of friends and group members, and it led to thousands of listeners each week. And I thought that we had some of our best episodes near the end of our run.
So, to sum up:
- BUCKET, is it over? Yes, for now.
- Would Corey come back to do BUCKET again? Yes, in a heartbeat.
- Do I miss BUCKET? Absolutely!
If you want to see a BUCKET reunion, send your e-mails to BUCKETpodcas(at)gmail.com. And until then, if it does, thank you all so much for being listeners of our piddly little comedy show. And as always… God willing … see you again soon.
I’m cruising around the Internet Tuesday, and I see that the little podcast I co-host, called BUCKET, has been nominated as one of 10 comedy podcasts up for the 2007 Best Comedy Podcast award at the Podcast Awards Web site.
Wow, I’m honored! And surprised! Jen and I do our show from split locations — me from Stamford, Conn. and Jen from Nowhereville, Pa.
Surprisingly, we’ve kept our chemistry intact despite the space difference. And some say we’re still funny.
So, after talking with my co-host, we’ve decided to give out some “incentive” to encourage podcast listeners to vote in the Awards — even if you’re not voting for BUCKET.
Just vote for someone in the comedy category and win some cool prizes. Would a free iPod help?
I thought so! Keep reading…
You can just feel the breeze of the iPhone embargo being lifted!!! The first reviews of the Holy Grail-like product scheduled for June 29 are coming in:
Plus, here’s some reviews from other sources.
- The iPhone is Breakthrough Handheld Computer [WSJ]
- Apple’s iPhone isn’t perfect, but it’s worthy of the hype [USA Today]
- At Last, the iPhone. [Newsweek]
You’re probably wondering if I’m going out to get one. Well, I haven’t decided yet, quite frankly. The prospect of hanging out at the mall’s Apple Store for 7 hours or so is not so intriguing to me.
I’ve been keeping an eye on both the positive and negative stories so far. Engadget has taken the cake so far in making me want to wait a bit to get an iPhone, with a roundup of what the device is lacking in features … stuff like copy and pasting text, ringtone downloads and more. Of course, these can likely be added in firmware upgrades.
So, I’m on the fence for now. As much as I’d LOVE to have one of this hot tamales, I might just have to sit back at the Orange Julius stand and watch the commotion unfold. With glee.