iPad Mania: Confessions of an Apple Luddite

Tech-aficionados the world over (and some Juggle commenters) are abuzz over Apple’s (AAPL) iPad, a new tablet device that falls somewhere between a laptop and an iPhone.

It’s too early to know all the myriad Juggle-friendly uses the iPad may have (reading novels and magazines or watching videos on the commute, for one). But its sister product, the iPhone, has already proven to be a necessity in many busy families, providing apps that do everything from pacifying antsy children and keeping them entertained on long plane rides to calendar and organizing programs. (Some of the top kid-friendly apps can be found here and here.)

Although I’m thankful that my husband’s iPhone can make all sorts of nifty animal sounds that keep my son amused in a pinch, I confess I haven’t yet succumbed to the lure of an iPhone, preferring the old-fashioned keypad of my trusty BlackBerry.

Read the rest of this post on the original site


Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »