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8 Reasons Why I Sold my iPad and Bought a MacBook Air

8 Reasons Why I Sold my iPad and Bought a MacBook Air

I’ve had an iPad for over a month but, after spending over an hour in an Apple Store, I decided to replace it with a basic 11″ MacBook Air. I plan to sell the iPad on eBay as I’m not really satisfied with it.
I know you will ask why so I’ll tell you.
1.) It is no laptop. Every trip away from home, I wanted to do something and then realized, …

Apple iPod touch Review

Apple iPod touch Review

Last year, I commented that Apple’s  iPod touch “may” defy categorization.  Now that I’ve had a chance to spend time using the fourth generation touch, I feel comfortable changing the “may” to a most emphatic “does.”  This is clearly the best iPod yet.
The newest Apple iPod touch is not only an ultra-portable mobile Web browser, a game console, and an MP3 music player, but it is also an HD …

Apple iPad: The End of Tablets As We Know Them?

Apple iPad: The End of Tablets As We Know Them?

The launch of the Apple iPad today has many proclaiming this moment to be akin to the information revolution sparked by Gutenberg’s invention of mechanical movable type.  As an author of multiple books and articles, I agree that the advent of the iPad is significant, but not in the way most people are viewing it.
Look at an important (and related) parallel: the move from analog to digital photography. …

Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone

Skype is a popular communications tool for many business travelers.  Skype for iPhone, which also works on the second generation iPod touch, adds Skype calling and instant messaging to both devices and is available from Apple’s App Store, free of charge.  I installed it on the iPod touch the first day it was available and, while there have been a few glitches, my experience has been pretty much stellar.  The …

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

What do you buy the business traveler who has everything?  It’s not too late to start your high-tech shopping now.   The Executive Road Warrior editorial staff tested dozens of potential gifts in varying price ranges and whittled the list down to eight items that the road warriors in your life will love.
Here are our suggestions for gifts that people will both enjoy receiving and enjoy using plus a few stocking …

Review: Amazon Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch

Review: Amazon Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch

On Wednesday, Amazon.com released Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch, a program for reading electronic books on those devices.  The software is available free from Apple’s App Store and allows users to read books purchased on the Web or via a Kindle eBook reader.  I downloaded it to an iPod touch shortly after it became available.
Based on what Amazon has mentioned publicly, the company doesn’t believe that the free application …

iPod Classic

iPod Classic

The Apple iPod is unquestionably the most popular MP3 player to hit the market, with 71% of market share, according to the NPD Group.
So what could Apple do to improve the world’s favorite music player as it continues to define the portable music player? Quite a bit, it turns out.
For starters, the 80 Gbyte iPod Classic ($249) is thinner than its 60 Gbyte predecessor. The 160 Gbyte ($349), only slightly …