The iPad Mini And Content Production.
I'm sitting here in Starbucks waiting for someone. I knew it would be a bit of a wait. I grabbed my iPad Mini and the Zagg Mini 9 keyboard and was hoping to pound through some work.
Boy did I. The 1-2 combo of the iPad Mini in content consumption paired with a real keyboard for typing and you have something pretty powerful. Yes, there is nothing here that the "big" iPad doesn't have, tech wise, but this small form factor is so nice.
Last few trips down to San Diego – I've brought nothing but this combo. Never missed the bigger iPad – or my laptop.
Tonight I'll be catching up on a book in bed with the same iPad Mini. Poor Heidi will be reading on that huge iPad 3.
Yeah, Heidi is pretty much the only one who uses the "big" iPad right now.
More on this whole Google Plus "really" thing.
So, I published a post commenting on how Google Plus doesn't really care about Google Plus as destination – but as platform. My Content Timeline system them kicked in and published that post to my blog. Here's the link for your reference – https://plus.google.com/107254847750371936612/posts/jZweRwy5SKQ
Here's the link to the blog post that Content Timeline published –
Here's where it get's interesting. As you can see in this Album –
A few minutes after posting, Google isn't sending any traffic to Google Plus – but right to my blog.
Google Plus is a Platform, not a Social Network.
As +Drew Olanoff says … deal.
What Google Plus Is Really About.
Highlights from this nearly perfect article:
Google+ is not a “social network”, it’s a platform to socialize all of the products that Google currently offers, such as Drive, Search and YouTube.
Google+ is Google. Deal
+Drew Olanoff is a smart guy. Listen to him.
And, stop treating this like a social network. Start treating it like a platform. It's a platform whether you like it or not … even if you book calls it a social network.
Yes, I'm taking this whole Content Timeline thing pretty seriously.
Anyone know if the new iTunes Store for iOS includes Podcasts?
iPhone 5 Pricing.
The iPhone 5 pricing is the same as past phones (obviously, a much better phone) at $199, $299 and $399 depending on memory.
iPhone 4s goes to $99.
iPhone 4 goes free.
Obviously, all with contract.
Pre-orders on the 14th. They start shipping on the 21st.
All the carriers – and if I understand it – all from a single version of the phone.
More details at – http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/12/3319198/apple-iphone-4-4s-price-drop-3gs-discontinued and http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-pricing-and-availability-revealed-199-for-16gb-299-for-32gb-399-for-64gb/
iPhone 5 Announced.
Early in the game at the big Apple announcement this morning (less than 15 minutes into it), Apple announced their iPhone 5 – among other things, made entirely out of glass and aluminum.
Great coverage at – http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/12/apple-introduces-iphone/ and http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/12/3320358/iphone-5-name-leak-apple-search-results
It's 20% lighter than the iPhone 4s, retina display (326 ppi), 4 inch display of 1136×640 (a 16:9 aspect ratio) and, according to the event, designed for the hand.
The new display allows for a 5th row of icons and the ability to "show more stuff."
What this means to app designers is still to be determined. Will there be 3 versions of apps (iPhone, iPhone 5, iPad)? Existing apps will simply run with borders – but that feels a little lame – don't it? Apple claims "easy updating of apps" – but of course they would.
They say the "display really looks better" – but of course they would.
On the wireless front, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE. Lots of carriers. Lots of carriers.
They've updated "every aspect of iPhone 5" – more to come …
Best Live Blog For The iPhone 5 Announcements – The Verge.
So as we all sit watching the iPhone 5 release / finding out if we're going to get LTE, a bigger screen, a magic genie, a 7 inch iPad or anything else, we only have the live blogs to watch.
Right now, as always, very impressed with what the Verge is offering to the world. Their platform is fabulous and it feels, in many ways like I'm right there.
Right now the content is just Mountain Lion and the continued crazy success of their stores but, friends, this is going to get very interesting.
That and, oh yeah, 17 MILLION IPADS SOLD LAST QUARTER.
What are you looking for in the iPhone 5 launch?
Testing Content Timelining About The iPhone Announcements Using An Android Tablet And Google Plus.
Yes, this is the kind of wacky stuff I love to do.
So, the (hopefully) final test of my Content Timeline project comes today, from a Starbucks where I'll be liveblogging the iPhone announcements from my Android Tablet.
Yes, you heard me right. Read me right at least.
If all goes well, today I swear off blogging forever …
Content Timelining On Google Plus.
There are so few people actively consuming content on Google Plus (sorry guys, but that is the truth, that it is really silly for me to publish content exclusively on this little social network.
The cool thing is, with Content Timeline automation, I don't need to. ctt
Authority Trumps Originality In Google.
For those who claim (over and over again) that you have to publish original Blog content for Google to take you seriously, may I please offer exhibit “A.”
This Tweet from 9 days ago:
1) Originated at Twitter.
2) Was then published via automation to my Blog. If you want to know how to do this, the following video explains all – http://youtu.be/UQQjrFLQnpI
If you look at these results from Google in searching for this content (you’ll noticed I am signed out, this is not a custom search based on who I am):
1) My blog (hopefully the authority site on Paul Colligan) came up first (and second).
2) Twitter came up third, fourth and fifth.
3) Heck, my Twitter post (also autopublished to Amazon) came up sixth.
Google puts, as she should, the site with the most authority first, not the site of content origination.
And that’s a very good thing … #ct