Feb 19

How People Use Photos To Create On iPad

My article on Medium about Impressed and what we’ve found so far.

Aug 25

Behind the Ranking in App Stores

Some interesting data (iTunes App Store):

  • You need 23k downloads / day to get into the top 50 iPhone free apps in the US
  • You need 8.2k downloads / day to get into the top 50 iPad free apps in the US
  • To be in the top 50 grossing apps, you need to make $12k per day in revenue

The Who, What, and When of iPhone and iPad Usage

iPad owners are moms, small business owners, and casual gamers, and tend to consume news on their iPads in the early evening.

iPhone owners are clearly younger, but according to Flurry “hip”, new moms, who take photos and are cheap shoppers and use their phone to navigate & be fit late into the night.

May 03

For those with iPads that are sluggish, this is worth considering. After a bunch of consternation - including conversations with Apple - I bit the bullet and wiped it completely:

  1. Installed fresh firmware from iTunes
  2. Set it up as a new iPad
  3. Copied all my apps as brand new

And it’s much, much faster. 

If there is data that’s not backed up in the cloud, you can use a tool like PhoneView to pull out that kind of data. For example, Angry Birds progress can be backed up like so.

May 07
Add Facebook birthdays to your calendar easily! Just go to the Birthdays calendar then “Export Birthdays” and you can paste the link into your Google Calendar / iCal / Outlook.

Add Facebook birthdays to your calendar easily! Just go to the Birthdays calendar then “Export Birthdays” and you can paste the link into your Google Calendar / iCal / Outlook.

Apr 27

Using Siri on my iPhone 4S I said “Add a meeting with Mary on Sunday at 12”. Well, it created the event. And then, without telling me, it sent an invite to a random Mary in my address book. Without telling me.

Apple, here’s a feature recommendation. Don’t automatically send invites without asking.
Moral of the story: be careful using names when using Siri to create invites.
Apr 11

Synology DS412 Plus NAS

NAS

Really considering replacing my ReadyNAS NV+ (10 years old!) with one of these… I kind of wish Netgear had more compelling options because I really liked my NV+

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