Monthly Archives: November 2013

  1. Black Friday Apple Madness

    Black Friday Apple Madness
    Perhaps the two most well known words that follow "Happy Thanksgiving" are "Black Friday", the one day each year where retailers everywhere knock prices so low, thousands line up to shop in frenzied masses. But Apple has deal with Black Friday somewhat differently than its peers.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving will be here in only a few short days, and it's a time of year to reflect on everything good in our lives that we're thankful for. But with this post, there's a small twist: instead of giving thanks for the good things in life, we'll be looking at the good things about Apple.

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  3. Dry Goods Crafted by Pad & Quill

    Dry Goods Crafted by Pad & Quill

    It’s a gray, chilly day here in Pad & Quill land.  Ice is forming at the edges of lakes and solidifying ponds, encouraging the remaining waterfowl to sequester and follow the gray-haired snow birds south.  It’s a chill that defies overcoats ands sweaters, and immobilizes hands.  It also invigorates double coated dogs, and so I found myself at the local dog park with Bear the psuedofox.  It’s my forty minutes of solitude away from iPhones and Aria’s, spreadsheets and ledgers.  It’s his forty minutes to be all canine, racing and romping with any of a dozen other friends, sans the restraints of a leash.  It’s a thing of beauty fashioned by nature. Then nature collides with reason when frozen hands and the office beckon and the mutt decides to become the official greeter for each dog entering the park.

     

    Designing new products is somewhat akin to the dog park experience, whereby “twenty”

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  4. How to Keep Your Apple Products Safe in Cold Weather

    How to Keep Your Apple Products Safe in Cold Weather
    This article has been updated for the iPhone here: How to Protect Your iPhone in Cold Weather. For many people in the United States, winter is quickly descending as the mercury keeps dropping everyday. But along with keeping yourself bundled up and warm, make sure to keep your Apple gear safe from the freezing once the thermometer starts to hit 32F. And don't miss out on a new leather iPhone case to keep your phone warm and happy!

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  5. Alternate Uses for Your iPhone and Pad and Quill iPhone Case

    Alternate Uses for Your iPhone and Pad and Quill iPhone Case
    Most people think an iPhone and its leather case is good for one thing: to co-exist. But explore the technicalities of it, and you've suddenly got a device that can do so much more.

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  6. Someone got a baby brother

    Someone got a baby brother

    Well not exactly, Kari decided awhile back that four quills is enough for this full house. Let’s just say it would be completely miraculous if we had #5 on the way… I’ll leave that there. What I mean is that one of our most popular iPad cases just had a baby brother.

    The Contega for iPad mini/Retina

    -Yes this is occasion for multiple propping celebrations!
    -iPad mini users, time to bask in the glow of practical goodness!
    -It’s a ‘mini’ celebration of function and beauty!

    I’m going to stop now.

    You might ask why didn’t we do this last year? Good question, that’s why I had you hypothetically pose it. Two reasons. First, we were swamped! Seriously the growth of our iPhone cases was so huge that we could barely keep up with the newly announced iPad mini. The second reason

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  7. Is it Worth Upgrading to the New iPad?

    No matter how much the public tries to predict Apple's next move, the tech giant showed it still has a few tricks up its sleeve when it released the new iPad Air, not the iPad 5. Apple also made a big splash with its release of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, but how much of that is style and how much is substance?

    iPad 4 versus iPad Air

    The iPad Air does come lighter and thinner than its predecessors, but with the ink barely dried, camps are already sharply divided over whether or not this model is better than previous ones.

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  8. Is it Worth Upgrading to the New iPad?

    No matter how much the public tries to predict Apple's next move, the tech giant showed it still has a few tricks up its sleeve when it released the new iPad Air, not the iPad 5. Apple also made a big splash with its release of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, but how much of that is style and how much is substance?

    iPad 4 versus iPad Air

    The iPad Air does come lighter and thinner than its predecessors, but with the ink barely dried, camps are already sharply divided over whether or not this model is better than previous ones.

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  9. Drop your Milk Duds, the Pad & Quill Air cases are here

    Drop your Milk Duds, the Pad & Quill Air cases are here

    Having been struck with a craving for remarkably decadent chocolate, I was compelled to make my way across the street to the local gas station. Truth be told, and no great surprise here, they don’t sell decadent chocolate at my local gas station. Indeed the average lunch purchase consists of 2 hot dogs, a 20oz Mountain Dew and a pack of Camels. Our little warehouse is located in a salty area of town which is about as likely to produce Fran’s delectable Salted Caramels as it is to have a bullet free night. But I was desperate, so Milk Duds it was and I sauntered back to my pseudo cubical.

    The new iPad Air has been released and it is nothing short of stunning. Heavenly, salted caramels stunning. Then comes the case, a so called Smart Cover. iPad Air with it’s sublimely slender profile and pristinely clear retina screen, encased in plastic. I think I just choked on my milk duds. You might as well encase the Mona Lisa in a cheap Walmart frame.

    When

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  10. New MacBook Bites into the Market

    New MacBook Bites into the Market

    The latest MacBook Pro was released this past Tuesday and the verdict is in: it's lighter, thinner, faster, and cheaper than its predecessors. It's also got a battery life of up to 9 hours and Wifi that's three times faster. Pad and Quill takes a look at all the details.

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