Call a sign of growing old. Call it a sign of a growing curmudgeonly nature. Call it what you will—I don’t understand this push for so-called wearable technology. What I’m really saying is, I don’t understand the value that this will add. How will it be sufficiently better than what tablets and smartphones can giveContinue reading “I just don’t get wearable tech. At least not yet.”
Tag Archives: Apple
IT industry and political donations: party, PAC, and individual
Apple, Google and Yahoo are single-handedly undermining America! claims one Michael Reagan*, son of the former president, and pitchman for Reagan.com, a new “all-conservative” email service. The venerable English IT news web site The Register has a breakdown of computer and telecom industry political contributions based on info from the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics’Continue reading “IT industry and political donations: party, PAC, and individual”
“Send Flash plug-in crash report to Apple?”
Yes. I think I will. Here you go, Steve! His nuttiness on some stuff is getting hard for me to understand. But sometimes I kind-of can. And somehow, it all just seems irrelevant after having helped build about 115 raised garden beds in the past week!
I got hands-on time with the new Apple iPad today. The user experience with that device is unparalleled. Programs (apps) are instantly responsive. I’ve never seen a YouTube video play so smoothly, or look as good. My experiments with the iPad onscreen keyboard proved much smoother than the iPhone/iPod Touch onscreen keyboard. Assuming you canContinue reading “Hello, iPad.”
Happy birthday, Apple. (For real!)
Yes, this is not a joke: Apple, Inc. was founded 34 years ago today, on April 1, 1976. Despite persistent death knells from industry pundits in the 1990s, the company is back and better than ever, not to mention more powerful than ever. The new iPad looks like it’ll be another electronic-world-changing device. (Can’t growContinue reading “Happy birthday, Apple. (For real!)”
Apple’s 10 billionth song download: one by Johnny Cash
Sweet. I don’t know what the good Mr. Cash would think of this, but I think it’s pretty darn cool.
Apple Talbet video surfaces — is it real?
It appears to be. The video in question surfaced on a French web site, and the tablet in the video looks and acts like something that Apple Inc. would make. It would apparently be used for high-end furniture shopping, as notes The Register, who turned me on to the video. Surely we can think ofContinue reading “Apple Talbet video surfaces — is it real?”
Apple enjoys “Most. Profitable. Quarter. Ever.”
Oh yeah. They’re doomed.
Living large via RAM upgrade
Oh yeah. I now have a whopping TWO GIGABYTES OF RAM. Taste that, Mac 512k! Not really impressive when you consider the two gigs cost less than $50. I do remember when a single megabyte dropped below $100.00. Or when a 20 MB hard drive slipped below $1,000. Would it ever end?! Apple’s industrial design,Continue reading “Living large via RAM upgrade”
Two glimpses inside the tight cocoon that is Apple, Inc.
While I wish Steve Jobs the best of health, one also must wonder how good or bad his infamous vice grip on secrecy at Apple actually is for the health of the company. Financially, it’s been great since he returned in 1997. They just had $1.61 billion in profits, and went from being a fadingContinue reading “Two glimpses inside the tight cocoon that is Apple, Inc.”