Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Samsung Galaxy S III explodes in girl’s pocket, burns her leg badly

Back in the 1990s, like today, I was the proud owner of a procession of Apple laptops including, for a while, a PowerBook 5300ce — the model that was dubbed ‘the FireBook’ after a widely reported incident where one of them burst into flames on a desk when its battery (manufactured by Sony?) overheated. My […]

Adding value

If anything, I underestimated the impact of the iPad when I declared in my January 2010 post iPad? Yeah. OK, probably. Why not? Yes, I’ll probably get one of these. It looks useful, and some of the applications seem like an improvement. Apple does lead the world in industrial design (the ‘cool’ factor), and this […]

OS X Grumpy Cat

Apple’s just announced new Mac OS X software along with a revamped iOS  (7)  for iPhone/iPad. Apparently they’re calling it ‘Mavericks’ ending the big cat references (I use OS X ‘Mountain Lion’). Shame they couldn’t make use of this one. (I mean, half the work’s been done for them …) – P

Ad as mini-movie

Nice tone. – P

“Less apps, more apples.” What a lovely spoof.

Wonderful! “Single core, dual core” did it for me. via Gizmodo – P

Smart watch?

I own several watches. The one I use the most has a self-charging mechanism (no batteries, ever) driving a dead accurate quartz movement in a titanium and gold case with matching t&g strap. It’s very light and unobtrusive, except sometimes at night. The watch face glows in the dark — not the hands and numbers […]

Co-ordinated social media warfare? Say it ain’t so!

Ha! What looks like a co-ordinated campaign to damage a brand via social media ‘influencers’ has been exposed because one of the shills FORGOT TO ERASE HIS INSTRUCTIONS! (Hahaha!): Prominent Weibo Users Paid to Bash Apple? Introducing China’s ’820 Party’ Of course that could never happen here, eh? {snort} Weeeell … Engagement without declaring a […]

Samsung’s walk in the park

Daniel Eran Dilger is a ranter — but a ranter who builds a persuasive case by (often sarcastically) citing facts, history and numbers. I have a lot of time for him. I appreciate his attention span. This very dense paragraph (below) is from one of his wonderful takedowns — in this case of a pliant business press […]

Computer coding as super power

I was a geek way back, too. – P PS: Look at all the Macs! hat tip:

Wireless charging dock

Yeah, I’d like one of these for my iPhone. That’d be good. Thanks. From MG Siegler.

Not an endorsement. Not product placement. Just what they use: Apple.

I’ve talked before about the presence of Apple computers in the Obama White House (see: Talk about product placement! and iPad penetration) … today I was browsing the White House Flickr photostream (gee is that one word now?) having followed a link to Pete Souza’a excellent action shot from August last year of President Obama […]

What if Marco is right about an “iPhone Plus”?

A crazier prediction: iPhone Plus is real, and huge — Marco Arment. Worth a read if you’re interested. – P

Is Android catching up? Maybe.

Interesting Gizmodo article* from a self-described ‘demanding power user’ of smartphones, describing a big jump in the latest version of Android … An iPhone Lover’s Confession: I Switched To the Nexus 4. Completely. (Leave aside the dumb ‘confession’ angle. They can’t help themselves.) Read his article and let’s talk. I’ll wait. Me? Still good with […]

Samsung design is “not as cool” as Apple’s

Samsung / Apple UK judgment On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic(UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do notinfringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the Highcourt is available on the following link In the […]

A second apology (this time from Apple)

Apple’s iPhone Maps application (in iOS6) was delivered half-baked. That seems obvious. Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook apologising for (shock, horror) ‘the debacle’. Good on him. Will it pull the sting? My first reaction to the shortcomings was to install a bookmark on my home screen for the web app of Google Maps (see below). […]