Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

When they pick up an iPad, they visibly relax

Pretty insightful review and commentary on the ‘tablet computer’ scene from ANDY IHNATKO … 1) You can’t compete with Apple by trying to copy the iPad. Seriously, people: Apple’s been designing and building iPads for a few years now and they’ve gotten really, really good at it. They’re certainly way better at building iPads than […]

Double standard?

Wow. Talk about a double standard. Some tech bloggers and others talk about Apple having ‘too much control’ over people’s iPhones and iPads and the ‘walled garden’ approach of the App Store. Look at these actions from Google (leave aside for the moment that Android’s marketplace offered more than FIFTY applications with privacy-busting malware embedded) : […]

Not THAT kind of PC

Another difference. Does else anyone remember the little scandal-ette (BBC report) that erupted when Microsoft was shown to have erased a black man from a photo (except for his HAND) before using the image in Poland? Well, here’s Apple (putting their best foot forward) channelling Michael Jackson’s Don’t Matter If You’re Black Or White … […]

Good to see Steve Jobs

Good to see Steve Jobs doing his thing for the assembled oohs and ahhs at the iPad2 launch. A little bit of gloating 15 million iPads later  (and 100 million iPhones!!) … well, you can’t take away from that success. I laughed at his joke about the ‘unbelievable price’ of the original iPad — “just […]

A profile of John Gruber

If you’re a blogger, or interested, it’s worth reading this erudite guy’s thoughts … One of the things I like about John Gruber is his economy of language (‘not a single wasted word’) as I pointed out in my post last year Inspiring clarity of purpose from John Gruber. Mark Webster interviewed John Gruber for the […]

Had to happen: iPad approved for flight plans

From TUAW: Jeppesen, the company that produces most of the paper and electronic “Jepp charts” used by pilots for preflight planning and inflight navigation, announced late last week that jet charter operator Executive Jet Management has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Admin-istration to use the Jeppesen Mobile TC App for iPad as an alternative […]

Beware the ubiquitous PDF? Really?

Oh no! First Flash, now PDF? Do we need to worry? My (profesional) life changed for the better with the widespread adoption of Adobe’s wonderful Acrobat PDF (portable document format). I use it every day — to communicate with others, to archive information or make it available for others … and to print and publish. […]

Shock! Horror! Scandal! Microsoft COPIES!

O hardy-har-har-har. Here’s a turn up for the books (NOT!)… via Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results Here’s the slightly novel bit: Bing Admits Using Customer Search Data, Says Google Pulled ‘Spy-Novelesque Stunt’ The details of the sting, which Danny Sullivan lays out, are interesting. Google artificially […]

Takes a lickin’ and keeps on …

I see in the US a clumsy someone’s launched a class action lawsuit against Apple over the ‘durability’ of the iPhone 4 glass screens … not tough enough for some butter fingers. Funny, I’ve had iPhones for a few years, including the iPhone 4 and haven’t damaged them. Lucky, I guess. That said, on the […]

Steve Jobs

At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company. — Apple CEO Steve Jobs 17/1/11 Full statement at All I can say is I wish him […]

When the brand is smokin’ hot …

You might remember my post ‘Talk about product placement!’ which featured President Obama demonstrating a new government health website on a MacBook Pro with the Presidential seal over the Apple logo… Here’s today’s NZ Herald displaying no such coyness — in fact the article is about kids wanting Apple products for Christmas. (Enthusiastic consumers of […]

Interview with John Sculley about the genius of Steve Jobs

This transcript of a recent interview by Leander Kahney with former Apple Computer CEO John Scully about founder and rescuer of Apple Steve Jobs is fascinating, if you care. Just one clip (seriously, go and read it): Sculley: It’s okay to be driven a little crazy by someone who is so consistently right. What I’ve […]

No religious bigotry, pornography, or fart apps — OK?

Apple has published some guidelines for software developers — telling them (broadly) how it decides which Apps/programmes can be sold in its App Store. Among them, this: In the guidelines, Apple draws a line between broader expressions of freedom of speech and the App Store. “We view Apps different than books or songs, which we […]

That’s not a bad camera on your phone, buddy…

Photographer Pete Belanger used an iPhone 4 to take his cover shot of … an iPhone 4. Read all about it at his blog. There’s a photojournalism maxim: ‘Q: What’s the best camera? A: The one you have with you.’ With one of these in your pocket, well, not bad… Thanks to John Gruber (again).

Talk about product placement!

Funny, I’ve got one of those MacBook Pro laptops like the one President Obama used to demo the new website … but mine doesn’t have the Presidential seal plastered over the Apple logo. Jeez, those of us using Macs used to be ‘oddballs’, ‘outlaws’ and renegades (‘the elite’ I always used to say, which […]