Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Siri dealing with a Rock God (ahem)

I was sure I’d posted this earlier … and even linked to it, but it seems to have disappeared, so … here you go: Douchebag Siri: the Fixed Apple iPhone Rock God Commercial and here’s the original: — I posted a tougher one here: ‘Poor Siri caught up in an argument‘

But can we believe anything Google says?

Apropos Another Google privacy FAIL (grrr) wherein we discussed Google defeating Safari’s privacy settings to plant ‘third party cookies’ despite my specific instructions to block them … look at the privacy setting in Google Chrome… Why should we believe them? ‘Unfair and deceptive practices‘ sounds right to me. “Google has clearly engaged in ‘unfair and […]

Another Google privacy FAIL (grrr)

The Wall Street Journal reported that Google engineers had developed — and then rolled out — a ‘workaround’ to defeat MY privacy setting in Safari (oh yeah, I take it personally) where I had overtly intended to block third party cookies, viz: Here’s what WSJ’s Julia Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries reported: Google’s iPhone Tracking Web […]

This is just how I see it too

It’s hard to say I told you so without sounding like a dork. But this is how I see it too. Especially about design really mattering. Following on the heels of Apple’s enormous success … Watching Apple Win the World — John Gruber at Daring Fireball 26/01/12 David Heinemeier Hansson, on the satisfaction of being a […]

Poor Siri caught up in an argument

A little swearing, but I had to chuckle at the tagline… See all the CollegeHumor Original Videos here. via

Iconic graphic spreads

Family back from visiting Thailand earlier this week brought me back these images based on the iconic interpretation of the Apple logo to mark Steve Jobs’ passing. I read the guy who developed the graphic Jonathan Mak Long‘s humble ‘I’m not sure if I’m first with this idea…’ message when he published it … and […]

iOS 5: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

OK, just because I upgraded to Apple’s new iOS5 yesterday (with millions of others) I’m not assuming everyone who reads this blog will be interested … but some of you might: iOS 5: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features by Chris Herbert at Me? I like it so far. – P And, naturally, John Gruber […]

Write no early obituaries for Steve Jobs

Following up on the medical leave Steve Jobs took from Apple in January, this, today, while of course not unpredicted, is still a bit of a psychic bang. August 24, 2011 Letter from Steve Jobs To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day […]

Where Samsung says Apple copied the iPad from …

Apple’s patent infringement case against Samsung for ‘slavish copying’ of the iPhone and iPad and their trade dress, packaging etc is interesting for all sorts of reasons. What seems unquestionable is that there was no consumer product available in the past that resembled Apple’s iPad and that manufacturers like Samsung, HTC etc (ha!) were ‘inspired’ […]

Gizmodo displays its journalism skills once more

News is that Gizmodo, who reportedly paid the finder of the lost/stolen iPhone4 prototype $5,000 for umm, ‘exclusive access‘ to the device (cough, — so they could photograph it and dismantle it and plaster images of it on the web) won’t be prosecuted for those activities.   District Attorney Announces Filing Decision on Misappropriation of […]

Dirty rotten liars posing as their opposites

Look at this page which an innocent Google image search result led me to last night: As well as a bogus scan with blinking displays and an imitation desktop window (displayed within the browser) — supposedly checking my computer for malware and viruses telling me the ‘alarming’ news that ‘Your computer is infected‘ the website […]

The iPhone is not logging your location

Read this if you cared… Apple Q&A on Location Data 1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone? Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so…. 3. Why is my iPhone logging my location? The iPhone is not logging […]

… actionable copyright infringement?

I just read an interesting side issue to the Apple v Samsung IP lawsuit about the iPhone/iPad. The case itself is interesting, but Nilay Patel raised an issue about Apple’s lawyers’ without permission use of two images from websites in their documentation for their claim. So as I noted in my breakdown of Apple’s lawsuit […]

Despite that, your honour, I wasn’t ACTUALLY there

A few years back, if I recall correctly, a man was convicted for stabbing a woman in Fort St, downtown Auckland. He had an alibi that placed him somewhere else — someone who said: ‘He was wiff me, guvnor.’ But the Crown prosecutor produced evidence from a phone company’s cell tower records that showed that […]

Oh Craig, where are you when I need you?

Wow! Ralph Loura, the CIO of Clorox recently revealed the uptake when employees were given their choice of (smart)phone. Loura so far has replaced 6,000 desktop and tower computers with lightweight HP laptops, and got rid of company-issued Blackberries while letting workers choose between an iPhone or Android or Window Phone 7-powered smartphone. The company […]