The new iPhone ads remind me of early-2000s Apple in the best way. Naturally there will be a blog post featured on Techmeme soon declaring that they’re a sign of Apple losing its way and diluting its brand.
Still waiting for Google to update Street View in New Orleans and have yet to get an Apple Store in the city itself, but I noticed today that the city is now 3D in the new iOS 6 Maps. And she’s looking gorgeous as ever. Flying over the Quarter, the ‘dome, Audubon Park and my old […]Read more "New Orleans in 3D"
And she listens to this, and she says, but you are not a businessman. And I say, that’s true, I am not a businessman. And she says, and you aren’t going to buy their products. I say, that’s true, I’m not going to buy their products. And she says, you will lie to them. And […]Read more "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Fabrication"
We wanted to eliminate the guesswork in locating and installing device drivers for mobile broadband. We did this by working with our mobile operator and mobile broadband hardware partners across the industry, designing a hardware specification that device makers can incorporate into their device hardware. In Windows 8, we developed an in-box mobile broadband class driver that works with all of these devices and eliminates your need for additional device driver software. You just plug in the device and connect. The driver stays up to date via Windows Update, ensuring you have a reliable mobile broadband experience.
The way that Microsoft has built in native support for mobile broadband in Windows 8 is kind of great. The more of Metro I see the more impressed I am, and I hope Apple’s user experience engineers and designers are taking note.
When I was five years old, my dad brought home an Apple IIe for the summer (he was a teacher, and they used to close up the schools in the summer) and it changed my life. It made me fall in love with technology. And years later, at my uncle’s house, when I first used […]Read more "Thanks, Steve"
Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook grew up twenty miles from me in the town of Robertsdale, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University. I’m pretty sure this fact would have to make him the must successful businessman ever to come from Baldwin county. Local station WKRG has the story, along with a video of Tim Cook’s […]Read more "Local boy done good"
So thin the Apple logo shines both ways.Read more "How thin is the MacBook Air?"
Just three days ago, WordPress.com blogger BirdAbroad posted a fascinating account of China’s fake Apple Stores (I reblogged the story myself). Today, you can read about the repercussions of the story going global in the Daily Mail or Reuters. It’s fascinating to see how quickly a blog post can get the attention of the international press. […]Read more "Read it on a WordPress blog today, or in the newspaper tomorrow."
The Western news media is replete with pithy descriptions of the rapid changes taking place in China: China has the world's fastest growing economy. China is undergoing remarkable and rapid change. This represents a unique moment for a society changing as quickly as China. You probably read such things in the paper every day – […]Read more "The Knock-off Apple “Stoer”"
I’ve been looking forward to doing this for a while. Today, I got an iPhone on the Verizon network. Obviously all comparisons between Verizon and AT&T depend entirely upon where you live. And there are some advantages to AT&T’s 3G network. But if you live in the majority of the country where AT&T has no […]Read more "Another Friendly Speed Test"
The icon for the Calculator app in Snow Leopard is both larger and more attractive than the calculator itself (both shown actual size).Read more "Funny maybe only to me"
As anyone interested probably knows by now, Apple gave a preview of the new iPhone OS and SDK today, addressing quite a few of the biggest omissions in current iPhone software. From Apple’s annoucement: With a rich set of over 1,000 new APIs, iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 3.0 beta provides you with an amazing […]Read more "iPhone OS 3.0"