As Mac users we are a unique lot. We don’t conform and we certainly don’t want to look alike. That’s why laptop covers have grown in popularity over the years — they help set us apart. Until now, I’ve found these covers to be cute but not something I would feel comfortable bringing into a meeting with a client. Class and elegance are a must with my business tools. I’d also describe myself as a 20th century guy who enjoys 21st century luxuries. I like to read books made from paper. I like the feel of a real newspaper in my hands while I down a cup of Joe. Despite my day job (online marketing), I’m a throw back to days gone by. Therefore if I were to get a cover, it would have to somehow reflect these things about me. Well my wish has come true, with the new BookBook by twelvesouth.
All hands are on deck at the annual NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention in Las Vegas this week, with many in the video market waiting to see if Apple has a new Mac Pro to showcase. Is there hope that Apple is about to launch a new Mac Pro this week? There may be.
The MacProsPlease Facebook group mentioned this past Thursday that there may be something stirring in the Cupertino waters.
Can the Surface eventually be tweaked and nuanced into becoming as successful as the xBox in the world of tablets? According to Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer Peter Klein, that's the plan. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco earlier this year Klein stated "We aim to evolve this generation of Windows to make sure we have the right set of experiences at the right price points for all customers." Klein was arching his comments to include Surface and the entire direction of the Windows platform, both hardware and software.
Episode 96, I’m sorry, Tim’s Cooked: Mark, Karl and Werner talk about Facebook's new Home app for Android, Tim Cook apologizing again, Apple developers complaining about iCloud, WWDC13 and iOS 7, Apple making gains with US smartphone market share, Google forking Webkit to form Blink, and AppleTV: to 4K or not to 4K. All this and much, much more in Episode 96: I’m Sorry, Tim’s Cooked.
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Recently my family was able to take two vacations along the rugged and picturesque Oregon coast, at a very nice location. The latest adventure taking place during Spring Break. I was aware the rental condo we were staying at had a 46-inch HDTV, so on both trips I brought along my AppleTV. I checked out WaterField Designs Apple TV case for review to see how it would fare on the journeys.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you think, “Wait a second, that was MY idea”? Well after watching the YouTube video of Facebook’s Home, I had that exact thought. Back in October I had started an article called “Rethinking the iPhone” but didn't finish and publish it until late last month. If you read my article and then watch the YouTube video you'll think what I did, “that was MY idea.” However, as I was watching the Home presentation, by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, I realized something new — Facebook’s Home is much more of a threat to Google's Android OS than it is to Apple’s iOS.
The iPhone with its camera has changed the world of photography. It has become one of the most popular cameras on the Internet. The photo and video app market is vast playground of great software and competition, causing many people to use their iPhones as their main camera. While the iPhone can’t compete with more professional DSLR cameras, it does do enough for point-n-shoot situations to make the iPhone a great everyday camera. Since the camera and the phone are one, the camera is almost always with the user and easy to use.
It's a shame to even provide a link to John Koetsier's article, especially after watching the video. The video is of Jim Cramer, a guest on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," sarcastically explains how Apple can do nothing right, and that the company is in a tailspin. Cramer goes on to explain how Tim Cook should simply come out at Apple's next special event and declare their next product a loser. "Apple is becoming the JC Penny of tech!" Cramer sarcastically exclaimed.
But this was clearly lost on poor John Koetsier. Either John Koetsier:
The MacBook Pro Retina represents the future for MacBooks in the coming years, sporting the latest technologies like Retina displays, solid state storage, SD card reader, USB3, and Thunderbolt ports. While looking at the specifications, one has to wonder what is next for these powerhouse laptops.
Redmond, WA — This just in. According to Digitimes, some well placed informants within the upstream supply chain also have a close ear to some heated discussions happening within the executive suite at Microsoft. Ever since Scott Forstall was ousted by Tim Cook at Apple, Microsoft's leadership have been keen to enlist Forstall's services as their new CEO.
According to sources, negotiations nearly complete. Surprisingly, the main reason Microsoft is so interested in Forstall, is not necessarily because of Ballmer's lack of performance, but moreso because of Forstall's ability to sell his sound vision of skeumorphism to the Windows 9 team.