Episode 89: The Big Arrss Table: The big arrrss table is back with Lenovo Strikes out with 27" tablet weighing only 15lbs!, Intel Shows Off "Haswell" Processors, Samsung Moving Away from Android to Tizen OS: Will launch several OS models this year (In Alpha release now. Opensource code), HTC reskins Android completely - moving towards a more tiled look-n-feel, and iPhone takes 53.3% vs Androids 41.9% US market share for the month of November. All this and much, much more in Episode 89: The Big Arrss Table
Remember that kid in grade school who would brag how he could dunk the ball and shoot like Michael Jordan? He only was 5' 6" and about 195 lbs., but he was really confident and promised he'd deliver. So you picked him to be on your team.
PC and Mac users are stuck in a rut. Whatever desktop browser they've settled into the past year to two is the one they continue to use. It appears no one is looking around for a better browser. Whatever flavor is being used is good enough, so why change what works? But perhaps Apple can shake things up a bit.
According to Net Applications market share reporting, even with Microsoft's year-long assault on the airwaves pushing Internet Explorer as the end all to be all in cool browsers, there is hardly any movement to the desktop space.
Happy New Year. I didn't make any particular resolutions for 2013, but I did place a bet — and I'm not a gambling type of person. I don't even play when the Lottery gets to 50 Bazillion. No, my bet was of a different sort — my bet was on an AppleTV break through in 2013.
On Monday evening our DirecTV receiver died. My family was spending nearly $90/month for the service and we don't watch TV that much. During the day the set is off and at night we'll watch either sports, news or one of our recorded shows. On the weekends we typically rent a movie through AppleTV.
2012 has come and gone and Apple didn't disappoint. A few of my Apple favorites launches:
- Retina Displays (iPad, Mac Book Pros)
- OS X Mountain Lion & iOS 6
- iPhone 5
- iPad Mini
Of course there were many more lesser announcements in 2012, but overall Apple was busy behind the technology wheel, churning out new and better gizmos and gadgets to make our lives better. So what will Apple show us in 2013? Here are a few things we may see.
Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat: Apple 2012 Year in Review, First full year with Tim Cook at the helm, Tim Cook #3 Man of the Year, Google Maps back on iOS, Apple Maps #1 Tech Flop of 2012, Oregon and NY battle for new chip fab, next iPad mini to get retina display, and more!. All this and much, much more in Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat
There are many text editors for the iPhone and iPad. The biggest problem with editing text on the iOs is the access to files. Files can’t be edited when they are not available. Apple has helped the situation with iCloud, but iCloud files are not accessible from multiple applications. iCloud has had many issues over the past 6 months, which does not make it a good option. I have also lost data due to using Apple’s note taking app and iCloud.
Dropbox has been around for a long time in Internet years. It has been the most reliable service I have used on the Internet. The files are easy to access on any device and on any application on the Mac. The reason for this is Dropbox is just a folder that syncs with their servers. iOS applications will need to be written to support their service, but any text editor worthy to look at already supports Dropbox.
The iPhone has become as important to carry around town as one’s wallet. The wallet carries our drivers license, credit cards, cash, and other critical information. Meanwhile, the iPhone has become the main communication device for many people. Users can talk, send texts or email, and post to social networks.
The biggest part of the wallet used to be cash. Large wallets were needed to carry bills and coins. For many people, the wallet is getting smaller as they are using the credit card instead of cash. For those with small wallets, a drivers license, credit card, and maybe a $20 bill is all that is needed when going out on the town. Now, users can combine their wallet and iPhone together with a case.
Our source in the Bay Area has just informed Three Guys And A Podcast that the forthcoming "Made in the USA" computer by Apple will NOT be the iMac (as many have speculated) but instead the Mac Pro/X-Serve Replacement.
This makes sense for several of reasons: