Archives for February 2014
Salvatori Cardoni on yet another reason why India is not on my bucket list. For the last six weeks, those living in India’s northeast states have been looking over their shoulders whenever they venture outside... a tigress has killed 10 people, eluding determined hunters at every step of its murderous ... Read More »
Stephanie Pappas on yet another reason why Australia is not on my bucket list. In Australia, they observed freshwater crocodiles basking on low-hanging branches day and night. When approached by boats, the crocs splashed into the water below to escape. Climbing Aussie crocodiles were more likely to ... Read More »
Mac users seem to be divided into two camps. The first group uses the Desktop more or less like a real desktop; a place to drop files and folders; something of a workspace. The second group avoids the Desktop metaphor and treats it as it really is-- a folder that holds frequent and recently used files ... Read More »
A stunning look at what the iPhone can do today and all the gadgets you needed to buy in 1991 to do the same thing from Steve Cichon: So here's a list of what I've replaced with my iPhone. All weather personal stereo, $11.88. I now use my iPhone with an Otter Box AM/FM clock radio, $13.88. iPhone. In-Ear ... Read More »
Bret Swanson has a great look at a price adjusted iPhone from 1991. In 1991, a gigabyte of hard disk storage cost around $10,000, perhaps a touch less. (Today, it costs around four cents ($0.04).) Back in 1991, a gigabyte of flash memory, which is what the iPhone uses, would have cost something like ... Read More »
For Apple, Google, and Microsoft, where does the money come from? Ed Bott has three graphs which show revenue sources for each. On Google: Advertising revenues made up 97 percent of our revenues in 2009 and 96 percent of our revenues in 2010 and 2011 Then along came Motorola which dropped advertising ... Read More »
The great and powerful Woz has officially jumped the shark. Kate MacKenzie: Does he have some advice for the folks at Apple? Yes. And said advice is clearly cause for an intervention for our favorite high tech Ewok. What about jumping the shark? The great and powerful and non-stoppable Woz thinks ... Read More »
Mac users on a budget, or those of us with unusual purchase discipline can find plenty of free apps that improve productivity and efficiency. For those in the graphic design field, there are many free tools for the trade, including thousands of free fonts and icons. Here's a quick look at an app package ... Read More »
Has any new tech gadget done $17.5-billion in sales the first year? Analyst Katy Huberty thinks Apple could do it. Our working assumption is that iWatch largely will be adopted as an accessory device and, therefore, sold into the existing customer base, like the iPad, rather than to new customers, ... Read More »
Apple’s 1.24.14 video pays homage to the Mac through the iPhone.
Latest comScore numbers show Apple holding tight to the number one position in the U.S. smartphone market.
How many ways can Mac users edit videos? The road less traveled is often less traveled for a reason, but there are more video editing apps than you might think. Apple includes iMovie with every Mac. At the high end there's Final Cut Pro X and Adobe's Premiere. In the middle are a number of Mac video ... Read More »
It's been awhile since Apple launched a new product category killer on the order of iPhone (2007) and iPad (2010). What's next? Nick Bilton on the iThingamajig. In March 2012, Mr. Cook said Apple’s pipeline was “full of stuff.” In May 2012, he said “the juices are flowing,” at Apple and ... Read More »