Entries Tagged ‘apple’

Genius

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. -Albert Einstein Apple – iPod nano with Multi-Touch 12 Key Features Apple iPad Lacks Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. – Oscar […]

Richard Stallman is a Jerk.. and Wrong

The title of this post is pretty indicative of the tone and content of this post. If you worship at the altar of Richard Stallman and promote all things Stallmanesque then I contend you are not likely to enjoy the rest of this post. How to be a Jerk in Just 102 Words First, I’ll […]

Is Apple Aiming for the Enterprise Now?

One of the things that comes up from time to time is the dominance of Windows and dearth of OS X in the Enterprise. It is no less true now than it has been in the past… OS X is not a major presence in business and in particular big business. In the past, Apple […]

iPhone 4S – Did You Expect a 5?

The Wall Street Journal, and others, seem to be bummed that Apple announced the iPhone 4S without the expected hoverboard and dishwashing upgrades. Apparently, having a faster processer, faster graphics chip, support for both GSM and CDMA on the same device, more capacity, sharper camera, incredible voice control capability, support for faster downloads via HSPA+ […]

When the Tail Wags the Dog

The Register is reporting that the Firefox team is considering blocking Java in response to the BEAST attack, which allows the attacker to intercept data from an otherwise secured connection. The move would be contentious given the impact it could have on anyone using Java in their Firefox browser, including users of Facebook’s video chat […]

Kindle Fire vs RIM PlayBook

John Gruber, at DaringFireball.net, in a post about a comparison between the Kindle Fire and RIM’s PlayBook, quoted Ryan Block regarding the Kindle Fire’s resemblance to the PlayBook: From there, Amazon’s team determined they could build a tablet without the help and experience of Lab 126, so they turned to Quanta, which helped them “shortcut” […]

The State of NFC

The State of NFC No, I’m not here to discuss the fact that the Detroit Lions have their first 3-0 start since 1980, though kudos to them. I’m talking about Near Field Communications and particularly how it is used to make purchases. If you’ve ever swiped a badge to enter a building, had your pet […]

Metro and iOS – One Goal, Two Approaches

I want to touch on this subject once more, because I think it deserves some more attention. I imagine Metro is getting overplayed a bit, but as almost anyone will point out, Metro is essentially Windows Phone 7′s interface writ large. Or put another way, where WP7 was a revolution for Microsoft, Metro is the […]

Android Malware, Life Outside the Walled Garden

  There’s a new instance of Android malware on the loose, targeting your SMS messages, intercepting them and attempting to use them for profit. It isn’t the first instance of malware on the Android platform; there have been a number of apps posing as other innocuous, even useful, tools that harvested your data for less […]

Google Dart Misses the Mark

Google has revealed they are working on a new programming language, Google Dart, which one can surmise will be targeted at web development, likely on both the back end and front end. The first indication was the release of the speaking schedule for the Goto Conference in October, where two speakers will be presenting the […]