Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Mini Toy

My Android Nook Color experiment was not a failure (1) (2), but it never really turned into my "go to" device. I've really enjoyed my iPhone, so I decided to try the iPad Mini. So far, I love it. I've used it at home, work, and church. Mail, Calendar, Chrome, Gmail, Notes, Seven Little Words (game), YouVersion Bible, Kindle, Twitter, QST, and Dropbox are just a few of the apps I use on it. While a little awkward, it will fit in the front pocket of my slacks. Yet, it is big enough that I can type (in landscape mode) fairly well. I think the real test will be to see how much blogging I do from it.


On a side note, our neighbors got a new Mini for their daughter. Here my daughter is taking it for a test drive.




Monday, June 17, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

iPad Mini $299 at Walmart

tim In other apocalyptic news, Walmart is now selling the iPad mini for a $30 discount at $299 walmart.com/ip/Apple-iPad-… $AAPL

Monday, March 25, 2013

Apple Two-Factor Authentication

I've started the process to enable it on my account. If you have an Apple ID, you should consider it, too.

Apple ID: Frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID

I also don't keep a credit card on file with them. I get gift cards and just add them as I run out of money.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

iEye

iPads purchases reduces sales of Macs. According to Business Insider, Apple's next move will be to replace the iPhone with a Head Mounted Display. So, we should see an interesting battle between the Google Goggles and the iEye.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crazy Apple Math

stroughtonsmith Apple's formula for predicting iPhone sales? "Each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined" #appsungFri, Aug 03 12:47:02 from Twitterrific for Mac
retweeted by asymco

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free QST App for iOS

New from the ARRL, a QST app for iOS devices. I'm using it on my iPhone 5 and the screen is too small to be usable. I think it would work fine on my iPad.

Details:

ARRL members using Apple iOS mobile devices--iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch--can download a new dedicated app to access the digital edition of QST. The app allows ARRL members to read QST online or choose to download individual issues of the journal for offline reading.
  • Free: The QST app is free in the Apple App Store. You must be an ARRL member to access individual issues of QST.
  • QST Catalog: Browse all available digital issues.
  • My QST Library: Download issues of QST directly to your device for offline reading.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

iPad Mini

"Still, by staying out of the $199-tablet fray, Apple avoided the sort of market-eradicating scenario that might have instantly rendered the Android contenders irrelevant. If you’ve got around $200 to spend on a tablet, they remain well worth considering. 
If your budget’s got more wiggle room, the iPad Mini is the best compact-size tablet on the market. Apple didn’t build yet another bargain-basement special; it squeezed all of the big iPad’s industrial-design panache, software polish and third-party apps, and most of its technology, into a smaller thinner, lighter, lower-priced model. The result may be a product in a category of one — but I have a hunch it’s going to be an awfully popular category."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The $29 in the iPad Mini

Ha! It all makes sense now.

dmoren I just assume the extra $29 in the iPad mini’s price accounts for the Lightning cable they include.Tue, Oct 23 19:42:36 from Tweetbot for Mac
retweeted by asymco

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Microsoft is Pivoting

Is Microsoft going to buy the market? From TNL.net:
"Let’s remem­ber here that Microsoft has over $50 bil­lion in cash. What if it com­mit­ted one fifth of that to the new plat­form ($10 bil­lion) and decided that its attack on the mar­ket would be on build quality and pric­ing. Doing so could push the tablet in the $100–200 range and the PC into the $400–500 range, mak­ing it sub­stan­tially more com­pet­i­tive (mes­sag­ing: you can get a tablet from Apple or you can get a PC AND a tablet from Microsoft)."
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Opportunity Costs

Year2 The iPhone debuted on 6/29/07 for $599. If you bought $599 of Apple stock on that day instead of the phone, it'd be worth $2,857.08 today.Sat, Jun 23 00:02:59 from web
retweeted by MikeGriffith32

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Apple Strategy

I swear I'm not an Apple fanboi, but I am impressed with their products and their plan. Their alternatives for Google Maps, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, dictation software, Growl, and navigation systems along with their ruthless elimination of some technologies (optical drives, Ethernet, traditional hard disk drives, etc.) makes them a trendsetter and always gives the competition something to think about.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Retina Windows 7 PC

Well this answers that.
harrymccracken Tragically, the Retina MacBook Pro isn't letting me install Boot Camp. I so wanted to see if it could be a Retina Windows 7 PC.Tue, Jun 12 02:57:21 from web

Monday, June 11, 2012

What is cool?

I agree, but, of course, I don't recall many high school kids focusing on the "enterprise" either.

SammyWalrusIV Microsoft reminds me of that kid in high school who thinks “cool” is something totally different than what society thinks is “cool”.Mon, Jun 11 07:58:07 from Tweetbot for iOS

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

The new MacBook Pro (full WWDC coverage here including more details) is a powerful and sexy looking machine, but will it run Windows?

Friday, June 8, 2012

DropBox and World Domination

Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky... try to take over the world!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Want

I may just have to go buy an iPad.

arrington I'll probably never buy an actual laptop again. kickstarter.com/projects/55250…Thu, Apr 26 18:16:55 from web