Posts tagged Apple
It’s interesting to hear that Samsung’s profits are down again. It’s said they forecasted much higher than what their demand was on the new phones. I got news for you Samsung, you are not Apple with a cult like following. In Apple’s defense their new phones were a significant change over their previous phones. Their larger screens gave users what they wanted. Although the new Samsung phones are top quality I feel that the Android market is flooded with new and better devices far too often to keep up, let alone the ability to upgrade as often as something new hits. They are just too expensive to repeatedly replace them.
Apple Watch APP Roundup
It’s Apple Watch day. And whether you received one already, or are stuck waiting a few weeks for it, you’ll want apps to make the most out of your new wearable when the time comes. Thankfully, we here at Engadget are always thinking about you, the reader, so we’ve put together a list of third-party apps that stand out from the 3,000-plus expected to be available at launch. But first, let’s talk about some essentials. The Twitter and Instagram Apple Watch apps, for starters, will let you check out tweets and view photos right on your wrist, among other things. Sports fans, meanwhile, have access to apps like ESPN, MLB At Bat, NBA Game Time, which makes it easy to keep up with scores without having to pull out your iPhone.
Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is dead
Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s decision to end Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable is in the best interests of consumers. The proposed transaction would have created a company with the most broadband and the video subscribers in the nation alongside the ownership of significant programming interests.
All About Emoji
Forget typing emoticons on your smartphone, they’re so 2013. Emojis are where it’s at these days and the vast array available — from simple smileys to smiling poo — means that there’s an emoji for everyone. Here’s how to find the most obvious and the most obscure.
Saw this on Engadget and thought it was cool.
Here’s an update for all the collectors of vintage Apple Computer-wares out there. If you’ll recall, it was a few weeks back when Sotheby’s announced it would auction off an Apple 1 motherboard, cassette interface and its BASIC programming manual, originally set to fetch upwards of $180,000. Just this week, the hand-built piece of computing history from 1979 was sold to one lucky phone bidder for an even more massive $374,500. As Apple Insider notes, the computer is one of six that’s accounted for out of 50 that are likely still out there — ensuring these will only remain for folks with deep pockets indeed. Past that, a hand-written note from Steve Jobs during his time at Atari was also on the auction block, garnering $27,500 even though it was only estimated to sell for less than half that price. Knowing the cost of collecting a premiere piece (arguably) from the fruits of Woz and Jobs, it certainly makes that new MacBook Pro with Retina display seem like a grand bargain in comparison. Details at the links below.
OK here is one for you… If this video Real or Fake? New OS and larger display? Personally I feel it’s too soon to say but I want to say FAKE at this point.
Now well into its fifth year of life, iOS has always been known for its exceptional polish — and also, its glaring feature holes. But, just like clockwork, each year since its 2007 debut, those shortcomings have been addressed one by one in a sweeping annual update. In 2008, the platform was opened up to developers giving us the App Store, 2009 saw the introduction of copy and paste — which we’d argue is still the best implementation to date — and last year “multitasking” finally made a presence. So what has Apple chosen to rectify in 2011? Well, for starters, notifications gets a complete overhaul with Notification Center, tethered syncing dies at the hands of iCloud and messaging gets a do-over with the birth of iMessage.
If you recall, we first got acquainted with iOS 5 in May after downloading the developer preview, but how does the final release stack up? And does it have the chops to compete with the latest from Mountain View and Redmond? After drudging through seven betas, we’re ready to conquer all that the final release has to offer, so join us, if you would, past the break.
Albert Einstein once said that
“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.”
and Steve jobs had that courage thank you
Today is a sad day not just to the Apple followers but too many of us in the tech community. It is hard to deny the impact that Apple and Steve Jobs has had on our lives. Take a moment today to think about how and where Apple was in your life.
For me I look back and I am sure to some degree I take these things for granitite. I remember back in grade school using an Apple computer to control a “turtle” to draw shapes and pictures. The school years would come and go and Apple computers would do everything from, teach me how to type and to find out where in the world Carmen Sandiego was. While in my senior year of high school I would get to use the Macintosh classic II. This little black and white system would be the first system I would use to design or create on. Sure I have a PC at home but it was what this MAC had to offer that kept my interest. Years later the iPod was the new Walkman and having that ability to take all my music with me would change the way I would view convenience.
Today with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad Apple has created the foundation of a new more “connected” information age and although I do not consider myself a Mac user I will take a moment of silence for the MAN and the company that have influenced so many over the years.