This Time Apple Really Screwed The Pooch

Apple’s general practices and products have been deteriorating now for many years. But this time they’ve been caught red-handed intentionally slowing down older iPhone performance with their updates and without telling customers what they were doing. Apple claims it was doing this to protect the consumer from iPhones with weakening batteries that may fail altogether. Really Apple? That’s the best you could come up with? Apple now has a huge PR problem on their hands. But as bad as the PR problem is and will become, it will likely be dwarfed by the legal trouble ahead for Apple. The intentional […]

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iPhone X, another Apple Fail

How many utter failures does it take for Apple to realize it is on the wrong path? iPhone X: No Home button: Fail Redesigned User Interface: Fail Facial Recognition: Fail Price: Fail The camera is good. Add image stabilization to the telephoto camera on the iPhone 8 and I’m happy. Apple, you’ve lost your way. And soon, you will lose your base. Be very careful how you navigate these waters in the next few years lest you begin to lose major market share. Pay attention!

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Apple’s Failures Are Becoming Too Numerous To Ignore

The introduction of the Apple Watch in 2014 was the first indication after the death of Jobs that Apple had lost it’s way. Most agree now that the Apple Watch is a failure. In the same fashion, the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is proving to be a failure. And now, we will eventually see the iPhone 8 and iPhone X become flash-in-the-pan failures too. The cameras are impressive, but not for the price points. Apple has become arrogant, sloppy, and almost mundane now. But Apple’s greatest violation is it’s fascist approach to the ecosphere it creates around it’s […]

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MacBook Pro Battery Life

It appears that Apple’s estimates for battery life for the new MacBook Pros were overstated. Instead of the claimed 10-hour battery life, it appears that the true battery life is closer to 5 hours. Many new MacBook Pro owners are now unhappy. In an earlier post, I expressed how unimpressed I was with the TouchBar in terms of functionality and usefulness. It turns out that the TouchBar is also partially responsible for the reduced battery life in terms of power consumption and displaced space for a larger battery. Apple must become more transparent about it’s shortcomings if they are to […]

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Cyber Monday 2016

Cyber Monday has arrived! There are a crazy number of real and not-so-real deals out there. When it comes deals on Apple products, as always, it will be limited. Apple keeps a fairly tight control on discounting. Amazon remains a reliable place for finding some deals. Here are a few I’ve found for Apple products: Apple Watch Apple MacBook Retina Display 12″ 13″ Apple MacBook 15.4″ Apple MacBook Apple iPhone 7 (unlocked) 32GB You also may want to check CamelCamelCamel to track deals at Amazon. Website Hosting? Just in case you’ve been thinking about creating a website of your own, […]

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New MacBook Pro: A Whole Lot of Finger Dragging

Apple just introduced a new line of MacBook Pros with more power, a Touch Bar, and some hefty prices. I am not impressed. I’ve never much liked the whole concept of a touch pad. I’ve always found them unintuitive and inconvenient. If I want to use my fingers on a surface, I want that surface to be the display itself. Dragging my fingers across a metal plate is not a confidence-inspiring experience. And now, dragging my fingers across a narrow bar, awkwardly placed at the top of a keyboard, is even less desirable. Since the introduction of the Apple Watch, […]

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