From Christopher Oliphant in the comments to an iPad story in the WSJ: "Flash is a crash happy resource hog full of security holes. It is a horribly bloated and slow crutch for lazy developers. If I come across a flash based site it is skipped and YouTube's HTML 5 offers better performance, higher reliability […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mac'
January 29th, 2010 · 9 Comments
December 17th, 2008 · 10 Comments
The AppleTV just keeps getting better. My tech benefactor hooked me up with a Boxee invite this week, and I installed it on the ATV at noon today. It’s a slick interface. Built on the vaunted XBox Media Center, Boxee plays all sorts of video formats and streams radio and video from places like Hulu […]
September 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Steve Jobs used the following sentence to describe what today? “You’ll be blown away with how thin it is.” A: New iPod Nano B: His ribcage First correct answer wins a can of Coke.
September 7th, 2008 · No Comments
Posting from my iTouch at the Jordan Creek Mall. If only free wireless were this fast everywhere….
August 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments
I hate to gloat. Really, I do. But this is just so tasty. Via /.: Apple Inc.’s market capitalization exceeded Google today. That means that the combined value of all Apple’s outstanding shares of stock exceeded the combined value of all Google’s outstanding shares of stock. Apple’s stock is worth $157 billion and change vs. […]
July 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments
you’re part of the problem: In a subsequent conference call, Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer also braced analysts for unwelcome declines in the company’s gross margin going froward. He said an ongoing back-to-school promotion and an unspecified product transition during the current quarter will see gross margin fall sequentially by 330 basis points to […]
July 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments
And by that, I mean I hate people like my friend Ben, who sneakily slide their gorgeous iPhones out of their pockets when I’m not looking. Then, before I know it, I’m staring at this gleaming piece of hardware laid out on some bar table somewhere, and my technolust washes over me like a sepsis-induced […]
July 3rd, 2008 · 19 Comments
No, not that. This: 8GB model. And the best part? My cost: $17.94 (i.e., sales tax). It’s nice to know someone who’s buying a Mac with the .edu discount these days.
June 9th, 2008 · 8 Comments
Iowa City Press-Citizen June 9, 2008 Apple Store coming to UI University to be part of campus store program Brian Morelli Iowa City Press-Citizen Some of the coolest electronic gadgets out there will be a little more accessible for people connected with the University of Iowa next week when a new Apple store opens on […]
April 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments
April 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments
I’ve been tracking my MacBook as it makes its way through the repair process at Apple. Unfortunately, this amounts to a three-stage process: Computer received, Repair, Computer shipped. Not heavy on details. So I had a FedEx shipping notification hanging off my door when I got home this evening. Tomorrow I’ll know if Apple actually […]
March 31st, 2008 · 10 Comments
I have enough trouble in my daily life without my favorite computer company hassling me. Yesterday, the battery on my MacBook died. It looked like this.
March 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Some guys just don’t know when they’ve got it good: SALEM, N.H.â€”Two former employees of an Apple Computer store in Salem, New Hampshire have been charged with stealing more than 300 trendy iPhones. Police say the two stole 332 phones, valued at more than $130,000, from the store at the Mall at Rockingham Park. Twenty-two-year-old […]
February 13th, 2008 · No Comments
The ATV gurus are swarming over Apple’s recent AppleTV Take 2 update like flies on a rib roast. Leah’s excited about the update because it’ll let us watch online rentals (but only if you’re using HDMI!); I just want to make sure I can update and still have my beloved network drive mounts remain intact. […]
December 19th, 2007 · 8 Comments
I wanted to take a moment to formally welcome my brother-in-law Kevin to the wonderful world of Macdom. See, his new manager at work is a Mac guy, which means, among other things, that Kevin gets a new work laptop to replace his Dell. Turns out that new work laptop is a black MacBook loaded […]
November 28th, 2007 · No Comments
Actually, it’s just my curse, I’m sure. I only ever get good (subjective, I know) ideas for posts when I’m nowhere near a computer. And it’s rare for me to be nowhere near a computer. So I end up writing posts about how I always fail to write down my good blog post ideas. Riveting. […]
November 12th, 2007 · 4 Comments
My MacBook was busy this weekend ripping and encoding a number of DVDs. Handbrake‘s latest version really does a nice job encoding DVD rips with 5.1 channel surround via default settings. I was able to get through Monsters Inc., Cars, The Incredibles, and two Caillou DVDs before the weekend ran out. I wish I hadn’t […]
October 23rd, 2007 · 4 Comments
There are thousands of Apple blogs out there, and God knows I’d be only another tiny drop in the fanboy bucket were I to go on too long and too strenuously here about my appreciation for (almost) all things Apple. But Apple Computer announced the results for its most recent quarter today, and I’m struck […]
September 5th, 2007 · No Comments
Steve, Steve, Steve. You vile tempter. It was three years ago tomorrow that my wife gave me one of the best gifts I’ve ever received, namely, my 4th generation iPod (20GB). How many hours use have I gotten out of this thing since then? Ten thousand? It might not be much of a stretch. The […]
January 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments
We were at one of the local coffee houses this weekend, and I got a big kick out of looking at all the different laptops people lug out in public.Â Lots and lots of Dells, which you’d expect.Â A couple Apple units here and there.Â I think I might’ve even seen a Sony.Â But my […]