We are on the cusp of a major shakeup at Apple; a move away from static, prescribed and “opinionated” set of use cases, to a new, customized, un-opinionated and “bespoke” generation of iOS, Mac and Apple devices. Continue reading “The Apple Customization Revolution” »
Telstra only took the wrapping off their LTE network a few months ago after extensive testing in Sydney yielded very satisfactory results.
There may be a consolation prize though.
I set about over a day ago to write down some of my thoughts on where I thought the iPad was headed and I have to say from a specs point of view I pretty much nailed it, with the exception of one important factor: no 3D maps… yet. My projection of the Apple TV however was an utter failure on almost all counts…
Read on the find out where I was right and wrong.
I have been waiting for a time when Apple would draw all of it’s offerings together in one wholly integrated ecosystem. I think the final two products standing outside their walled garden are OS X and the Apple TV. Steve Jobs famously called the Apple TV a “Hobby” and the haphazard development of the product has shown Apple as a somewhat disinterested parent.
I think thats all about to change tomorrow. Keep reading to find out why. Continue reading “Apple TV: Is tomorrow more than just a hobby?” »
I’m very much looking forward to Apple’s announcement for the iPad 3 on Wednesday (Thursday morning early Australian eastern time). I have a suspicion this will be the biggest upgrade of the iPad yet. Apple tends to have a major release cycle of iPhones every two years with a minor spec update every alternate year. I think this was the case with the iPad 2, it received a speed bump, a slimmer and lighter case and cameras – certainly a worthy incremental upgrade to one of their iOS devices. So based on Apple’s pattern of behaviour(s), I think the iPad 3 will be their first major overhaul of the iPad. So I am adding my 3 cents to the mass of speculation out there.
Read on to find out my reasons for why I think Apple will up the specs on the next iPad.
For the last year I have been without my constant Apple companion… my bluetooth wireless keyboard. I never left home without it until one day a year ago it just stopped working, for no reason. It was out cold, dead and lifeless, like a piece of lifeless space junk it drifted… around my desk, bedroom, top draw, bottom draw till finally rested for months in a plastic container with all my other dead end gadgets.
Fortunately someone else had the same problem, asking the same question I had in a forum somewhere “why is my wireless keyboard dead?”. Everyone had a possible answer, batteries. No!
The issue wasn’t actually with dead batteries but with the contact that the batteries made inside the keyboard. Apparently over time the springs ware out a bit, much like Grandma’s old spring mattress and need a bit of help to make the difference.
The fix? Grab some steel wool from the kitchen and tear off a small piece, take out the batteries and pop in the steel wool, put the batteries back in and it should work!
Failing all else (and I do think this is a last resort) take it in to your nearest Apple store for a warranty claim.
Will it come with a complimentary vial of eye drops?
I have no doubt that Apple will soon release a revolutionary new product that will change the way we interact with friends and family online. I believe this device will be the primary way that you interface with social media outlets. It will have a wonderful colour touch screen with a revolutionary new interface that will take your social media to another level – Apple might even throw in an RSS reader that “changes everything”. Continue reading “The Apple tablet will not be an eBook reader?” »