tablet rumours

It’s a few days before the next Apple announcement, and I’m really surprised at how the blogs have absolutely exploded with rumours, conjecture, hyperbole, and heaven knows what else. There’s a part of me that hopes that Apple goes on stage on Wednesday, pretends to be completely unaware of the bandwidth devoted to all of…

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things I dislike about Safari 4

I’ve been a Safari user for ages. I’m not a Firefox fan (just don’t like the UI, plus the fact that it doesn’t honour my Locations ( we use a proxy at work, but I don’t use one at home) annoys me). I’ve tried various other browsers at various other points, but they’ve never been…

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thoughts on the Apple Tax

I keep on hearing about the Apple Tax again, and I keep on hearing people on both sides of the issue getting quite upset about it. The thing is: both sides are right. The Apple fanboys say that if you take a Mac and then go to Dell (or Sony, or Lenovo, or whoever) and…

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the man behind the logo

Ever wondered where the Apple logo came from? An older interview with Rob Janoff, the designer behind it, has now surfaced. His website has a radio interview about the logo, too. What I like is that his inspiration came from a bag of apples. Inspiration comes where you find it, and his design has stood…

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a personal Mac history

The Mac is now 25. I am 32. I don’t remember the introduction of the Mac, and I don’t recall ever seeing the 1984 ad. In fact, I was only vaguely aware of the Mac until I hit college. My schools never had Apples or Macs, and none of my friends had one either. For…

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will Apple give me a netbook?

While I desperately (desperately!) want an updated Mac Mini, the thing that I’ve been pining for forever is an ultra-lightweight laptop. It’s been on my wishlist for every single stinkin’ MWSF and WWDC that I’ve attended since I joined MacBU. So you can imagine how my heart leapt when I read the following tweet from…

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plan to throw away good designs

Last week at SxSW (which I have got to get to sometime!), Michael Lopp, one of the senior engineering managers at Apple, was part of a panel about design. During the panel, he was asked about the design process at Apple. The Tech Beat blog at Business week has the best description of his complete…

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Valleywag endorses His Steveness

In honour of Super Tuesday, Silicon Valley gossip rag Valleywag has now endorsed Steve Jobs for President. Their reasons? As quoted from the site, these are their reasons: State of the Union address will need to be read on Engadget. Taxes $200 higher for early filers. Dialing any goverment phone number gets a recording, “Did…

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iTunes movie rentals vs Netflix

The latest Apple news swirling about comes to us courtesy of the Financial Times: Apple signs film deal with Fox studio. This will bring the long-rumoured movie rentals to iTunes. I’m a Netflix customer. For $20 a month, I have three of their DVDs sitting at home at any given time. (Current DVDs: March of…

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Q&A: what Apple news sites do you read?

In the comments to my last post, someone asked what Apple news sites I read. I looked over to my newsreader and discovered that the list was way longer than I realised (I’m such a geek), so this gets its own post. These are in alphabetic order, since that’s how they show up in my…

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