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14
May

Apple Responds to Adobe

When Steve’s Thoughts on Flash was officially posted on the big stage, you bet Adobe had an opinion.

First, there’s “Open”, he stated first in his list of six major problems with Adobe’s pride and joy, Flash. In Steve’s open letter he states: “Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short”. Read more »

5
Jan

Typographical Portrait – Steve Jobs

The lord of all things Mac gets a typographical makeover with this Steve Jobs portrait by Dylan Roscover. The portrait was inspired by the Mac ads from the 90’s called “Crazy Ones”. Read more »

4
Nov

Macs and Windows Computers are Incompatible?

An interesting Myth about Apple & Windows – With all the “Mac versus PC” debates raging on many blogs, message boards and even TV commercials, it’s easy to assume that Macs and Windows PCs are so different as to be utterly incompatible or even friends.

It’s true that Macs and Windows PCs run on different operating systems. Macs use the UNIX-based OS X, while Windows machines use, well, Windows. But that doesn’t mean that the two operating systems speak completely different languages. Read more »

25
Aug

Is Snow Leopard just a cheap Windows 7 knockoff? | Windows – InfoWorld

Is Snow Leopard just a cheap Windows 7 knockoff? Kidding me?

“Where’s the beef?” I knew the features list would be lean — Apple has deliberately undersold Snow Leopard by pitching it as a relatively minor release — but please! It’s as if someone at Apple grabbed a copy of the Windows 7 beta and simply Xeroxed the release notes. -Xerox probably works better when connected to a Mac!

For example: This couldn’t more retarded.

64-bitness: Yippee,! Apple finally goes 64-bit — BFD! As a Windows user, I’ve been livin’ la vida 64-bit for more than three years. Vista was the first mainstream desktop OS to deliver a viable 64-bit experience, and Windows 7 has taken this migration further by making it the preferred flavor for business users. Great research

Meanwhile, Apple can’t even deliver a fully 64-bit implementation. Snow Leopard boots into a 32-bit kernel by default — something about a lack of 64-bit device drivers, which is ironic when you consider how small a hardware ecosystem Apple must govern when compared to Microsoft and its burden of having to run on just about anything with an Intel-compatible CPU.

Exposé Dock Integration: This one’s a joke, right? Am I to understand that Apple is just getting around to adding this? Microsoft has been offering this type of functionality (aka thumbnail preview) for years, and Windows 7 has taken the concept further with Aero Peek, Shake, and Snap. It sounds like Apple’s Xerox machine suffered a paper jam with this one — or perhaps it’s just stuck in one of those famous Mac OS X infinite loops. -No comment. Just far enough to be in left field.

Expanded PDF Preview: If this constitutes a “feature,” then Apple must really be grasping! I mean, Windows has supported PDF file preview — via an installable ifilter module — ever since Desktop Search debuted pre-Vista. In fact, the ability to seamlessly preview third-party content has been a staple of the Windows experience for years. So while I’m glad to see Apple finally getting on the ball with its PDF handling (I hear the updated viewer lets you basically do away with the piggish Adobe Reader for most common tasks), I’m still utterly stunned by the fact that this is even an issue. Provide a free (i.e. not trialware) XPS document viewer with Mac OS X and then maybe I’ll get excited.

This article must be a joke.

This guy is obnoxious and an idiot!

via Is Snow Leopard just a cheap Windows 7 knockoff? | Windows – InfoWorld.

25
Aug

One of Apple’s Worst Products, Ever | via Wired.com

iTunes

iTunes

It started so well back in 2001. Apple’s jukebox software was built on the third-party SoundJam which it bought the year before, and was a slick, quick and easy-to-use music player for a long time.

Then Apple decided that iTunes should be the conduit for the iPhone, and kept piling on bloated features. What had started as a pared-down, single-minded and simple application started to sync with Outlook, gained the useless cover flow view and, on the Mac at least, appeared to have a monopoly on the spinning beach-ball of death.

Worse, the iTunes Store, a fantastically user-friendly music store, gained weight in the form of the awful, hard to navigate App Store.

Of course, these days we have a new, simple and fast music app. It’s called Spotify. Apple, though, has shafted itself. The problem with selling a revolutionary device which is an iPod, a cellphone and an internet device, all in one, is that the software to support it needs to be similarly multitasking.

Anything we missed? While these failures are big, we have restricted them to the modern-day Apple, and ignored the Jobs-less wilderness years of beige boxes and overpriced printers.

– OK. My thoughts are as follows. iTunes has become a cumbersome product that is becoming more and more confusing. This is coming from a guy that takes pride in knowing his technology and keeping up with all the latest trends. Would it hurt my mac dock to have additional application lingering? No! A dedicated team for a piece of dedicated software would also be nice. I find iTunes sometimes clunky and a little over bearing.

At the end of the day, I do not have too much to complain about. I love Apple!

Feel free to add more in the comments.

via iSuck: Apple’s Five Worst Products, Ever | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.