Category Archives: Apple

Lesson 1 – Its about profit not market share…

With 3% market share Apple now makes the majority of profits in the mobile space.

You Can’t Appreciate How Completely Apple Has Humiliated The Cellphone Industry Until You See These Charts

Executives at Nokia should cry themselves to sleep every night.

I wonder how much profit Vertu makes? They cost a packet I can’t see the value.

http://www.vertu.com/in-en/#in-en_

Apple – iPhone 4 – Case Program

Ordered a bumper on Saturday; received shipping email on Monday.

Strange because the App said 3-5 weeks delivery.

Apple – iPhone 4 – Case Program

PS – Yes, I know that I’ve had no issues with the phone, but it’s free!!!

Apple’s ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4’

This is quite funny…

Daring Fireball: Translation From Apple’s Unique Dialect of PR-Speak to English of the ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4’.

However, one stupid question  from a simple user…

Does this impact the iPad?

iPad Apps #1 – Reeder

I spend far too much time reading RSS feeds, they’ve completely changed the way that I experience the web. I don’t visit news and magazine sites, they come to me. It’s also completely stopped my consumption of real newspapers.

Reeder is an RSS reader app. A very simple one however;
– it’s beautiful to look at. Someone has spent a lot of time thinking about the icons and the effect is lovely.

– it’s quick. You never wait and the sync with Google is amazingly quick.

– the iPhone app isn’t bad either!

The web site is here…

http://reederapp.com/

And, the app is here…

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reeder/id325502379?mt=8

Design counts…

Imagine that you work for Microsoft and you have to battle against comments like the one below.

Where do you start? At this point I don’t think that they have anywhere to go.

“I know Windows is awful. Everyone knows Windows is awful. Windows is like the faint smell of piss in a subway: it’s there, and there’s nothing you can do about it. OK, OK: I know other operating systems are available. But their advocates seem even creepier, snootier and more insistent than Mac owners. The harder they try to convince me, the more I’m repelled. To them, I’m a sheep. And they’re right. I’m a helpless, stupid, lazy sheep. I’m also a masochist. And that’s why I continue to use Windows – horrible Windows – even though I hate every second of it. It’s grim, it’s slow, everything’s badly designed and nothing really works properly: using Windows is like living in a communist bloc nation circa 1981. And I wouldn’t change it for the world, because I’m an abject bloody idiot and I hate myself, and this is what I deserve: to be sentenced to Windows for life.”

via Microsoft’s grinning robots or the Brotherhood of the Mac. Which is worse? | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Entourage becomes Outlook on the Mac…

This is an interesting comment…

“they’re pre-announcing this so far in advance to discourage current Entourage users from switching to the new Exchange-compatible versions of Apple Mail and iCal in Snow Leopard.”

Daring Fireball

If this is the plan then they’re on the route to failure. Moving desktop mail client has a minimal cost. You just plug in the new client and start syncronizing the mail server. It’s a two minute job.

What seems to be happening here is that Outlook is becoming a server only tool. The poor desktop client (is there anything slower?) is killing the fanchise.

iMac working again…

So how did I get the iMac working again?

Simple, I put in the installation DVD and went 24 hours back in time.

Apple – Mac OS X Leopard – Features – Time Machine

I’m amazed how well it worked; you’ve got to love technology like that.