Take as much time as you need. Your health comes first, but when you do come back, please give me an Apple TV. No not that, I mean a Jony Ive designed Apple branded 50″ high definition television. Thank you.
Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category
Sometime last week while I was bed ridden and sick to my stomach, I found myself on an extremely high level of nerdiness. I found myself playing Earthbound on my Macbook Air using a PS3 controller. If you’re keeping score, that’s a Nintendo game on an Apple laptop using a Sony controller. What’s even geekier is that I had the presence of mind to realize that at that very moment, I was the antithesis of Microsoft. The only thing that was left is if the foot massager I was using ran some obscure version of Linux.
Honestly don’t give a crap about that sort of thing. I don’t care if people use Macs or PC’s or play games on their 360 or PS3′s or Wii’s, I just don’t give two shits. But a snap shot picture of me in my room that day, all evidence pointed to me as a Microsoft hater which I am not. Seriously though, I don’t care what kind of operating system someones toaster oven uses and if I heard two people arguing about why brand x is better than brand y I know I would come close to stabbing both idiots in the throat to prevent their fanboy genes from spreading to infect future generations. I’m completely indifferent to Microsoft.
The only thing about them that I hate is Steve Ballmer. Man, what an asshole douche.
What’s the point of this post? I have no idea.
I’m sure I’d be more excited if I didn’t own all 13 Beatles albums already. But I’m happy their music has “officially” entered the digital world.
Time Capsule: An Airport Extreme with either a 500 GB hard drive for $299 or 1 TB for $499. I can’t believe I called this! Apple is stressing backing up wirelessly with Time Machine and I think it’s a good idea to incorporate it with the Airport Base Station. It would be nice to have a hefty terabyte available for Time Machine backup and it would look a whole lot slicker than my nasty ass Linksys router with it’s ugly protruding antennas.
New iPhone Features: New iPhone software available released for download. Now Google Maps has locate where you are using triangulation. Also the iPhone has webclips(up to 9) which are bookmarks you can add to your home page of sites you visit. You can send to multiple contacts using SMS texting which should have been available from the start. You can also rearrange icons and move them around to your liking. Which I like because I like customization. Oh and SDK will be released in February.
iTunes Rentals: Very cool. All movie studios are on board, over 1000 movies currently available. 30 days to start watching, 24 hours to complete once started. Pricing is $2.99, new releases $3.99 and $4.99 for HD movies. Having HD movies available is a huge deal.
iTV: This is very impressive. If I had a nice setup I’d love to have one of these. Play music, watch movies, video podcasts, Youtube videos, view photos through Flickr and now with iTunes rentals with HD titles? Wow. All this now at a cheaper price point($229) I hope this does well. The only thing missing is DVR capabilities.
Macbook Air: I want one. I love my slick black Macbook, but the Macbook Air makes my Macbook look so clunky and gigantic now. The thinnest laptop ever. The price is pretty crazy though with the cheapest version priced at $1800 and the next version at $3000. Ouch.
Appleinsider posted several pics of the banner and slogan of this years Macworld Expo. I always get excited and extra geeked out this time of year. Anticipating what Apple is gonna do is always a crap shoot since they are the best at keeping new stuff hush hush but the fun is all of the Mac fanatics speculating and fueling the rumor mill of what we might or might not see. I doubt anything this year will be as world-attention-getting as last years iPhone announcement, but I have a feeling we will get something big.
I’ve been trying to figure out what “There’s something in the air” exactly means. Maybe it’s a hint that the new version of iPhone will in fact be 3G? New Airport Extreme?(Probably not) Maybe Apple is announcing that they plan on monetarily helping Google(like they need it) in obtaining the 700 Megahertz spectrum and have some wireless things in the works? Who knows? All I know is the tech tradeshow season begins and ends here at Macworld Expo. CES was just a little appetizer for tech heads, and regardless if people in the tech industry are Mac users or fans, they can’t deny that Macworld is the main course. All eyes will be on Apple on the 15th, with Steve Job’s Keynote at center stage. I can’t wait.
This is very cool. This has to warm the hearts of even the most cynical of geeks. This guy did an awesome job at recreating those Apple iPhone commericals to pop the question. I like how he formatted the album covers to spell out “Will You Marry Me”(nice use of cover flow). For all us geeks out there, especially Apple fan boys like myself, this has to be the coolest way to propose to your girlfriend. Worst way for a geek to propose? The Zune marriage proposal. That’s bound to end in shambles.
Oh, she said “yes” by the way.
Standing in line for an iPhone or standing in line for Halo 3?
I got into a “discussion”(argument) with a friend of mine over which group of people are geekier. Sure Halo enthusiasts will argue that at least they are standing in line for a game you can play for hours on end and get that much entertainment out of it and that people that stand in line for an iPhone are standing in line for well…just a phone. But MY argument was that instead of talking to 10 year old boys through your headset in Xbox Live, at least with that phone, one can actually call up a real girl and go out on a date with that girl and potentially have sex with said girl. Which in my opinion is much more entertaining and satisfying than any video game.
After a few minutes of arguing, we realized that arguing over who’s geekier is pointless cause at the end of the day, the fact still remained that we were both still geeks. Then we both got sad.