June 29, 2011

Article: Getting the iPad Experience

Not often do I refute a particular article, post, or news story somewhere else online, but about a week ago, I came across a piece on Low End Mac by Charles W. Moore and I think it’s an interesting point of discussion. To summarize, he bought an iPad and wasn’t thrilled with it. Not compared with other tablets, but the idea of a tablet in general, especially when a computer remains an option. Not to sound like a gadget apologist, but I think what he wrote defines the big problem facing tablets today—expectations…

June 21, 2011

News: Apple Quietly Updates Time Capsules

With supplies drying up before WWDC, and “AirPort” being replaced by “Wi-Fi” on recent builds of OS X Lion, many thought Apple would be renewing or replacing the Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme with some sort of iCloud involvement. Instead, there was only a minor tweak in that the Time Capsule now holds 2TB or 3TB…

News: Apple Intros Final Cut Pro X

There was a time when video editing on the Mac was extremely basic—iMovie—or expensive—Final Cut Pro. Over time, iMovie gained some capabilities and Final Cut became an entire product family, with the midrange Express version and the full-featured Studio suite. Today, Apple went back to the basics by introducing the $299 Final Cut Pro X and eliminating all the other Final Cut variations…

June 17, 2011

News: Tough Times Ahead for RIM

The Internet and TV are abuzz with commentary about Reasearch in Motion’s stock hitting a new four-year low and mass panic about the future of the Canadian smartphone manufacturer. ┬áThere’s quite a bit to take from this and we don’t want to jump on the RIM-will-die bandwagon…

June 16, 2011

Article: The Trouble with iTunes

In light of iCloud’s soon arrival and upcoming changes to the iOS ecosystem, this article may be moot, but I recently found myself in an annoying situation. Mid-sync, iTunes crashed and my iPhone was rather sluggish and lagged. Shutting it down resulted in a spinner, and a hard reset accomplished nothing. I had to restore my iPhone in DFU-mode to even get it to sync, and this made me realize something—iTunes syncing is severly counterintuitive…