Posts tagged with “apple”

November 04

No Facebook iPad App

Mark Zuckerberg has more or less confirmed that there will be no iPad app for Facebook, saying the iPad “is a computer.” As big as the iPad’s screen may be, the browsing experience is still way different, and Facebook’s mouse-oriented UI just doesn’t cut it for the iPad. Maybe one of the makers of the numerous 3rd party Facebook apps is paying Zuckerberg off to say this.

12:01 AMComments
November 01

Daylight Savings Bug

Like in Australia a couple weeks earlier, when Europe went off DST, iPhones went off late, making some bosses and workers rather unhappy. Seems like a pretty major and costly bug for such a well-developed phone such as the iPhone. One can only begin to wonder how many hours of productivity have been lost worldwide due to this bug. Hopefully it’ll be fixed in 4.2.

01:27 PMComments
October 28

Verizon iPhone

With all the rumors circling around the supposedly in-production CDMA iPhone, it’s nearly certain that the iPhone will make it onto Verizon, either this year or next. I’m already picturing Apple’s ads for it- “The iPhone on Verizon, finally.” I see one potential problem though- CDMA doesn’t support data and calling like GSM does, but maybe they’ll figure it out. Also, a reason why people complain about AT&T is the high monthly price for the iPhone plan, but what they don’t realize is that Verizon is probably going to be even more expensive, seeing as it’s expensive even for regular smartphones.

11:40 PMComments
October 25

Apple To Increase Size Of Data Center

Reportedly, Apple is increasing the size of its still-unfinished data center in Norh Carolina. Some people say it’s for Apple’s upcoming streaming music service, but I highly doubt it. Music providers won’t even allow Apple to make longer previews, so streaming music seems like a stretch at this point. I’m willing to bet that it’s for one of (or all of) three things:

  • Ping. If it ever gets bigger, Apple will need an infrastructure big enough to handle it.
  • Apple TV. Apple needs the servers for Apple TV’s streaming service.
  • Mac App Store. iOS apps are mostly small in size, whereas Mac OS X apps are not. Apple needs power to handle numerous simultaneous downloads of possibly large files, especially if giants like Autodesk and Adobe ever make it into the Mac App Store.
09:09 AMComments
October 22

HP Slate Fail

Now pardon my English, but what the fuck is the point of all these stickers? If Apple can leave them out, why can’t HP? I mean, they’re already copying the iPad with the design of the Slate, why not copy the simplicity and common sense of it too? Design by committee strikes once again.

08:14 PMComments
Next → Page 1 of 3