Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

goodbadmehTim

Hmmm. Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch event was pretty amazing, so today’s iPad/iMac event has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of surprises and perceived “WOW!” factor. Did it deliver? Well, let’s find out by examining what I found Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPad/iMac event. The Good The new iMac: It has a REALLLLLY sweet 5K Retina display.... Read More

Phoneblocs – The iPhone I wish Apple was making

Phone blocs

If there is one thing Apple isn’t known for, it’s upgradeability. As a traditionally hardware-based company, it’s in Apple’s best interest for you to throw away your iPhone, MacBook, or iMac every 2-3 years or so if you decide you want something as simple as more storage space or even RAM. Long-time readers are likely sick to death of my call for more storage... Read More

Apple’s 2013 WWDC: the Good, the Bad, and the Meh

Apple 2013 WWDC

Apple’s 2013 WWDC: the Good, the Bad, and the Meh As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser... Read More

Infographic: Ideas Apple bought, Borrowed, and Stole

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Every once in awhile it’s a good idea to take a step back from our somewhat sheltered, Apple fanboy worlds and splash ourselves in the face with a bitterly cold dose of what the non-Apple universe is thinking. Why? Well, because it pisses us off, that’s why! And that’s ALWAYS fun. In light of the recent Apple/Samsung lawsuits where Apple has been vigorously defending... Read More

Apple’s iPad mini “Special Event”: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

TIMgoodbadmeh

As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s iPad mini “Special Event”. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser beam-like precision, and somehow categorize... Read More

Does diabetes count?

Screen Shot 2012-10-15 at 10.22.43 AMSNL iPhone 5 skit

Take THAT, iPhone5 critics! (I might have to start watching SNL again…) YouTube version: Via 9to5  Read More

Probably not an official Apple store…

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Assuming this store is actually selling iPhone 5’s, I’m not sure I get their marketing ploy here. Via Reddit: This shop is in Zhuhai, China in the Gongbei underground shopping complex. It is right before the border crossing into Macau. I got a few chargers there for super cheap. Edit: Zhuhai is between Hong Kong and Macau  Read More

The Vultures are Circling…

Promax New Mac Pro

Faithful Macenstein reader Walter sends us this e-mail he got from proMax, looking to cash in on the lackluster Mac Pro update earlier this week. Honestly, I wish I could say proMax was way off base here, but I have to admit, their machines, spec-wise, are everything the new Mac Pros SHOULD have been, and since they totally ripped off the Mac Pro’s aesthetics (achieving similar... Read More

Yet another case of technology stealing jobs from humans

iPad In Volcano

With the job market in the toilet, this video of an iPad 2 being dipped in a stream of molten Hawaiian lava breaks my heart. No, it’s not because the poor iPad 2 lets out a plaintiff temperature warning before bursting into flame. It’s because I remember the good old days when it was busty, flesh and blood VIRGINS that were thrown into volcanoes, NOT cold, flat technology.... Read More

Let’s Talk iPhone: The Good The Bad, and the Meh

goodbadmehTim

As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s Let’s Talk iPhone Event. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser beam-like precision, and somehow categorize the... Read More

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