Apple’s latest campaign further encourages people to be that asshole that videos stuff with their iPad

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Anyone with kids old enough to require that you show up at some sort of recital or school concert knows that it is nearly impossible to get decent video of that event. In the old days, the parents who cared would actually bring a video camera to the event. Only 1/3 of those parents knew how to properly adjust that camera to meet the challenging lighting conditions, but at least... Read More

Apple’s September iPhone Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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Apple today held a special event to announce their most-leaked hardware introductions to date – the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. And while I am such a fanboy there was really never a question whether or not I will be buying the 5S, that doesn’t mean I’m so easily blinded by shiny things that I can’t pick out a “meh” moment or two from the festivities... Read More

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

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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

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

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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

Samsung is scraping the bottom of the features barrel

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The main thing to take away from Samsung’s latest “Apple users and mindless, line-waiting sheep” commercial is that Samsung is running out of meaningful features to showcase to help set itself apart (above?) from the iPhone. Now, first of all, I doubt if anyone standing in an iPhone launch line would excitedly say “The connector’s all digital, what... Read More

Apple’s iPhone 5 Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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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 beam-like precision, and somehow categorize the day’s... Read More

Why the iPhone 5 will be the most expensive iPhone ever

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We Apple users are used to paying a bit more for our tech than our PC and Android-owning friends (assuming we are willing to hang out with to “those” kinds of people). We appreciate that way the hardware looks and feels in the hand can be almost as important as how well it works, and yes, we are willing to fork over the extra dough for this “design and engineering... Read More

Apple’s 2012 WWDC: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s 2012 World Wide Developer’s Conference. 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... Read More

“DUETS” ad parodies Apple’s 1984 ad for some reason

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“In a landscape where all music shows are the same… ONE will break through!” I don’t know which is sadder – that ABC thinks its new music reality show DUETS is going to be so original and revolutionary that it deserves to be compared to the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984, or that we live in “a landscape” of more than one of these crappy... Read More

Why the iPad 3 sucks for the rest of us

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Ok everyone, stand back, I’m going to try to do some math and I don’t want anyone getting hurt. So, if you’re anything like me (and God help you if you are) you have way too many apps on your iPhone. In fact I have approximately 1 fuck-ton of apps, which to my metric readers is about 907 fuck-kilograms. Ok, actually, I have 26.2 GB of apps currently on my iPhone,... Read More

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