Posts Tagged ‘apple’

After all of the noise surrounding Apple’s special relationship with Intel when it first launched the Macbook Air the IT press have been strangely quiet about it ending[1]. Intel’s 6th generation ‘Skylake‘ Core CPUs have been out for a few weeks now, and it seems like the only machines you can buy them in come […]


TL;DR Anybody wanting a high spec laptop that isn’t from Apple is probably getting a low end model with small RAM and HDD and upgrading themselves to big RAM and SSD. This skews the sales data, so the OEMs see a market where nobody buys big RAM and SSD, from which they incorrectly infer that nobody […]


TL;DR Apple and Google have both launched laptops in the past few days that are both amazing and seriously flawed. If only somebody could make a machine that has the best of both worlds. MacBook The leaks were pretty much spot on, so in the end the new MacBook brought few surprises. I really want […]


I’m starting a new job at the end of the week, and I’ve been agonising over whether I should treat myself to a shiny new laptop. I’m *really*tempted by an 11″ MacBook Air[1], but at the same time I’m inclined to hold off until a Haswell-ULT/ULX version comes along (which might then have an all […]


One of the great disappointments for me in last week’s launch of the iPhone 5 is that it doesn’t come with near field communications (NFC) capabilities. This was explained in an interview with Senior VP Phil Schiller: It’s not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem, Schiller said. “Passbook does the kinds of […]


I ordered an iPad 2 on the day that they were made available in the US (and had it shipped to a friend I was visiting a few weeks later). A few days later I got a note from one of the R&D guys at work saying that a Galaxy Tab was on its way […]


More Android

24Mar11

This post will likely be trollbait for that special flavour of Apple fanbois and their anti equivalent… Weekend away I spent a most enjoyable weekend away at Maker Faire in Newcastle, and I took my iPhone 4 and the San Francisco (ZTE Blade) with me (along with my old Lenovo s10e netbook). The Blade made […]


Shortly before digging into the copy of Cognitive Surplus I bought on Google ebooks the other day I read this piece comparing the relative merits of Google, Amazon and Apple’s offerings. One of the areas of the store/reading experience it didn’t touch on was gifting. Since getting my Kindle I don’t really want any more […]


This is going to be one of those ‘to save me from repeating myself’ sort of blog posts, as I seem to have been frequently engaged in conversation recently about this topic. Apple Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Apple redefined the smartphone with the launch of the iPhone, and though I don’t […]