Posts tagged "apple"


newsweek:

nwkarchivist:

Apple’s Macintosh PC Introduced On This Day In 1984
Newsweek January 30, 1984

This probably blew some minds back then: ”To remove an unwanted file, for example, one uses the mouse to drag an icon of a tiny file folder across the screen to an image of a garbage can; to erase the file, one uses the mouse to point to a command to “Empty Trash.” 
January 24th, 2013

newsweek:

nwkarchivist:

Apple’s Macintosh PC Introduced On This Day In 1984

Newsweek January 30, 1984

This probably blew some minds back then: ”To remove an unwanted file, for example, one uses the mouse to drag an icon of a tiny file folder across the screen to an image of a garbage can; to erase the file, one uses the mouse to point to a command to “Empty Trash.” 

laughingsquid:

Every Apple Store

Needs another circle of employees who are talking amongst themselves and showing each other the latest thing to do on X gadget.  
Because they exist in every Apple store I go to, and standing there, staring, and waiting for them to finish their personal conversations is somewhat…. annoying. 
December 13th, 2012

laughingsquid:

Every Apple Store

Needs another circle of employees who are talking amongst themselves and showing each other the latest thing to do on X gadget.  

Because they exist in every Apple store I go to, and standing there, staring, and waiting for them to finish their personal conversations is somewhat…. annoying. 

October 24th, 2012

thedailyfeed:

The iPad Mini was finally revealed yesterday and, you know what, after getting a hands-on chance to play with it, we’re not blown away. There aren’t a lot of reasons for any current iPad owners to switch besides size.

Luckily, Apple also released a slew of other impressive product updates, from a brand new 4th generation iPad, a new Macbook Pro with Retina Display, a long-awaited iMac update, and more. 

If you’re that disappointed with the mini iPad, I’ll take it…  But, then again - I’m a mini “person” w/ a 1st gen iPad… so, perhaps my perception is skewed… 

(via thedailyfeed)

October 6th, 2012

Keoki Retires

When I was still in high school, I wanted a laptop.  By college, I was aching for one.  I finally got a refurbished/used IBM StinkThinkPad and I thought for a while, how awesome it was.  

Then, I went to Ohio in 2004, roughly three years after I first got the StinkPad.  It was slow.  Cumbersome.  Not up to the task of anything.  And Michael, the man who called me and asked me to come work on the campaign had a beautiful, white unibody Mac.  

I fell in love, for a variety of reasons.  First off, the Mac users were the people that I had to help the least.  We had Compaqs and Dells and HPs and all manner of laptops and people abusing them…. but the Mac users and their machines just held up.  

So, when I got home, I asked for a new laptop for Christmas, the next year.  I begged for a Mac, any kind of a Mac, but what I got, instead, was a monster: a Toshiba 17”.  It was my Dad’s compromise: one of the most powerful laptops on the market, but it was just a beast of a machine.  

It also overheated.  Quite frequently.  It’s apparently a known issue of the brand.  And once it overheats, once, it overheats regularly.  I even had the cooling fan replaced and it still overheated.  After this happened one too many times, I finally got fed up, took the money I had and bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 17”.  

And named him Keoki.  Keoki’s name came about because his first name, initially, was George - until I met a Keoki who told me that his name was Hawaiian for “George” and, thus, I changed George’s name and, truth be told, Keoki suited him more.  

Keoki and I “met” in June of 2007.  We have had some awesome adventures and have worked some extremely long hours together.  He’s been there through extreme joy, broken hearts, and everything in between.  He’s been attached to my hip, for better or worse, for the last five years.  He’s been a “friend”, because if you treat your electronic products right, they last longer and you don’t get frustrated by them as easily.  At least, I’ve always noticed that to be the case.  

Even my family knows to call “him” Keoki.  

Over the past year and a half, though, Keoki has slowly been developing “issues”.  At first, I had to replace his keyboard pad, because he, all of a sudden, decided he no longer liked me using the “?” key.  Trust me, when you don’t have it available, you learn how much you use it.   About six months later and earlier this summer, he decided he wanted to start playing keep away with CDs or DVDs, or rather, he just decided he wanted to keep them.   The first time it happened, I panicked and had nearly all of the screws out of his casing before he decided he wanted to give me the disc back.   And all of this would be moot, without the major heart failure I’ve had the times he’s just decided he didn’t want to wake up without major prodding.  I’ve lived in fear that he had his last waking cycle a lot these past few months… 

….and so, it’s time.  It’s time to give Keoki a break.  Over 5 years is a long time in the life cycle of a laptop, especially working for someone as demanding as I can be.  (On my laptops.)  So, while I can’t say where Keoki is retiring to, because prying eyes may see this blog and tell other tiny prying eyes about an eventual surprise, I am hopeful that Keoki will enjoy his new environment with a less demanding work load… while I welcome and get to know Akitsu.  

thedailyfeed:

On the anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, listen to this incredible, newly discovered speech he gave in 1983, in which he predicts the future of technology. An excerpt:

“People are going to be spending more time interacting with these machines than they do interacting with their big automobiles today … People are going to be spending two, three hours a day sometimes interacting with these machines.”

RIP, Steve Jobs.
October 5th, 2012

thedailyfeed:

On the anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, listen to this incredible, newly discovered speech he gave in 1983, in which he predicts the future of technology. An excerpt:

“People are going to be spending more time interacting with these machines than they do interacting with their big automobiles today … People are going to be spending two, three hours a day sometimes interacting with these machines.”

RIP, Steve Jobs.

(via thedailyfeed)

deltaomega:

New iPhone rumoured to have a 4.6” screen instead of the 3.5” one it currently has.
I made this quick little graphic to demonstrate the difference in size between the two. Personally I think 4.6” may be a little too big, and the iPhone is already made to the mechanics of the human thumb already…
More on the story at Reuters

A lot of people want a bigger screen.  I don’t.  A bigger screen means that the phone will have to be larger, and the iPhone fits my hand comfortably for talk time, where as the droid I had, didn’t.   It was uncomfortable to hold for any length of a conversation.  
I have small hands, admittedly, but I’m not the only one that does. 
March 22nd, 2012

deltaomega:

New iPhone rumoured to have a 4.6” screen instead of the 3.5” one it currently has.

I made this quick little graphic to demonstrate the difference in size between the two. Personally I think 4.6” may be a little too big, and the iPhone is already made to the mechanics of the human thumb already…

More on the story at Reuters

A lot of people want a bigger screen.  I don’t.  A bigger screen means that the phone will have to be larger, and the iPhone fits my hand comfortably for talk time, where as the droid I had, didn’t.   It was uncomfortable to hold for any length of a conversation.  

I have small hands, admittedly, but I’m not the only one that does. 

(via matthewkeys)

March 9th, 2012

Dear Apple

Can you please explain to me when and how I downloaded an album called “All Day” by a group called Girl Talk?  

And what combined medicinal and alcoholic influence I was on at the time… 

Kthnxbai, 

b

March 8th, 2012

soupsoup:

Apple’s new iPad

Will you upgrade from iPad 2? If you’re not currently an iPad owner, will you get this new model?

Reblog or reply and let me know.

Tumblr’s being a brat about me replying, for some reason, so here is my response: 

I would be interested in the 3, after a few months of its debut.  However, I have a 1 (or should it be called “an original”?) and if I don’t upgrade until the 4 w/ the limited updates of the 3, I’m not going to cry my eyes out on my pillow.   If you knew me that would be a laughable comment.    

soupsoup:

producermatthew:

Rumors are swirling of an Apple event to be held in either San Francisco or New York next week. Sources have told various news organizations that the event will be the launch of the iPad 3. [Photo: CNBC]

I just bought an iPad 2, figures.

This is why you buy the ONE (late) and wait for the THREE. 
February 28th, 2012

soupsoup:

producermatthew:

Rumors are swirling of an Apple event to be held in either San Francisco or New York next week. Sources have told various news organizations that the event will be the launch of the iPad 3. [Photo: CNBC]

I just bought an iPad 2, figures.

This is why you buy the ONE (late) and wait for the THREE. 

(Source: matthewkeys)