In 2011, I wrote about Apple vs. Android and how “It’s all about the ecosystem, stupid!” The more time I spend with my iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, the more of a believer I become in the power of the ecosystem. The Digital Hub Apple spent the first decade of this century focusing on [...]
Nearly 2 years ago, I became a Cord-Cutter. I couldn’t see the sense in paying a ton of money every month for 500 channels that I didn’t watch, just so that I could catch the occasional show. I invested in Netflix and Hulu Plus accounts so that I could watch most of my shows, and [...]
I often find myself wanting to watch my movies when I’m on-the-go, or sitting at work writing code. I also have one Blu-ray player in the house, and hate having to sit through one unskippable warning or commercial after another. Because of this, I choose to exercise my fair-use right to format-shift my movies into [...]
For my fellow video nerds, the ITU announced today that its members had agreed upon the format for the successor to H.264 video — H.265, also known as “High-Efficiency Video Coding”. H.264 and HDTV Today, most TVs support 1080p, although most content (TV shows, most video games) are only 720p. Blu-ray movies and a handful [...]
For some time now, I’ve been a fan of the App Judgment podcast, which discusses new apps, devices and grades them on-air. Lately, however, I’ve noticed some saddeningly ill-informed “reporting” when it comes to Apple, iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5. Bias is bias First of all, everybody is free to have their own [...]
In his piece entitled iPhone 5, John Gruber made a statement that really stuck out to me: […] but there is no benchmark, no tech spec, to measure nice. But you can feel it. And that is what resonates with millions of people around the world. As soon as I read this, I was struck [...]
Many people have questioned what the next iPhone — widely expected to be released in under a month’s time — will be called? Let’s look at our options. iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 “iPhone 5″ is the name that people have most commonly assigned to the upcoming iPhone, but there are a number of problems [...]
Research In Motion (creator of BlackBerry devices) has been tanking for quite some time. Now, that time is up. Matt Alexander, writing for one37, in his piece entitled “That’s Enough, RIM”: The Playbook is dead. It’s taken a while for you to realize that, and I’m not convinced you’re fully aware, but you should really [...]
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