Playing Catchup

The media is already churning out the same old spin about Apple. Over at CNET we see that apparently Apple is playing catch up. When it comes to the iPhone "the company hasn't dramatically changed the device's basic design and functionality over the years." It really makes me wonder if these writers really are masochistic and enjoy being wrong all the time. And how do they keep their jobs? Or maybe they have done their job by creating "click bait" that attracted me and others.

rufferto Thu, 09/10/2015 - 17:25
The Internet of Things or 30 years behind the bitmask.

I've got at smartphone. But I think of it as a pocket computer. Before people began using the term smartphone I already had a POTS line (not to be confused with a POTUS line) plugged into my computer, a modem, various networking protocols, and was experimenting with voice over IP. To me a phone was an integral part of a computer. And it was already obvious (to a Byte subscriber anyway) that the future of telephony was digital and wireless.

rufferto Tue, 02/11/2014 - 17:27
Lost Apple UUIDs

Yesterdays news was that Antisec hacking group had somehow gotten 12 million Apple UUIDs from the laptop of an FBI agent. Today the FBI denied such a hack occurred and Apple denied ever supplying the FBI with any user's UUIDs.

rufferto Wed, 09/05/2012 - 17:56
Metro and Windows 8

I took some time to look at the videos of Metro/Windows 8 and also download the Developer Preview. Plenty of information is already available at the MSDN website. Probably the best of the presentations is the one given by Jensen Harris - 8 traits of great Metro style apps. Taking these 8 great traits point by point I'd like to give you my impressions as a long time iOS and Mac developer.

rufferto Fri, 09/16/2011 - 20:42
When will the iPad replace the Macbook?

Recently I read one of these predictive articles that industry pundits love to make. Usually they are the kind of article you can reread in five years and have a good laugh. The headline read iPad casts shadow on MacBook and of course I got sucked into reading it.

rufferto Thu, 04/15/2010 - 18:17

OpenID

OpenID looks like something worth investigating. I have signed up for a free OpenID with Videntity, and I will use their server to make this website function as my own personal OpenID. There is a Drupal module under development (but not yet upgraded to 5.1) so I hope that my site will become OpenID enabled in the near future.

Will Apple go to the blogs?

Giles Turnbull on weblogs.oreilly.com
There's something that Microsoft is doing much better than Apple. Not only doing it better, but improving with each and every day that goes by. It is a cutting-edge activity for large corporations, something that few businesses today have even tried, let alone got right. But Microsoft has got it right and is reaping the benefits.

What is this mysterious activity I'm talking about?

Opening up.