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The IPod Nano - sure is the most stunning looking MP3 player - however, with all these people complaining - there must be something for Apple to look into for sure -

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Most popular employers among US computer science students: Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Apple by ZDNet's ZDNet Research -- Microsoft captured the top spot in Universum Communications survey of US computer science students, with 41% of college students willing to work for the company. IBM was #2 with 39%, Intel was #3 with 20%, Apple was #4 with 19%, Amazon was #5 with 16%, Cisco was #6 with 15% ...
Lookout! Run! Flee! Its the End Times! The Apocalypse Has Come!Surely the end is nigh, because I actually bought an Apple product today. I stopped by the Apple store today and after being molested by numerous people in fruity t-shirts i was able to lay ownership to the new Apple Nano. I picked up the 2 gig player in Apple White flavor. I originally intended to purchase the black model, however, I was told by the sales/customer molestation unit that the darkened model comes complete with WHITE headphones....hmmm...pass. ...
A lot of buzz has been made about this article. To give you an idea of just how bad it is, read this little gem: "If you move from 32 to 64 bit, you basically need to at least double your memory. 2 gigs in 64 bit is the equivalent of a gig of RAM on a 32bit machine. That's because you're dealing with chunks that are twice the size… if you try to make do with what you've got you'll see less performance. It'd be hilarious... if people didn't take it seriously. But some people did! To be clear, ...
I haven't had any “hands on” with this yet, but it looks very sweet. Apple continues to amaze me with their form factor and design. How far away are they from the video\phone\ipod? If this little thing could slide open or have a “soft” keypad we would be on our way! Let’s see if Creative or some other company can keep up ...
Well I haven't used a Macintosh for about 2 years now so I decided to move away from the .Mac service I was using. This account cost over $100 a year and you only get 250mb of email storage. Kind of crappy for Apple to only offer this much space for paying members. This space is used by many of their services so it is easy to run out. If you still use my jjulian2@mac.com email address, contact me here and I will give you my new email. ...
After a long wait, Pirates of Silicon Valley is finally available on DVD. The revolution came when we weren't looking. It happened in a garage. In a dorm room. In countless hours of effort, imagining and intrigue. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates were changing the way the world works, lives and communicates. The event-packed saga of the quirky visionaries who jump-started the future unfolds with exhilarating, cutting-edge style in Pirates of Silicon Valley. Noah Wyle ...
Well things are obviously going to being interesting around Apple over the next 6 months. It would appear that if you can get hold of the Image then it should be able to boot in a VMWare session. We shall see how things go but if I do manage to find a screen shot of some one running OS X in VMWare I'll let you know here.......More at:http://www.itnews.com.au... ...
I can't emphasize enough the usability of Google's products. I'm pushing GMail everyday. I was a HMail user for years, but had enough of the ads and useless navigation on their website. When they took away the OExpress access I was completely through. Now I'm using the Google Desktop Beta and am happy with this APP too. It's not very innovative, but once again is best in usability. If only Google and Apple could work together... .
This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories. The first story is about connecting the dots. I ...
I mean, its only $500 bucks... er 650 I think for the model with internal WiFi... which makes me wonder, if Macs are getting Intel Centrinos, then wouldn't they have WiFi built in then? Hmmm, I might wait for the first batch of Mac Minis with Intel, if thats the case... otherwise I'm gonna yank the card on one (soon) As a developer, I wonder if Mono would run on the Mac...? thats intriguing... I could be programming for both platforms for the simpler stuff (that doesnt require full blown display ...
I have been quite off of the blog scene here for a while. The product I was working on has been released, a time for a breather now and so, starting on a lighter vein, here are some interesting trivia about names : -): ADOBE> This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock. APPLE COMPUTERS> It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers ...
Since grade school, I have not liked Apple computer systems. Over the last few years, I have been forced into conditions where I had to learn Apple systems... and I still wasn't impressed. OSX is better, but nothing that would make me want to switch platforms. Why then am I so anxious to try to install OSX on some of the intel boxes in my test network? I do not typically go torrent hunting... but for some reason, I would just love to see OSX running one of my previous microsoft boxes. Would I use ...
...and they should be. I’m trying to remember a tech story of similar magnitude in its implications, and I can’t think of any. Scoble wants to know how people feel about it. To borrow from Douglas Adams, this “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is.”. Scoble has some questions, of which only one is significant to me (#5), and only because it peripherally touches on my biggest question. And I don’t mean that the answers ...
Just finished watching the channel9 video with Chris Anderson Makes me think about the Apple Tiger Graphics engine and how it really is a “One Trick Pony” Seriously though this quick description of Avalon and the UI is really interesting. Any Apple employees watching, “Start your photocopiers” ;-) ...
By way of Jeff Sandquist comes this post from Jeff's boss (I think so, please correct me if I'm wrong) Vic Gundotra about working at Microsoft. I thought about this. I'm working on software that is going to touch virtually everything I can see out the window of this plane. Almost every home, police station, hospital, store, school and church is running our software today - and Longhorn is going to make things a lot better in a lots of ways. .... Are you doing work that touches so many people? I am. ...
Bonjour, formerly known as Rendezvous, is a networking technology from Apple that is designed to make zero-configuration simple. The Apple website says it “enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks”. In a previous article I dumped on OS X quite a bit and ruffled some peoples feathers :), but I have to say this is one area that is quite interesting and they are releasing an SDK for Windows as well. For more information check it out here. I have seen ...
A while ago I posted about incompatibility issues with Apple operating systems and how I would not start to look at the system closely from a development standpoint until they provided a signal they are finally getting away from breaking changes in their APIs. Well it looks like I won't get my signal yet as meantioned here and here ; however, the opposite view is presented here ...
Lately the buzz around many of my peers has been around Apple's new OS and how they are leaving Windows behind in their dust. Yes, everyone knows I have been in the Windows camp for sometime, but this fact is irrelevant to my following argument - How to be the apparent innovation leader. First, some explanation is in order. By apparent innovation leader, I am referring to the ability to be perceived at the leading edge of technology whether you are actually there or not. Apple has done a great job ...
So I was reading Kevin Daly’s comment to Chris Pirillo’s response to Andre Da Costa’s rebuttal to Chris’ post about WinHEC and Longhorn. Let’s try that again… So I was reading something. As I read Kevin’s comment, this part got me thinking: Something to consider: much of what people eventually interact with in Longhorn will be built on Avalon, but Avalon as all of us who've installed the CTPs know is not yet nailed down - so the more code you write around ...
Chris Pirillo blogged about Microsoft and Power Users having experienced the Longhorn presentation at WinHEC this week. Now, I’ve been commenting a lot on Neowin, Scoble’s Blog comments, and other places about how this is a hardware engineering conference, and how the build of Longhorn that was distributed is meant only to provide those hardware engineers with what they need to start building drivers for Longhorn. A lot of people who have seen the screenshots of this build have complained ...
I never thought I'd hear myself say those words. Disclaimer: I haven't tried it myself, and I'm sure it's got plenty of flaws. You don't need to tell me about all of them. But hear me out. Real has finally one thing right (being a first for Real since the company's inception, this is a big event): With their newest update to their Rhapsody service, they're supporting multiple codecs, even those made by their competitors. They even have Rhapsody To Go now which supports “janus” Windows ...
So I awoke very early, and very cold. A crappy beginning to a crappy day I guess. It's all but certain by now that yes, I am in fact sick. I also showed up very late to a class today because of a bad accident on the highway. Beyond that, it just seems like all sorts of little things aren't right today. My shoes have come untied a dozen times, I keep dropping things, I even came close to forgetting to put the parking brake on in my car just now. So yeah, it's just a cold, but I hate being sick. I'm ...
Dear Microsoft, Over the last year or two you’ve done some great things. You’ve also done some stupid things. Here I will point out both the good and the bad, and attempt to clearly contrast what you should keep doing and what you should stop doing. Good thing #1) Microsoft Office 2003. This was a great product to begin with. But more important than that was your follow-up. The swift, decisive implementation of InfoPath and OneNote SP1 with countless features that developers and users ...
Well, sit our hands time again…C’mon Robert…we expect a little better than this! See his post at: http://radio.weblogs.com/00... And, well, as much as I respect the guy, I wish he’d stand up a little taller and speak with force about all the good Microsoft is doing. I felt compelled to offer my 2 cents… I'm still confounded by all the rhetoric. I guess we have to accept the increased freedom derived from blogging and the rapid spread of information ...
Dare Obasanjo and Ian Hixie say “Call an Apple an Apple.” Fine. I don't really care what it's called. I don't care if it's been around for ages, or who made it. Okay, well, I'm happy to know more about it... because I'm a geek like that. But that's not why I'm talking about it. I'm talking about it because I think it's going to be important this year. Why? Well, think about what Mark Lucovsky said when he went to Google. What's the best part about developing a Web Application? Deployment. ...
The 2nd Coming of Steve by Alan Deutschman is an excellent read. There are so many tragic ties, near misses, and broken friendships. I guess it is always the case in business but it is a near miracle that we are not looking at a very different world and we are not all using the NeXT operating system and not Windows today. How different would that be? Apple is not exactly 'developer-friendly' as far as I know. The book chronicles the early and late days of Apple, NeXT, and Pixar and Jobs' role in ...
Alright, so I’ve been a bad blogger. I haven’t posted in far too long. I did write up a nice long response to John Dvorak’s article about Microsoft’s lack of marketing ability, most of which was agreement. But I never posted it because it wasn’t quite finished. Maybe I’ll get back to it later today. So… the first thing I want to talk about is this. I’ve been saying that for a while. In fact, I’ve suggested several times that Microsoft really ...
My post a few weeks ago prompted an enormous response. Some of it was critical, some informational, and some just plain vulgar. But today a new comment was posted that made me do some thinking. He begins: Hello my name is Matty and I bought an iPod. This is why I bought an iPod , and what you could do to make me buy something else. Matty explains that he was introduced to iTunes first. He likes the application (he’s using the Windows version), and uses it to organize his music. He offers criticism ...
Okay… here’s the thing. My roommate and I, as usual, disagree. I sent him the article claiming that Apple is working on a kind of Tablet-like product. Regardless of the accuracy of that claim, it sparked an interesting conversation. He said, “I’d probably buy one of those… even though there’s no point to it.” He then went on to say that there is “no market” for a Tablet device. Being the owner of a Tablet PC, I felt obliged to disagree. Let’s ...
After re-reading my previous posts on the subject (mainly this one with its 75 replies), I think some people got the wrong idea. I mentioned Microsoft and how they “semi-promote any player that supports [their technology].” But I wasn’t rooting for anybody, or suggesting that there’s anything wrong with Apple being popular. And I definitely wasn’t talking about ways for Microsoft to take this market away from them. What I want is a better product and a better market. ...
Over the past few days I was listening to some of my favourite IT Conversations broadcasts and I decided to put together a list for your enjoyment. So, in no particular order, here they are: Thanks to Doug for all the great content. Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times Technology ColumnistLink to Andy's blog, Colossal Waste of Bandwidth Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple ComputerPart 1Part 2 Wil Wheaton, actor, author, geekPart 1Part 2Link to Wil's blog, WWDN Malcolm Gladwell, author and journalist, The ...
Remember when Microsoft tried to sue a young person? I wonder if the same backlash will happen in this case? Think Secret, a Web site popular with Apple enthusiasts, so successfully predicted the company's recent product introductions that it has filed a law suit against the 19-year-old Harvard student operating the site. [InformationWeek] Dave Just because I can... ...
Some guy named “Bias Alert” said: There's supreme irony in the fact that he admits to owning two lame-ass iPod wannabes, and then in the same breath he counsels that product innovation would help such lame-ass devices better compete against the market-dominating iPod. This is the typical, massive doublethink one needs to sustain to prefer known inferior products over demonstrably superior ones, and when the market decides (understandably) to go with the superior product, resort to FUD ...
I received a lot of angry comments to my last post. Perhaps because of a certain site I've been linked by. Here are some of the responses I got: Talk about desperate. If you want to compete with Apple, create superior products. Nothing out there now compares. Only this week I listened to Adam Curry complain about how lame the interface was on the new Rio he bought. Engaget has side-by-side pictures of the iPod mini and the new Rio look alike. One look at the iPod scrowl wheel and the Rio's lame slide ...
UPDATE: You can read my responses to some of your comments, or continue commenting here. Scoble has posted some comments about both iPods/MP3 players and MSN Music vs. iTunes. His point seems to be that Microsoft and their partners have failed miserably when it comes to marketing the iPod’s competition. I agree with a lot of what Scoble has said. Microsoft has made a great platform and several manufacturers have made superior products to Apple's (heck, I own an iRiver and a Rio Carbon). Unfortunately, ...
When Apple first demonstrated Expose’ in Panther, I thought it was just another cute special effect. I mean, we have had Show Desktop, Tile Windows, and Cascade in the Windows world forever. We also have Alt-Tab. And when you use Tile Windows, you can actually interact with the windows. And the “Undo Tile” option lets you go back to the way things were. However, Expose’ does have one nice feature. And that is the excellent job it does as an Alt-Tab replacement. There are ...
I thought I'd head over to Ebay and take a look at the PSP's up for auction. One thing only a few people know about me is that I read everything. If there are words around me, I'm reading all of them. It's a habit. So I'm reading all the information about the PSP from a seller. At the bottom, I read this: “Please note you are bidding on where you can buy the PSP for twenty pound” Now that is really misleading. The title doesn't say you are bidding on “information only”. So, ...
I've been reading blogs for almost 18 months now and find them both fascinating and a valuable source of information. I've responded to other's blogs when I felt compelled but never felt the urge to start my own. After seeing many friends jumping on the bandwagon, seeing the “live” posts at Chris Sells' Applied XML conference while attending, and talking with Chris Pels, Jeff Julian, DonXML and others I decided to take the plunge. As for my background, I started programming on the Apple ...
Back when we were kids and used to play dodgeball, there were always one or two kids who played the “stay quite and you won't get nailed“ strategy. Those were the kids who kept back and tried not to attract any attention to themselves and they usually did OK until they got in someone's sights and got nailed. It's much the same with protecting computers today. I've been meaning to respond to Stephan Fassmann's (Engineer2Entrepreneur) recent post about why he likes the Apple OS more than ...
I just got done reading this article on podcasting and when I read the first 2 words I was think Oh Shit this doesn't like it's going to show podcasting in the good light, but then I read on and found it to be very interesting and I particularly like this part: Podcasting is not limited to audio. With Apple's latest color-screen iPod Photo devices, still images can be incorporated as well. (Engadget's podcast, which includes photos of the devices being reviewed, is the first to do so.) Can video ...
Been spending my free week online, just reading stuff, and now listening to podcasts.. uhm.. digital broadcasts... those.. incuded..mp3.. things.. lolQuite a few people commenting and critisising the fact its called PODcasting.. IPODder... etc.. As you dont actually need an Apple IPod to do it.. Been having a lot of problems with Sauce Reader, my current RSS reader. Until about 2 weeks I was using Sharpreader, but its been ages since an update, it lacks features, it still doesn't propery do digest ...
Here it is the traditional first post. A little about myself... I started “messing” with computers when I was about 10 years old. Like most on a Commodore. I taught myself how to program in BASIC. When I was about 16 my parents purchased me an Apple from a co-worker of my Dad's. I would spend hours upon hours in front of that green and black screen just hammering away at the keys. My career in the IT field has been quite interesting. I didn't immediately start working in the IT field. ...
As has become customary in the blogsphere here is my introductory post giving you a little background for the future posts on O(geek). I am a software developer working for a local city government for a city of about 37,000 residents. We do all of our new projects in .NET, and have been using the platform since .NET 1.0 went RTM February of 2002. Of course an MSDN subscription was in order at that time so we could download the release bits ASAP, instead of the terribly long wait for CD's. I began ...
I have a feeling this post is going to turn into more of a rant than anything. Today I went searching for some documentation regarding the TCP/IP stack capabilities of the MacOS and that of Linux. I could not find a piece of decent documentation to save my life. All I could find was either high level marketing crap or whitepapers telling me how I could add custom networking extensions to the exisiting network infrastructure of the various OSs I researched. How on earth do you know if you need to ...

I am You are Apple Dos. Simple and primitive with a good understanding of the common man.  You're still a work in progress, but a good start.
Which OS are You?

Interesting, I have never used Apple Dos before nor any Apple OS,might have to look at one now!!

 

By the way, I own an Apple Newton MessagePad 130 and boy were they cool. The hand writting recognition is just something you have to see to believe. The big screen can be both very good and very awkward. They were definitely ahead of their time. However, as we all now, they were either simply too big (now approaching laptop sizes) or too under powered. I got mine simply as an addition to my old computer collection. I do need to post some info about the Newton on my website. Maybe I'll get around ...
Dan Knight of Low End Mac (great site) has just written an article arguing that Apple should create an iPDA, with some of the features of their old Newton line. I disagree. I think Apple has already created their iPDA -- the iPOD. The iPOD can do what most people bought PDAs to do a few years ago: calendar, contacts, notes. It even has some time wasting games, ability to transport files/data, and of course music. Now you can surf the web, check email, etc on modern PDAs, but how good is this experience? ...
This week I picked up an iCurve to hold my Powerbook up off the desk. One of the reason I purchased it, well the main reason, it looked really cool. My experience with it has been great. I love the way my laptop is elevated and the monitor is at my eye level. The only issue I have is the stability. It is kinda wobbly, but if you look at it's design, you can kind of determine it will be. This makes it impossible to type on the laptops keyboard. Oh well though, Apple released a bluetooth keyboard I ...
Discover Blogging with iBlog Software You've heard about blogging—here's your chance to get started with your own online journal or web log ("blog"). iBlog software (US$19.95 value), free until November 25, 2003 to .Mac members, lets you focus on what you want to say without worrying about formatting, archiving, or site maintenance. iBlog publishes your weblog right to .Mac, and integration with iLife makes it easy to add photos and movies, too. Looks like .Mac users will be blogging now, when will ...