Posts tagged apple

The Evolution of the Desk | Harvard Innovation Lab 

Apple Watch | An Introduction 

:: I find myself torn between thinking “I absolutely need this” to “do I really need some of these features”…in the end what it comes down to is; do I want to spend a couple hundred dollars on a watch that integrates with my iPhone? The answer is clearly no. However, the fanboy in me says “ok ok, hold out for the 2nd gen’s” 

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iPhone 6/+ 
:: Woah lookit that, all those Facebook status’ from friends that heard from their uncles cousin that the iPhone6 was a sure thing…were right! Whoulda thunk it?!*ahem* Okay, seriously though, this happened and I want to talk about it. So, these are phablets right? Is that a term we’re all comfortable using yet? I’m going to go against the grain here and say that I’m not a fan of mobile devices like this. It’s like when places started up’ing cup sizes that are larger than cupholders! My pockets just can’t comfortably fit these phones that are supposed to be sleek. While I do appreciate that cameras are getting more and more attention, and a crisp screen is straight up sexy, in the end (for me) it doesn’t demand these floppy oversized phones that remind me of giant block flip phones from the 90’s. And that Pay feature, I mean, am I sounding too old fashion if I say it freaks me out a little? I don’t even like owning a credit card, or doing online banking…I’ve been hacked too many times and spent too much time getting my money back. So this one touch access to everything - while aesthetically pleasing - just isn’t a selling point for me. Overall this is a device for one-device users. I’m an ‘everything has it’s purpose’ kinda guy. I want my tablet for reading, my phone for texting, and my computer for gaming. All that being said, when my contract on my 5S is up, I’ll obviously buy a 6 (but indefinitely see no need for a 6+) There, now, I give you Fbook hounds two months before your posting “facts” and “details” about the iPhone7…ya thirsty ingrates. 
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iPhone 6/+ 

:: Woah lookit that, all those Facebook status’ from friends that heard from their uncles cousin that the iPhone6 was a sure thing…were right! Whoulda thunk it?!
*ahem* 
Okay, seriously though, this happened and I want to talk about it. 
So, these are phablets right? Is that a term we’re all comfortable using yet? 
I’m going to go against the grain here and say that I’m not a fan of mobile devices like this. It’s like when places started up’ing cup sizes that are larger than cupholders! My pockets just can’t comfortably fit these phones that are supposed to be sleek. 
While I do appreciate that cameras are getting more and more attention, and a crisp screen is straight up sexy, in the end (for me) it doesn’t demand these floppy oversized phones that remind me of giant block flip phones from the 90’s. 
And that Pay feature, I mean, am I sounding too old fashion if I say it freaks me out a little? I don’t even like owning a credit card, or doing online banking…I’ve been hacked too many times and spent too much time getting my money back. So this one touch access to everything - while aesthetically pleasing - just isn’t a selling point for me.
Overall this is a device for one-device users. I’m an ‘everything has it’s purpose’ kinda guy. I want my tablet for reading, my phone for texting, and my computer for gaming. 

All that being said, when my contract on my 5S is up, I’ll obviously buy a 6 (but indefinitely see no need for a 6+) 

There, now, I give you Fbook hounds two months before your posting “facts” and “details” about the iPhone7…ya thirsty ingrates. 

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A History of the iPhone | Mashable 

Coffee & Multitasking v.137 

// So much nerdnews happening within the next two weeks, so here’s a video and a picture - edition! 

1. StarWars set photos, Apple gaming software, and more… 

2. WoW 2004 vs 2014 

WWDC 2014 

:: Normally Apple unveils it’s yearly conference the same week as E3, I guess this year I wasn’t paying attention. Therefore, I completely missed out on todays announcements, so here’s some catch up… 

Coffee & Multitasking v.136 

I wasn’t at my computer at key moments this week so here’s some news to catch up on…edition! 

1. READING RAINBOW RETURNS  [request]  [reaction
Yesterday, Levar Burton posted to Kickstarter stating that he needed $1mil to bring the show back! Not only as a webseries, but as a *free* teaching tool for schools. Essentially, he wants to help kids all over the world learn to read, for free…the response from the public was that he reached his goal in just one day! 

2. BIG MUSIC NEWS  [propertyofzack.com
So not only did Dr Dre sell Beats to Apple for a couple billion bucks, they also acquired the CEO of Interscope Jimmy Lovine. Whiiich in turn opened up the spot for Fueled By Ramen’s co-founder Jack Janick to receive a bit of an upgrade… 

3. JURASSIC WORLD UPDATES  [video
Much to the Directors chagrin, he released some more info about the film. I understand why he doesn’t want to; the internet has ruined so many good films with spoilers lately. But at the same time, I’m glad I know a little bit more about it…  

4. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT  [video
PBS Game/Show hooked us up with another great instalment. This time looking at the evolution (and future of) the FPS…