Amazon takes on Apple with DRM-Free Music

Amazon takes on Apple with DRM-free music. I’ve used iTunes since it was first released in 2001. When music was first sold via iTunes, I bought into the idea right away and stopped buying CDs altogether. I didn’t care about DRM and I didn’t care about bit-rates. When they started selling TV shows, I didn’t… Continue reading Amazon takes on Apple with DRM-Free Music

Safari 3.1 Released

Safari 3.1 Released – new version has limited support for HTML5, embedded fonts via CSS and more. It’s a pretty solid release, but much more needs to be done to reduce the memory footprint of the app on Windows.

WTF Apple. srlsy?

So… in order to get functionality that probably should have been included with the iPod touch to begin with… you’re going to charge me $20 for it. Are you out of your effing gourd, Apple? This is in bad form, especially considering this product is only around four months old, and today’s update was software… Continue reading WTF Apple. srlsy?

Nike+: 3rd Week

Today marks the start of my fourth week of walking with Nike+. Here are some stats so far: Number of Workouts: 11 Total Time: 5.8 hours Total Calories: 5845 Total Distance: 15.35 mi Average Pace: 23’06″/mi Farthest Workout: 2.56 mi Fastest 1-Mile: 20’51″/mi I have not been tracking weight loss, though I should. (I’m hoping… Continue reading Nike+: 3rd Week

iPhone owners to get $100 credit

Fact: Early adopters always pay too much for new technology. Yesterday’s announcement that the iPhone would be receiving a $200 price drop created a pretty strong backlash. Enough so that an Open Letter to iPhone Owners from Steve Jobs was posted to the Apple website today. Long story short, if you bought an iPhone anytime… Continue reading iPhone owners to get $100 credit

An Apple Retail Void

*sigh* So many Apple retail stores, and yet, the nearest stores to the Augusta, Georgia area are at least two hours away. Apple now has over 170 retail locations globally, and a majority of those are in the continental United States. Augusta (specifically Columbia County) or even Columbia, SC would make prime locations for an… Continue reading An Apple Retail Void

Cisco and Apple Settle

So, the Apple v. Cisco showdown has finally been resolved. Hallelujah. AppleInsider – Cisco and Apple settle iPhone trademark dispute Cisco and Apple said Wednesday that they have resolved their dispute involving the “iPhone” trademark. Why do I get the impression that this is far from over? Sure, they’ve declared a cease-fire… but what’s going… Continue reading Cisco and Apple Settle

Design Quote

Fantastic quote by famed Apple product designer, Jonathan Ive: “I don’t want to see a designer wagging his tail in my face. I want to see a problem solved, and in a way that acknowledges its context.” – Jonathan Ive