by Met

Why Are Apple Haters so Vicious?
I've always really wondered about this. There are so many people I know who have never owned a Mac or an iPhone or an iPad and probably once swore by their iPod, yet utterly DESPISE Apple. Many of these people get excited when they hear of Apple's blunders and just talk **** about their successes.
Personally, I like to think of myself as a technology lover. I'll love a company if their releasing... Read more →

by frankspin

Is Apple losing their focus on hardware?
I've never bought into the rhetoric of "Post-Jobs" finger pointing when it comes to Apple. I've defended the notion of Apple's approach to small iterations and refinement in favor of the throw everything at the wall style of advancements.
However yesterdays keynote was the first time I've felt like Apple is beginning to lose their focus on keeping it simple for consumers. This is from the Harvard Business Review[1]:
When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, it was producing a random array of computers... Read more →

by frankspin

What apps help you get things done?
We've got laptops, phones, tablets and now WATCHES....but even with all the tools in the world it's easy to forget about what you were supposed to do today. Apps are getting more powerful and their cross platform integration is getting stronger and stronger too. There is also the good ole pen and paper and some different ways of tackling lists, like Dash Plus (http://patrickrhone.com/2013/04/22/the-dash-plus-system/).
I currently... Read more →

by baileylo

Programming Laptop Suggestions
I was thinking of purchasing laptop to do some web programming. I've been using Apple for the last decade but I'm not sure I want to spend that much money. I'm unfamiliar with the quality of windows PC manufacturers. If I do purchase a PC, I'd wipe it an install Ubunutu.
Mostly used for PHP, HTML, JS development, possibly some systems level code.
  • I do use an IDE and Firefox so memory is important
  • I like to work offline
  • I don't use Vagrant all that often, so I probably don't need to be worried...
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    by cjtylr

    What do you think about Microsoft's dream to kill the tablet?
    Microsoft seems dead set on killing the need for both a laptop and a tablet with their latest announcement. With the same weight, more power, and a refined design, Microsoft might just have a winner on their hands.
    On the other hand, I think I speak for everyone when I express intense desire to do crosswords on my super expensive piece of high-tech machinery.
    Did anything strike you about the latest Surface?... Read more →