I got an email today from Sir Izaac reminding me that today was the 16th anniversary meeting of the Stanford Newton User Group. I had completely forgotten about it. Man, has it been that long since the first SNUG meeting and seventeen years since I’ve owned a Newton?!? There are kids today who don’t even … Continue reading SNUG 16th Anniversary Meeting
I had a great time at my first WWDC. Aside from photographing the keynote, I didn’t take too many photos during the conference; I was too busy taking notes and learning iPhone development and debugging my projects for Snow Leopard compatibility. Here’s a sampling of photos that I did take during the keynote and at … Continue reading WWDC 2009
I was at the iPhone 3.0 event today at Apple’s Town Hall this morning, covering the event with John Paczkowski for AllThingsD.com. I ran into a number of people that I know from both development and media circles, including Raven Zachary and Eric Savitz. The crowd was comprised of about 60% developers and 40% media. … Continue reading Photographing the iPhone 3.0 Event
Tomorrow is being touted as Palm’s make-or-break moment. It’s poised to announce Nova, the company’s next operating system. Despite being a former employee and knowing several people still at the company, I honestly no nothing about what Nova is or isn’t (that’s a good thing they haven’t been talking – secrecy in this case is … Continue reading What Is Palm Nova?
2010-12-29: I’ve updated my backup strategy post here. I’ve been making backups since I started using computers back in the early 1980s. Software at the time came on cassette tape and 5 1/4-inch floppy disks before transitioning to 3 1/2 inch floppies and CD-ROMs. When my love affair with the Mac began in 1989, I … Continue reading Backup Strategy
Well, the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros were announced today. I hate to sound like a boo-bird because there are many things to like about this latest iteration: the unibody, DisplayPort across the entire line (including the MacBook Air), better graphics chipset, easier hard drive replacement, and the larger, all-glass trackpad. Positives aside, however, there … Continue reading About FireWire on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro
I’m at iPhoneDevCamp2 in San Francisco this weekend.
Apple’s genius move was not in lowering the price of the iPhone 3G to $199 and $299, it was in supercharging and transforming .Mac into MobileMe. Sure Apple is losing out on subscription revenue from the carriers, but they are potentially gaining much more with annual MobileMe subscriptions. I’ve been a .Mac user for a … Continue reading iPhone 3G Quick Thoughts
I recognize that this blog has become very technical lately. Forgive me, ever since I was a kid in San Diego playing Ultima I through V on the home Apple ][ computer, I’ve always wanted to talk computer stuff! Today, I tested the performance of the MacBook Pro hooked up to my Apple 30-inch Cinema … Continue reading MacBook Pro, Aperture, and 30-inch Displays