Posted on March 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

Watch! The new Apple Watch gets Announced Today!

Oh boy…a new Apple product that is actually just a re-tread of what is already on the market in hundreds of forms.  However, none of the currently available ‘smartwatches’ have the Apple logo or Jony Ives behind it. Now, when the iPad was introduced, I poo-pooed it, and I stand by my poo-pooing of it. […]

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The Self-Centered Approach to Computing…

I’m working with a client that is on the cusp of switching their design department from Mac to Surface Pro 3s.  They currently have over 250 PCs and only about 25 Macs.  Since everyone has to play together, there is a critical need for all systems to be networked together and able to access MANY […]

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Stop it Already!!

Ugh, now there is the hype of yet another Apple Event for October.  Shouldn’t things that happen so frequently lose their appeal?  We have to deal with WWDC in the summer, we just survived the joyous iPhone Event, and now we have to suffer through the rumors, hype, and Apple Polishing leading up to the […]

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Where’s the dissing?

Whenever there is anything in the Windows, Android, or Linux world that goes wrong, people jump all over it, rant and rave about the stupidity of the users of anything but Apple.  Yet when something happens with an Apple product, things get either deathly quiet or there is polite acknowledgement that something may be wrong, […]

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Yay…a new iPhone!?

Well, we survived yet another ‘Apple Event’.  The results: iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.  The improvements? Over previous iPhones, lots…over existing Android and Windows Phones, few if any.  I shudder at all the gushing over the new releases by various tech blogs…singing the praises of the changes in the iPhones…even the larger iPhone […]

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

Oh Boy, Here We Go Again!

Well, it’s that time of year, when we have to endure the constant and annoying abundance of hype for whatever Apple is about to ‘unveil’.  Apparently, September 9th is yet another date that will change all our lives.  The rumor mills have been working overtime on just what to expect, and it ranges from multiple […]

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 9:03 am

Do Apple Products ever Fail?

Well, my daughter is getting ready to go out on her own, and the first thing she wants to do is buy an iPhone.  At times, I feel like such a failure as a parent .  Why is she considering such heresy in our house? ‘All my friends have iPhones and they never break or […]

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

Yosemite – Apple’s Biggest Desktop Move in Years!?

Gizmodo author Mario Aguilar wrote with gushing enthusiasm that OS X Yosemite is ‘Apple’s Biggest desktop move in years’.  Wow…that is just sad.  Again, there are some nice changes, but stop acting like these are cutting edge – or better yet, acknowledge that most if not all of these ‘features’ already existed in Microsoft products […]

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Apple New Product Announcement…(pre WWDC, based soley on rumors)

Ugh…I really dislike this time of year…you know-the time leading up to and including WWDC.  The fanboys and the rumor mills are going full tilt…I would think they would be embarrassed by their drooling…but I guess the Kool-Aid has affected their ability to be even remotely tied to reality. OK…the big news (supposedly) is that […]

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm

WWDC 2014 Announcements!

Wow,  how utterly underwhelming!  However, I’m sure the fanboys are all clamoring to the blogs to extol the greatness of Apple.  Here are some of the ‘announcements': Mac OS X 10.10 will be called Yosemite (woohoo).  It will have an amazing feature of having semi-transparent menus and window borders.  Um, this was called Aero and […]

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As a lifelong educator, I have worked extensively with both Macs and PC's. In addition, the last 26 years have been spent in the area of technology consulting, hardware repair, networking, database development and the like. Through these many different roads, I have come to have a high level of distain for the blind followers of all things Apple. Please do not assume that I am a blind follower of MS either. I have found that in dealing with most Apple users, the concept of logic is quickly pushed aside and in its place is a radical, cultish defense of all things Apple.