Earlier this year Apple announced iTunes Match alongside its iCloud offering. iCloud allows you to access your music from all of your devices and download (or stream) the music you want to listen to. iTunes Match is intended for users who have music in iTunes that was not purchased from the iTunes store. This could […]
Posted: November 25th, 2011 under tech.
Tags: apple, iOS, iTunes, iTunes match, mac os x, music, streaming music
With the launch of the new iPhone 4S last week, Apple introduced an intelligent personal assistant named Siri. Apple acquired the company, Siri, in April of last year and has since been integrating their software into iOS. Siri uses advanced natural language processing to assist with making phone calls, scheduling meetings, sending messages, or simply […]
Posted: October 19th, 2011 under tech.
Tags: apple, iphone, iphone 4s, natural language, siri
A Few Days with Mac OS X Lion
I installed OS X Lion (10.7) this week on both my personal and work Macs. I spent some time over at RoaringApps.com checking application compatibility for my frequently used applications. Everything was reported to be working fine in Lion so I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my OS on the first day it was […]
Posted: July 22nd, 2011 under tech.
Tags: apple, lion, Mac, operating systems, OS X
The Mac App Store
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Mac App Store lately. The store is essentially the same thing as the iOS App Store that exists for iPhone and iPad devices, except for Mac OS X applications. The App Store makes it extremely easy to download and install free and not-so-free software. The store features the […]
Posted: June 6th, 2011 under tech.
Tags: app store, apple, carousel, iOS, mac app store, mac os x, Snow Leopard
Unable To ‘Find My iPhone’
A week ago, my wife Caitlin had her iPhone 4 stolen at a local restaurant here in Raleigh. She was eating with some friends and decided to move outside near the end of the meal. The iPhone presumably slipped out of her pocket as she was getting up. A few minutes later she realized it […]
Posted: May 26th, 2011 under tech.
Tags: apple, Find My iPhone, iPhone 4, stolen iphone
Looking Back: iPhone Home Screens
While working on my blog this weekend, I stumbled upon the archives and started to read through some of my old posts. I found a screenshot of my iPhone home screen from August 2008. It’s fascinating to see the apps I was using back then and see how my “top apps” have changed over time. […]
Posted: May 14th, 2011 under tech.
Tags: apple, homescreen, iphone
Blackberry Playbook: A Confusing Message
Over the past few months I have been carefully following the news and reviews about Blackberry’s new tablet, the Playbook. I’m not exactly sure why, but something about Blackberry has sparked my interest lately. (Basically, I think their future is looking disastrous… but that’s a topic for another day.) I’ve been surprised by the significant […]
Posted: May 10th, 2011 under tech.
Tags: apple, blackberry, commercials, iPad, ipad2, marketing, playbook
A Week With The iPad
If you’ve been following me on Twitter this week, you’ll know that I recently picked up a shiny new iPad. I decided not to write a review of the iPad right away, but instead spend a week using it and report back with my findings. It’s really easy to jump to conclusions (good or bad) when […]
Posted: April 9th, 2010 under tech.
Tags: apple, apps, instapaper, iPad, jonny ive, reeder, review, twitterriffic
The iPad Excitement is Building
Wow, I haven’t written a blog post in weeks! The weather has been getting really nice here in Raleigh, NC and I’ve been trying to spend as much time outside as possible. Although I might not have been inspired to write about tech lately, I’ve definitely been keeping up with it. One of the most […]
Posted: March 30th, 2010 under tech.
Tags: adobe, apple, brightcove, flash, HTML5, iPad, vimeo, youtube
Apple: “You don’t need Flash”
If there was any doubt about Apple’s stance on Adobe Flash before Wednesday’s keynote, you can kiss that goodbye. During the keynote, Steve Jobs was casually browsing the web (it was a bit awkward, actually) and he spent a few minutes on the New York Times site. As he scrolled down the page, there was […]
Posted: January 29th, 2010 under tech.
Tags: adobe, ads, apple, Firefox, flash, HTML5, Safari, vimeo, youtube