How Do You Like Them Apples?

Apple’s recent press launch of the Apple 5C last Tuesday September 10, 2013 has perhaps given true definition to the word “underwhelming”. While the press and the mildly anticipating public was quite curious to see the latest and greatest plastic phone made by Apple, the rest of the online population has been quite happy and […]

Gadget envy: Why Tito Sotto’s plagiarism fails the ‘So What? Test’

Not to put too fine a point to it but Philippine Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III is now the laughingstock of the country. His consistent failure to recognise the errors in the way he allegedly lifted material verbatim from several bloggers’ works to use in a speech he delivered to defend his position against the […]

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declares war on Apple

In his first public statement since Microsoft revealed plans to develop and market their “Surface” tablet computers, CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview with CRN.com vowed that they are “not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple” referring to the software giant’s unprecedent push into a product develeopment approach of closely integrating hardware and […]

Apple no longer focused on ‘green’ products for now

Apparently, the new MacBook Pro featuring the new high-resolution “retina” display has signalled the end of Apple’s commitment to “green” products. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will be pulling out products erstwhile rated as environmentally-friendly by the Green Electronics Council using their Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). EPEAT criteria requires products to […]

New Apple iPad ‘mini’ tablet out soon!

Rumours are out that a smaller and less-expensive version of Apple’s best-selling iPad tablet computer may be announced soon. Dubbed the “iPad Mini” by rumour mongers, Bloomberg reports the new product is likely to have a 7- to 8-inch screen diagonally and be priced at $199 in the United States. This would put the new […]

New Nexus 7 tablet launches Google into ‘ecosystem’ wars

Long rendered mere commodities with their manufacturing now largely done in labour-rich China and southeast Asia, computing hardware has now become just low-cost components in increasingly cloud-based software “ecosystems” the likes of which were first spectacularly consumerised by Apple in its now cyber-ubiquitous iTunes retail network. But software and Net firms are coming in hard […]

Steve Jobs: the movie!

Here is my bet at the cast of the inevitable movie version of the late Steve Jobs’s life. The main characters will of course be Jobs and the two other guys who figured the most in making Apple what it is today — Steve Wozniak and John Sculley… Steve Jobs to be played by Keanu […]