Apple Airpods Bluetooth Heaven or Hell

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 they also introduced the Apple Airpods a bluetooth version of their classic earpods that they supply with every iPhone. There has been much said about the Airpods in reviews and some pretty biased sounding reviews.   I recently purchased a set and decided I’d do my own review, no photo’s no bullshit, just factual use. Unpacking After a long wait, almost six weeks from ordering to delivery, they arrived,  the airpods come with it’s own lightning cable but no charger.  This is typical though of the many sets of bluetooth earphones I’ve used over … Continue reading Apple Airpods Bluetooth Heaven or Hell

SHOW ME THE MONEY Apple’s Lockout Class Action case

Today it his the news that Apple is subject to yet another Lawsuit, this time it’s a Class action over Apple not implementing a feature that they patented, specifically a lock-out while driving.  What are the facts about the filing papers and how much salt should we take them with?   The Plaintiff and claim The Plaintiff Julio Ceja of Costa Mesa in Orange County, California says that he was a victim of a female driver who was, according to him, operating her phone while driving and hit the rear of his vehicle.  The basis being that she had the … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONEY Apple’s Lockout Class Action case

When it is important to offer up citations or evidence of fact

Recently during a tweet I upset someone that I actually have much respect for Jason Calicanis because I was not as clear with my statement about citation being needed and he took offense.  This is to clear up why and when it is important to use cite references to substantiate you claim. At the time of the tweet Jason Calicanis thought that I was derogatory against his tweet with suggested that the ‘start up suggestion’ was as good as the suggestor had thought.  In fact it was the quoted tweet which claimed it was and that he was wrong and … Continue reading When it is important to offer up citations or evidence of fact

Was Eric Schmidt while at Apple a spy for Google?

Background In 2006 Eric Schmidt was elected to the board of Apple, now as a board member he very likely didn’t have direct access to the prototype iPhone but is it possible that he had enough access to be a mole for Google who he was directly linked to at the same time as their Chairman. Was it possible? It is highly likely that during the late developemenf of the iPhone the design was shown to the board.  After all entering a totally new market is something that they could possibly feel agrieved at not being informed.   They certainly … Continue reading Was Eric Schmidt while at Apple a spy for Google?

Why the Time Remaining Indicator on the MacBook Pro was a huge design mistake by Apple

Just a day or two ago Apple released an update that removes the indicator showing how much time remained before the battery expires on the MacBook Pro.  Why did they do it and why was it an error to include it in the first place. This really as the biggest design error that Apple have made with the MacBook Pro, you see the information it supplies can only ever be an estimate at best and it guaranteed to fluctuate. We can compare the time left indicator as being the same to ‘Miles to Empty’ indicator on a vehicles dashboard status … Continue reading Why the Time Remaining Indicator on the MacBook Pro was a huge design mistake by Apple

Logitech Creative Keyboard for iPad Pro a year later

I’ve never been a fan of reviews where they have the product for a few hours or days and then write a review praising the product or saying how terrible it is.  They really haven’t taken the time to experience it in daily use day in and day out.   I do my reviews after owning the product for a lengthy time and this is no exception. This is a 12 month review of the Logitech Creative Keyboard for the iPad Pro 12.9 inch model. What’s in the Box Literally the box contains just the case with the built in … Continue reading Logitech Creative Keyboard for iPad Pro a year later

Why Foxconn expanding production within the USA is good for everyone

It has been revealed that Foxconn are in early stage talks about expanding production from their tiny presence in the USA to a much larger occupancy. It may be hard to admit but expanding their presence and continuing production within the USA is good for both Apple and the people of the USA.  In fact even if new locations operated by Foxconn do not produce Apple products but those of other companies it is a good thing for everyone. It will bring much needed, estimated at a potential 50,000, jobs to the economy and locating the manufacturing facilities in locations … Continue reading Why Foxconn expanding production within the USA is good for everyone