Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants, Reviews

iPad Air – “Does More, Weighs Less”

23/10/2013. Category: Gadgets. Topic: , .

“Does even more. Weighs even less.” That is how Apple introduced the Ipad Air tablet. It is 28% lighter and 20% thinner than the iPad 4. The iPad Air weighs only 469g (1 pound) and measures 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm (9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches).

There are two models: one with Wi-Fi only and one with Wi-Fi + Cellular. Both feature 802.11a/b/g/n dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz), MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

The cellular technology on the Wi-Fi + Cellular model – which weighs a mere 9 grams (0.05lb) more – is as you would expect from Apple:  Read more…

Internet Explorer 10 commercial

28/06/2013. Category: Media. Topic: , , , .

Years ago Apple took Microsoft to court over infringement of interface design aspects. Apple did not win the case but their cool, modern layouts won the hearts of people. Still, the bulky, boring Microsoft clinched the numbers – albeit in methods wrapped in controversy.

Once Microsoft owned the desktop, the battle of the browsers was won too. That is until years later when Google’s Chrome raced to the top of the charts. But Microsoft never take things lying down and their new Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 browser look… well, much more like Apple designs than ever.  Read more…

Take this tablet, call me in the morning

05/07/2012. Category: Gadgets. Topic: , .

iPad Mini

So many tablets for so many cures! A tablet for music, a tablet for entertainment, web browsing, book reading, etc. Have tablet, load app, got your fix.

If only there was an app for the tablet wars. Proview sues Apple who sues Samsung, and so it goes on. If you didn’t know them as gadget makers you would have been forgiven for mistaking the cases as just more usual tit-for-tat among pharmaceutical companies.  Read more…

Steve Jobs tributes

17/10/2011. Category: People. Topic: .

“Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is,”  said Steve Jobs when he introduced the iPhone in 2007. Together with his buddy Steve Wozniak, Jobs reinvented not only the phone but a number of ways the whole world would communicate, from their first Apple computer in 1977 to iTunes and the iPad. As creative genius, Jobs turned Apple became the world’s most admired company. Read more…