Category: Apple

MacBook Air 11″ as Dev Machine

Programmer Jeff LaMarche with a post on switching to a Macbook Air 11″ as a primary dev machine: Despite being considerably less powerful, the 11″ MacBook Air rarely feels slow thanks to the SSD. Certain things take noticeably longer (compiling large applications), but the vast majority of day-to-day tasks feel downright snappy. The note on […]

MacBook Air 11" as Dev Machine

Programmer Jeff LaMarche with a post on switching to a Macbook Air 11″ as a primary dev machine: Despite being considerably less powerful, the 11″ MacBook Air rarely feels slow thanks to the SSD. Certain things take noticeably longer (compiling large applications), but the vast majority of day-to-day tasks feel downright snappy. The note on […]

Android Battery Life

I recently switched phones to a Virgin Mobile Optimus V, and one of the main disadvantages compared to my old iPhone 3G has been the battery life. Marciano Siniscalchi has some good notes on Android OS battery life. This one surprised me a little: Second, turning GPS and WiFi on only as needed makes very […]

The NY Times Digital Subscription

I’ve read lots of good takes on the New York Times’ recently-announced digital subscription, but this final bit from John Gruber nails it: If I’m paying for the content, what difference does it make how big my screen is? To me, the extra $5/month they’re charging for iPad app access indicates that they see iPad […]

Motorla Xoom

I was excited about the Motorola Xoom until I saw the price: $800. The top-of-the-line iPad (64GB, 3G) is $829, but Apple also has options all the way down to $500. I don’t know that Apple will drop below that price point, however. I think it’s more likely that when the iPad 2 comes out […]

iPhone 2.0, 2.0

Swapped out my iPhone last night for a replacement. The screen on my first one wasn’t flush with the bezel, especially on the top edge. Apple took it back with no questions; hopefully the replacement doesn’t have other problems. Restoring from my last backup took a while but went very smoothly. While I was waiting […]