A few months ago, I did an overhaul of my digital life. Those posts were all about switching smartphone platforms from Apple iOS to Android. What was most revealing to me was not the hardware and software differences, but just how I get things done now. In the end, I’m not unhappy with my switch. I tend to …
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From iOS to Android, part 2: ecosystem shock
Last time, I talked about two key aspects of technology that tend to make loyal customers: platform ecosystem and user experience. It was a natural transition from owning Macs for the better part of a decade to iPods and then finally iPhones. Apple has done well to keep the user experience very fairly consistent between …
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From iOS to Android, part 1
You read that right. I’ve made the switch. Got rid of my iPhone(s) and careened over into Android territory. And so far, the grass is still pretty green over here.
OS X Mountain Lion
So I finally got around to updating my iMac from Lion to Mountain Lion last night. Wow, I am pleasantly surprised! For the past year, this was a regular occurrence: systemic memory rot. Wow, what in the world is up with #FireFox on OS X? Here's a screenshot of it chewing up 0.8GB! iPhoto cant …
the Apple design esthetic
As an engineer, I feel I have a good pulse on design esthetics. Though I’m only of lowly electrical persuasion and not industrial, I can still appreciate me some good ergonomics. For example, take a good look at the following picture of my Apple Magic Mouse:
Heather, you are my Chuck Carter
This blog post goes out to Heather from T-Mobile.