Skip to main content

March 7 Apple Live Event

Here's a breakdown of some of the most significant items happening at Cupertino!  I'm updating this as new stuff is announced.

iOS 5.1 is out!  It brings SIRI support to Japan.

Theres a new APPLE TV out, still apparently going to be $99 usd, and now supports full 1080p HD output, and iCloud support.  It will be available March 16.

Apple has confirmed that the new iPad:
  • has no "official" name yet...or is its name the "new iPad" ? quite vague Apple...
  • has a HIGH RES "Retina" display running at 2048 x 1536 pixels, 
  • has a new quad core A5X Processor
  • has new 5MP camera with auto-exposureand auto-focus
  • has voice dictation (siri? unclear yet...) 
  • has new LTE wireless connectivity 
  • has PRICE the same as iPad 2 -- no increase (rumor debunked) 
  • has NO CHANGE IN BATTERY from iPad 2 
  • has slightly thicker and slightly heavier: 8.8mm goes up to 9.4mm and and 1.3lb to 1.4lb.
  • will be available March 16 
iPad 2 will remain on sale - for those who wanted a cheaper iPad. In the USA it will be $399!
Updated iMovie and Garage Band apps for iPad meant to handle recording, editing, publishing HD video, thus eliminating the need for a different computer (at least thats what they are trying to accomplish)


Popular posts from this blog

Installing python 3.4.x on OSX El Capitan

I love "brew" package manager, but sometimes being too progressive breaks things.  I have several python apps that I maintain that get deployed to AWS using Elastic Beanstalk.  AWS eb can deploy with python 2.7 or 3.4.  Any recent 'brew install python3" will get 3.5.1. #annoying

Making Macbook Air with 128GB SSD usable with Bootcamp

I recently got a new Macbook Air 11" (the 2012 version) and loaded it with goodies like 8GB ram and 2GHz Core i7.  What I DIDN'T upgrade was the internal SSD.  My config came with 128GB SSD and I refused to pay $300+ to upgrade it to 256GB.  Yeah I know, some call me cheap, but SSds cost $75-$150 for 240GB, so adding another 128GB for $300 seemed way too steep for me.  I figured "ok, I'm going to make 128G work!"

Here is the story of how that went...

Election day plus 1: Social Media Nightmare

It is election day plus 1, and a very emotional day with no way to win for many.

Social media was a force to be reckoned with this election year.  No matter what position you take, the world is ready to pounce on you and tell you why YOU are evil, intolerant or a deplorable -- and the reason for all their woes.  This isn't a new problem, though...  All of the liberal vs conservative issues are causing rifts between otherwise civil people, and it seems to be the worst on Facebook and twitter.

If I say I am for Hillary:
i am part of the "corrupt system."

If I say I am against Hillary:
I am stupid and uneducated

If I say I am for Trump:
I am against women,
I am religiously intolerant,
I am a bigot

If I say I am against Trump:
I am against the 2nd amendment,
I don't have any idea how government works,
I am part of the problem with American society,
I am against the police

Stay with me now, this isn't meant to make people angry, but it is mean to shine some light on a social …