I’ve been using smartwatches off-and-on for the last year or so. I started with Pebbles, then moved to an Apple Watch. But what have been my experiences? Are these things really gamechangers?
I have decided to try Apple Music, which is the second streaming music service I’ve ever tried. Will I stick with it? I’m not sure, but I’ll give it a shot. My only other experience is with rdio, and I’ll admit I didn’t exactly try it for long. I’ve been using Apple Music for a total of 2 whole days, so my opinions on it may change.
When you get a vintage Macintosh, the first thing you’ll need to do with get it to boot up. It is hard to install software, upgrade hardware or add accessories if the thing won’t actually run :-). That means getting a version of Mac OS (“the System”) up and running. This piece focuses on older Macs that support SCSI hard disks, since those are little more complicated.
Lots will be written about the new Apple Music service. Plenty will be said about the updates to OS X and iOS. I don’t see the point in re-hashing what happened, because none of it is “change the world” stuff in my mind, A few neat things, and some stuff copied from other systems. But there were 2 things that happened that caught my attention: no detailed update on “the numbers”, and over-the-top hyperbole on the impact of mobile apps.
Apparently, Apple won’t be discussing a new AppleTV or a new TV streaming service. They likely won’t be talking about updates to any notebook or desktop computers. Phones and iPads are generally in the fall. We haven’t seen an update for the iPod Touch, though. But what could Apple talk about on Monday?
A review about the new MacBook with Retina implies it is a mistake. The reviewer didn’t like the keyboard and basically “hated using it”. They made comparisons to the 11″ MacBook Air, and asserted that Apple appeared to be changing to a company that focuses on image, not substance. The problem? The author apparently misses the point of the MacBook, and is unaware of Apple history.
Word is out now that Apple will not be making a TV, and may have decided to shelve the project (if it existed as anything beyond an experiment) over a year ago. The rumours continue to swirl about Apple designing a car, but don’t be surprised to find out that is also not going to happen. I was reasonably confident Apple wasn’t going to release a television. I’m pretty confident they won’t create a new car. Not all shiny objects are created equal.