Last month Steve recalled growing up with computers in United States. Each of you has his or her own memories of the past and your first time with a computer, especially a Mac. And of course, I have mine. Well, they are a bit different to Steve's, due to two important factors. First, when he graduated from high school I was born (1974). Second, I was growing up in a bit different reality, about 5,300 miles away to the east and behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland.
There was a lot of pre-release speculation and rumors about the iPhone 6s camera. As usual, some of them turned out to be true, while others were just wishful thinking and perhaps ideas of the functionalities of the next Apple smartphone generation. As a photographer, I decided to see for myself what its camera was really like and for the first time I bought the newest iPhone — the iPhone 6s — on its launch day.
Last year’s release of the iPad mini 3 let down many users and fans of this smaller Apple tablet. Except for a screen with a wider color gamut and the addition of Touch ID, it offered no other improvements. The future of smaller iPads seemed rather dim, and it appeared that bigger iPhones met the needs of users who wanted a device with a bigger screen. Was it an end to the iPad mini product line? Not at all! The latest model — the iPad mini 4 — is even lighter, thinner and faster, and I know there is no smartphone that could replace it.
iPhone and iPad users usually can enjoy new games before those who use Android devices. However, there are games that become available for iOS and Android months or even years after their release on PC or game consoles. Luckily, many of them get old very slowly like "Brothers: A tale of two sons", which was released in the App Store last month, over two years after its release for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows.
Smart watches and fitness smart bands have seriously changed my life. These devices let us record all of our activity and exercises, and continuously measure basic life functions like heart rate. They are also helpful in setting and hopefully keeping fitness goals. There are, of course, people who don't need electronic gadgets to motivate themselves to be active and healthy. However, these little devices can help people to keep their promises to go for a walk every day, to burn a certain amount of calories and to avoid unhealthy habits like eating pizza too often, then why not wear them? One of such devices introduced earlier this year is a fitness super smart watch - Fitbit Surge.
A few months ago one of my friends published a photo of us on Facebook that was taken over 20 years ago. In that photo I am completely different person, and I don't mean the time that passed that left wrinkles on my face. I am talking about my size.
Scandinavia is a region that stands out from the rest of Europe with its specific style and products. It's not just the well known car and furniture brands, but also sound devices (like great bass amps) that are appreciated by both audiences and musicians. One of the brands that has guaranteed the highest quality of sound for decades is Vifa.
Aaron Sorkin's “Steve Jobs" seemed to be doomed almost from the beginning: problems with finding the right actor for the starring role (some big names were changing like they were in a kaleidoscope), the entire project being sold by Sony to Universal, and then a bunch of critical reviews from popular technology writers. When finally released, the film flopped spectacularly and was dropped from about 2000 theaters by Universal after its poor box-office performance. According to some of my colleagues and Twitter followers, the film was so boring they felt like leaving the theater.
There is a Philips TV in front of you. You turn on your PlayStation 4 and put the gamepad on the couch, at the same time looking at your smart watch. Yes, you didn't notice that a few hours had passed. You grab your Surface tablet to check how many likes you got for your latest selfie taken with a Motorola smartphone. Incidentally, you notice a post shared by your friend: "Pegatron fakes data. Workers have to work over 60 hours per week". Unfortunately, your battery has died and prevents you from reading the article to the end, but you know that this article referred to Apple, and you hate this company. So before you grab your Kindle, you read the rest of the story on your HP laptop. Now you know that you can sleep tight, for you chose your devices wisely, rejecting those that Apple manufactured under inhumane conditions. OK, time to wake up.
Just a while ago I sat down in a front of a computer. I have a very important article to write. The deadline for sending it ends in three hours. I have think over it in detail; what I want to write and how I should write it. This should go smoothly and be done in no time at all.
Moments, memories, sometimes hazy, sometimes as if they happened literally a while ago. Scents, sounds, images that left on us everlasting impressions, that changed who we are, inscribed eternal marks in our memory, just like a scar. We remember them once in a while, not necessarily when we want to. "The year 1990 / summer holidays by the lake", "The garden party", "The cousin’s wedding". Albums, stamp albums, envelopes, empty chocolate and cigarette boxes filled with old photos, slides and negatives.
Leaving apart the incredible reliability of Apple products - a controversial topic for many, as there’s a common opinion that Apple devices never break - one of the most renowned features of them is their minimalistic design. Apple products have been trendsetters for many years, starting with the Apple II and early Macintosh, as well as present day MacBooks, iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and iPhones.
I guess there is no need to introduce our readers to introduce apps like CleanMyMac, Hider 2 and Gemini, particularly the first two that have been around for seven years. My adventure with Macintosh computers started at about the same time, and shortly after I bought my first Mac I found CleanMyMac, a utility app published by Ukraine developers MacPaw. The Mac apps were created and the company founded by Oleksandr Kosovan.
James Thomson is a well-known iOS and OS X developer from Scotland. I had a chance to talk with him about development, new Apple solutions and adblocking. He offers not only great apps, but also very interesting views on many topics.
The past three months have passed more quickly than I expected. I spent those months on intense and frequent journeys. The summer has passed, as well as three-month period of free access to Apple Music. It’s time to decide whether to move for good to this new service, or to stay in Spotify, for which I have been prudently paying my subscription for its premium plan. Above all, I need to answer the question of where Apple Music is now, three months after its launch. Does its offerings and quality win out over Spotify? And is there something in Apple Music that would make me use the service frequently?
I remember it all as if it was yesterday. My first journey from Poland to United States for Macworld in 2011. In the media room I sat at the big round table occupied by a group of bloggers. Soon I realized that those guys were from TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), one of my favorite blogs about Apple.