@Apple and Feature Regression

This Apple fan boy is growing aggravated with Apple coming out with new software versions that drop features, sometimes significant features, without much, if any, warning. Recent Example The most recent example is the new iWork software. I am a huge Keynote user. Yes, I guess I’m a power user, now that I think about it. The new software is… Continue reading

Was I Really THAT Wrong?!

This has been rumbling around in the back of my mind bugging me for the past few weeks; so, I decided to blog about it. Those who know me well know that for the past 30 years I have been a huge advocate for embracing technology. Of late however, I’ve been seriously rethinking my participation on the technology cheerleading squad.… Continue reading

A Whole Lotta Luv

Well, yes.  Naturally I watched Steve Jobs emcee Apple‘s Back to the Mac event yesterday. Now, I must confess that when Apple first introduced the huge change from iMovie HD (version 6 in 2007) to iMovie (version 7 in 2008) I made no secret of my utter disgust.  It was a huge, enormous step backward.  Apple quickly responded to the… Continue reading

Final Cut Pro

Well, after reports several weeks back that Apple had laid off a significant number of people from the Final Cut Pro team, I have been worried that Apple will either sell or even possibly eliminate Final Cut Pro. Now rumors are flying. The first rumor indicates Apple will redesign FCP with an emphasis on making it more prosumer friendly and… Continue reading

Conspicuous by Its Absence

Something else just dawned on me about today’s announced iPad: all that went unannounced. In fact, I’m concerned. Where is iLife ’10? One of the presenters mentioned that iLife had been rewritten from the ground up. OMG! The last time Apple‘s software team re-wrote something from the ground up, they gutted it: iMovie! What features will we lose? Will desktop… Continue reading

My Take on the iPad

Image by Getty Images via Daylife First:  Glad to see Steve Jobs looks much healthier than during his first appearance after his liver transplant. You know, I personally think Apple will have a devilishly difficult time beating what they accomplished with the iPhone.  It was transcendent, transformative technology that turned the mobile industry on its head–just as the iPod transformed… Continue reading