So, are you ready to say "overpriced piece of crap" #apple haters? #samsungsucks, turns out #appleisbetter

by Andrew Brett Watson

I don't know how many times I've heard people say "overprice piece of crap" when talking about an Apple product. If course none of those people had ever used OS X and very few of them understood the value proposition of quality=longevity, free lifetime updates, lower maintenance costs and better user experience/improved productivity. They tended to think like: 4gb is better than 2gb. Thats where the "piece of crap" comment comes form, the inference that a lower hardware specification means a less capable device. The "over priced" part really happens because you can buy cheap PC's, but cheap I mean, cheaply built with budget plastic parts. But as soon as you get a PC with a similar build quality you will see that Apple products are not at all overpriced.

The truth is that a devices quality and preformance depend on both hardware and software. Thet´s why Apple continually outperforms, because it develops both.

So I got more than a little bit of Shadenfruede to learn that the new Samsung flagship phone is more expensive than the current iPhone and does't even hold a candle to it performance-wise.

So Apple hater, is that  "an overpriced piece of crap"? I think it literally has to be.

@Viewmaster great evolution of the viewmaster, #kids will love it!

by Andrew Brett Watson

Did you have a Viewmaster? I did, great fun. Well now there are a lot of 3D experiences you can have with your iPhone like, for example I bought a Google cardboard (a cardboard virtual reality viewer for you iPhone - hint: it's shit, cardboard 2,3 or later should be much better).

So how does Viemaster compete with other VR iPhone products? Like this… (I found myself saying "that's pretty neat", so I had to share). I think Viewmaster have done a great job in preserving the old Viewmaster experience in a modern format…

If you want to introduce you kids to VR then this new Viewmaster for iPhone looks like great fun!

(um works with Android too)


How @Endgadget poo-pooed @Nokia's C.E.O too soon. Turns out. He was right. Kinda. #tech

by Andrew Brett Watson

On 04.21.10 Engadget ran this story entitled: "CE-Oh no he didn't" quoting Nokias then CEO Anssi Vanjoki who said camera phones were about to make SLR obsolete. Engadget was quick to poo-poo his vision because, as any photographer knows, the lens is an important part of the photography process and those tiny (and I do mean tiny) camera phone lenses would never be up to par, would they?

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