Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • 8:00 am
Dear iPhone crazies, geeks, and idolaters: Calm down. Breathe in and breathe out.
On the news release of the new iPhone 5 – the answer to all of the society’s problems, how can I not share this post again? Being a recovering gadget geek and part of the “in” crowd, I occasionally get access to the latest technology and thus, I had some time to play around with the latest iPhone 5. Here it is, in all it’s glory and splendor…
I hope I don’t get sued. I’m serious.
As gadget freaks celebrate the official release of the iPhone
3G 5 today… The main reason why the iPhone sucks so bad is because I can’t get one. As much as I want, I just can’t. Another reason: it’s as big as my shoe and nanchucks. This post is dedicated to all you folks who want to get an iPhone 3g 5 but for various reasons, can’t and/or won’t get one. Enjoy the pics and this post [Mac vs PC].
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Filed under: technology, 3G, apple, iphone
Friday, March 16, 2012 • 8:25 am
At the usual risk of getting more angry emails, I’d like to write something about Apple, Foxconn, and the workers that make up their gadgets and for that matter, the workers that put together all of our gadgets from any and whatever company. This way, you know that this speaks to everyone. For those that missed it or want a larger overview, the New York Times wrote an incredible piece entitled, “In China, Human Costs are Built into an iPad.”
For gadgeteers, it should be obvious why I’m writing this today:
The new iPad is being released today.
Millions upon millions will be sold. In fact, all the pre-sale inventory was sold out several days ago. The first person – globally – lined up a full week before the sale of the iPad. Every store will have droves of lines circled around the corner. It’s on everyone’s wish list – admitted or not admitted – perhaps with the exception of Bill Gates. I will confess that I’m also tempted to upgrade the original iPad that was gifted me couple years ago.
Globalization is complex.
Anyone that says otherwise is incapable of anything beyond simple thinking. It’s incredibly complex. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, foxconn, ipad, new ipad
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • 11:03 pm
By now, you’ve heard the shocking news of Steve Jobs’ passing at the age of 56. Like many, I extend grace and prayers to the entire Jobs family.
Like some of my friends and readers, I do not personally have an “emotional” connection with Steve Jobs because I am not a Mac user for these reasons (although I occasionally use an iPad that was given to me as a gift). I’m sure many of you could write and write about your appreciation and admiration for Steve Jobs. And perhaps, how he changed the way you live your life.
But like others, I have much respect for him.
Needless to say, Steve Jobs was a brilliant man. For reasons that many of us already know, Steve Job rightfully deserves much praise for his legacy and oh, what a legacy! President Barack Obama conveyed it well in his recent statement: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, death, life, mac, RIP steve jobs, steve jobs
Saturday, March 5, 2011 • 12:18 am
Yes, the rumors are true. I own an iPad. It was a very gracious gift from my staff for my 40th birthday this past year. As most of my readers know, I have some reluctance towards Apple for various reasons. Perhaps another reason is because many years ago, a friend of mine encouraged me to buy some Apple stock – when it was hovering around $5! I told him it was gonna go bankrupt. ;(
But I have to admit,
I really love my iPad.
Check it…I used to love it.
After this past week’s news release of the soon arriving iPad 2, my iPad suddenly feels too heavy, too fat, too slow, and too old. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, conan, ipad, ipad 2, technology
Monday, January 31, 2011 • 12:01 am
Well, this might be considered worthy of “breaking news.” As some of my readers may know, every now and then, I host the occasional blog about “which is a better computer” between the Apple vs. PC camps.
And after years and years of resisting the company called Apple, I finally took the plunge.
But, no…not for me.
But I did buy a Macbook Pro for my wife, Minhee, to serve as one of those all-purpose gifts: Christmas, Happy Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and an early Graduation gift.
We’ve been on a pinch budget over the past few years so it feels good to get a nice gift for my wife as a small token of gratitude for her amazing commitment to journey with me.
And to be honest, this is a gift to make up for a very bad habit or disease I have. It’s called… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, macbook, pc, steve ballmer, steve jobs
Thursday, June 25, 2009 • 10:56 am
Several months ago, I pondered making a change from a PC to a Macbook (and asked for your advice) but resisted the peer pressure from the Apple cult and nearly everyone on my staff using a Mac but after seeing this video, I confess I may have made a mistake. If there are any PC or Microsoft folks out there, can your computers/operating systems do this?
It’s in French and I don’t understand a lick of French asides from Bonjour but the video still kicks butt. Wait to see the full impact and you’ll know what I mean.
Can you say, “Bing?”
Filed under: , apple, laptops, macbook, microsoft, pc, steve jobs, technology
Saturday, June 13, 2009 • 1:19 am
Technology amazes me. People amaze me. I think of some of the advancements of tech stuff and can’t imagine the future world of my grandchildren. One such example is the continual evolution of the “cellphone.”
Being a recovering gadget person, I took in the release and news in the recents weeks of the Palm Pre and iPhone 3Gs.
My inclination is to invest in a new phone by the end of the year. My Treo 755 just isn’t cutting it for me…way too many issues. I was hoping to get the Palm Pre but they simply won’t let me continue my grandfathered rates:
700 minutes. Free evenings and weekends. Unlimited data & texting. For two phones. Cost = $79.99 + tax.
Unfortunately, I have to go on a Pre plan which would bump the price to a minimum of $129.99 + tax for two people.
It so happens to be that my contract is up this month and so, I am wondering if I should move over to AT&T and finally take the plunge on the soon to be released iPhone 3GS. AT&T’s rates will be higher but if I lose by grandfathered rates, is it worth paying the extra?
What do you think? What would you do? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: technology, 3gs, apple, iphone, Palm, Palm Pre
Thursday, May 14, 2009 • 12:01 am
The debate between Apple vs PC will always rage on – particularly if you account for the higher costs of the Macbooks but how about them commercial wars! They’ve certainly escalated with the “I’m a PC” commercials all over the place like the one below. It’s nice but having Deepak Choprah killed it for me.
There’s numerous more out there. They’re good, practical, some are cute, and they attempt to connect to “regular folks” like this “laptop hunter” commercials. But is it just me or does Microsoft always seems to be a step or two behind Apple.
Computer hardware/software debate aside, what do you think?
Check out this new Apple commercial again making fun of the above PC commercials. It’s painfully hilarious because Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, commercials, mac, microsoft, pc
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 • 10:23 am
First of all, I’ve sold out more of my soul and am now on Twitter [thanks for all the Twit advice]. My handle is @eugenecho. My goal is to get 5,000,000 followers so I can start my own international city. Let me begin by thanking all the Eugene Cho(s) in the world for not being geekier or techier and taking the ID. You all are truly servants.
But now that I’m twittering, switching over to the Mac might be the last straw before my soul is lost to the god of trendiness. I recently purchased a used newer PC but over this weekend, I was seriously tempted to get a Mac. I saw some folks demonstrate video and powerpoint stuff and was a little envious. And after my recent post about PC vs Mac, I had three people offer to send me money including one person that was willing to make up the entire difference between my church’s $800 budget and a new Mac. Crazy. I said, ‘No,’ but now, I’m a little tempted.
On Saturday night, I updated my Facebook status with this note:
Eugene is having a moment of weakness and thinking of getting a Mac…
and started laughing my head off at the responses that came in. Here’s a sample Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, computers, laptop, mac, mac versus pc, pc versus mac, technology, twitter
Thursday, February 19, 2009 • 9:06 pm
Last year, I indicated that I was in the market for a new laptop and asked folks which way I should go: PC or Mac? The discussion was pretty spirited. I also got some additional hate mail for my post entitled Why the Iphone Sucks which pretty much demonstrates my envy of iPhone users. I never got a new laptop then but now I actually need to get a new or used laptop. Our family is selling some stuff to help us get through some financial situations but thankfully, the church is supplying a laptop I can use. Another big reason why I need to get a new laptop is the Dell m1210 [12.1 in screen] I was using [which I really like] was causing some painful traces of carpel tunnel because of the cramped keyboard and that’s not good.
While I’d love to hear what your honest recommendations are. I’m not going to get a Mac simply because the budget I have from the church is $800 and well, we all know that Macs cost a pretty penny.
- What laptop & model would you suggest for that budget?
- What do you personally use? I’m curious to see the numbers between PC vs Macs. If you use a PC, what brand?
- How many of you have made the move to a Netbook?
I have four reasons why I won’t get a Mac – even though I’m a fan of Steve Jobs: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: seattle, technology, apple, computer, laptop, mac, mac versus pc, macs, microsoft, notebook, pc, pc versus mac
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 • 12:03 am
I have a special treat for my blog readers. I had a chance to play around with the prototype iPhone 3G today. As you know, on June 9 at the WWDC, Apple and Steve Jobs released info, specs, and prices of the new iPhone 3G to be offically released to the rest of the “average public” on July 11.
But I have connections. Here are some pics and commentary: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, technology, apple, iPhone 3g, iPod, steve jobs
Friday, May 16, 2008 • 12:16 am
Alright. I’m in the mood for some hate mail and “good dialogue” so here goes. People take their computers, notebooks, and gadgets pretty seriously.
I have been contemplating getting a new laptop. I don’t need one per se because I like my used Dell m1210 [via Craigslist], but it’s giving my hands, fingers, and wrists some serious pain because of the small size. And so, I’m back to the BIG QUESTION: Mac or PC? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , technology, apple, mac, microsoft, pc
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 • 2:35 am
My parents purchased what I believe to be an Apple IIc many years ago when I was in elementary or junior high. I didn’t really have the brain capacity to enjoy it. Played a few computer games on it. Never used computers again – honestly -until I hit college and grad school. It was during grad school that I had a couple friends that were fantatics about Apple computers. These Apple “evangelists” were trying to convert me – even then – to the Apple Cult… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: technology, apple, macworld, steve jobs