Monthly Archives: April 2012

12th Apr, 2012

Henri the philosophical French cat

By | April 12th, 2012|Tech|4 Comments

11th Apr, 2012

Jesus wept

By | April 11th, 2012|Tech|11 Comments

I just got pitched on a mobile app called “eye saw you.” Check out the super compelling video below. This one is a must-have.

9th Apr, 2012

Month of Microsoft: I am sending back the Windows Phones and Windows computers, but if you want my Xbox you will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands.

By | April 9th, 2012|Tech|12 Comments

My final report about spending a month using Microsoft products went up on the Beast this morning. (You can read it here. Bottom line: Great products, some of which I will really miss. The Lenovo W520 powerhouse laptop is highly recommended as a desktop substitute. I really do not want to send it back. Windows 7 is stable and fast, but you knew that. Windows 8 is mind-blowing and is going to shine on tablets. I used it […]

6th Apr, 2012

"I already hated Instagram and the posers who use it, and now I just hate them even more."

By | April 6th, 2012|Tech|1 Comment

That’s the money quote from my rant on the Apple v. Android “class war,” sparked by Instagram becoming available on Android. It went up on the Daily Beast this morning. You can read it here.

4th Apr, 2012

Mixed reviews for Nokia Lumia 900

By | April 4th, 2012|Tech|4 Comments

Josh Topolsky is underwhelmed, and gripes that Windows Phone 7.5 still isn’t where it should be. Walt Mossberg has similar reservations. Sam Biddle of Gizmodo thinks the Lumia 900 could save Windows Phone. Rosa Golijan of MSNBC says it’s a stunner that could lure people away from Apple and Android.

I have been using the Lumia 900’s little brother, the Lumia 800, for a month, […]

4th Apr, 2012

Larry Page: Steve Jobs wasn't really angry about Android

By | April 4th, 2012|Tech|20 Comments

That’s the biggest takeaway from this interview that Larry Page gave to my old pal Brad Stone of Bloomberg-Businessweek.

I think the Android differences were actually for show. … I think that served their interests. For a lot of companies, it’s useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that. I personally believe that it’s better to shoot higher. […]

3rd Apr, 2012

25 years after OS/2, and the heady days of the PC revolution

By | April 3rd, 2012|Tech|9 Comments

Harry McCracken’s article about IBM’s introduction of the PS/2 and OS/2 (here on the Techland blog) brought back a flood of memories. It was 25 years ago this week:

On April 2, 1987, at twin press conferences in New York and Miami, IBM unveiled its plans to reinvent the PC industry which it had jump-started less than six years earlier with the introduction of the first IBM PC. […]