Category Archives: Technology

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Steve Jobs’ funeral

It’s nice to see Rev. Phelps and his congregants continuing to do their bit to make the world a better place: If you’re ever at a loss for what the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is all about, take … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ grass stains — John Gruber’s salute

The best Apple blogger anywhere, John Gruber: After the WWDC keynote four months ago, I saw Steve, up close. He looked old. Not old in a way that could be measured in years or even decades, but impossibly old. Not … Continue reading

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The new iPhone 4S camera seems to take much better photos — not just more pixels, but sharper images, better dynamic range, more accurate colors

Go here to Apple’s website and see a slideshow of unretouched photos taken by the iPhone 4S. As a photography enthusiast myself, I am blown away by the quality of these images. Usually tiny phone-sized sensors imply limited dynamic range … Continue reading

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New iPhone 4S — video of the “Siri” personal assistant in action — ad preview

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The good and the bad of the new iPhone 4S

The New York Times “Bits” blog summarizes the good: . . . [Yesterday] Apple announced a device that on the outside, looks exactly like the iPhone 4. . . . ┬áThe new iPhone features make it a different phone than … Continue reading

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Comparing Amazon’s new “Kindle Fire” tablet to Apple’s iPad.

Jeff Bezos to world about his company’s new offerings, including a new 7″ color tablet dubbed the Kindle Fire: Dear Customer, There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard … Continue reading

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Apple v. Google — who’s winning the cell phone war?

Interesting stats on the smart-phone wars (sources here, here and here): Android phones outsell those from Apple by about 2 to 1. More than half of smartphone users who acquired their handset in the past three months chose Android over … Continue reading

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