I wrote previously about an expensive experience with In-App Purchases (IAP) running rampant, to the tune of almost four hundred dollars. This follow-up contains some good news. As part of the conflict resolution protocol, Apple's customer service representative, known only as Az, was very quick to offer assistance. My mother-in-law didn't respond to his original … Continue reading The real value of 70 percent
This is not a judgment on Apple (or other platforms). This is not a judgment on this particular app, either, even though I think it's scummy. Let's get this out of the way right off the top. Earlier this week I received an email from Apple, as usual, notifying me of an in-app purchase (IAP) made … Continue reading In-App Shenanigans, an iOS Story
The Great and Powerful Tim* took to the stage yesterday to tell us about shiny glass and metal things that are coming. On the one hand, I'm in the camp of slavering desire, wanting the shiny iPad Pro, the Apple TV, the new phone, and new watch straps. Let's face it: I'm firmly their target … Continue reading iSad
The Setup On 9 July 2013, I became aware of a problem with my email. I use OS X on my primary machine, which is usually running the latest beta of everything. I run beta software so that you don't have to. My primary mail client on OS X is Mail, the one that's included … Continue reading Recovering Apple Mail
Apple has this week announced an "iPad with Retina display", to replace the third-generation "the new iPad", the latter being just seven months old. I am on my fifth iPad so far. This is not bragging. It's a combination of two cases of inheritance, one replacement device, and two purchases. I have owned all three … Continue reading The new the new iPad
(Taken from a post I made on Google+) I'm continually dismayed by so much palpable hate regarding the products made by Apple, Samsung, Nokia, etc. It is just a material thing. It's a pile of electronics made in China, like so many other piles of electronics made in China. In x years they won't matter. … Continue reading Too much hate
I’m not going to defend it or blast it. Enough words have already been written about it. What I am going to say is that I like it and I want one. I’ll even get word processor and spreadsheet apps. I don’t see the need for multi-tasking, because it’s not a tablet PC. And I … Continue reading Apple iPad
Apple is finally releasing Leopard, and compared to Vista, I'd say it's worth the upgrade. They have stolen a couple of visual ideas from Vista, including the side bar and transparency on the windows, but overall, I'd say it's a good upgrade.