October 2012 Archives

It's tough being a Mac. If you're not struggling to be an OSX device in a Windows world -- a world set to become even bigger on Friday -- you're facing increasing indifference from your creator as they pursue a post-PC agenda while PCs remain firmly in demand. Yesterday's launch of the iPad Mini and iPad refresh greatly overshadowed ... [Read]

Out with the old, in with the new. That's Apple's mantra with every yearly refresh of its product cycle, but yesterday they eschewed that thinking and, just 7 months after introducing the 3rd generation iPad, we have a replacement. Worry not, though, if you've recently purchased a not-so-new iPad. Aside from select stores extending the 2-week returns policy to 30 ... [Read]

With great fanfare, Apple yesterday confirmed the long-running rumors of a smaller sibling for its mightily successful iPad. Enter the obviously titled iPad mini, to sit alongside its larger brother in Apple's ever-increasing line-up of iOS devices, and to help defend against the latest barrage of Android-powered 7-inch devices that are stealing budget-focused customers from the Cupertino family. Apple's tactic? ... [Read]

Save the date, folks, as Microsoft has finally announced the official release of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile OS. Invitations have been distributed to the press for an event in San Francisco on Monday, October 29. After repeated speculation and rumor, a final concrete date for the much-hyped OS is a relief to those looking desperate to try ... [Read]

Polaroid's print-producing Z2300

Posted by Randy Shulman
October 4, 2012 3:28 PM |
Remember those good old days of Polaroid? Well, maybe you don't, but I sure do -- the fun of snapping a picture and watching in utter astonishment as it materialized before your eyes, in just about two minutes. I actually own an old Polaroid Swinger -- though god knows if it works -- and recently unearthed a Polaroid taken of ... [Read]

Facebook's Helping Hand

Posted by Randy Shulman
October 2, 2012 3:26 PM |
I don't often feel the need to get help while using Facebook -- I mean, really, it's not that complicated -- but it's nice to know that help is available should I ever need it. That said, I'm fairly impressed with the site's overhaul of its Help Center. Elegantly designed with a nod toward streamlined simplicity, and anchored by ... [Read]