Author Archives: Josh Rhoderick

Will iOSification kill Mac OS X?

With the recent release of Lion, it is clear that Apple is trending toward the “iOSification” of Mac OS X. And why shouldn’t they be? Sales of iPhones and iPads have made Apple a ton of money. iOS is obviously … Continue reading

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Why I Love iTunes (and Why it Matters)

At Apple’s recent special music event, Steve Jobs announced the release of another iteration of Apple’s venerable media player, media store gateway, device manager juggernaut iTunes — iTunes 10, to be exact — with yet another feature shoehorned in: Ping, … Continue reading

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Why Dell Segregates Ubuntu

LinuxInsider has noted that Dell continues to play with its Ubuntu strategy in a way that confounds Linux advocates. For those closely watching the dramatic ups and downs of Dell’s relationship with Ubuntu, it can make one feel a little … Continue reading

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Are iPhone Owners Just Religious Zealots?

Alexis Madrigal of the Atlantic can’t understand why Antennagate didn’t destroy Apple and send us all out to buy a new Droid X. Given no better explanation, Madrigal presumes that it must be due to our religious devotion to Apple. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Antennagate

The iPhone 4 has antenna problems. But you knew that, right? I think the clamorous hordes of tech bloggers have beaten that into our heads by now, like Gallagher pounding a watermelon into juicy chunks while we in the audience … Continue reading

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Outrage at AT&T’s Femtocell Policy is Stupid

It’s amazing how intertwined AT&T and Apple have become in the past few years. When AT&T announced their tiered data plans, judging by teh innernets, you’d think that Apple had ordered the destruction of Alderaan. Many of the major tech … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Apple: A Switcher Story

Now that the mobile titans are battling for market-share and mind-share, it seems that the golden days of the Mac switcher story are pretty much over. The future of computing lies not in the PC or the Mac, but in … Continue reading

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