Friday, June 28, 2013

TIps for Posting to Blogger

Here are some quick tips for optimizing the use of Blogger posts to make blogs easier for readers to find useful content and navigate, and to take full advantage of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Friday, June 14, 2013

How To Install Mac OS X Mavericks in VMware Fusion

With the Mac OS X Mavericks Developer Preview now available, many will want to run it in a Virtual Machine, so they can run in along side of their production Mac OS X and other OSes running in VMs.  And avoid the time and hassles of having to mess around with resizing and adding disk partitions or drives, and having to use Boot Camp to dual boot into Mavericks to avoid losing your production Mac OS X installation.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

iOS 7 UI Compared to iOS 6

Matt Gemmell Compares iOS 6 (left) to iOS 7 (right)
In a great article, Matt Gemmell talks about some of the aspects of the new UI style in iOS 7, in comparison to iOS 6.  He's got some very interesting insights.

I especially liked the visual he created (in the image on the right) by putting a bunch of iOS 6 screens (left) next to iOS 7 screens (right).  I think it clearly shows how dramatically different, and in my opinion better, the UI is in iOS 7.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How To Install iOS 7 Developer Preview

iOS 7 Home Screen
Whiling installing the latest iOS 7 Developer Preview just released on June 10, 2013, I realized that there isn't any easy to follow, step by step instructions on how exactly to do it.  At least none that I could find.

While the Apple Developer site has tons of great documentation and tools, I couldn't find a single source of concise steps for newbies, on how to install iOS on devices.  So I thought someone who wants to get an iOS beta on a device quick and easy, might find this useful.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Android Activations Are A Lot Less Cash Cow And A Lot More Bull


In this article on Techpinions John Kirk discusses why Google’s Android Activations Are A Lot Less Cash Cow And A Lot More Bull. And That’s OK.

This is a point I've been making for a year.  Profits matter.  Market share doesn't.

The iOS platform makes massive profits and Android doesn't, but has more market share. Android is fragmented (a mess of inconsistent devices and OS versions), open (free and not making the players much money), runs on an ass load of cheap crappy hardware, has security, fraud and piracy problems continuously, and the majority of Android users don't spend money with the platform.  All spells baaaaad news for app developers and service providers because it makes it so much harder to make money with Android.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Microsoft Xbox One Just Had A Very Bad Day


If you haven't been tracking the market, MS, Sony and maybe even Apple are on the verge of releasing new gaming platforms. The one area where Microsoft isn't sucking giant elephant ass :-)) and it looks like they're starting to screw that market up too.

The good old Redmond magic at work (emoticon of someone flippin' the bird with a grin)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Microsoft just don't get it


It's not just that Windows 8 & RT sucks giant elephant ass !!!  It's that there's just no THERE there..... There's no touch apps there.  Not enough anyway.

And.... Nobody cares anymore.  They misfired soooo many times for 2 decades now on the tablet thing, and about half that long with phones, that everybody with a clue expects MS to keep screwin' it up.

Even the latest Office 2013 is a giant turd of a touch screen tablet app.  If MS can't give a crap enough to get their own apps right, why would anyone else ?!?!?

Sad.......SO sad.....  (head shaking with a grin)