Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FileMaker Dumps Bento - Calamitous Catastrophe or Clueless Killing ?

May Bento Rest In Peace
Bento was murdered on Sept 30, 2013
FileMaker just announced it will stop selling Bento at the end of Sept so they can increase thier focus on the FileMaker product line.
"Bento for iPad, iPhone and Mac will continue to be available on the FileMaker Store, and the App Store and Mac App Store, through September 30, 2013. "
"We will provide technical support for Bento products through July 30, 2014."

Apple iPad 57 million, Microsoft Surface... 1.7

A MacRumors report rounds up the estimates on Microsoft Surface sales.  And it's not good for the Big M.
While Microsoft did not reveal how many Surface units it sold, GeekWire does estimate that it sold approximately 1.7 million units by the end of June, which roughly corroborates a Bloomberg report in March claiming that Microsoft had sold 1.5 million Surface devices. 
As The Loop's Jim Dalrymple points out, Microsoft has sold 1.7 million Surface units in 8 months, which is a far cry from the 3 million iPads Apple sold in 3 days last November, the 14.6 million iPads it sold last quarter and the 57 million iPads Apple sold since the Surface launched.
Oooooooooooo.....  Now that's gotta' hurt !!!  Some are called it the Zune 2.0.
Perhaps they will learn some humility now ??

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Leap Motion Review: Part 1 - First Look at Hardware

Control your computer with natural hand movements
The Leap Motion 3-D Motion Controller is designed to allow you to control your Mac or Windows PC with your hands.  It's goal is to let you do things on your computer just like you do them in real life, using natural movements.  The controller is designed to sense your hands and fingers so you can use them to control your computer.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ballmer finally admits Microsoft having problems selling Surface and Windows 8

In a report from The Verge Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally admits during an internal town hall event earlier this week that:
"We built a few more devices than we could sell"
Well done Captain Obvious !!!  But wait.... There's more.  Stevie B also apparently had another epiphany, cause he also said:
"We're not selling as many Windows devices as we want to"
Wow......  (sarcastic frown, head shaking)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Leap Motion's 3-D Motion Control Tech Launches - Review to Follow

Leap Motion's 3-D Motion Control Tech launched today.
Leap Motion's 3-D Motion Control Tech launched today and the pre-ordered motion controllers are shipping.

So I'm ready to take my #FirstLeap - I'm just waiting for my Leap Motion Controller that I pre-ordered to arrive.  I'll post a product review once I get it and have time to give it a good going's over.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Microsoft Anti-iPad Ads Clever but a Sad Attempt

With Microsoft's latest anti-iPad ad, they are starting to look sad and pathetic.
(I'm being generous here - they've look sad from the beginning).

Microsoft Releases New Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Surface Accessories

MacRumors - Friday July 19, 2013
This one highlights the Surface stand, keyboard and USB port.  It's sad cause it's just all kinds a wrong.

Here's why:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Apple iWatch Insight ?

MacRumors reports that the Financial Times thinks that:
"The company has begun hiring “aggressively” for the project in recent weeks, say people familiar with Apple’s plans for the wearable device, a move that shows it has stepped up development but which raises questions over the ability of its own engineers to develop wearable technology."
Reporting without insight.  Without even basic awareness of the bigger picture.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Microsoft Forced to Slash Surface RT Prices & Reorganize company

Microsoft Surface RT with Touch Cover keyboard
Microsoft ads say..... 
Surface is better than iPad.
Microsoft actions say..... 
Well.... Actually.....Aaaaa.  No, not really.  The Surface sucks so bad we have to slash prices. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Blackberry takes it in the shorts

Kantar Worldpanel has released a new report highlighting U.S. smartphone sales over the March-May period
iOS up. Blackberry...... ouch :-O

iPhone Tops T-Mobile USA's Smartphone Sales as Carrier Expansion Drives Growth for Apple 

MacRumors - Monday July 8, 2013

Blackberry drops from a barely existing 4.6% marketshare in 2012, to a totally irrelevant 0.7% this year.  Please Blackberry, just give it up.  It's embarrassing to watch.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

iOS 7 has a beautiful UI and even smoother UX.  Being part of the small crowd using the betas is like witnessing a spectacular work of art being created.

...And it's wicked cool too. B-)