In February 2012 I published a post urging Microsoft to purchase or exclusively collaborate with HP for control of their computer manufacturing business, at the time HP was breaking itself up to concentrate on following IBM into the enterprise business and spinning off their hardware business. See that post here. As well as my call for Microsoft to purchase Radio Shack here. Something I thought would jump start their business. That was a critical time in HP’s history with the demise of Leo Apotheker who in prior months was fired for proposing and preparing the company for the same change Meg Whitman who replaced him is calling for now. The HP Board surrounded themselves with cozy solutions that would not upset their Apple cart and reverted back to its outdated business model. Now more then three years later Meg Whitman is taking HP where they feared to go and is spinning off its hardware businesses. Meanwhile to the north Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer was taking personal responsibility for Microsoft’s missteps following his “surprised by mobile” debacle. Ballmer started formulating the “One Windows” initiative and began the process of expanding their manufacturing business with its new phone partner Nokia for the handling Window phones while Microsoft independently produced their answer to the iPad their Surface pro along with the Xbox, great mice, Zune, keyboards etc. Like the HP board Steve Ballmer blinked like a deer caught in the headlights, this time even Bill Gates could not give Steve another chance. Which leads us to today with Satay in the hot seat.
On Monday June 2nd, Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. unveiled what will most likely become his Greatest Product to date. Although passing away almost three years ago , Steve was able to unveil
“One More Thing”
Tim Cook’s Apple
Like many of the products unveiled by Steve in his history at Apple Computer as well as Pixar and now Apple Inc. they are not so much a revolution as an evolution. Apple’s secret sauce has always been the ability commoditize technology and place it into the hands of the public as a useful tool for change. Steve once talked of producing a personal computer as friendly to use “for the rest of us” as a household appliance. In 1977 there were a handful of personal computers before the Apple 1 , and once again in 1984 (working as a pirate within his own company) he saw the need to replace the design with a more user-friendly UI the result became the Macintosh which today we call the iMac. This formula could be applied to software as well as hardware as in spreadsheets, desktop publishing, MacWrite, MP3 players, iTunes, Mobile Phones, iPad, iBook Author, iTunes U etc. all required a dash of Apple’s special sauce to make those product categories relevant and groundbreaking. Continue reading “Steve Jobs unveils “One More Thing ” @ the 2014 WWDC, finally able to RIP” »
Steve Jobs Yacht Docked in West Palm Beach Florida
Steve’s Jobs yacht has been dock at Rybovich Marina in West Palm Beach for a couple of weeks but recent activity suggest that it is being prepped for a cruise.
This is the best shot I could get before being chased away by security
In September Apple introduced us to the new iPhone 5 as well as the new iPod Touch Line, on October 23rd Apple dropped the other shoe. With these two intros Apple has refreshed its entire line and added four totally new products, Below we have the latest from Apple , click on each image for more info.
The new iMacs are super slim and light and now offer a 75% reduction in glare which should go a long way in pleasing graphic design pros
Macbook Pro 13″ with Retina Screen, while this is a new Hi-End Pro machine , Apple has left the current mac pro 13 unchanged.
The Mac Mini has been upgraded with faster processors and features and is well on its way to replacing the Mac Pro line
The new iPad Mini comes in Black or White and its design is more inline with the iPhone 5 then the current iPad line