iOS 6 maps

I have been reading a lot about the problems with the iOS 6 map application, as Apple decided to remove the Google Maps app and roll their own. I thought they were exaggerating until I tried the application with my iPad. Apple, we have a problem… Here is my current […]

The PC is not dead

This is a response to Johnathan Zittrain’s article entitled, surprisingly, The Personal Computer is Dead. I say surprisingly because the title is a bit deceiving, and the content has little to do with the death of the PC as such, 98% of the piece is spent talking about Apple’s closed […]

Apple is now Public Enemy No 1

With all of the patent suits Apple is currently filing against its tab and smartphone competitors, the title is more than justified. But the following is a personal rant that I believe exemplifies what is wrong with Apple. [Rant warning] This may be a hypocritical title, considering that I am writing […]

The Daily: Will it work?

So, Rupert Murdoch is going to revolutionise news media with The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper. The Daily will come as a subscription-based app that will deliver news in a flowing fashion, it will feature news from other NewsCorp enterprises (urgh, The Sun and Fox News), but it will also […]

Walled gardens and forbidden cities

We used to define schadenfreude in technology circles as the warm and fuzzy feeling you got when something bad happened to Microsoft. Now I get the same feeling when something bad happens to Apple. True, they often make it difficult to hate, particularly when they come out with some beautiful […]

The open Web vs the closed Internet

Oh Tufte where art thou? In future courses and textbooks dealing with misleading information design, the Wired infograph declaring the death of the Web will be Exhibit A in how to twist data to make a point. According to the now infamous article by Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff, the […]

Beware the technophiles

As someone who often bemoans technophobia, I feel the obligation to point out its opposite when it makes an appearance. I have read the unintentionally funny named article in TechCrunch “Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook”. Here the author gushes about the iPad, repeats […]