Wednesday, March 5
As Apple has lots of cash in the bank (both national and abroad) and their main source of revenue is the iPhone. Now, everyone is looking at their massive pile of cash and suggesting what they should do or buy to find another massively profitable business like the iPhone. As Elon Musk, the founder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla, was meeting with Apple's head of acquisitions, people have speculated Apple was going to buy Tesla and build an iCar. While this might sound ridiculous at first, let's entertain this thought for a second... as I believe such a transaction makes sense on many levels. Here's my take on it.
Tesla is not a car - it's a giant laptop on 4 wheels
When I went to the ICE LIVE conference in Finland, in the expo area there stood a Tesla Model S car... and I had a chance to check it out, talk to the dealer... and came out really impressed. There is no real engine there (just a small electric one), the whole bottom of the car consists of batteries, it has a giant 17' display inside with additional displays all over the dashboard... and yet the "performance" version of the car beats BMW M5 in a drag race... so while I don't think Apple would be interested in building cars... but in building computers on wheels, "smartcars"... it is an entirely different story:
Friday, January 31
Last week Apple celebrated its 30 year anniversary of the Mac and along with it, many people have been posting their stories of Macs... I particularly liked the MG Siegler's story so I decided to share my own with you today. Unlike most of these guys, up until late 2008 I was a Windows computer and a Nokia Communicator mobile phone user. But it doesn't mean I wasn't fascinated by the Mac...
I guess it all started with the first iMacs and iBooks - these colorful ones that Steve Jobs helped conceive when he got back to Apple, but to be honest I started really following Apple when they switched their processors to Intel. My friend Michael Hyatt switched to the Mac and I started following Apple more carefully. I was amused by the "Get A Mac" campaign and kept looking at these new Macbook Pros but to me they were beautiful, but too big. And they had no touch. Back then, in 2006-2008 I was a TabletPC user, first with Toshiba M200 and later with IBM Thinkpad X60T. But then came the envelope:
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Although my blog is mostly about productivity I sometimes write about "geeky" stuff that loosely relate to productivity. One and a half years ago I posted about my way of doing backups on Mac OSX Lion and to this date it's one of my most viewed posts of all time. The challenge was to backup your data in such a way, that the backup would be (a) securely encrypted and (b) limited in size. This way I can back up several macs to one Time Capsule or external hard drive. Now it's time to updated my old post that was based on "Lion" to the new one based on the newest "cat" - Mountain Lion:
As I mentioned, my highly technical post attracted lots of readers and lots of comments. One of the readers, Stefan, posted a great comment simplifying the whole process and updating it to the Mountain Lion. I decided to try it myself and tweaked his instructions a little and there it is, the new instructions - how to create a secure backup with size limit on Mountain Lion:
Monday, July 25, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011