Why I am not Getting an Apple Watch For Now: Or Ever

Apple WatchA friend of mine received his Apple Watch recently and I had a chance to play with it. In short, I am not swayed. I am a fan of wrist watches. Personal timepieces have been marvels of engineering for centuries. I have an Oris Complication automatic, a couple of Citizen Eco-Drive wrist watches, and … Continue reading Why I am not Getting an Apple Watch For Now: Or Ever

Apple is (or was) the Biggest User of Apache Cassandra

One thing I did not realize about Cassandra is that Apple is (or was) one of the biggest Cassandra users out there: Word in Goldmacher's circles is that Apple will be “replacing” its huge Cassandra noSQL implementation with FoundationDB. Apple uses Cassandra for “iMessage, iTunes passwords, a bunch of stuff,” he says. In fact, Apple … Continue reading Apple is (or was) the Biggest User of Apache Cassandra