Apple’s announcements no longer excite me

I can’t help but be left underwhelmed by Apple announcements. I am not some Windows fanboy – I’ve been using Macs for the past 16 years. Ever since Steve Jobs has died Apple has been flipping around with no real direction. Raw hardware specs The MacBook Pro used to be top of the line laptop for creative professionals and software engineers. Nowadays Surface laptops have … Continue reading Apple’s announcements no longer excite me

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

   A 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 a $25 Casio sports watch. The one I wear 90% … 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 is touted as having one of the largest production deployments … Continue reading Apple is (or was) the Biggest User of Apache Cassandra