Last week, I replaced my Apple iPhone 3G with a Google Android phone. Here’s why I did it, why I think Android is the better smartphone platform, and a look at what I did with my former 3G. Think: hammer…
After 15 years as a Mac user, I’ve officially become a PC. After selling my Macbook, I couldn’t be happier. Read on to find out why I think Windows 7 feels more ‘Mac-like’ than Mac OS X…and what that says about Apple.
I’m stuck with Mac OS X Snow Leopard for awhile. That unexpected delay wouldn’t suck so much if Apple’s newest operating system hadn’t decided to eat my Macbook battery. There’s a debate among Mac users about why Snow Leopard seems to flag previously good batteries as failing, frequently popping up the warning, Service Battery. That would be fine if your battery was actually failing. Some aren’t.
But there are elements of Mac OS X I love. They won’t motivate me to stick with the operating system, but I’d sure like to take them with me when I finish migrating to a new OS. Primary among them is Time Machine, Apple’s point-and-click, behind-the-scenes backup functionality.
Many of them have expressed shock, anger, and in the case of the AngryMacBastards podcast, a desire to ‘put a bullet’ in my head for writing publicly about my disillusionment with Apple Computer.
While I settle down from the throttling I got from my fellow Mac users over my recently announced decision to migrate to Windows 7, here’s a look at the no-less debate-worthy topics I’ve covered lately on Chicagosphere, my byline about the local blogosphere on the Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow network.
While I continue on my way out the OS X door, I’d like to respond to the commenters who let me know in no uncertain terms that they don’t agree with my opinions about the Mac platform. Tough.
I am a future Windows PC user and that is that. After a 15-year relationship with all things Apple, I’ve finally had it with the Steve Jobs ‘you’ll use your computer they way we tell you to use your computer’ method of customer relations.
After 15 years of being a faithful Apple Mac fan, in 2009 I changed my mind. I realized I was living the Apple user life you never get to see in a ‘Get a Mac’ ad, controlled by a computer company set on telling me how I was allowed to use its products and how I wasn’t. So one day I decided to say ‘No’…