Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $33,758
38%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 38% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: fanboi

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Reality Of Google v. Apple

    05/13/2015 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    Mac 360 ^ | May 13th, 2015 | Kate MacKenzie
    Quick. Name an innovation leader in the field of technology. If you chose Samsung over Apple, then you should visit an ophthalmologist. Or, a psychiatrist. Or, both.If you chose Google over Apple then you can be excused for your oversight as you’re merely a pawn being manipulated by the technorati elite who have yet to fully grasp the various forms of innovation. If you chose Apple, then you’re obviously a well bred, highly educated person with a good perspective on reality.PR Fluff vs. Reality Google makes the vast majority of revenue and profits the old fashioned way– search engine advertising....
  • How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

    04/17/2015 9:27:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 116 replies
    Mac Observer ^ | Apr 13th, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Watch. Seems like Apple has a hit on its corporate hands. Or a preorder hit. The company sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S.—according to one piece of analysis. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? If you're Roger Kay, you stuff a straw man full of nonsensical numbers that will allow you to declare the device a failure no matter what. It's a neat trick so long as no one applies a...
  • Apple iPhone takes smartphone market share from Android around the world

    03/04/2015 3:15:16 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
    The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months ending in January 2015, show that Apples iOS reached its highest ever share in urban China with one in every four smartphones sold being an iPhone. Leading into Chinese New Year, Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus drove sales to an unprecedented high in urban China with iOS share of the smartphone market reaching 25.4% a 4.5 percentage point increase over the same period in 2014, reported Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Across key global markets Apples momentum generally continued from last...
  • Skyfall: The Long Descent into the Maelstrm

    11/13/2012 6:14:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    The Number 007 ^ | 11.12.12
    Right now, its drizzling on Friday evening, November 9, and Im seated in the packed sports pub just across from the massive cineplex, attempting to relax my mind by looking out the window at the ticket lines and at the teenyboppers, in hooded sweaters, staring at the poster mural of the final Twilight soap opera. Im drinking a glass of Stolichnaya vodka as I try to grasp the rainfall of images that I remember from the movie just ended. I have seen minarets in a Turkish skyline. I have seen decrepit buildings in London and crowded passageways of a bazaar...
  • 7 anti-Apple cliches that need to die

    05/31/2010 8:14:20 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 122 replies · 1,331+ views
    TUAW ^ | 29 May 2010 | Chris Rawson
    7 anti-Apple cliches that need to dieby Chris Rawson (RSS feed) on May 29th 2010 at 8:30PMPC vs. Mac flamewars are older than the web itself, but it seems like the more popular/successful Apple gets, the more heated the argument gets on both sides. Almost any debate about the relative merits of one platform or another is guaranteed to degenerate into an all-out shouting match. In the midst of all the fighting and name calling, the oddest thing happens: almost every time, you'll see a lot of the same points being raised by both sides again and again. Some of...
  • I just saw Avatar

    02/16/2010 9:56:20 AM PST · by RobRoy · 75 replies · 1,261+ views
    Vanity | 2/16/2010 | Vanity
    When Star Wars first came out, it was a quantum leap beyond anything I had ever seen in a theater before. I ended up watching it 26 times in the theater. I have not had that experience since - until today. In 3D and Imax, I saw Avatar. Yes, I know the liberal "love the trees BS" message people say it has, but it is science fantasy. Sure, the parallels between the indigenous "people" of the planet and the American Indians and simple tribal cultures of planet earth and their various forms of nature worship were thick enough to cut...
  • Star Trek: Movie Review by LS

    05/08/2009 1:26:01 PM PDT · by LS · 259 replies · 5,431+ views
    self | Star Date 5/8/09 | LS
    This is simply a great movie. For those of us who grew up first on the television series, then the series of motion pictures, then "The Next Generation," this is the TV series on special-effects steriods, and in my opinion the second best movie of all Star Trek movies, next to "The Wrath of Khan." The first 20 minutes is jarring, and you have to pay attention. It runs the viewer from Capt. Christopher Pike (played by a one of my favorites, Bruce Greenwood), to the evil Romulan Nero (Eric Bana, sans Hulk get-up), to the young Spock, to the...