Samsung GS4 launch: Tone-deaf and shockingly sexist
But tow-headed little boys don’t grow up to make less than their other-gendered counterparts, and orange-faced actors generally don’t get offers of explicit and increasingly violent sexual favors in the YouTube comments on their videos. So, it felt a little unnecessary for the tow-headed kid’s mom to be a stage mom all the way. For example. And then, to her, our orange-faced actor emcee reeled off a mother-in-law joke worthy of the worst kind of sitcom laugh tracks. It went on and on.
The Samsung Galaxy may not necessarily be a phone just for assholes, but Samsung sure thinks that’s the market.
Apple announces 128GB iPad 4, available Feb. 5 starting at $799
The beefier iPads will be available Feb. 5, in either black or white (or both if that’s how you roll), for $799 for the Wifi model, and a whopping $929 for the cellular version.
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (but really, mostly just InDesign) are the only things keeping me on a traditional computer. If these things aren’t in your way, there’s simply no reason not to buy a 128gig iPad or Surface Pro as your main and only computer.
The 1 terabyte flash drive
This is the kind of macguffin James Bond will be chasing for twenty years.
Seriously, Apple is doomed
I was going to summarize all the main points tallied in the “Apple is doomed” talking point these days, but Gruber already did it so I’m linking to him.
I’m talking about Apple here because there’s been a talking point echoed for months in the blogger community: “Steve Jobs wouldn’t have done this thing,” which leads to, “this thing isn’t what I expected from Apple,” which leads to “some other company is doing it differently,” which leads to “Apple is doomed.”
Talking points are poisonous, because they’re often propped up by circular arguments that easily fall apart, but keep reproducing regardless of fault. This one is suspiciously leaking, since a) Steve Jobs made mistakes all the time, b) Apple routinely makes products people don’t expect, c) other companies often fill products in where Apple doesn’t, and d) Apple keeps having record-breaking quarters. It’s not just one thread in the talking point that’s false; it’s all four.