Hey faithful few! I am typing this weeks post, my first of the last month of the year, on my brand new MacBook Pro. I have been using it for almost a week now and I gotta say playing around in this OSX ecosystem has been fun. I’m not saying that its better than Windows but for the devices that I currently own (iPad and iPhone) it handles them quite well. One of the main reasons is iCloud. It really works in unison with all the devices. One thing that APPLE still sucks at is iMessages but that not what this blog is about today.
One day I might feel differently but I gotta say right now I am loving being an Apple Fanboy. I am still getting used to the different nuisances of the OS but I have to say its a really fluid experience. I believe that is do to the IOS feel of OS X Mountain Lion. The swiping, the gestures, the setup of OS…everything about this this system under the hood of a baseline system is great. When it comes to power in cased in simplicity, Apple really shines. As windows begins to really push high-end systems, that in some way mimic the simplicity of Apple, I am curious to see how they do. I have had some experience with Windows 8 and right now in my opinion, it is really geared to the touchscreen experience. I just wonder if the influx of Windows Ultrabooks will catch up to what Windows 8 is. In the mean time if you are in the market for a new computer and have never had a Mac, I would suggest you give it a try. You’ll be glad you did. I know I am. Until next time…
(Reposted from A Path to Nirvana)
I am typing this using my new bluetooth keyboard for my iPad. Its pretty cool but also weird at the same time. The keyboard is probably the same width as the the on-screen keyboard but it gives your more viewable screen space on your iPad. I also found out that certain word processing apps don’t exactly work with the bluetooth keyboard. I am using Pages to type this post out. IA Writer didn’t seem to recognize the keyboard actions(EDIT: I stand corrected, IA Writer does recognize the keyboard). I do know that it works in notes and reminders but IA Writer and Pages are the only word processing apps that I currently have.
The keyboard has a row of function keys that actually controls functions on the iPad. One day to bring up the on-screen keyboard as well. There are keys to adjust the brightness as well as the volume. There are even keys to control the music and video player. There is also dedicated keys for the home button and spotlight search, which works just like they do directly on the iPad. The keys are spaced pretty decently and the don’t fill cramped which is great since its not a full size keyboard. I have yet to see how long it last on a single charge since this is just my second use of it since i got it on Thursday. I will update you guys on this when I find out. I’ve included a few pics of the keyboard and of it attached to my iPad. I just thought i would give you guys a little review of this Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard. You can pick one up on Amazon for as little as $20 before shipping. Great deal.