The End of the Apple Magic?

I have just read what Apple shown at the WWDC 2016.

In the 1985 Windows 1.0 was born. In a snap, the IBM compatible system evolved, and the competitive advantage of the Macintosh dried up and disappeared.

IBM PC was cheaper and way more open.

Like in the 1985, now in the 2016 the iPhone revolution has come to an end. After the Retina Display introduction, no real new feature was introduced. The apple Watch was beaten by competition.

Two years passed with no true innovation (i.e. Apple Watch is not a revolution).

The last MusicApp removed the beautiful cover navigation, and try to sell you the apple music rent service all the time, instead of let me play the music I have already bought.

If the WWDC2016 breaking news is a new file system, it is a very poor gift. I am writing this note on a Windows 10 PC. It is not a shining operating system it freeze a bit and has still a very ugly backup engine, but MacOSX is not the “most advanced operating system” anymore, like it used be in 2000.

MacOSX is the oldest one nowadays.

Historically Apple system are very closed. The reason is simple: when you go to your shareholders and ask for money, you can show you have a competitive advantage, a strong set of feature no one can take apart from you. But Apple lost this war in 1985, when the high pricey Macs cannot compete with open IBMs clones.

To be fair, IBM could open to clone market because its business was on high-end server, and Microsoft alliance will help to sell more IBM PCs.

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ForceBindIP – Bind any Windows application to a specific interface

ForceBindIP is a freeware Windows application that will inject itself into another application and alter how certain Windows Sockets calls are made, allowing you to force the other application to use a specific network interface / IP address. This is useful if you are in an environment with multiple interfaces and your application has no such option for binding to a specific interface.

via ForceBindIP – Bind any Windows application to a specific interface.

Using iPhone/Android Tethering features, you can end up with a

  • Strong cable-network for web browsing
  • A nice UMTS connection for your ssh script kids :) bridged by your iPhone/Android  SmartPhone

 

iPhone: tornare indietro a iPhoneOS 3….

Se siete i fortunati possessori di un iPhone 3G “standard”, vi sarete accorti che ilnuovo iOS4 è lentissimo.

Personalmente la redazione di Gioorgi aspetta la prima patch fix, che speriamo riduca i problemi.

Per chi non può proprio aspettare, abbiamo scovato una procedura in rete per tornare indietro a iPhone 3; attenzione però perché dovete prima tenervi stretto un backup del sistema 3.x, per cui fatelo solo se siete pronti a correre qualche rischio (tipo, perdere i vostr high scores su qualche gioco)

Apple la strategia del 2010

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series IT Economy

Abbiamo fatto una rapida analisi dell’ Apple iPad in un articolo precedente: vediamo questa volta come l’iPad si inserisce in una possibile strategia globale dell’azienda di Cupertino.

La maggior parte delle osservazioni che faremo sono corroborate da accadimenti storici, il resto sono previsioni di breve termine ma illuminanti.

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