Posts Tagged ‘Palm’

The User Should Control the Focus

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Launching Word… hmm, that’s gonna take a minute. Well, I’ll just pop back into Safari and check Gmail. Username, check. Password, ch… what the?… Why is my password showing up in Word? Oh, I guess my computer finally finished loading the app. It must not have realized (or cared?) that I was still in Safari, even though I was loading pages and typing. But, shouldn’t it continue to do the last thing I asked it to do? I mean, I shifted focus away from Word and towards Safari. Why should the computer forcibly change my focus. I’m the user, the commander, the “One Who Controls the Mouse”.

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Palm and the iTunes Mistake – Updated 3x

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I have been wanting to write something about the recent issues with Palm, Apple and world of USB. The problem is, I had this idea in my head that this needed to be a detailed post, with a high word count. It is an important story after all. But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not figure out how use a lot of words to say that I think Palm is nuts. So here is the short version.

Palm wants to have their device, the Palm Pre, sync through iTunes. Palm even said it would on their own site (via Wired). The problem for Palm? Apple does not want that to happen. So, Apple has broken the ability when they update iTunes. Now, I have no problem with Apple doing that. They wrote the software and Palm can do the same.

Here is where it gets interesting…

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