Monday, June 22, 2015
After months of fighting it I finally gave in and bought a Retina iMac 5K. This purchase makes my lineup of Apple devices complete. In this short post I'd like to share a few thoughts on why I bought the iMac and what each of the Apple devices mean to me:
- Apple Watch - it's a remote control for my iPhone. I love it so far and here's how I've set it up. It's a very natural extension of my smartphone.
- iPhone 6 Plus - my main computing device - I'm writing this blog post on it. I'm not iPhone-only apparently but I spend 40-50% time on my iPhone every day.
- iPad Air 2 - my main mobile machine. Thanks to switching mainly to iPad and writing the #iPadOnly book I've totally changed the way I use my personal computer. I use it 30-40% of my day.
- Macbook PRO - I thought it'd be the last PC I ever buy but eventually I replaced it today with my new iMac. My wife will be getting it so it stays in our household. This way we'll always have a laptop should we need one.
- iMac Retina 5k - my new PC. Thanks to the fact that everything I use is in the cloud I now can enjoy an enormous screen if I need one - and it's there in my home office. I'll be using it 20-30% of my day... And I already love looking at this gorgeous screen.
Thanks to the fact that I work mostly on iOS devices I now can easily incorporate my new iMac into my flow.
I guess I'm now a perfect Apple customer with their entire lineup in my household... Well, I'm really happy with my setup now:
productivity on Retina screens :-)
Question: did you get the latest iMac? How do you like it so far?
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In January 2008, Steve Jobs presented the thinnest laptop on Earth and called it Macbook Air. Wow. My jaw dropped. I knew it right then that it was going to be my first Mac. And so it was... Althought it wasn't as simple as it might seem. Here is the story of my first Mac and my love for Apple products.
Note: The following article appeared fist in the March issue of iMagazine - the leading lifestyle magazine for Apple enthusiasts in Poland. I'm a regular contributor and write my monthly productivity column there.
I have already been a huge fan of Apple at that time. Mainly theoretically, though. True: I got my first iPhone in September 2007... However my Nokia Communicator had a copy/paste option, GPS navigation and other bells and whistles, so I gave the iPhone to my wife. However, I had been observing carefully Apple's progress and I was excited about each new episode of "I'm a Mac" ads series. Ever since they switched to Intel processors I've started taking their computers into consideration more seriously. The first Macbook Pro made a great impression on me... but it was too heavy and way too big.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Yesterday in San Francisco, Apple kicked off WWDC, a developer conference with big announcements regarding both of their operating systems. I watched the live-stream (couldn't attend) and was very impressed. In this post I'd like to share my thoughts on how these announcements will impact our Nozbe apps, and why I'm so excited about it. And there are so many ideas:
Note: The above Instagram picture of me installing iOS8 on my iPod touch and later my iPad mini, was the one of the most liked pics in my Instagram history. Being a geek myself, I do appreciate my "geeky" audience :-)
Now back to WWDC. Both of the OSes are impressive. The cloud component even more (something we've been talking about for a long long time), and the interaction between devices and apps on the devices perfectly blends with our "OneNozbe" strategy, so we're definitely on the right track with Nozbe 2.0, but there's more:
Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, December 17, 2009