Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

October 12, 2013 MGP 0

Iconic uses vivid color and detail to document Apple’s journey in design, form and function — and looks back at over 35 years of Apple innovation. Four years in the making, the author captured over 150,000 photos of nearly every product Apple has made, including rare prototypes and even packaging. Complementing the photography are forewords and essays from an impressive group of luminaries, commentators and influencers in the Apple community. […]

jOBS – Official Trailer

June 21, 2013 MGP 0

Given that wildly ficticious clip from this upcoming film that circulated months back, I’m not getting my hopes up too much. Even Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak was appalled at the inaccuracy of the clip and holds no optimism for it. But, for as many Hollywood fabrications that will predictably fly, I still want to see it, perhaps as a cultural curiosity, but also because it discusses at least a couple […]

Engadget Distro – Looks Pretty Good!

March 2, 2012 MGP 0

Ran into this one by chance while skimming through articles on my iPad and ended up downloading every issue. The idea is simple enough: take the Engadget content and reformat it as a free digital magazine for mobile devices — particularly tablets. It’s been done before; in fact, Flipboard conceptually does this with RSS feeds, Twitter and Facebook posts, and more. What stands out from those previous efforts is the […]

Siri Argument

November 21, 2011 MGP 0

With the iPhone 4S came a little technology called Siri. It’s like a personal assistant… that gets things right most of the time. Some folks, however, need a bit of an adjustment period with it… In all likelihood, this video is NSFW.

Steven P. Jobs (1955-2011)

October 8, 2011 MGP 0

I was a Mac geek when being a Mac geek was certainly NOT cool. Before that, I was a computer nerd when being into computers and liking Apple products were even less cool. Now, I’m an enthusiastic Apple user and fan in an age where there are many who love and many who hate the company. Whether it’s 1985 or 1993 or 2011, I’ve been there. Not for the mindless […]

WWDC 2011: The Musical

June 8, 2011 MGP 0

from Wikipedia: “The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly abbreviated WWDC, is a conference held annually in California by Apple Inc. The conference is primarily used by Apple to showcase its new software and technologies for developers, as well as offering hands-on labs and feedback sessions. The number of attendees usually varies between 2,000 to 4,200 developers; however, during WWDC 2007, Steve Jobs noted that there were over 5,000 attendees. WWDC […]

Introducing the iCade!

January 9, 2011 MGP 1

So, it look like this mini arcade cabinet for the iPad is actually going to happen. Atari even promises to release an impressive number of their vintage titles (like Asteroids) via the iTunes Store at or soon after launch. Even if they stick with vector-based graphics games, my vote would be for Star Wars, Battlezone and Tempest — all of which, under the Atari license. If Williams jumped in, the […]

iOS 4.2 Is OUT!

November 23, 2010 MGP 4

Although I haven’t tried it yet (and I do have a number of devices into which to load it), the long-awaited 4.2 update for iOS is now available from Apple. (Mac|Life has a decent rundown on it, too.) I hope to have some time this extended holiday weekend to give it a go and maybe chat about it here if the spirit moves me. The video embedded above is a […]

What MGP Does With His iPad

October 17, 2010 MGP 0

As mentioned previously on this blog, I bought an iPad. More exactly, I bought a 64 GB Wi-Fi iPad, feeling that this particular configuration was the logical choice for me. But, how did I come to that conclusion? I mean, it’s not much of a secret that the iPad isn’t a well-defined product. What I (and many others) mean by that is that many potential customers of this tablet device […]