Apple and Privacy

Tim cook wrote about the essence of Privacy at Apple. Here is what he says on the site.

Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple.

He nailed it. Loud and clear. There is a whole site about how and where our data is used from our devices by Apple or by app developers, do check it out. If you haven’t enabled two factor authentication for your iCloud account, please do it right away.

Apple Watch

Apple has paid excruciating attention to detail in the design and wearability of the Apple Watch. In many cases, its offerings make what is coming out of Switzerland (or Asia) look amateurish. But, let me remind you that I am looking at this object as just that, the physical form, not in the interface. If this was simply a digital watch, I could say it’s a well designed, well-executed one. But ……

Best written review of the Apple Watch so far. After viewing the live event, I was wondering if Apple did a mistake by positioning it as a watch. It has all the requisites to call it as a watch but that said it needs an iPhone for most of it’s features to work. If it can’t work independently with out an iPhone why call it a watch. Call it an Apple wear and position it into its own category like the iPods. Except for the name I am in love for the product. Apple’s attention to detail is its sole differentiation from all others and the watch is yet another example to its attention to detail. If you don’t believe me, do have a look at Apple’s watch page. Also don’t forget to read the review by Benjamin Clymer.

Apple-September Event

 

I am eagerly awaiting the apple event this september, given, I have plans to upgrade my iPhone to one of the latest ones that is coming out this year end. 

That said if they will launch an iBand as per my intuition, I will be buying that as well 🙂 . Looking at the invitation picture it looks like the band will have a black& white LCD display and hence the lack of colours on the invite.

To add to that they are building up a massive structure at the Venue.
I am very excited to look at what’s been brewing at Apple, Just 8 more days to go.

Apple's OS X beta program.

Gone are those days when Apple launched beta’s to developers for testing. Apple has launched a beta program for the public this time and you can signup to beta test the next release of OS X from here. Apple’s OS X beta program is really cool, given we get to try it before the vast majority of the public. I try beta’s for most products, the Chrome and Firefox that I use are running developer/beta builds right now. That is how I try to stay on the edge of technology. Anyways, if you are like me, you should try the OS X beta’s.