What Jony Ive’s ‘promotion’ to Chief Design Officer really means


patgarcia:

Good Morning Everyone,
Interesting news at Apple. One of my favourite people, the creative spirit behind Apple, has been promoted.
Congratulations Jony Ive.
Shalom,
Pat Garcia

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Sir Jonathan Ive

A lot of folks are taking Sir Jonathan Ive’s just announced title of as Chief Design Officer at face value. Congratulations are in order and all that. But there is a lot more going on than a title change.

Ive basically runs the show at Apple and can do or have just about anything he wants. Titles aren’t of any significance, especially to someone with as little ego and indifference to such things as Ive. There is clearly more to the story than Apple is telling us. 

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Its, A Mother’s Day Poem


 

Durable, flexible, intelligent,

Best workhorses ever created.

Eyes pained.

Backs flogged.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Mouths starved.

Necks choked.

Shoulders bruised.

Torsos kicked.

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

Legs spread wide.

Ears boxed.

Faces slapped.

Hair unkempt.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Who are these its?

Forgotten and unacknowledged,

Running, pleading, fearing for their lives.

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

 

The brunt of war carried in their flesh.

While men pat themselves on the back for heroism.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Oh, women of the world,

I know today is Mother’s Day,

But your its are being attacked.

 

Bellies impregnated by rape,

Faces scarred by encrusted, scabrous hands,

Disfigured bodies with lost limbs,

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

 

Slaughtered,

Murdered,

Gassed,

Shot down,

Their psyches damaged.

 

These its,

These puny its have no value.

 

Hands grabbed,

Bound and cast to the ground,

Legs spread wide and raped,

Whore,

Bitch,

Slut,

Cunt,

Their Psyches branded.

 

These its,

These puny its have no voices.

 

Oh, women of the world,

Today is Mother’s Day,

But these its are our sisters,

Shouldn’t our voices become theirs?

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This poem is dedicated to every woman trapped by war at this moment wherever they are, in whatever country.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Shalom,

Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apple Has Done It Again!


If anyone were hoping that the innovation and drive to be the best would diminish at the Apple Corporation, or that the quest for perfection  would cease to exist  and reduce itself to the status quo of  waiting and copying what everybody else is doing in the digital world,  or even thought that the Apple company’s ability to create and invent continuous high performance devices that would outdistance their competitors  had ended with the departure of its founder, found out on March 7, 2012 that they had been living in a world of make-believe.  Reality hit everyone  with the unveiling of the iPad 3, and the explosion that blasted out was loud and clear and could be heard all around the world. Apple has done it again!

Not that Apple ever gave anyone the impression that they were lost or wringing their hands for new ideas after the sad departure of its founder, but it was generally assumed, in my opinion, by many of Apple’s competitors that they now had time to catch up and  breathe and set their own distinguishable mark  in this highly competitive field.  Some of them probably saw themselves sitting in the front seat on the number one spot, taking over the number one position as the best tablet PC ever–that is until the presentation on March 7, 2012, when Apple threw many of them into a frenzy and sent many research and development people from the different companies back to the drawing board to begin again.

With the introduction of the iPad 3, Apple has shown us again, who is the King on the road among  tablet  PCs in this Post PC era.  The iPad 3 with its HD 1080p resolution, which is even better than the HD on your television, with its image stabilization and its voice dictation, is more than enough to astonish any consumer.

However,  Apple did not satisfy themselves with marginal development. No,  they  stepped out and put a power punch behind the iPad 3 that will take its competitors a little time to recover from. It was their knock out punch as they presented the iPad 3 with its Retina Display,  and threw us into the future with its next generation wireless 4G with DC-HSDPA , LTE, and HSPA+,  and let us not forget to include the fact that they kept the 3 G, so that is also 3G compatible all over the world.

The Apple family of geniuses then crowned the moment with its new A5X chip––the new quad-core powerhouse.  One can only say, “Wow!”

The iPad 3 goes on sale on 16 March in several major countries. A week later, there will be a roll out to other major countries. So please do not panic, there will be enough iPad 3’s for everyone.

I am personally looking forward to its release.  Having already  invested in the first generation iPad, I hesitated to invest in the iPad 2, because I had the feeling that the iPad 3 was going to be a bomber, which it was. The blast was felt everywhere.

As they say in the neighborhood that I grew up in, “they done done it again!”  It is not the best English in the world, because it is slang, but very appropriate for the presentation event of the iPad 3 held on March 7,2012,  “Apple done done it again!”

So, Apple,  thanks for setting the record straight, when it comes to Post PC Era devices you are simply the best!

Ciao,

Pat Garcia

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Apple posts official support doc with temporary workarounds for Messages bug


patgarcia:

Hello Everyone,
Here’s a temporary cure for the bug with crashing messages. According to 9to5MAC, Apple is still working on solving the problem completely.
Shalom,
Pat Garcia

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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Earlier this week a bug was discovered that centered around a string of text that when received via a message would cause your iPhone to reboot and the Messages app to crash continuously. At the time, Apple said it was aware of the bug and working to push an update to fix it. In the meantime however, the company tonight has published an official support document with a few suggestions on how to temporarily work around the issue.

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iOS bug causes Messages to crash, iPhone to reboot when a certain text is received


patgarcia:

Hi Everyone,

I am reblogging 9 to 5MAC article on an IOS bug that causes Messages to crash and your iPhone to reboot when a certain text is received, after one of my readers asked me for more information.

I, also recommend you, if you have an Apple product, to start following 9to5Mac. These people are really cool and are always on top of things concerning Apple products.

Shalom,
Pat Garcia

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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A newly found bug surrounding iOS and Messages has emerged that causes the app to continuously crash when a certain text is received. If the text is received while the phone is on the lock screen, it also causes your iPhone to reboot without any notice or explanation. This is obviously a very big problem for iPhone users, especially those with mischievous friends and enemies.

How to fix the iOS text message bug causing iPhone crash/reboot

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My Viewpoint on Easter


Some people call him a harlot’s son; one of his grandmothers was a prostitute. Others say he wasn’t really completely Jewish; the Moabite tainted his bloodline.

Who was this man that respected man’s will to choose; that reached out to the brokenhearted and healed the sick?

What could have possessed him to be mocked, scorned, tortured and then hung on a cross? Could it have been love?

Today, over 2000 years later, some people celebrate his resurrection.

I am one of those people.

Shouts of praise came out of the mouths of the women that found his tomb empty, and I, too, shout with praise, JESUS IS RISEN!

Happy Easter Everyone,

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Shalom,

Pat Garcia

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How-To: Choose the best external hard drive for your Mac (or iOS device!)


patgarcia:

For all of you Apple users out there, who are still learning how to get the most benefits out of your MacBook, MacAir, or iMac, here is an excellent piece of advice about external hard drives from someone who knows.

Shalom,
Pat Garcia

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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I feel old saying this, but having used computers since before external hard drives existed, I can say with certainty that buying a hard drive is easier today than it’s ever been before. For traditional drives, prices are low, options are numerous, and capacities are so high that your only choices are “enough space,” “more than enough space,” and “way more than enough space.” I could point you towards a gigantic 5-Terabyte $139 Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive right now and end this article without another paragraph. Since Apple doesn’t even sell a Mac with that much disk space, you could back up five (or more) computers to that drive without running out of room. Or you could store a decade worth of digital photos alongside a giant media library. For $139!

But buying an external hard drive isn’t necessarily that simple. There are a bunch of factors worth considering before making a purchase, including everything…

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Hope


IMG_0458 We enslave ourselves to traditions and become tragic victims of discontent.

Our hearts yearn for a return to hope, a normalcy that we smother beneath our desires as we hurry along,

Buying,

Buying,

And more buying,

Under the deception of preparing for the Christmas feast of hope.

We seek hope, in ourselves, in our politicians, in world governments whether they are Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Marxism: democratic, republic, socialistic, or communistic. However, none of these isms, lics, or tics have helped us find the hope for which we search.

These human designed isms, lics, and tics don’t know that hope. They present us with incongruent resolutions that are transient. Their failures, displayed on television, published on the Internet; printed in the newspapers; heard on the radio, have deadened our human capacity to recognize hope.

Yet, this hope walks among us in those who dare say yes.

“God wants everyone to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ in you, the hope of glory) It’s that simple.” COLOSSIANS 1:27, THE MESSAGE*

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year,

Buon Natale a tutti e felice Anno Nuovo,

Feliz Navidad j Prospero Ano Nuevo

Froehe Weihnachten alle und ein gutes Neues Jahr,

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee

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Shalom,

Pat Garcia

 

*Text changes were made in Colossians 1:27 from THE MESSAGE to offer a better understanding.

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