Archive for January, 2015

The Phablets Are Coming. Not.

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Tech
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Saw this on Fox News today:

Massive smartphones are not only here to stay, but they’re about to take over the world | Fox News.

I do get where the Juniper is coming from in this article, but I don’t think they are quite right.

Yes, the “phablet” is certainly here to stay and it does fill an important role.  However I do not think they are going to take over as the dominant format.  Or if they do, it will be a short-lived bump (i.e. an outlier).

Who will prefer the phablet format?  That’s not hard to figure out. (more…)

I had the very special privilege to hear a fairly well known apologist recently.  He was speaking on the reasons behind why the church is losing its youth and young adults.  After the first presentation she was asking about material for kids.  As is my wont, I suggested the book Living Loud by Norman Geisler and Joseph Holden.  This is an outstanding book written for high school age kids, though my 5th grade son is able to understand and process the ideas it presents.Pillars-of-Creation

For those who don’t know, Norman Geisler is one of the most brilliant Christian apologists alive today.  His book Christian Apologetics is a standard text at University and Seminary.  His in a skilled debater often on the front lines defending the faith against skeptics and atheists.  Yes, he had that unfortunate feud with Licona, but his scholarship in apologetics is nevertheless brilliant.

So what is the facepalm in this? (more…)

Lower your expectations: Apple Watch battery life report looks grim | Fox News.

In other words, the watch has plenty of power for everything you need.  As long as you don’t use it.

Folks need to remember that while Apple has had some stupendous successes, it has also had some spectacular flops.  Somehow I have a feeling that the Apple Watch, iWatch or whatever it’s finally called is going to be the Lisa of iOS.

clara-capaldi-danny-series-8I’ve had a habit for some time regarding Doctor Who.  My preferred way to watch is to wait until the series (as the British call a “season”) is over, then binge the whole series.  Friday night was a particularly trying evening in that regard.  Anthea and I got so involved in the story that we binged the entire last third.  I don’t know what some of the younger Whovians think, but as for us? (more…)