As usual Arstechnica puts up another great article diving deep into the specifications of the new Mac Pro with the usual top notch focus on details ( link ) along with the review by Anandtech ( link ).
Looking further down the list the rate of iOS 7.x adoption sits at 80% when compared to Android 4.4.2 (being released a month after iOS 7.0.4 was released) which sits at 1.4% according to ( link ). There is a reason why fragmentation keeps being raised as an issue but alas I’m sure we’ll have the usual suspects trying to explain away how fragmentation isn’t an issue just as Comical Ali claimed that the American tanks were no where near Baghdad.
Paul Henry seems to have risen from the ashes like the fabled phenix it appears that he has his own television show in the 10:30pm slot and to be honest I never had a problem with him in the first place (I have thick skin so *shrugs* I don’t behave like a whiny bitch when my feel-feels get hurt). Anyway, had a look at his show and to be honest – it’s not too bad and when I say that it isn’t too bad that is in comparison to what else exists out there. When it is the choice between that horrible 7:00pm idea on TV 1 and Paul Henry I’d soon go for good old Paul any day of the week and twice on Fridays. With that being said, the show isn’t of much substance other than a very much scripted interview with little in the way of actual probing questions. I’d love our national broadcaster not to caster to the lowest common denominator but alas the only decent news service on the free to air channel is TV3.
It appears that it is election time this year so I might make a video and upload it regarding where I’m standing or at least the issues that I’m thinking about when I choose who I vote for. Unfortunately it is a choice between two parties that neither of them I’m happy with but finding the one that is the least objectionable to vote for.
Closing up, just had a look at the latest Windows Phone 8 adoption rates and it appears that the growth although modest, 5-6% on average, they are making their way gradually into the market. In the end I think one needs to take into account the fact that they’re dealing with two very entrenched players and the rate of adoption (due to inertia) is going to be slow just as in the case of Firefox it too a while before adoption gained momentum Although there is some gains at the expense of Blackberry and iOS I do think that eventually when Windows Phone 8.1 is pushed out there you’ll stat seeing the eating away at the Android marketshare given that the two models (multiple hardware vendors, a single software vendor) are very close and Windows Phone 8.1 has the benefit of not being a giant clusterfuck to support and maintain over the lifecyle of the product (check out what happens when the kernel is upgraded in Android and all hell breaks lose trying to get drivers to work with a driver API that seems to change more times than I change my undies). Maybe we’ll be lucky enough to see a 64bit Windows Phone 8.1 device some time this year – it would definitely be a coup if that did take place.