Posts tagged Apple
iPhone X - Initial Impressions

Apple's latest keynote event was held yesterday morning in the new Steve Jobs theatre; a fitting futuristic memorial to the controversial visionary that brought us the original iPhone 10 years ago. That invention ten years ago initiated a tectonic shift into the way humanity operates in the modern era, and ushered in a new age of business, unparalleled technological development and western consumerism. Understandably there was a bit of pressure, from consumers and pundits alike, to adequately recognise this feat when it came to the new iPhone X (pronounced iPhone Ten), Apple's new 'future of smartphones' smartphone. Let's discuss. 

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Apple in 2022 - the Death of Telco

The iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition, depending on the pundit you believe in) has received more hype already than the previous three generations of iPhones, combined.

And it's still six months away. Say what you want about Apple, their ability to market is still second to none. More than that, it proves that Apple still have an ability to excite. A intuitive tact for intriguing millennials and, indeed, the world into pondering the question: "How are Apple going to blow my mind this time?".

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The Big One: Apple, Android or Microsoft?

Let's do this. Apple, Google or Microsoft.

Ah, yes. The war of the new-old ages. Apple vs Google. Apple vs Microsoft. Microsoft vs Google vs Apple. Apple is evil, premium and expensive (but oh-so-sexy). Google represents affordability, customisability and diversity (but oh-so-technical). Microsoft is dated, industrial and "businessy" (PC? Eugh... boring).

These are the general trends representing the opinions I hear every day en masse. If time in retail around technology has taught me anything, it's that most people are quick to judge and slow to forgive. Naturally the tech-savvy among us occasionally venture into an archaic dwelling called a 'store' in order to preview the latest in tech that they've already researched thoroughly, eager to confirm their own general bias and proudly exhibit their masterful knowledge and superiority over the first courageous salesperson to approach them with an offer of assistance, before shaking their head in disgust at the 'outrageous price' of the super-computer they're seeking to stick in their pocket as they leave to purchase said supercomputer off ebay or Kogan.

If you're one of those people, this article is not for you.

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The Brutal Facade of Tomorrow

In 30 years from now, every 'traditional' employable industry will be dead.
Think that's extreme? Read on.

On 21st Feb, 2012, Airtasker was launched. A simple idea, conceived and created by co-founders Tim Fung (CEO) and Jonathan Lui (COO). Airtasker is a simple concept: a shared local community of people are seeking outsourcing of everyday tasks, and that same shared local community of people are able to opt undertake those tasks. Today, Airtasker is the latest soon-to-be-business-behemoth in a series of apps (Uber, AirBnB, Zipcar, Amazon drones, etc...) with an astonishingly simple premise, executed brilliantly, designed to simplify life in the 21st century.

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