So this evening I got to experience the HoloLens for the first time. My first thought before putting it on is there is no way this is as good as they have showed. I have to say I’ve been surprised completely. So much so that I literally want to drop $3,000.00 on a dev kit for myself to get on this bandwagon.
So I do have to say I have floated away from Microsoft over the years. Last week was Microsoft’s //build/ conference. What I saw watching their keynotes and some of their sessions is a very different Microsoft. I figured I would highlight my thoughts.
Apparently Apple filed a patent back in 2011 for a device very similar to the Microsoft Surface. The Business Insider recently ran an article about it. It doesn’t mean that they are building a device but let’s speculate on if they did.
So I’ve added an iPad Pro to my portfolio of mobile devices. I decided to get the 128 GB LTE model since I really feel I need internet everywhere I am. I haven’t ever had an iPad without cellular data of some kind.
First let’s talk about the iPhone. Probably the biggest change to the iPhone 6s versus the iPhone 6 is 3D Touch. 3D Touch is the ability for the iPhone to detect deep presses versus a regular press. We first got introduced to this feature on the Apple Watch under the name Force Touch. I’m guess that Apple may have been “forced” to change the name. (yes pun intended). This interaction will cause quite a bit of fragmentation for a while until the iPhone 5, 5s, and 6 models leave the market as the only device to support it will be the iPhone 6s models. The changes this brings may be time savers for all of us users. It will give you access to information and features of applications much faster. A few examples shown included getting to the “selfie camera” quickly as well as calling your favorites by doing a hard press on the phone app.
Well, I’ve done it again. I can’t seem to keep any blog up and running. I’ve decided to migrate to SquareSpace so that I don’t have to maintain servers, scripts, you name it. I also like their mobile apps so I’ll be posting her probably more frequently. I have a lot of things going on and need to keep the content flowing. I’m going to have a couple blogs on this site.
As I’ve advanced in my career I have seem many things. The further up the ranks you go the more you get involved with the actual business. Soon you start being a metric gatherer if not a metric receiver. These metrics range from Revenue, Productivity, etc.
Of the many metrics one can track there is one metric that probably every business needs to start to track and trend. What metric is it? NO!!!!
For quite sometime I’ve been following quite a few photographers. A few years ago I started following Trey Ratcliff. Trey has somewhat a similar background to myself. I am a technologist that also has a creative side wanting to get out. Somewhere along the way Trey and some others had this crazy idea to bring back Apprenticeship in our digital renaissance. People who would like to be apprentices apply to become one in “The Arcanum”.
So after having blogs everywhere I’m consolidating to one location with multiple blogs. Since I have a split personality one side tech and one side creative I’m going to separate my posts. Subscribe to which ever fits you better or subscribe to both. Thanks for reading and listening to my thoughts.