Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 024 – Show Notes

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Episode: 024

Title: NBN & 2 iPhone 5S’s for Michael!


 Hosts: Glenn Goodman, Jayson Walmsley, Michael Seamons


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Nokia tries teasing iPad users over lack of keyboard, fails miserably


It’ll come as no surprise that Nokia and its friends at Microsoft love to take cheap shots at the iPadand Apple products in general. This time around, a gentleman who just picked up a new tablet for working on the go visits friends at the coffee shop and shows off his new purchase…


As is the usual case with a group of friends, there’s that one detractor, and this time its the perky blonde who gets all “negative nancy” on her friend. OF COURSE by the time the ad gets into its groove, the “cheeky bloke” finds that he needs both a keyboard and a longer battery. Enter the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet with all of those goodies and “more.” At this point, our young storyteller questions if he bought the wrong tablet?

Okay, so maybe there’s something to be said for Microsoft Office availability on the Windows 8 tablets, but the rest of this commercial totally ignores why people love the iPad. Do I even need to discuss apps, the ridiculous selection of keyboard options available for the iPad Air/mini and the 10 hour battery life?

I get that Nokia and Microsoft want to try different approaches to marketing, but they still “don’t get it” when it comes to tablets. The 16:9 display just doesn’t work for me in portrait mode but that’s okay, the lack of apps means I really don’t want to turn my Lumia 2520 tablet into portrait mode anyway.

Can we all just agree that Nokia has their own message here, but not the right one to move people away from their iPads. Can someone point me to the numbers that show iPad buyers are dismayed by the lack of included keyboard options?


Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s special edition red Mac Pro sells for $977,000 at Sotheby’s auction


















The one of a kind, special edition red Mac Pro designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson brought in a whopping $977k at Sotheby’s (RED) Auction this evening in New York. The custom Mac was estimated to sell for $40-60,000, but ended up fetching quite a bit more than its value, as did the majority of the other items sold at the charity auction. Recently, Ive and Newson shared their thoughts on the auction and design in an interview on Charlie Rose. 


Also sold at tonight’s auction were a custom designed Leica camera created by Marc and Jony which sold for over $1.8M, a set of gold Apple EarPods that brought in $461k, and a one of a kind aluminum desk, again designed by Newson and Ive, that sold for a staggering $1.68M, after being estimated at $300-$500k. For a listing of all of the products sold at tonight’s auction, check out the Sotheby auction page. 






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