# Monday, 29 November 2010
People love Apple hardware. They pay dearly for it because they love it so much. And apparently, the paying continues after the hardware is bought. This report says that Windows Phone 7 Apps cost, on average, half what iPhone apps do. You could argue that the higher price means that the platform is more popular, or the apps are better - but old-school Windows Mobile was higher than iPhone, so any explanation needs to be a little more complex than a quick fanboi reaction would be.

So far I haven't installed any paid apps on my Windows Phone. I've got a motley collection of free games, Twitter, a not-very-good Messenger client that I can get by with, and of course a flashlight and a level :-). I love the way it syncs with my Outlook mail and calendar, and I'm getting used to the Zune software for syncing videos and pictures. I've had a number of pleasant surprises and no unpleasant ones, which is itself a surprise, because I am real a control freak when it comes to syncing. Getting on Wi-Fi is dreamily easy - I actually have no SIM in this phone, and use it on Wi-Fi only, and that's turning out to be quite workable, believe it or not.


Monday, 29 November 2010 14:28:38 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [2]
Thursday, 09 December 2010 17:02:02 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I really do not get the appeal of Apple products.

I know macs used to be better for graphics software, but nowadays I think people would be hard pressed to point out any non-aesthetic differences between the two formats.

I'm sure that people only buy them for the same reason they buy expensive clothes ie to show off their wealth in the hope of attracting a similarly shallow mate!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 20:03:33 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Well Richard, I might agree with you on iPhones, and whatever the current hot Mac laptop is, but iPads seem to attract a lot of people who see a genuine benefit in the tablet form factor. Agreed, they're very expensive, but the people I know who carry them appear to have chosen them because of the niche they fill.

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