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Right now Steve Jobs would be rolling in his grave over Iphone 11 and new Ipad designs…

I didn’t watch the latest Apple Event of the new Apple products but I’ve seen pictures of them and heard about them here and there. I would have to agree with most people that the new design of Iphone 11 is just horrible. I’m not a big fan of the two camera lenses and the camera light next to it trying to make it look like a triangle or whatever. The thing looks like it came from a sci-fi movie or something.

I would think that Steve Jobs would not have approved with Tim Cook’s work with Apple lately. The Iphone 11 makes me wish that Steve Jobs was still alive ’cause if he was, he would have done anything he could to make that awful design not happen. If Steve was here still, that design wouldn’t have happened at all and if he saw it himself, I can see Steve freakin’ out about it knowing how he was in the past. Steve’s temper tantrum was no secret and if you showed him something he didn’t like, he would have no problem expressing his anger about it. That’s how he always was back when he was alive. He was like that ’cause it was his way of creating the best products.

Steve’s goal with Apple products was that he wanted to help people with “personal computing”…. Tim Cook just wants to do things differently. All Tim Cook has been doing with Apple products lately is that he’s been making them in different sizes, different designs and different colors. Tim Cook just wants to make them look “cool” and try to make them catch people’s eyes but Steve never did things that way. Steve was all about the “personal computing” experience if you get what I mean. I’m with everyone that I don’t think he would have liked the Iphone11 design.

I also don’t think Steve would have approved of the Apple Card and the Apple+ streaming service either. Steve was always about “personal computing” and not about entertainment.

I used to never be a fan of Apple products in the past but I’ve had a change of heart when I got the Ipad and then I got an Ipod. I don’t have an Iphone yet but I would like to get one at some point. If I ever did get an Iphone from Apple, it would be an older version… I don’t think I’ll get the newer ones.

I’m not a fan of Tim Cook of the way he’s doing things lately. I’m also due for a new Ipad and I plan on buying a new Ipad next year but I won’t get one with a ten inch screen. I’m gonna go for the Ipad Mini, I think. Steve wouldn’t have approved of an Ipad with a 10 inch screen either, he’d be screaming his head off about that too. Apple getting worse under Tim Cook. Not a fan of that guy at all. Man, why did Steve had to pass on too early?

Kev

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Record stores… remember those???

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I’ve always been a huge music addict. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always bought albums. Music was always a big part of my life and I just love supporting bands & artists. Always did and still do.

When there used to be record stores all over the place, I would go to them all the time and would browse around for hours. I never bought many cassettes and vinyls when  they were around but when the compact disc started coming out, I was all over them. I would come home with like 5 – 7 CD’s a week. That’s how I got a huge CD collection. In the past, my CD collection was a lot bigger than this but I probably sold a bunch of ’em, gave ’em away or people borrowed some and never gave them back. I still have many of my CD’s that I’ve bought over the years, though.

Thanks to Itunes, I now buy music digitally. That’s where I buy my albums now. There are still record stores around today but not as much as you have seen in the past. F.Y.E. still exists and you can still buy records at Barnes & Noble. I still buy albums on physical CD once in a blue moon. I buy a lot of albums from Itunes now since the record store era is pretty much dead.

I love listening to music. It’s always been a big part of my life and still is. I’m a proud music addict. I do miss the record store, though. Thanks to Steve Jobs who killed the record store era.

Kev

Why I love Apple and I’m a big fan now…

In the past, I used to be against Apple and their products and didn’t want anything to do with Apple until now. Now I love Apple, thanks Steve! A lot of people are still hating on Apple but I don’t know why. At first I was gonna avoid all Apple products but when the Ipad first came out, that’s when I decided to have a change of heart with Apple.

So far, I’ve got the IPad 2 and the IPod Touch. I don’t have an IPhone yet but would like to get one sometime in the near future.

I have no issues with Apple. I just find it interesting on how you can do all these activities with these gadgets. Listen/record music, read books, watch movies/TV shows, make videos, talk to people, etc.

I used to hate Apple but now I’ve admittedly became an addict. Nothing wrong with Apple at all, in my opinion. Like it or not, they are changing the world and making a difference in people’s lives.

Yes, I do like ITunes as well. I bought a lot of music from ITunes and don’t feel any guilt.

People who avoid Apple products just don’t understand them, in my opinion.

Of course, Apple products will no longer be the same now that Steve Jobs is no longer with us but it’s still a great company.

Apple is all cool with me.

Kev

I’m so glad Christian Bale is playing Steve Jobs instead of Leo Dicaprio…. thank god!!!

One thing that I’m thankful for is that Leo Dicaprio did a good move pulling out of the Aaron Sorkin scripted, “Jobs” movie. Today, Aaron Sorkin himself just confirmed that Christian Bale is playing Steve Jobs.

There’s a lot of people complaining that why is Hollywood doing another Steve Jobs movie when they just did one with Ashton Kutcher? Yes. I know there is another one and I did see the Kutcher version. The Kutcher movie was pretty good but I didn’t think Kutcher played Steve Jobs very well. The movie was well written and was surprisingly pretty faithful to Steve’s story but Ashton wasn’t a good fit to playing Steve Jobs.

Christian Bale is a perfect fit and I think he’s gonna kill it. Of course, he’s gonna kill it. He’s fucking Christian Bale. He kills every role he plays in. My three favorite movies that Christian Bale has ever played in were: “The Fighter”, “3:10 To Yuma”, “American Psycho” and “American Hustle”. I’m sure there’s more great movies he played in but those I listed are my favorite.

He was an okay Batman but not the greatest, though.

As far as the Jobs movies go, I’ve heard that the Kutcher and Bale movies are gonna be completely different. Kutcher’s version was a straight up biopic, Bale’s version is not gonna be. I’ve heard that Aaron Sorkin only wrote three really long scenes for the film, that’s it. The Bale film is not gonna be what you think it is.

I’m looking forward to Sorkin’s “Jobs” movie. I’m just so glad Leo Dicaprio is no longer involved. I can’t stand Leo. Now that Bale’s in, I’m definitely gonna see this!

Kev

People who complain and whine about the U2 album…

Even if Apple just recently gave people the option to delete the new U2 album off of their Iphones, Ipads or Ipods or whatever… people are still complaining and bitching. After all this has been going on, I am starting to figure out why people are hating.

Here’s the deal…

People like free things. Don’t lie about it. Everybody loves free things. The reason everybody is hating on Apple and U2 is not because they gave out a free album. It’s not because of Apple or Itunes. People are only complaining and bitching because it all depends on the artist who is giving away the free album.

We all know that U2 has been one of the most hated bands for a long time now. In the past, U2 used to be one of the most respected bands in the world but after the album, “Achtung Baby”… that’s when U2 got a lot of hate when they decided to change their genre of music and go electronic for their albums, “Zooropa” and “POP”. Then Bono got himself into this Africa activism for starving children and all that stuff which is part of why they teamed up with Apple.

America loves free music but like I said it all depends on the artist who’s giving away free music on Itunes.

How much do you wanna bet that if artists like Taylor Swift, Adelle or John Mayer gave out a free album on Itunes… everybody wouldn’t mind it. People would have been all for it.

It’s all about the artist, not Apple.

How much do you wanna bet that those people who complained and whined about the new U2 album being forced on their gadgets didn’t even listen to the album? They just felt like hating. Haters are gonna hate.

Sharon Osbourne just recently called out Apple and U2 for this on twitter, she’s hating on them too. I personally think that the only reason Sharon is hating ’cause she’s mad that Apple didn’t ask Ozzy to be a part of it. If Apple asked Ozzy or Black Sabbath to give out a free album, I’m almost 100% positive Sharon WOULD be on board for it.

I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last time Apple is gonna do this. They’ll do this again with a different artist but who knows who???

The reason Apple did this ’cause Steve Jobs was good friends with Bono before he died and I’m sure this is what Steve would have wanted. I think they did it in Steve’s honor. I can see Apple giving away free albums by Bob Dylan next ’cause Steve was a huge fan of his.

Like I said above, everybody likes free music… don’t lie about it… some people just hated U2 being the first one to do it.

No matter what people think of this idea… I think it’s a good marketing strategy. It’s a good way to get artists out there. Apple will probably do this more. This will be an ongoing trend.

I mean, if people hate Apple so much then why did they get an Iphone or an Ipod??? There are other gadgets out there and other brands. That’s why people have agreed to use Androids and there are other Mp3 players too.

I used to hate Apple and at first, I never wanted anything to do with Apple products until now. Now I’m in love with Apple products and think there is nothing wrong with them.

There’s no reason for people to complain. They just complain ’cause that’s all they’re gonna do. Once again, haters are gonna hate. I think they’re just jealous that U2 got shoved in everyone’s faces like that.

Instead of complaining and whining… just listen to the album. I think it’s a great album and the boys are back musically!!! I’ve listened to it a couple of times already.

Kev

I say no to Leo Dicaprio starring and Danny Boyle directing, “Steve Jobs” biopic…

Since David Fincher and Christian Bale bailed out of the “Steve Jobs” biopic… Sony is already in search of a replacement for both of them. Sony is in early talks with “Slumdog Millionaire”  and “127 Hours” director Danny Boyle to helm the “Jobs” movie and Sony is eye’ing Leo Dicaprio to star as Jobs for the film.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/sony-eyes-danny-boyle-to-direct-jobs-1201160356/

It seems that Sony is desperate for an Oscar award winning film here. If these two sign on Danny and Leo, I’ll no longer be interested.

Why not get Ashton Kutcher for Steve Jobs again? I just saw Kutcher’s version of the “Jobs” movie and it turned out surprisingly good. Kutcher’s version of “Jobs” was surprisingly “accurate” on Jobs life and career. Also, Kutcher nailed the Jobs role pretty well. Kutcher’s version of “Jobs” is available for Netflix streaming so you should check it out yourself. Kutcher is the only actor who is able to match Jobs pretty well. I’m sure Kutcher would be up for this if Sony would ask him. I used to never be a fan of Ashton Kutcher but he’s been winning over my respect lately.

As for my choice on who to direct the Aaron Sorkin scripted, “Jobs” movie… I’d say the guy who directed “American Hustle”, David O Russell.

Kev

David Fincher is OUT of “Steve Jobs” biopic film…

David Fincher is out of directing the “Steve Jobs” biopic film that is going to be scripted by Aaron Sorkin. Why is Fincher no longer directing, “Jobs”??? Well it’s because Fincher wanted a $10 million dollar paycheck and he wanted complete control over marketing so Sony is saying no to both of those. Seems like Sony just fired his ass.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/David-Fincher-Exits-Sony-Steve-Jobs-Biopic-42559.html

That’s good, though! I want Fincher to get to work on, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and he needs to concentrate on “House of Cards – Season 3”.

Speaking of Steve Jobs, I just got done reading his biography book that was written by Walter Isaacs and it was an excellent book. Will this biopic movie be based on that book? Made me respect Steve Jobs even more now after reading it. Steve may have been an asshole over the years but it was his way of doing whatever he could to make Apple big and all he wanted was to make the best products. In the past, I was going to avoid Apple products like the plague but when I finally decided to check out the Ipad, I wanted one of my own so I got one. I also got the Ipod Touch which I also like. Turns out that Apple products is cool stuff.

Only thing though, will I get an Iphone someday? Nah, I don’t think I’ll ever get one.  I’ll just stick with the Ipad and the Ipod Touch. I’ll have to admit that both of those have been pretty addicting to me.

For the Ipad, I just get apps that can be pretty useful to me and the ones that are good. For the Ipod Touch, I just use that to listen to music. I will also admit that buying  albums off of Itunes have become quite an addiction to me. Can’t help it. I love music and willing to buy albums “legally” ’cause I don’t believe in illegal pirating. I like supporting the artist.

While I do like the Ipod, there’s a few things I don’t like about it…. 1) sound quality could be improved 2) buying albums from the Itunes store can take up a lot of memory on your PC. If Apple can fix those two things that would make them perfect. Other than that, I like Apple.

Kev