What the Tech. Worst Tech of 2013?
This is a podcast done by Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott of The Windows Supersite. Of note, both these guys thought the iPad would flop. They just don't get it. Their review of 2013 was Classic. They still don't get it.
In their 5 item 'Worst Tech of 2013' they included the iPhone 5C and new Mac Pro.
The iPhone 5C is a great phone and Thurrott would be dancing for the next month if the combined sales of Windows Phone got anywhere close to its sales. The two of them may have wanted Apple to produce a 'Cheap and Cheerful' iPhone, but that doesn't make the iPhone 5C 'worst tech'. The new Mac Pro has been greeted by great reviews and it makes most Windows computers look like wheezy Chevettes from the 70s. It may be a computer specialised for Audio and Video pros, but again that doesn't make it 'worst tech'.
They also included some gratuitous dissing of the iPad 3 and Apple chargers. The iPad 3 was a great little Tablet. It did get replaced 6 months after introduction mainly due to the standardisation of the 'Lightning' connector with the iPhone 5. There was a camera upgrade and a processor upgrade, but the general advice was "if you have an iPad 3 don't upgrade to an iPad 4". Tons of issues with the iPad 3 as Zarian claimed? Nope. I heard one or two complaints about the processor being challenged by some high demand games, but that was it. Not my experience. Charging cables? We probably have about 17 Apple devices in the house and no problems with any of our cables, not even those used by the children. I wonder if Zarian's dog is playing with them?
Worst Tech of the Year? Here is my list.
•Windows 8 - Why run a touch OS on non-touch hardware?
•Surface RT - Why? Windows on a mobile device is a liability, not an asset.
•Surface Pro - Horrible battery life and negligible storage.
•Android Tablets - Most are terrible.
•SmartWatches - Nope.