My Journey to Macs OR How I Betrayed My BFF Andy

I love pie. My wife once made me a mixed berry pie with blackberries and blueberries… I ate the whole thing in two days and my poop was black for a whole week. That’s probably not something you care to know about, but I wanted to let you know that it’s perfectly normal for that to happen after you consume half and orchard of blackberries.

What’s the moral of the story? Nothing, I would do it again in a heartbeat, I just wanted to talk about pie.

Today however, I am writing to confess that I must eat a new type of pie. A pie of the humble variety.

For years I have preached to people about the Android operating system and how it is vastly superior to Apple’s iOS. I told them about how you could use Awesome Drop to send files to your phone over the Internet, or download apps from anywhere, not just a magical-monopolistic-market. I showed off how my tablet had a USB port which could be used for practically anything, including thumb drives, keyboards and mice. I was also quite proud of my vast library of Super Nintendo and Game Boy Advance games I could play on my phone.

While everything listed above is still true and valid, I have to admit to you that I am typing this post on my new iPad. Why you ask? Because even though my Android tablet is capable of doing “more”, my iPad can do “better.”

By the way, I am now finishing this post on my iMac while listening to Songza on my iPhone. More specifically, this playlist.

Andy. Dear, sweat, usually reliable Andy. I’m so sorry to have to do this to you. I still intend on using my Evo for playing Nintendo games, and one of these days I’ll figure out something useful to use my g-Tablet for. No matter how many times I take you apart (tinker with the internal workings of the operating system) and put you back together (giving up and trying a new version of the operating system) you just seem to fall apart on me in a matter of weeks.

But those were fun times. Right? I could never try to do that with my iPad. So why am I choosing it over you?

First of all I have to admit that while I love your widgets, I don’t miss them. The apps on my iPhone and iPad open so quickly that I don’t care about having weather information on the home screen.

Secondly, my iPhone and iPad will show me my notifications no matter what app I’m in. All you would do was get my attention by yelling at me to come look at something without telling me what that something is.

Thirdly, your viewing angle sucks. (this only applies to the g-Tablet… or any Android tablet with a bad screen)

  • We’re just going to change this to a bulleted list, otherwise I’ll end up typing twentysecondly.
  • I use iTunes. A lot. And I know you have things like DoubleTwist, but it just doesn’t run well for me.
  • Paper, which won Apple’s “App of the Year for 2012” award. It’s a dream come true.
  • Surprisingly, Chrome works exponentially better on iOS.
  • Netflix works exponentially better.
  • Any app you have in common works exponentially better.
  • Garageband. Garageband. Garage.
  • Band.
  • Reminders syncing from my iPhone to my iPad to my iMac. All with the help of Siri.
  • Siri. This alone is reason enough.

Looking back on this list I’m mostly talking about my iPad. Which makes since because it’s the newest gadget of the bunch. I also realize that I am judging you based on two older devices, one of which was a cheap-o brand, but to be honest I’m not super-impressed with any of the current models either.

I think I’ve made myself abundantly clear.

Be prepared for numerous Apple related posts/apps/videos to come. I already have an Evernote folder filled with ideas.

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My Journey to Macs OR How I Betrayed My BFF Andy