Archive for January 28, 2009

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Drobo: Its Part In My Downfall

Fraser Speirs:

I’ve owned a Drobo for a few months now. This supposed wonder-device has been nothing but trouble. It sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it, to have a unit that you can just up-size the drives in on a rolling basis. Unfortunately, in my experience, it’s simply not up to scratch.

My thoughts are along the lines of commenter Andy Booth’s.

What Happened to iPhone Push Notifications?

Dan Moren (via John Gruber):

We put in a call to Apple to find out the reason why, but unless you’re new to this whole scene you won’t exactly be flabbergasted to hear that the company was about as communicative as your average sullen teenager. The company’s approach appears to be pretending that the system was never announced in the first place—you won’t find any notice of it on Apple’s site, save for the plaintive cries of users wondering what happened to it.

Hopefully this is because Apple realized that notifications aren’t that useful and it would be better to just support multitasking.