It’s been a while. I was blogging from a different platform – http://www.sydneyfilmfest.wordpress.com. It’s mainly reviews and analysis of films from Sydney Film Festival, and now that the fest is over I’ll still continue to post film reviews on it.
What’s up lately? Well. I dreamt about the carbon tax last night! I think it’s purely because it was on the news continuously whether I tried to watch News Limited or The Project. It took way all the limelight. The Asylum seeker debate is also in full swing, both the debates are important for Australia. But wait till the US elections 2012 begin. All my local and world news will be traded for it. The only upside it Jon Stuart’s political commentary.
I understand it 1st of July 2012 will be remembered as the day the Carbon Tax came into action. There is a great divide on this debate, and the media does not make it any better to decide. But then again, when does the media make it easy for anyone?
On a slightly different note, there are interesting updates from the tech world. Apple decided to ditch Google Maps. Surprise, surprise, like they were going to be friends forever. While this battle continues strongly, there are already doubts looming over Apple’s decision. How will Apple get the extensive network of street view that Google currently has? But then again, Apple’s job is to surprise us.
I am a Mac user, and ex – iPhone user too. Their innovations are on the lines of digital gadget cult. I mean it’s a bit crazy when you see ‘fans’ (read consumers) queuing outside the Apple store one night before the new iPhone releases. Get over it guys, it’s a brand.
The second battle is involving Apple and Samsung – iPad vs. Tab. Oh well patent wars. I do not know the technical aspects. But it’s also the obvious case of controlling competition for Apple. In late 2011, the Tab was banned from selling, and it lost out on significant Christmas sales.
LinkedIn is not partnering with Twitter anymore, so no more annoying feed from connections! Spotify started its operations in Australia. Yay! Facebook offers to ‘highlight’ your post for a 6-7$ per post. So, your friends can see it on top of their feed! Yeah right, they are not getting any money from me!
I am itching to write something about urban life – Australian cities. Coming up shortly!