• Rob Robinson, Technology, iPad 2, iPhone/iPad

    Posted on November 19th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    The Real Purpose of Technology

    The Real Purpose of Technology

    I am sitting in the corner of the local Starbucks in Cebu City, Philippines listening to the conversations and watching the customers who sit nearby. There are three Korean teens with their noses pressed close to their iPhone’s, apparently discussing the video game they are playing. A Filipina near the Korean teens gazes at her new iPad, then looks around the room to see who is watching her. All over the sidewalk are hundreds of passersby with their faces close to their cell phones, thumbs moving at breakneck speed. I wonder how many come to this public place to be seen with their devices, verses those who just want to use them for the purposes they were intended?

    The Tech companies must know that the value of many of their devices is not it the capability of the device, but in the imparted social value they have by a consumer walking around the mall with one. A few years ago here in the Philippines, a single iPhone or iPad could not be found in the hands of any consumer. Since I moved here permanently a year ago, it seems that every teen and young adult has an Apple product in their hands.

  • To Gain The Whole World, But Loose Your Soul

    To Gain The Whole World, But Loose Your Soul

    Matthew 16:26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

    Like many, I read today’s headlines that described the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, with great interest. Although my interest was not in his financial fortune or how he rose to the top of his field. My interest was to scan the words describing his life to see if there was any evidence that he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

    Jesus said that if we gain the whole world and loose our own soul, what good was our success?

    In the end, although the co-founder of Apple was perhaps one of the wealthiest men in the world, without Jesus Christ, it was all a complete loss for him. I want to be clear that I do not know the final outcome of Steve Jobs eternal state, and whether or not he receive Jesus as his Savior before the moment of his death. When I was a newly born Christian in the 70′s, I learned a phrase that came to mind in these moments of contemplation this morning.

    “If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

  • iPad 2, iPhone/iPad

    Posted on March 2nd, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    iPad 2 Breaking News

    iPad 2 Breaking News

    Here is the latest update from the news conference at Apple concerning the introduction of the iPad 2:

    1. The new and improved iPad 2 will be the same price as the old one: $499.00-$829.00

    2. 33% thinner than the iPad 1, about the same thickness as the new iPhone 4

    3. It will have forward and rear facing camera’s

    4. Two new colors: Black and White.

    5. Shipping March 11 in the United States, March 25th in other countries.

    6. A faster Processor.

    7. HDMI port for connection to a High Definition Television.

    8. New covers for the iPad with magnetic attachment.

    9. A new iOS v4.3 software update that will enable the browser to be much faster.

    10. iPad 2 will work on AT and T as well as Verizon.