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  • Are Apple laptops worth it?

    Posted on September 1st, 2017 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    The laptop(Asus G752) below the original (first one) Macbook, costs 3 times more than the Macbook.
    (Yes I have a keyboard cover for the tick laptop too)

    • it’s speaker is very bad
    • it’s screen is very bad (suffers from backlight bleeding)
    • it’s touchpad is inconsistent and inefficient
    • it’s ports are not designed correctly, mouse will hit to headphone jack or other jacks.
    • Sluggish operating system. (Win 10 pro)
    • Noisy (Even while idle)
    • It has more ram, more disk space, better graphics card, fasters cpu

    I checked other models too, even at this price point, the first 4 points are not acceptable… Macbook and Macbook Pros definitely are worth it. In addition to this, my macbook pro from the year 2009 is still working perfectly and fast with the latest macOS and yes it is still way better than the fat laptop shown here for the above 4 things (speakers, screen, touchpad, ports). 2017-2009 = 8 years… In 8 years, how many laptops would one change? How much would it cost at total? One may need to upgrade or renew their laptop while my 8 years old macbook pro is still working really good. As you can see, I am not an Apple fan boi on the other hand, everything is very clear… For sure it still depends on what one wants to do with their laptop, if it can be done on both types of devices and if it costs around the same, go for the Apple one. Less noise, less crashes, better overall quality, support and price per life.

    Unless Apple starts creating laptops with pc equivalent graphics cards, I will (I have to) keep renewing my pc laptop time to time for some of my projects. (By the way, I play my games on consoles, not on PCs or Macbooks)

    I am not saying that people should always buy Macbooks (or Pros), it won’t make sense for some people. So it depends for sure. All I am saying is, the price for the Macbooks are not just for the brand itself, those products (when compared with other laptops as I have shown in this post) is normal and there is a reason for that. If you find a non-Apple laptop that has similar quality with Apple laptops, check the price, probably it will be very close to (cheaper or more expensive than) Apple ones.

  • Xbox One Kinect Adapter for Windows

    Posted on August 12th, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Let the games begin!
    kinect adapter for XboxOne

  • RADYO showcased on Intel

    Posted on April 25th, 2014 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

  • a far cry from radio

    Posted on March 25th, 2014 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

  • RADYO got featured on Windows Store

    Posted on December 21st, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    radyo store spotlight 1

     

    Today, I woke up in a day that i have seen RADYO in the first page of Windows 8 Store! It is very happy to see RADYO featured on Windows 8 Store. Thank you Microsoft Turkiye, Microsoft and cool RADYO users!

  • RADYO is happy, ranking 3rd in Turkey!

    Posted on December 10th, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Coming after “Google Search” and “Skype” applications, “RADYO” is now ranked 3rd in all applications on Windows 8 Store, Turkey.

    RADYO is very happy and like on all other platforms RADYO is working, RADYO Team will try to keep it in the listing of top applications. Thank to everyone who prefers RADYO and/or gives us feedback to make it better!

  • Microsoft Zirve 2012

    Posted on November 17th, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

    I was at the Windows 8 event on 15 November 2012 from 09:00 to 18:00. New devices running Windows 8 were shown and there were parallel sessions for what’s new with new Windows 8 and Microsoft. Here is what happened between 14 November and 16 November…

    On the plane, i was getting ready for the event with Dr. Bishop.

     

    Before eating Iskender with one of my friends who lives in Istanbul, i’ve eaten his “the world’s most healthy potato fries” with almost no fat. Now i was fully ready for the event.

    It was crowded and not only previously registered attenders were there.

     

    Tea, coffee, cakes between sessions and a nice lunch too.

    Some companies had stands. Software companies were continuously dragging their applications to the first page of the start screen and deleting competetive applications ( Nice (: ) There were a few models (girls) where i don’t like people looking nowhere else until crashing to eachother while walking.

     

    RADYO is one of the applications supported by Microsoft and i was very happy to see that the logo of RADYO was on the walls at the event.

    RADYO has a great partner: CASPER! Many beautiful new devices of CASPER has taken place at the event. (By the way, get a new CASPER and you will already have RADYO on your computer with premium features!) To be honest, Casper seems to be one of the brands which has beautifully designed computers that i would like to have one. The other one might be Acer. Eventhough there are many new computers of Asus, Sony, Toshiba, Acer,.. I also noticed that some of the new devices shown at the event look like Macbook and iMac.

    Printed brochures of CASPER includes RADYO too.

     

    In one of the sessions, I was honered to see RADYO on the presentation of Selcuk Uzun from Microsoft Turkiye. I want to thank to him and Microsoft again!

     

    Between sessions, while people were fighting for tea and coffee, sun was going down silently in Istanbul.

     

    After the sessions i hoped to see more people to watch and listen to the concert by Gürol Ağırbaş. Here is a small part of what they have missed by leaving early:

     

     

    The weather was cold but it was not raining while leaving Lutfu Kirdar Kongre Merkezi.

     

    What happens there, stays there.

     

    After spending some time outside,

     

    It was time to get back to the room.


     

    The next day, i have left Istanbul aka Isangard.


     

    It was a beautiful event and journey for me. Thank you to Microsoft again.

  • RADYO for Windows

    Posted on September 26th, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    RADYO is now available on everywhere you see Windows 8! With this addition, RADYO is now available on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPod Touches, iPhones and will be available on mobile phones running with Windows 8 like Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s new phones.

    Here is the story!

    Since the beginning of RADYO project, i have wanted it to work on Windows platform too. I couldn’t achieve it because of many reasons. I have needed enough time to make a Windows version and making it fulltime should require some kind of income from the project. Eventhough i have made many plans, those were not feasible at that time for me.

    I had had many oportunuties in the past and i missed all of them for the sake of unknown ones. This time i think i succeeded in catching one of these opportunities.

    I was watching one of the meetings of etohum (a great platform for entrepreneurs or wannabes) that is directed by Burak Buyukdemir. While watching the live video broadcast of the meeting, Melek Pulatkonak (DPE Lead, Microsoft Turkiye) has shown up on the stage and she talked about Windows Phone too. Well, that could be the opportunity for me to bring RADYO to Windows! Finaly?!

    She directed me to the great team of Microsoft Turkiye so i can get more help related to the topic. That was the time i started getting the support of Microsoft Turkiye and after 71 days later RADYO was up and running! RADYO was completed on June 2012. After days full of nightmare on the beta of the Windows 8… I was developing an application on an unfinished operating system! How scary is that?! How possible is that?

    Well (: Not that scary, not that impossible. With the amazing support from Microsoft, i was able to develop the application and it was also great to see how the bugs in the Windows 8 betas got fixed quickly.

    I have not developed for Windows platform for 11 years and coding+porting RADYO for Windows 8 took only 71 days! This duration was not only composed of coding, it also includes Quality Labs meetings in Microsoft office, learning the new platform and surfing through community forums. It was almost impossible for me to get an access token because of the time left for the acceptance; i haven’t even started it! (access token is a code that lets you get your app on the store before almost anyone). Actually i did get it! Microsoft Team was quite patient and kind.

    To make this long story short, I might not be able to bring RADYO to Windows this soon without Melek Pulatkonak, Microsoft Turkiye. (I think they wouldn’t want me to write their names one by one here; so i thank to all of them one by one eventhough they represent Microsoft.) and Burak Buyukdemir. Thank you!

    RADYO for Windows is a huge opportunity and i hope everything will be and will stay OK!

    RADYO succeeded in being one of the first projects available in Windows Store and a blog post related to this took place on official Microsoft Turkiye Blog: http://blog.microsoft.com.tr/windows-8-magaza-turkiyeye-acildi.html

    I am happy to see that i finished what i started, now it is not an unfinished bussiness (:

    (Including RADYO at the rightside of the screen, this screenshot is shared by Selcuk Uzun,Microsoft Turkiye on Microsoft Turkiye Blog)

    On the date of this post, RADYO is the most comprehensive and advanced radio entertainment application available on Windows Store.

    windowsradyo.com

  • Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Posted on April 28th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment


    Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Cahit Çerçioğlu

    Nisan, 2009


    Türkiye internet sektörüne hızlı ve güzel girdi. Türkiye insanı teknolojiyi seviyor. Türkiye üniversitelerinden mezun olanlar ya işletmeci ya yazılımcı oluyor. Elbette başka bölümlerden de mezun var, ama Türkiye de pek çok farklı meslekten, bilişime kayma olduğunu hatırlatmak için bu şekilde bir cümle kurdum. Tek başına bakıldığı zaman elbetteki bir anlam teşkil etmiyor. “Yazılımcı Oluyor” kısmında, olmakla kasıt, iş bulmak değil, o eğitimi almak anlamında. Fakat benim şöyle bir görüşüm var; bitirdiğiniz bölümün ünvanını, o işi iyi yapana dek haketmezsiniz. Evet “Yazılım Mühendisliği” bölümü mezunuyum denir tabii ki, özgeçmişe de yazılır. Kocaman MBA yazısını görmek, göstermek insanların hoşuna gider. Fakat Türkiye’de, teknolojiyle ilgili bölümlere bakacak olursak, çoğu yazılımcı olarak büyüyor. Bilkent, Odtü gibi özel projelerle öğrencilerine destek veren okulları ve Tübitak gibi kurumları bunun dışında bırakıyorum.

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