Aayush Arya's Profile

At the tender age of nineteen, Aayush Arya is the youngest and newest kid on the block. After having used Windows for about five years and trying several Linux distros, he finally bought a 17-inch MacBook Pro a year and a half ago and has now become a convert. Known as the “tech genius” among his family and friends, he’s always had a passion for technology, and particularly software. He is currently enrolled in a bachelor course in his country, India, and hopes to successfully graduate one day.

While sitting in a park and mulling over the mysteries of life one fine Sunday morning, it occurred to him that he could totally start writing about Apple. So, here he is, working as a columnist on Apple Matters and blogger on MacUser. He hopes to bring a new perspective to his posts, as he hails from one of the most “Mac deprived” nations in the world, and be a little informative and entertaining as he goes about doing what he does best.

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  • Nov 20, 2008
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  • Just a word to the commenters thinking this is somehow a pro-Apple piece, it isn’t. It’s just a sad acknowledgment of the fact that Apple has too strong a fan base and they won’t give up on the company, no matter how many times it screws them over.
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Sep 25, 2008 Posts: 36
    Apple Rejecting Apps Doesn't Matter
  • Absolutely awesome article. Sums up all my own thoughts perfectly. Nice work, Chris. :)
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Sep 25, 2008 Posts: 36
    Apple Rejecting Apps Doesn't Matter
  • LOL! Someone has been watching a little too much sci-fi. :p
  • Oh, how could I have missed that one! I’m ashamed of myself. :p I hope v2.1 brings the ability to forward text messages. Why the heck is it not there! It makes no sense. I hope it brings copy-paste. I hope it brings a lot of stuff, but I know it won’t.
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Sep 08, 2008 Posts: 36
    Let’s Rock: Nine Rumors for 9 September
  • For instance, unlike every other phone I picked up that day, this phone only has 3 buttons on its sides. Those being a power button on top and two volume buttons on the right side. Now, that is still more buttons than on the iPhone, but it is downright minimalist compared to everything Samsung produces.
    The iPhone also has a power button on top and a volume rocker on the right. It also has a silent/ringer switch.
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Aug 25, 2008 Posts: 36
    Density Equates Quality
  • Yeah, but that’s an advertised feature. It was mentioned in the WWDC keynote and I didn’t want to add those to an already lengthy article. :)
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Jul 06, 2008 Posts: 36
    The iPhone 3G Guided Tour Under a Microscope
  • did you come up with it?
    Yes, I did.
    The trackpad is on the wrong side of the keyboard.
    I did suggest that it could de detachable, but maybe I should’ve made it clearer that the reason for that was to accommodate the left-handers among us. Of course, the illustration doesn’t show any signs of it being detachable but you can chalk that up to my not being up to snuff with Photoshop, not a disregard for the lefties.
    However I wouldn’t suggest this for the main keyboard. This would however do awesomely on the bluetooth keyboard that they give.
    The title reads, “Behold, the Revolutionary Apple Wireless Touchboard Concept”. Wireless = Bluetooth.
    I don’t think the trackpad will work well for first-person-shooter gaming.
    Yes, it won’t, which is why the humble mouse is not going anywhere anytime soon. My suggestion is just supposed to be inducted into the lineup as an alternative wireless keyboard for those of us who can do without a mouse or prefer the trackpad over it. Since the whole unit can easily be kept on your lap, you can sit back and have full control over your Mac from a distance while using the Wireless Touchboard. Thanks to everyone for the kind words of appreciation! :)
  • “If all else fails, there are plenty of utilities that will convert flash to whatever. If I had enough coding prowess, i would write something that would auto-add the converted vids to iTunes, unless somebody already has.” Of course, there are several such utilities, the most popular one for the Mac being VisualHub. I agree with you. We might see a Flash lite sort of thing that resides as an individual app on the phone and is capable of playing black flash videos. However, given that the iPhone’s filesystem is not user accessible, I’m not sure how they’ll implement it. As usual, we’re just going to have to wait and watch.
  • Exactly. It’s closer to a phrase than a word though. The period should’ve been outside the double quotes. And you’ve used far too many indefinite articles in that sentence.
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Jun 08, 2008 Posts: 36
    Apple Matters’ WWDC ’08 Rumor Roundup
  • Just so that everyone is clear, this article focusses solely on desktop Linux and how it's perceived by the average Windows/Mac user. Nothing else. My comments about Linux developers not being able to deliver a truly world class product that can compete with the likes of Windows and Mac OS X also relate to desktop Linux, not open source software in general. @Devanshu, I can see how, as a Linux user, you might disagree with how I've described Linux users in my article. And you're right too. However, when you consider yourself, you're not thinking about the average Linux user. Most Linux users I know are the sort that I've described: they're awed by those wobbly windows, are unwilling to accept that the platform has any flaws at all, use Linux only because it's free and earnestly believe that all software should be priced at $0.00. I committed a major blunder though—I shouldn't have categorized all Linux users as the same. I didn't intend to and I realized that I had only after reading your comments. I apologize for that. All Linux users are not the same. A certain subset of Linux users, the ones who're contributing to the community (even by just being responsible members of it), are definitely a cut above the rest. You're also right about that fact that “most of this article could be re-written from the perspective of a PC user by replacing Linux with Mac, replacing “server admins and nerds” with “artists and elitists””. Yes, it could. This article is all about generalization. I didn't set out to establish what was right and what wasn't. I just wanted to take a look at the status quo and have a discussion about it. What I've described is what, IMHO, is the state of affairs today. Whether it's justified or not is what the debate is about.
    Aayush Arya had this to say on May 19, 2008 Posts: 36
    About Linux and Why Nobody Seems to Care
  • I, for one, do not agree with that. Not at all. Apple won't make more money by licensing Mac OS X. They'll lose money because the clone makers would completely destroy Apple's high-profit hardware business. I don't think they're going to make more money by way of licensing Mac OS X than they will lose due to it. The current model works best for Apple. They have scores of dedicated, satisfied customers, a very good reputation in the industry and media attention that most companies would die for. They're pretty much ruling the roost right now. Who cares for the market share anyway!
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Apr 22, 2008 Posts: 36
    Is The Time for Clones Now?
  • Absolutely awesome article, Chris! And right on the mark too. One look at the comments on digg stories relating to Apple (and sometimes even not) and you can clearly see the point you're trying to make. It's not the little Apple anymore and empathising with the company is not like defending David from Goliath, like it used to be. I wasn't around when Apple was wallowing in the pits and on the brink of bankruptcy, so I don't know what it was like at the time and what people's perceptions were of the company and its followers. However, it's easy to see that the rampant fanboyish attitude in the Mac community and their inability to "shut the hell up" is only harming the company (or, at least, the community itself).
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Apr 10, 2008 Posts: 36
    Apple Evangelism: Enough Already!
  • I know it does not fit in their product lineup in any way. I just want them to make it. :p Plus, I wanted to hear what products other people wanted to see Apple make. Hugmup's idea isn't a bad one, IMO. @Beeblebrox, I'd be at my wit's end. :p
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Mar 14, 2008 Posts: 36
    What Should Apple's Next Product Be?
  • This is not a review of the X300. I don't need to have hands-on time with it to read the specifications off Lenovo's own chart and points out the bias. :) In my defense, that picture wasn't selected by me. On behalf of our website though, I apologize for the mistake.
  • The problem with the combo drive is that it isn't even upgradeable and the next MacBook's cost is significantly higher. At $1,100, Apple doesn't really have any good excuse for not shipping the SuperDrive as standard. And a little exaggeration never hurt anyone. :p As for the Apple Remote, well, it's a thing that most people would not opt for but when given anyway, realize that it is a pleasure to use. Granted, not everybody uses them, but removing them suddenly after having shipped them as part of the standard package for three years does not make any sense. It's just to squeeze out $19 more. Show me one other company that is removing features from its products as they upgrade them. The iPods, for example, are the only music players in the industry that ship without a charger.
    Aayush Arya had this to say on Feb 28, 2008 Posts: 36
    Taking Stock of the MacBook Updates