The iPad Pro? Would Steve Jobs Approve For His Children?

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPad on April 3rd 2010, after the product launch, he advised that his children were not allowed to have an iPad. Why?

Steve’s answer, although he is the father of the product, saw no need for his children to have one since they each had an iPhone and a Mac. Steve himself declared that the iPad wasn’t an item for children if you wanted them to grow up learning outside of technology, and wanted them to grow up on a more live social scale, rather than a digital scale. As a person of reasoning, I can understand his decision.

But in 2016 the iPad Pro came into the picture, and we see Apple commercials today in 2018 with a child carrying his iPad Pro around with them – everywhere. They seem to be doing everything from taking pictures with it to writing a report for school. Finally at the end of the commercial, a woman asks, “What are you doing on your computer?” And the child responses, “What’s a computer?”.

So what happened here? Steve Jobs said that the iPad was not suitable for his own children, but here is Apple after the late Steve Jobs turns his passion over to Tim Cook, advertising the iPad Pro with the main character as a child.

Evolution.

The iPad was basically an enlarged iPhone and e-Reader when it was first introduced. It really didn’t have the capabilities and speed that it has today and Apple even claims that it can replace a laptop, which with the App Store and it’s (sometimes) overwhelming number of apps, like Microsoft Office, you can really run your day from an iPad Pro.

I am using it right now and I have since 5am this morning.

So would Steve Jobs allow his kids to have an iPad Pro today in comparison to Apple’s original iPad from 2010?

Absolutely.

Online Businesses – What I Learned About Them, Which Educated Me for My Own Benefit

In this day and age, I strongly believe that the ‘Fake it Until You Make it” idea is being used in full force by some, if not by many, within the new start-ups of today.

You can’t fake it forever.

If you weren’t a genius child who created a ‘must have’ item or idea in your teens, you might be one of these start-ups that needs to get more experience and education under your belt…….and by all means, get some customer service experience too or create a partnership with someone that has the experience. It will help you get those return customers and recommendations you need to thrive.

How do I know this? I tried about 10 years ago to create my own start-up. I had no idea what I was doing because it was a field that I was not an expert or had enough experience in, nor did I attempt to find a partner to help me establish my business. I created a business plan.  I wasted money on advertising and time on cold calling – only to produce a lesser than perfected product for a client compared to my competitors charging $10 more for the same product. The worst part was, I had very few leads and no recommendations to start with.

I’ll admit it. I failed. I failed HARD.

Today I see the same thing happening to others. I see it in their ads through social media. It’s almost like it’s a calling of desperation to get a new or their first client on board. But let’s face it. If you have a lead or two that would recommend you (a former employer, a former client, a friend, family member, etc), you will succeed far faster than most people expect to. If you don’t have this advantage, join MeetUp groups. There are many available on Facebook and Google+. Try doing a search on Google with your local town or closest largest town, there is bound to be something.

Reality check: It can still take months to establish yourself or get your first client.

Avoid Fivver and other large scale ‘For Hire’ sites. You won’t make nearly as much and you cannot advertise your personal brand or your website – you can advertise yourself, but only as a ‘For Hire’ site employee. However, this can be a way to get your name out there, but the personal and professional branding isn’t there. Face it. Their prices are cheap because you get what you pay for. In other words, don’t order a Windows Phone if you expect to get the latest iPhone. Would you want to be known as a brand that has depleted its time on the market or as a thriving brand that has stood up to the test of time and demands of the public?

It makes sense, doesn’t it?

Don’t settle for less – get paid what you are WORTH and make your clients aware of how and why you’re different from the competition and the ‘large scale’ service providers. Focus on you, your skills, your goals, and your accomplishments in conversation as a way to answer or rebuttal a client’s question or fall back against your services.

Don’t settle for less, but don’t expect more when you provide less.

Think about it.

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Obsessed with Technology and Becoming the VigorIntel Online Start-Up

Although I will have my Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management in April 2018, I am obsessed with technology – I always have been. It’s such a strong passion of mine that I am always reading about improved technology from all sides of innovation and watching annual events in relation to Apple, Samsung and Microsoft new releases.

Every device has its positives and negatives about them. In other words, I personally don’t think that there is a perfected device out there, but there is a device perfect for everyone based on  an individual need. This is the beauty of technology. Choices. Unlike your 5th grade math class, there is no right answer.

I have always been the go-to guy from family and friends when they need advice about fixing an issue and recommending user software or apps for mobile and stationary devices. Even people that I haven’t heard from in quite a while send me a message on Facebook looking for advice – and I don’t mind it, but I’m not your regular personal tech guru without a fee either.

This is when I started vigorintel.com. I became aware that there was a market for my skills – even if I only wanted to do it Part Time. I have always loved blogging, and one day I decided to teach myself Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro (in the process of learning), After Effects (in the process of learning) and Muse. On top of years of my technical knowledge, this gave me a new incorporated service platform to offer people. An all in one stop shop for digital design, tech support, creative writing and web design.

All I did was buy a domain and web hosting services. Although you can use simple and easy sites like WordPress (I use it for blogging, like this one), I found it more challenging and personalized to create my own sites from scratch. After all, there isn’t just one smart device for everyone, why should anything else be?

Now mind you, I’m almost done with my BS degree in Human Resource Management, and I love helping people and business. But this doesn’t mean I have to neglect my other interests and expertise.

Once you figure out exactly what you love, you can do amazing things – and possibly make a little extra cash in the process.

Never give on your passions.