MacBook Product Review

10-1504161430380-lYujia Zhang
Prof. Michael Diezmos
ENGL 15-008
25 Sept 2016

According to the quarter 1 report of International Data Corporation in 2016, the professional organization of marketing research, all series of MacBook of Apple have taken 7.8% share of the global personal computer market, which means that even there is a great depression in world personal computer market, the share of the MacBook still increases by 16.1%, reaching the sealing number at 5,136,000. As a result, we could have great confidence to claim that MacBook is better than the windows’ PC now.
MacBook is a brand of notebook personal Macintosh that was designed and produced by Apple Inc. It first released in May 2006, replacing the iBook G4 and 12 inch PowerBook and thereby becomes more comprehensive nowadays, including the MacBook, the premium ultra-portable MacBook Air, and the powerful MacBook Pro. It has silver streamlined outside and for the MacBook, there are even another two color: gold and rose-gold. Also, the new MacBook become even thinner and lighter to carry and the lasting time of the battery also gets strengthened. Moreover, except MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook have carried on the retina screen, which delivers a bold visual experience within an impossibly minimal design that no other computers have. From the users’ feedback, it is easy to find the review like ‘amazing choice’ or ‘the best decision’. (Adam, Megs78) When talking about MacBook in the modern world, people usually would have a relatively positive attitude towards them.
Easy to use is a decisive feature of the laptop that attracts people when choosing a computer. The great operating system and the clean user interface of MacBook attract those who are new to technology. People could use even three fingers to do everything through the MacBook, such as open a file, delete a document or even operate a song. Furthermore, even when you do not know how to do something or sometimes that you could not find something, you could just use the Siri, the voice recognition system of Apple, asking your question and you will get the answer immediately. In addition, its security standards directly promoted its convenience because, up to this point, it does not need anti— virus software due to the fact that there isn’t any virus could break into an iOS system. Thus it saved time for users from paying for anti— virus. (MacBook)
People are always influenced by the apparent of one product, which is same in choosing the computer. MacBook has continuously received the title of “the most beautiful laptop in the world” four years on an online shopping website, called ‘the deal-moon’ and also becoming one of the most favorite computers for female. When I decided to purchase a laptop for the university, entering in the computer store, I was immediately attracted by the refraction of the MacBook Pro, which was placed on the counter just in front of me. The graceful line of the laptop, the black keyboard and the edgeless shiny screen caught my eyes, grasped my legs and made me cannot help to buy it.macbook-air-firmware-update
In addition, in the Modern World, more and more people are getting reliant on App products, which is also called Accelerated Parallel Processing, in their life; thus, one of the great advantages of MacBook is that it provides many useful apps for the education, the work, and the entertainment through its own online store, called iTunes, for free. It is a tremendous progress, which makes us live easier. When I was in senior high school, the headteacher decided to use Macbook as the teaching tool of the teacher and use one of the Apps called ‘elite raising online’ as the way for us to do our homework and take the class through the Internet. It is really great that there are no wasteful and annoying small advertisements on the App and also there are no other Apps that will be downloaded with it.
One of the most significant advantages of the MacBooks is that they have a fairly high-security standard over the privacies of the people and this fact were, for many times, reflected since the beginning of the “MacBook Era” and in these days. The issue of cyber security has become a distant concern as the society making spectacular progress on institutions such as technology, which, at the same time, created a huge security vacuum. Furthermore, the extent of the loopholes of computers is so infinite that they make computer users rather vulnerable to cyber crimes: people’s privacy could easily be exposed. However, the emergence of MacBook prosperously filled this vacuum: MacBooks are extremely “picky” with software because of its unique format. Thus, much vicious software that contains virus could not be downloaded to MacBook, which directly protected the privacy of people from being the victims of cyber crimes. Another great example of the protective nature of MacBooks came from the CEO of Apple himself. After the San Bernardino attack that took place last year, the FBI asks Apple to cooperate with them to unlock the Apple products of the suspects, but the CEO of Apple refused because he believes if his company helped the government, they also waived the user’s fundamental rights as human beings, which perfectly illustrated the spirit of Apple and that of MacBooks and once again strengthened the guaranteed security standard of MacBooks. (Apple vs FBI)
In conclusion, it is an obvious phenomenon that MacBook is better than the windows PC, and we can always hold the positive attitude towards the new MacBook that will become soon.

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Catching Stars

Yujia Zhang
Dr. Michael Diezmos
ENGL 15-008
9 Sept 2016

Catching Stars

        ‘ I want you back, back, back, back, back…’ When I was at the encore concert of the INFINITE-a Korean males’ group, I almost cried my eyes out. As a four-year-fan of INFINITE, I was so excited and enthusiastic to see them in person. The man I love the most is called Kim Songgyu, who was just one-point-five meters away from me on the stage. I screamed when he had eye contact with me and I was melted in his soften smile. I just felt I was on a bed full of the cotton, soft and warm, under the spring sunshine. Burning out of the tears, I crazily sang songs with them. At the end of the concert, my throat was painful, but my mind was fulfilled.

Actually, I could not undersand those people who are deeply influenced by their idols before I became a fan of the INFINITE about five years ago. Once, I thought it stupid to pursue each schedule of the idols, purchase everything they used and even shout out their names while meeting them. One of my friends showed the song called BEFORE THE DOWN of the INFINITE to me in the summer in my age of twelve. Since then, everything has totally changed because that song was so impressed that I could not forget it even though I had just listened to it for the first time. When I went back home, I run to my computer and searched many information about INFINITE and listened to every song they sing. As soon as I finished listening to its songs, I immediately fell in love with it. I began to look at every fancam of INFINITE and to pay attention to every schedule of its singers. Even more crazily, I waited in front of the gate of their company for about three hours in order to meet INFINITE singers and take photos. Unfortunately, I didn’t even gain a glance; nevertheless, I decided not to give up. The next day, I continued to wait for them and eventually see those singers and even talk to one of the members called L.
Watching their music videos, purchasing each of their albums, and listening to each of the new CDs they published, I have become a super fan and dream of going to its concert. Finally, my dream came true this year: On February nineteenth, I flew to Korea and went to their concert on twentieth, spending and enjoying time with those fans. We hugged each other and felt some connections with each other that cannot be described in words. I stood in line from 4:00 pm and left the Olympic Park where the concert took place, at about 11 o’ clock at night. After that, I asked an agent of them to arrange a meeting with Kim Songyu, my favorite singers in INFINITE, but as I had imagined, that agent refused me. My tears fell like a waterfall; it’s like the sky was falling and I was the only one who is going to embrace that weight. Those seven hours seemed just like one second, passing through too fast to catch. I could still remember INFINITE has changed eight sets of the clothes and sung twenty-three songs, including the song which made me become a fan of them. I would never forget that night, full of happiness, tears, and inspirations.
Nowadays, being a fan of the INFINITE has become one of the most significant parts of my life. I started to learn Korean language and culture, which give me a great opportunity to make Korean friends and those who are also fans of INFINITE. Furthermore, even at abroad, I can still meet fans who also in America and get comforts and mental supports of them. It is lucky and proud to be a fan of INFINITE for such a long time.

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Hello everyone. Nice to meet you guys. This is my first essay and hope you like it.
It is a personal narrative. I wrote down something about my first experience to chase a singer and my movement when I finally met him. I hope all of you could be my audience and enjoy my essay.
I face a lot of difficult when I wrote it since i am not good at expressing my own emotion. :/ That difficulties even make me feel that I am still stand in front of the company which my favorite star belongs to, bearing the chilly and freezing wind in the air. Also, it is hard for me to dig something deep and narrate something. I almost gave up but thankfully I feel the support of my idol and then I persisted and finally finished it.20151205141431_2elk8
If I could wrote it again, I think I may introduce more about my idol to you and thus, you may understand my feelings better. I hope those who are loving some stars can get with me and I believe even you are not loving some figures, you will also love him after you know him through my writing. Enjoy reading. ;O

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