Category: Tech

  • The Apple Watch is a dud? Some dud

    Re/code posted the results of an Apple Watch survey earlier this week that garnered some chatter on the Mac social web – the attention-grabbing headline concluded that the Apple Watch was perceived as a dud, though the article and the research it was based on show a much different perspective from, y’know, actual Apple Watch […]

  • This Week In Tech

    I was a guest on this past Sunday’s This Week In Tech podcast with host Leo LaPorte. Joined Wired’s Roberto Baldwin and Slate’s Will Oremus to talk about the news of the day, including Apple and the FBI, VR, Roombas and much more!

  • Apple and the FBI – straight from the horse’s mouth

    Apple has been in the news a lot this past week for its refusal to comply with a court order demanding it to unlock an iPhone used by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino massacre. There’s been a lot of ink spilled but there’s still a lot of confusion about what, exactly, the […]

  • Apple needs to get back to simple

    Writing for the LA Times, Michael Hiltzik says Apple has a problem. The last few weeks have seen an explosion of discontent with the quality of the core apps of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and Mac computers — not only its OS X and iOS operating systems, but programs and services such as iTunes, Music, iCloud […]

  • Apple’s app problem

    Writing for iMore, Rene Ritchie on the problems Apple faces as an app developer: And perhaps that’s where the answer lies — in stopping the impossible. Tough as it is, letting go of the legacy Windows and iPod support would let Apple take iTunes to the cloud and modularize sync and other services on the […]

  • Atari Vault promises old-school gaming thrills

    Atari Vault is the latest attempt to cash in on retro nostalgia for old-school video games. If you’re a gamer in your 40s as I am or if you just love the old coinop experience, you may be interested in this new package coming to Steam this spring. Atari Vault isn’t unique – Atari and […]

  • Hand engraved Apple Watch designs

    Wow, these are spectacular. Hand engraved Apple Watch designs.

  • 2015: The Apple year in review

    Apple certainly wasn’t sitting still this year. Here’s a look back at the major accomplishments of Apple in 2015. MacBook Apple retired the “MacBook” mark in 2010 when the white polycarbonate-clad laptop was discontinued, offering only the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro instead. The MacBook roared back to life in 2015, reimagined as a next-generation […]

  • The iMac: A history of Apple’s whimsical design

    Apple’s product design is elegant and sophisticated, but austere. Whether you’re holding a MacBook or an iPhone or an iMac, the best word to describe all of them is “thin.” And Apple seems intent on making them thinner each year. The iMac, especially, has become a thing of hardened, severe beauty. I love the design, […]

  • Tesla’s Autopilot is not magic, it’s just code

    Tesla recently rolled out an expensive over the air firmware update for their electric cars. Among the changes in the 7.0 release is a catchy-named feature called “Autopilot,” which enables the vehicle to achieve a fair degree of driver autonomy: On a well-marked highway, the car can keep itself in its lane, change lanes when […]