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Apple's new MacBook is a light, beautiful and capable notebook for general purpose work. However, compared to the other Apple MacBooks, its Retina display does have one quirk that you may notice right out of the box. John Martellaro explains.
For the past few years, Apple has introduced a new version of OS X at WWDC. The demos have been presented with wit, charm, and enthusiasm, but, in practice, customers have found the initial release wanting, even with public beta testing. Can Apple change its routine to surprise and delight us in a more fundamental way?
If you've been frustrated with how Safari crams all its tabs into the left of the tab bar, scrunched into unreadable oblivion, there's a very much better way to deal with seeing all your tabs. John Martellaro has the details.
The HiRise Apple Watch stand from Twelve South elevates the Apple Watch beautifully, integrates the inductive charger, and showcases the smartwatch for charging overnight. It works with any model Apple Watch and bands and is a step above the ordinary in design.
Apple is brilliant at building user interfaces. One essential element in that practice is to have a vision. But sometimes the vision doesn't work out in the real world, and Apple engineers have to backtrack. In the case of iOS on an iPad, Apple's obsession with the one app at-a-time on a 9.7-inch display is not serving the customer well. Apple may be getting ready to fix that problem.
The Apple Watch keeps us better connected, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on what one thinks is a good thing to be connected to. And who gets to decide? John Martellaro ponders his newfound attachment to his Apple Watch.
Apple, as it always does, has posted the security details of its Watch OS 1.0.1 update. If you thought this update was minor, take a look at the details. Then update right away.
I've had my Apple Watch for a week now, and I'm ready to talk about my delivery time, how I feel about it, and how I use it. It's been mostly great, but there are a few things I hope Apple fixes.
Converting from scrolls to newfangled books can make for a difficult transition. This medieval monk had a very tough time understanding how to operate one. What to do? Why, call the abbey's help desk, of course. It's not new, but still cool. New Apple Watch owner? You'll love it.
The Apple Watch can display seven different status icons at the top of the display, including the mysterious "red dot." Not all of them are easy to interpret, so here's an annotated list.