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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.
We've heard rumors that Apple is working on its own car. It's likely to be a standard electric car with, we think, a phenomenal battery. However, down the road, our attention will turn to self-driving cars, and one question to ask about autonomous cars is whether making them work very safely can be done to the satisfaction of the consumers. Can Apple take that leap as well?
The standard fuss about 4K consists of complaints about how it's hard to see a difference compared to HD, that bandwidth for streaming is severe, and that there's no content. But, of course, all these objections will disappear into the dusty past of technology. For now, however, how will Apple be affected?
There has been much discussion about why the iPad sales are not so stellar compared to the iPhone. It seems we want a new iPhone every year because the technology changes so fast. John Martellaro ponders why that isn't happening with the iPad.
The Apple TV and similar set-top boxes like the Roku and Chromecast are doing much better than had been expected in the past. The reason has to do with the content strategies used. IHS, which tracks shipments, explains.