A Touchscreen Remote With a Next Gen Apple TV Would be Amazing

2:50 PM, Mar. 17th, 2014 · · Analysis

A touchscreen remote for next Apple TV

There are many technical issues related to a next generation TV system, as conceived by Apple. But one small area where Apple could cash in on its expertise would be a touchscreen remote, a simpler, less expensive version of the iPod touch to accompany a 4th generation Apple TV.

Cloud Storage Price Comparison

9:31 PM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Analysis

Online file storage, or Cloud storage, may be easy to come by, but that doesn't mean all services are created equally and pricing can vary widely, too. Google drove that point home this week when it dramatically lowered the prices for its Google Drive storage options. We took a look at just how Google's prices stack up against Apple, Amazon, Dropbox, and other Cloud-based storage options.

Apple Reportedly Shelves Plans for a Larger iPad ‘Pro’

7:59 PM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Analysis

The Apple Crystal Ball

Apple has reportedly shelved plans for a 12-inch to 13-inch iPad, a device that many have called an iPad Pro. Citing unspecified and unnamed rumors, DigiTimes said that Apple has canceled its plans for such a device even as other companies were running into hurdles trying to bring their own large tablets to market.

2014 Will Be the Year That Defines Apple CEO Tim Cook

4:10 PM, Mar. 13th, 2014 · · Analysis

Tim Cook

Time can be a funny thing, and not just in a Stephen Hawking yuk-yuk kind of way. For we intellectual mortals, time has a magical ability to change our perspective on things, making small things become important, and allowing us to all but forget what used to feel like was of end-of-the-world, apocalyptic magnitude. That's what is going to happen in 2014, a year I believe will come to define the Tim Cook era of Apple.

NCPPR Accuses Apple of Greenwashing and Tim Cook of Faking Anger

6:18 PM, Mar. 7th, 2014 · · Analysis

Apple Greenwashing?

The National Center for Public Policy Research has doubled down on its criticism of Apple's sustainability programs. In a blog post, NCPPR CEO Amy Ridenour suggested that Apple is "greenwashing" itself, or faking its commitment to sustainability, and she suggested that Apple CEO Tim Cook may have faked his outrage and anger during Apple's annual shareholder report last Friday.

Apple Reportedly Hiring Hundreds of Local Engineers in Asia

8:26 PM, Mar. 4th, 2014 · · Analysis

Apple in Asia

Apple has been on a "hiring binge" in Asia, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said that Apple has hired hundreds of engineers in China and Taiwan in the last several months, many of whom will be involved in better managing and developing Apple's supply chain in Asia and in developing new products.    

House Passes Cellphone Unlocking Bill Packed with Disappointment

10:06 AM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Analysis

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week to legalize cellphone unlocking. That should be great news because the Librarian of Congress refused to do so in 2012, but the reality is the House's bill is mostly a big bucket of meh.

Comcast, Netflix Deal Shows the Future of Net Neutrality

6:28 PM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · · Analysis

Netflix and Comcast raised eyebrows over the weekend when they announced a deal where the video streaming company will pay to ensure its content won't stutter or stall on Comcast's network. The deal sounds a lot like a no-throttling agreement, which flies in the face of net neutrality, but the real issue may not be as simple as that.