Which iPhone 6s Features Would Compel Us to Upgrade?

4:40 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · Analysis

The base numbered iPhone series, the iPhone 4,5 and 6 have been major upgrades. The "s" iPhones, the iPhone 4s, 5s and presumably the 6s, are incremental improvements. Still, they have been and must continue to be compelling enough to get people to consider upgrading after just one year. What might Apple have up its sleeve this time?

What to Expect from the Core M Processor in the New MacBook [Updated]

5:45 PM, Mar. 30th, 2015 · · Analysis

Apple's new MacBook, to be released on April 10, is compact, low in weight, and full of new features. But will that low power Core M processor have enough computing punch for most users? John Martellaro takes a first, high-level look at the Core M processor and how it compares to other Apple notebooks, new and old.

Steve Wozniak: Apple Watch Edition Won’t Move the World Forward

7:25 PM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · Analysis

Woz

Steve "Woz" Wozniak is interested in the Apple Watch, but not the Apple Watch Edition at the high end. At a keynote event titled What's Next--The Future of Technology at the Automate/Promat Show in Chicago on Wednesday, Mr. Wozniak said he thought the US$10,000 and $17,000 Apple Watch Edition wasn't the kind of device that would move the world forward.

A New Apple TV with 4K Would NOT Break the Internet

6:00 PM, Mar. 25th, 2015 · · Analysis

Often, for the sake of dramatic effect and the attention it brings, technical articles are couched in terms of dramatic change. And while change is what our industry is all about, the technical people behind the scenes know that nothing all happens at once. The same applies to 4K streaming.

Steve Jobs’s Inner Circle Defends Their Version of Jobs’s Legacy

9:42 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2015 · · Analysis

Becoming Steve Jobs

In the wake of the passing of someone who made an impact on the people around them, there is sometimes a contest to shape the memories and legacy of that person. The bigger the impact—be it good or bad—the greater the contest, and it should come as no surprise that those closest to Steve Jobs are fighting to shape his legacy.

How Comcast is Now Handling Internet Data Usage and Caps

3:45 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2015 · · Analysis

A few years ago, there was somewhat of a fuss about emerging Comcast monthly data caps for Internet usage. The number was 250 GB per month. Lately, however, Comcast has not been imposing hard data caps and has, instead, taken a pragmatic approach to monitoring and analyzing network usage. As a result, the path to 4K streaming will be eased.

FTC Report Details How Google Manipulated Results to Hurt Competitors

9:36 PM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · Analysis

Google Baloney

A previously undisclosed report from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission detailed some of the many ways that Google Inc. manipulated its search results to promote its own services at the expense of its rivals. The report was part of a "lengthy" investigation, yet no complaint or lawsuits will be filed against the company.

Nintendo Finally Embraces iPhone Gaming and Still Blows It

5:15 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Analysis

When I heard Nintendo was finally going to bring its games to the iPhone and iPad, my first thought was, "Shut up and take my money!" My second thought was, "They're going to find a way to screw this up." Turns out I was right: Nintendo figured out exactly how to fail on the iPhone, and ran with it.

AT&T Uses FCC Net Neutrality Rules it Hates in Fight against FTC

9:20 AM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · Analysis

What do you do when a Federal agency makes changes to assert more control over your industry against your wishes? Use that change to your advantage, even though you're going to sue to get it overturned. That's exactly what AT&T is doing in its legal fight with the Federal Trade Commission over wireless data throttling.