Twitter’s New ‘DM Everyone’ Sucks, But it’s Off by Default

2:42 PM, Apr. 20th, 2015 · · Analysis

Twitter changed up its Direct Message feature on Monday so anyone can send you a private message, which sounds like a sure-fire recipe for disaster. The upside is that it's off by default, so this isn't the godsend for spammers and online harassers some are making it out to be.

Finally - Good Forecasts for Apple Watch Sales in 2015

3:35 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · Analysis

A Reuters and Ipsos poll of 1,829 Americans showed that 4 percent of American women and 9 percent of American men plan to buy an Apple Watch. Using the results and U.S. Census data for demographics, the potential sales number is about 15 million Apple Watches.  This is not far from the average of a recent compilation of analyst estimates.

Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs’s Legacy

9:05 PM, Apr. 14th, 2015 · · Analysis

Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs's Legacy

Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

7:50 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · Analysis

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.

My Apple Watch Try-on Experience: Welcome to the New Apple Store

5:40 PM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

When Apple opened its doors for Apple Watch pre-orders early Friday morning it also let us start scheduling appointments to try on their brand new smartwatch. I was lucky enough to get an appointment right away—a fact that made me very happy since it would let me try on the watch I just bought sight unseen—and the experience was very much Apple, but also totally new.

Sold! Apple Watch Has Already Earned a Place on My Wrist

11:45 AM, Apr. 7th, 2015 · · Analysis

Unlike Jeff Gamet, I have been slow to explore devices like the Fitbit. That's because I always felt that something better would come along to invest in, and it did.  It's called the Apple Watch. I intend for the Apple Watch to be my goto device for fitness, notices, Apple Pay and, well, everything. I'm all in.

LG Claims Apple Will Announce an iMac 8K in 2015, But Don’t Count on It

4:08 PM, Apr. 6th, 2015 · · Analysis

LG Electronics is claiming through a press release that Apple will announce an iMac 8K in 2015. Apple hasn't announced such a product, of course, and the company was already on the bleeding edge of ultra high definition with the iMac 5K, announced just this past fall.  Bryan Chaffin says you shouldn't put too much stock in this rumor.

Apple Watch has to Earn a Place on My Wrist

3:45 PM, Apr. 6th, 2015 · · Analysis

I used to be kind of heavy, like a good 60 pounds overweight. I needed personal incentive and accountability to get back to a healthy place, and the Fitbit Ultra (later, the Fitbit One) gave me that. Now Apple wants to do the same with the Apple Watch. We're still a few days away from Apple Watch pre-orders, but I can already tell you I know it'll be a supplement to my health and fitness tracking routine, not a replacement—and it's up to Apple to earn a place on my wrist.

Apple Watch Conceived to Free Us from the Tyranny of our Phones

10:16 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · Analysis

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The Apple Watch was originally conceived as a device that would free us from the tyranny of our smartphones—and that includes iPhones. According to an excellent in-depth look at Apple Vice President Kevin Lynch and the Apple Watch, Apple wanted to find a way for us to be connected in a less intrusive, more human way.