Dave Hamilton has known for a year now that he'd be getting the Retina iPad mini as soon as it came out. The iPad Air gave him some pause but, in the end, the new mini won out and he's here to share with us his initial thoughts after having the device for just under twenty-four hours.
This holiday season, millions of young people and even young professionals will be receiving an iPad as a gift. There's just one problem. The iPad starts with a clean slate, so to speak.
John Martellaro proposes a watering hole, a place for people who want to use that iPad pursue a particular profession.
There are a lot of companies that want to sell movies on demand. Recently, John Martellaro realized that he and his wife, without fail, always select the Apple TV to watch the latest available movies. John explains why.
Ten years ago Skype started as a small company looking for a way to cut down on the founders' international phone bills while they developed Kazaa. Today it's a multi-billion dollar Microsoft asset. Every company has a story to tell, and Skype has chosen today to tell theirs.
It's almost like stealing. But of course it isn't. You walk into an Apple retail store, scan the barcode of the item you want, and log in with your AppleID. Paid. Done. Never see a salesperson. Walk out of the store. John Martellaro tells his story of how this fabulous app works and makes some predictions.
Back in June, Apple released a public document that outlines the interesting technical features of OS X, updated for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It's what Apple calls a Core Technologies Overview, and it explains in solid but readable technical language what OS X and new core features of Mavericks are all about.
Apple's support for business and government goes deeper than one might think. That's because Apple's business webpage is very hard to find. Scouring Apple's home page and site map won't reveal what you need. One might think of it as extraordinary stealth marketing. Once found, however, it's a gem.
There can be too much of a good thing. When immersed in apps and technology and products, it's all too easy to grow listless. John Martellaro suggests that the effect on writers is not very different from another not so surprising effect in society. The wealthy.
Up until now, iOS has operated under a very inefficent model with regards to apps and network requests. Apple aims to change that with iOS 7's coalesced network updates, allowing multiple apps to synchronize their network requests.
There are several ways an OS can telegraph the status of its health and well-being. However, how that's communicated to the user, the developer and Apple are all very different things. Providing information to the Mac user that they can really use is a better approach. No intelligent agent required.
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