Rob Enderle Calls Apple ‘Desperate’

8:00 AM, May. 24th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Screams

Rob Enderle called Apple's new Union Square flagship store in San Francisco a sign that Apple is desperate. After flailing about in an apoplectic fit, Bryan Chaffin discusses the merits—or lack thereof—of this idea.

Purism Laptops to Protect You from Surveillance Capitalism

10:23 PM, May. 20th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Librem 11 Laptop

SAN FRANCISCO - There's a new hardware company on the scene called Purism, and the name is a significant clue as to what the company is all about: pure software. At its heart, Purism is dedicated to providing computer hardware driven entirely by open source software so that users can "trust, but verify." Purism is putting itself in direct opposition to what it considers "surveillance capitalism." Bryan Chaffin has the low-down.

iPhone 7 Will Be Nice, But 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Will be Amazing

4:30 PM, May. 20th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 rumors

Rumors that sound reasonably credible are starting to appear for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in 2017. The current state-of-the-rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 will have some nice features, but a 10th anniversary iPhone next year is the one that will have the stunning new look and feel. John Martellaro collates the best thinking so far.

What If You Won’t Be Able to Buy an Apple Car?

5:45 PM, May. 13th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Car Striding the Globe

We know Apple is working on a car—but what if it turns out the company isn't planning on letting you drive or own that car? What if instead of designing a consumer car for end-users, Apple is instead designing a vehicle or vehicles it will use to deploy its own fleet of autonomous ride-sharing cars?

7 Reasons Apple Would Want to Invest in China’s Didi

4:50 PM, May. 13th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple in China

Apple invested $1 billion in Didi, a Chinese ride-sharing company. You might even call them the Uber of China, because the company owns that market in China, claiming 97 percent share with 14 million registered drivers and 11 million rides per day. Bryan Chaffin gathered seven reasons why Apple might have wanted to make such an investment.

iPhone Upgrade Fever: We’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

4:00 PM, May. 13th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Upgrade Fever Gone?

The iPhone has gotten better and better every year. The iPhone 6 sated customer hunger for a larger display, but then Apple had to fill the gap for many who preferred a 4-inch display on the iPhone SE. Along the way, the world economy slowed, dramatic improvements for the 6s dried up, and many customers felt like their current iPhone was good enough. So what's next for the iPhone?

Gen. Hayden to FBI: Stop Obsessing on Content and Focus on Metadata

6:27 PM, May. 12th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

General Michael Hayden

General Michael Hayden has a simple message for FBI Director James Comey: stop obsessing over content and focus on metadata. The former director of the NSA and the CIA said that unbreakable encryption is inevitable, unstoppable, and that the worst thing that could happen to the United States would be a successful effort to outlaw such technologies in this country. Bryan Chaffin digs in.