Apple CEO Tim Cook on Privacy: Follow the Money

8:29 PM, Sep. 15th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Tim Cook on Charlie Rose

Apple CEO Tim Cook has some advice for those concerned about privacy and your data: follow the money. In an interview with Charlie Rose posted to YouTube on Monday (embedded below the fold), Mr. Cook made an impassioned argument that Apple makes its profit from selling goods, rather than selling you.

Apple Offers U2 Removal Tool for People Angry about Free Album

6:08 PM, Sep. 15th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Songs of Innocence

Apple on Monday released SOI Removal, a one-click tool for removing Songs of Innocence, the free U2 album the company gave its customers. This was necessary, apparently, because a vocal number of entitled, narcissistic gits found whinging about free music easier than ignoring it, hiding it, or...gasp...not downloading it.

5 Tips for Making Better Slide Show Presentations

4:40 PM, Sep. 13th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Keynote

Slideshows can sometimes make or break a presentation. Apple's Keynote app is a perfect tool for creating exciting presentations. You just need to make sure a slideshow is what you need. Nancy Carroll Gravley has five tips for making the most out of your slides.

Apple’s Success: Going to Extremes and Out of Control

3:50 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

The Rot in Apple

Apple was a hungry, underappreciated company for many years both before and after the return of Steve Jobs. Now that Apple has achieved unconstrained, unabashed, tumultuous success—that often treads on customers—what exactly is Apple going to do about it?

Apple’s iPhone 6 Preorder Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

3:28 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Ooops

Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event iPhone 6 preordering. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself With the online Apple Store still offline 25 minutes after preorders were supposed to begin, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right.

Goodbye to Macworld, but Not to Those Who Made it Great

3:50 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Macworld Magazine's First Issue

Macworld has shuttered its print magazine and laid off most of its staff. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous shares some of the details and looks back at the magazine that was born with the Mac and the people who made it worth reading for over 30 years.

Thinking Differently, Apple Watch Gets Wrist-Top Tech Right

7:41 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch (née iWatch) was finally announced during Tuesday's September 9th media event. The company's first foray into wearables demonstrates what makes Apple different from its competitors, its ability to engineer a device from the ground up to work in ways no one else has imagined.

What Apple Just Did Was Change the World. Again

4:20 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Not only did Apple introduce two fabulous iPhones the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but also started the process of changing the world with Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Again. John Martellaro ponders the significance.

How the iWatch Could Completely Catch the Competition Napping

4:15 PM, Sep. 5th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

The iWatch could radically change our personal security in ways that haven't been discussed.  John Martellaro takes to flights of technical fantasy and finally reveals what he hopes the iWatch will do that would completely catch the competition off guard.