China Forcing Apple to Choose: Customer Privacy or Revenue

3:30 PM, Mar. 5th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

In a pair of interesting articles at Quartz, the suggestion has been made that Apple is giving the Chinese government access to its iOS devices and source code in order to preserve its business there. The facts aren't all in because Apple won't talk about it. And the implied scenario sounds doubtful. However, the situation does raise important issues. 

Intuit Hoses Quicken (Mac) Users…Again

4:40 PM, Mar. 4th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Intuit crippling Quicken Essentials and then charging for the upgrade! Outrageous!

Intuit recently sent a message to users of Quicken Essentials for Mac:  “Your connected services will be discontinued on 4/30/15. Upgrade to maintain services. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered." But that's only part of the story... 

Why Some Observers Think Apple Watch Won’t Succeed

3:30 PM, Mar. 4th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Most of the connected and astute observers of Apple are confident that the Apple Watch will succeed. Perhaps brilliantly. Apple has the savvy, resources, engineering talent and executive leadership to make it a success. So why are there pockets of observers who are sure this new product from Apple will fail?  John Martellaro ponders the negative reactions surrounding the Apple Watch, before we have even a hint of sales success.

What to Expect During Apple’s March 9 Media Event

4:30 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Two of the best minds that follow Apple got together and worked out what we can expect to see during Apple's March 9 media event. Jeff Gamet and Kelly Guimont (with some inspiration from Chris Breen), take their best shot at predicting what else we might see besides a major Apple Watch palooza.

Three Tips for Apple’s Keynote App on iPad

10:30 AM, Feb. 21st, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Three Tips for Apple's Keynote App on iPad

Keynote is a great tool that allows even the beginner to create impressive slide shows for any number of reasons. Even if you are experienced at using Keynote on your Mac, there are some things that are different when using it on your iPad. The following tips should make that experience easier.