iTunes Needs To Break Up… With Itself

5:20 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software. 

Self-driving Cars Will Need a New Breed of Software

2:45 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

We've heard rumors that Apple is working on its own car. It's likely to be a standard electric car with, we think, a phenomenal battery. However, down the road, our attention will turn to self-driving cars, and one question to ask about autonomous cars is whether making them work very safely can be done to the satisfaction of the consumers. Can Apple take that leap as well?

Make Your iPhone Camera Even Better (Part II)

2:40 PM, May. 13th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

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In addition to using the 645 Pro Mk III camera app he told you about last week for most of his photos, Dr. Mac also uses a handful of third-party accessories to help him take better pictures and videos with his iPhone. Check out his inexpensive yet effective toolkit in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves (Episode 122). 

Who Could Create Personal Robots Better than Apple?

3:50 PM, May. 8th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

A tremendous amount of science fiction lore has built up our expectations of personal robots. And today, a great deal of research is being poured into artificial intelligence and robot mechanics. But we're still nowhere close to the "Data" of Star Trek or "Ava" of Ex Machina. Which company is worthy to tackle that challenge? Might it be Apple?

Apple Will be Forced to Add 4K to its New Apple TV

4:15 PM, May. 6th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

There are indications that Apple will release a 4th generation Apple TV and a new remote control at WWDC in June. The question John Martellaro has (as always) is whether that new Apple TV will include 4K capability. He thinks it must.