Laurene Powell Jobs 28th Wealthiest American, 4th Richest American Woman

6:14 PM, Sep. 29th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, is the 28th wealthiest person in America, and the 4th richest woman. According to Forbes magazine's newest wealth ranking, Mrs. Powell Jobs is worth some $16.6 billion, less than the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Sheldon Adelson, and Sergey Brin, but more than roughly 313.9 million other people.

Steve Ballmer Plans to Take iPads Away from Clippers

8:20 PM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

YEAH!

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer knows he messed up mobile while at Microsoft, according to Reuters, but he won't let that get in the way of taking the better mobile device away from his new basketball team. In a profile on Mr. Ballmer and the L.A. Clippers, Mr. Ballmer said that the team's iPads are out, but not until the off season.

FBI Cranky at Apple for Securing iOS, Only Has Itself (and NSA) to Blame

7:40 PM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iSpy

The FBI and other law enforcement folk are tense about Apple's gleeful proclamationt that the company can't unencrypt our data. FBI Director James Comey told reporters that he is "very concerned" about tech companies like Apple and Google stepping up their privacy game and protecting customer data. Bryan Chaffin argues law enforcement has only itself to blame.

Does Size Matter: My Weekend with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

3:28 PM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Last Friday I got an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus for review; by mid-afternoon I had both fully charged, synced, and ready to rock. Sure I felt dorky with an iPhone in each hand all weekend, but it was worth it, gentle reader, to bring you this early hands-on report. But even more importantly, it was worth it to help me solve a first-world problem: Which iPhone 6 should I buy?

5 Reasons Apple Pay Will Succeed Brilliantly

3:30 PM, Sep. 16th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Pay isn't just something Apple dreamed up and hopes will be adopted. Rather, it's part of and compatibile with a worldwide move to stem the tide of credit card fraud. And Apple is leading the way.

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.