Why Apple Should Be More Interested in Robots

8:00 PM, Aug. 10th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Ava of  the movie Ex Machina

In the modern discussion about Apple, we hear about iPhones, Macintoshes, iPads,  music, subscription TV, Apple Watches and even electric cars. Where's the discussion about Apple and robots?

How Apple Leaves Money on the Table and Still Flourishes

5:15 PM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple vs. Google's Android

One of the modern concepts in American business is that every technical decision should be made in such a ways as to maximize revenue, leaving nothing on the table for the often dangerous competition. Apple, however, has not, in general, thought that way and has left money and market share to others. Yet Apple has flourished. How has the company done that?

When Google Did Evil

6:20 PM, Aug. 6th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Turning points. If you look any person, company, or organization you'll find a key moment that sent that entity down a particular path, be it good or bad. Bryan Chaffin argues that Google had a turning point when it decided to promote its own content over the competition even when its own algorithms said that content had less value.

Backup Today or Suffer Tomorrow - You’ve Been Warned

2:12 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions


In technology there’s only one thing Dr. Mac is absolutely certain of: Your hard (or solid-state) disk is going to fail. He knows you've heard it all before, but apparently some of you weren't listening...so he's trying again with different words.

How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

5:40 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Mail.app Signatures Screenshot

Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.

The Reason Why No Company Can Duplicate Apple’s iPhone Appeal

5:00 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris, July 27

Competitors to Apple's iPhone spend billions in development and advertising. Sometimes a competing smartphone will actually have a nifty operational or design feature the iPhone lacks. Then why is it so fundamentally difficult to compete with Apple for mindshare and profits amongst those highly desirable, affluent customers? John Martellaro delves into the Apple not-so-secret sauce.

Google Plus + Google Agenda = Facebook Win

10:00 PM, Jul. 27th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Google Branded Baloney

Google announced it was scaling back on Google Plus, showing you can't build a social networking service on top of a corporate agenda. Despite all of its many advantages, Google hasn't been able to make a dent in Facebook's dominance of this market.