How Apple’s Resurgence Led to Microsoft’s Newfound Success

2:10 PM, Feb. 6th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

There was a time when the Microsoft behemoth was running roughshod over the underdog Apple. Apple was very cool and did wonderful things with software development, but the boutique UNIX company was being crushed. Oddly, Apple's current resurgence has also led to Microsoft's.

Apple’s New Approach to a Foothold in the Future of TV

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

Apple's new entry point into TV

It's been reported that Apple is talking to TV content providers about offering to its own customers custom programming packages.   These would be smaller subsets of the packages typically offered by the major cable and satellite providers. What does this tell us about the state of Apple and the future of TV?

The Unofficial Apple Weblog Will Shut Down February 3rd

5:40 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

TUAW

As part of AOL's reorganization, a few of the sites it runs are being closed. Joystiq and AOL Autos are ending, as is The Unofficial Apple Weblog. TUAW recently celebrated its 10th birthday, and former TUAW writer Kelly Guimont looks back at her time there.

One Way Apple Could Help Us Find Apple Pay Locations

5:30 PM, Jan. 28th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Pay is, by all accounts, a success. Adoption has been rapid by both payers and payees, and Tim Cook has declared 2015 the year of Apple Pay. Our own Adam Christianson has an idea about how to make it even easier to find.

MacPhun = The Easy Way to Improve Photos

11:00 AM, Jan. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

MacPhun has a sense of humor...

I have good news for those who want to improve your photos but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money... That good news comes from a cool little company out of San Diego, CA called MacPhun, which makes nearly a dozen different inexpensive apps specifically designed to help you fix imperfections and improve mediocre photos quickly and easily, for not a lot of dough.

7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac

10:00 AM, Jan. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac

A sluggish Mac is annoying. What good does it do to have the latest and greatest if it is going to run slow. There are some things that even beginners can do to help address this problem and Nancy Carroll Gravley has some great tips to make it possible.

How Apple is Winning a Secret War

5:00 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

When observers analyze a new or existing product from Apple, they tend to focus on the design, operation and features. In some cases, the conclusion is that some competitor, X, has a better product. That misses at least half the story of Apple's secret product war.