Why Apple Really Has to Build its Own UHDTV

3:40 PM, Dec. 3rd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

There's been a division of thinking in the past about Apple and a next generation TV experience. Will Apple simply introduce a new Apple TV, just another black box? Or will Apple make its own UHDTV? Some recent evidence suggests that Apple will make an actual TV.

Unexpected: Why Shopping With Apple Pay Feels so Good

4:10 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

The Psychology of ApplePay

There's something interesting going on with the psychology of shopping with Apple Pay. It's not just that it's more secure than swiping a credit card, and it's not just that it's techy cool. John Martellaro explores the phenomenon.

iPhoneography 101: Photo Tip Q&A

10:30 AM, Nov. 29th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Q&A

Vern Seward answers some burning iPhoneography questions in this edition of iPhoneography 101: the difference between camera apps; should you use a tripod; and the all-important best way to take a selfie.

iPhoneography 101: Essential iPhone Camera Apps

10:30 AM, Nov. 22nd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Shooting iPhone pix? iPhoneography 101 is a new column from Vern Seward offering up some of the lessons he's learned taking photos with his iPhone. In this installment, he shows us some of the essential iPhone camera apps and why you should use them.

Why Every Estimate for Apple Watch Sales in 2015 is Completely Wrong

4:45 PM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Estimates for sales of a product that hasn't shipped yet are tricky business. It requires some serious work with the right kind of candidate customer surveys and some shrewd mathematical analysis. Then, uncertainties must be calculated and presented. John Martellaro isn't seeing any of that.

DOJ Warns Apple that iOS Encryption Could Kill Children

10:46 PM, Nov. 19th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iSpy

The number two person in the U.S. DOJ's number two person recently warned Apple the company's encryption scheme in iOS 8 will eventually result in the death of a child. Bryan Chaffin argues that when anyoen tells us we must give up privacy for the sake of the children, they've lost the argument.

iBank 5: Dr Mac Can Finally Say Goodbye to Quicken

3:30 PM, Nov. 19th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iBank 5 = no more Quicken! YEA!

I love managing my finances on my Mac, but I have never liked depending upon Intuit or its Quicken for Mac products. Intuit, as you probably know, has no love for Mac users. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has been looking for a personal finance solution for the Mac since 1998, and he finally found it: iBank 5.

Five Cool Tips for Siri in iOS 8

1:50 PM, Nov. 15th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Siri

Using Siri in iOS 8 gives users lots of choices to maximize their time - as long as you know your options. Nancy Carroll Gravley gives five more tips in this column.

The Impact of Apple Pay is Greater Than We Could Have Imagined

5:30 PM, Nov. 14th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

When a revolutionary new service arrives, especially from Apple, the long term consequences are seldom appreciated at first. The tendency is to compare it to the known competition rather than explore the synergistic effects.  Even now, those effects are kicking in, very early in the life of Apple Pay.