4K UHDTV Will be Adopted Faster Than Expected

3:10 PM, Dec. 18th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

It's the nature of technology and marketing. We move along at an ever increasing pace. While many will say 4K TV (UHD) has no visible benefits from a distance, there's no content and the TVs are too expensive, it won't matter.  Soon enough, we'll all be on the 4K bandwagon.

6 Must Have iPhone Travel Apps

11:30 AM, Dec. 18th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

Traveling cross town or cross country doesn't have to be a frustrating misadventure, especially if you load up your iPhone with the right apps to keep you organized and on top of your travel plans. The Mac Observer put together a list of the five essential apps for any traveler to help you navigate traffic, avoid missing your flight, organize your travel reservations, stay dry, and avoid going hungry on the road.

Google Chromecast: Too Much Hassle For the Money

1:45 PM, Dec. 17th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

Digital gadgets: the hassle to price ratio.

Modern digital fabrication technology has made is easy for companies to throw a product together for not much money. But what about the hassle that starts when you get it home? How does this compare to Apple's philosophy?  John Martellaro weighs in.

Waste Time With 3 Free Great iOS Apps

8:42 PM, Dec. 13th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Kill time while waiting with these great apps Vern Seward features in this week's Free on iTunes. Instapaper, Angry Birds Go! and Monopoly Slots.

Just How Does Apple Make its OSes so Desirable?

6:15 PM, Dec. 13th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

Millions of Apple customers happily upgrade to a new version of iOS or OS X, and the new OS comes to dominate in just months. Meanwhile, many businesses strain to move into the future as they cling to the comfortable belly of Windows XP.  How does this happen?

Apple is Wise About the Pace of Technology

1:45 PM, Dec. 10th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

The Pace of Technology

Technology and software services are developing faster than most people can absorb them. As a result, there's a human tendency to focus on tried and true products and take only minor excursions when they're sufficiently mature and useful. That's what Apple keeps in mind but the competition often cannot afford to do.

A 13-inch iPad Could Create New Tablet Markets for Apple

4:20 PM, Dec. 6th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

13-inch iPad and New Markets

When we think about a 13-inch iPad, we can't just think about a larger display for things like reading, art and designing.  Instead, there comes a point where a larger iPad creates whole new markets and applications. John Martellaro speculates.

iPad and iPhone Own Black Friday Mobile Shopping…Again

8:36 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

IBM Black Friday Report Chart

Another Black Friday has come and gone, and once again Apple's iOS devices were by far the most popular devices for mobile shopping, crushing Android. According to IBM, mobile traffic and sales increased, with iPhones and iPads accounting for almost all of it. Bryan Chaffin looks at the issues.

Court-Appointed Antitrust Monitor Bills Apple $1,100 Per Hour

4:45 AM, Nov. 30th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple v. Highway Robber

Judge Denise Kote not only saddled Apple with a court-appointed outside attorney to monitor the company's antitrust compliance, she then picked the attorney she wanted—Michael Bromwich—without also establishing how much he would be paid. The result? After two weeks on the job, Mr. Bromwich is trying to charge Apple $1,100 per hour. Bryan Chaffin thinks this is outrageous.