The Anatomy of an Android OS Update, by HTC

7:08 PM, Dec. 27th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions


Ever wonder why Android upgrades are...shall we say, spotty? In an attempt to "bring transparency" to the upgrade process, HTC has published an excellent infographic detailing the many steps every update must go through.

Apple’s New Mac Pro Checks the Success Boxes

3:45 PM, Dec. 20th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

The new Mac Pro's success

Apple's new Mac Pro is now for sale, and reviews are surfacing. They generally tell a story: this is an awesome device, drop dead gorgeous and fast. Already, supplies are constrained. Once again, Apple has properly sized up the market and produced a winner. So why are there grumbles?

Would You Have a Cow if Bill Gates Was Your Secret Santa?

6:42 PM, Dec. 19th, 2013 · · Columns and Opinions

Bill Gates Being Awesome

What would you do if Bill Gates was your Secret Santa? If you were reddit member NY1227, you'd have a cow. Literally, you'd have a cow. And so would some other person somewhere out there in the emerging—or not-so-emerging world. Bryan Chaffin explains.

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?