OS X Turns 14 Years Old Today

6:44 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

OS X Turns 14 Years Old Today

OS X turned 14 today, fully embracing those awkward teenage years. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Huzzah!

Two More Cool-But-Semi-Hidden Yosemite Features

4:50 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Yosemite semi hidden feature

Continuing the theme I began here last week, allow me to introduce you to another pair of useful but semi-hidden OS X Yosemite features. Feature #1 is recording movies of your Mac or iDevice screen;  #2 is putting your written signature onto a PDF document.

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Why Apple is Relevant Even if You Don’t Like the Company

3:45 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

There are many things to like About Apple. There are also plenty of things for Apple enthusiasts to criticize when the company makes mistakes. However, even if you really don't like Apple, for any reason, it's still important to not only pay attention but even embrace its technologies.

Steve Jobs’s Inner Circle Defends Their Version of Jobs’s Legacy

9:42 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Becoming Steve Jobs

In the wake of the passing of someone who made an impact on the people around them, there is sometimes a contest to shape the memories and legacy of that person. The bigger the impact—be it good or bad—the greater the contest, and it should come as no surprise that those closest to Steve Jobs are fighting to shape his legacy.

How Apple Neglects Us. Let’s Count the Ways

4:35 PM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple has provided us with lots of new products and services.
We're excited about the Apple Watch and the new MacBook. But what about the many things that have dropped through the cracks? The list is growing and becoming alarming. What can be done?

Apple’s Missed Opportunity With its TV Streaming Service

1:25 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple has been pondering, if one can read between the lines of Tim Cook's previous statements, how to improve the TV viewing experience. The recent report that Apple has been talking to most of the networks about a new streaming network service reveals something troubling. John Martellaro thinks Apple could be doing something much better for its customers.

A Pair of Cool-But-Semi-Hidden OS X Yosemite Features

12:32 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

hidden Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite features

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite has gotten better since its initial release… But I notice that several of useful features are semi-hidden by default. For example, your Mac can take dictation and turn your words into text without having to buy Dragon Dictate. But it’s disabled by default. To enable it... 

Choosing an Apple Watch? Check Out TMO’s Staff Picks

4:51 PM, Mar. 18th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Kelly took a poll of TMO towers to see which Apple Watch was going to be the most popular. It should surprise no one that virtually everybody will be making that purchase, but aside from that the answers tended to vary about which one and why.