The Emerging War Over Desktop Push Notifications

12:05 PM, Aug. 14th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Push

Push notifications may have grown up on mobile apps. But now the Web is making a comeback because of a push notification innovation introduced by Apple through Safari Mavericks. Warring standards are already beginning to emerge, though Apple holds the early lead.

Apple TV, the Ideal Hub for HomeKit Automation

7:07 PM, Aug. 13th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

HomeKit

Apple makes a little black box that hangs out on your network and waits for you to need it. Kelly explains how Apple TV + HomeKit = Crazy Delicious, and is likelier than you may think.

Looking Back at Our Ridiculous 3.5-inch iPhone Displays

3:00 PM, Aug. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Smartphone display growth

The original Apple iPhone started out with a 3.5 inch display. That worked great for a telephone in 2007 that could also run a few Apple apps, but in 2014 we do so much with our iPhones that a larger display is a must. John informally compares three smartphones: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 5s, and an Amazon Fire Phone.

Apple Death Knell #66 - ‘The Dream Is Over’

6:12 PM, Aug. 8th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Death Knell #66

Meet Rob Frankel. He's a branding expert. In fact, he's, "The best branding expert on the planet." We know this because he tells us so on his blog. It must therefore be true. Mr. Frankel has a message for Apple fanboys, and it's earning him a spot in the Apple Death Knell Counter. Bryan Chaffin explains.

That Time the iPhone Owner Punched His Mugger in the Face

7:41 PM, Jul. 31st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

TMO Artist's Rendering of the Event

A drawn out attempt at "Apple" picking on Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, was thwarted when the would-be victim punched his would-be mugger in the face. Bryan Chaffin finds something satisfying in the way things worked out.

What Amazon Didn’t Say in Its Blog Post about Hachette

5:55 PM, Jul. 30th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Save me, Amazon Superhero!

Amazon has come forth and told unto us it is waging holy war against Hachette for lo! The children. For only lower book prices can save the children—and indeed publishers and authors, too—and those greedy publishers are too stupid to understand. Bryan Chaffin thinks there's more to the picture.