It’s Far Too Late for MS Office on iPad

4:05 PM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Microsoft has had a version of MS Office ready for the iPad for some time now. What's held it up has been the attempt to entice business users over to the Surface tablets instead.  John Martellaro thinks it's too late now, far too late, for Microsoft to reverse its strategy.

iOS 7.1: The Keyboard and Shift Key Apple Should’ve Given Us

9:51 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple made some great improvements in iOS 7.1. It's faster, more stable, you can add shapes to more easily see buttons, and more. That awesome update didn't, however, hit the mark with its new on-screen keyboard representation for the caps lock key. I have a much better idea for how that could've played out.

2014 Will Be the Year That Defines Apple CEO Tim Cook

4:10 PM, Mar. 13th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Tim Cook

Time can be a funny thing, and not just in a Stephen Hawking yuk-yuk kind of way. For we intellectual mortals, time has a magical ability to change our perspective on things, making small things become important, and allowing us to all but forget what used to feel like was of end-of-the-world, apocalyptic magnitude. That's what is going to happen in 2014, a year I believe will come to define the Tim Cook era of Apple.

Apple’s iOS 7.1 Reaches 5.9% Adoption Rate In Just 24 Hours

7:36 PM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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Apple's iOS 7.1, which was released on Monday, hit a 5.9 percent adoption rate in just the first 24 hours, according to Chitika. The marketing research company released a report on Tuesday based on the operating systems reported in their app metrics platform.

3 Free Absolutely Cool iOS Apps You Must Have

6:30 PM, Mar. 7th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

There are lots of cool app for your cool iOS devices. Vern Seward points out three that you'll want in this week's Free on iTunes. Notable, Sega: Go Dance, and Smash Hit.

The TV Industry is Apple’s Gordian Knot

5:00 PM, Mar. 6th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple's TV Gordian Knot

Apple makes an enormous amount of money by selling hardware, and hardware generally doesn't change over its lifetime. However, in the TV industry, services come and go. Perhaps innovation by Apple consists of coping with change rather than eliminating it.

3 Free iOS Apps That Will Smarten You Up

6:24 PM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Got a question? Vern Seward points out 3 free iOS apps that will help you find the answer in this week's Free on iTunes. Duck Duck Go, Merlin Bird ID, and Learnist.