Summer is almost gone, but there's still time to get in a same vacation. Vern Seward points out 3 iOS tour guides to help. Rock Creek Park Walking Tours, New York Beyond Sight, Palace at Versailles, all free for your iPhone and iPad.
Did you know you can use iOS's Siri to send and reply to emails? You can, and in this column Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you just how easy it is. Siri can fill in the recipient, the subject line, and take dictation for what you want to say. If you have more than one email address, she'll even ask you which one you want to use.
One could think of many reasons for Apple's early 2013 new product drought. In fact, John Martellaro has thought of 15 of them. Why must Tim Cook's theorized incompetence be the most popular? Is it perhaps because an off-the-cuff assessment of a CEO's character is easier than penetrating Apple's shroud of secrecy? Here's John's list of other reasons for the drought.
Apple has always been known for putting the experience of using their products ahead of technology itself. Customers use Apple products because they want to get something done, not tinker around. That has resulted in aspersions: Apple's Macs are toys. But now we're in the the Post-PC era, and it's time for a change of direction. John Martellaro has an idea.
Nokia has released a new commercial called "Better Photos Every Day," an ad that mocks Apple's claims that more pictures are taken on the iPhone every day by saying better pictures are taken with the Nokia Lumia 925. The commercial uses similar presentation as Apple's "Photos Every Day" spot, and offers side by side comparisons of images that show off the camera on the Lumia 925.
Reference books (and apps) don't have to be boring. Vern Seward proves it with three free iOS reference apps in this week's Free on iTunes. DataFinder, Atlas by Collins, Abraham Lincoln Interactive Biography.
Apple, Google and other high technology companies are now poised to bring us into the Post-TV era. The delivery of TV content over the Internet is picking up steam, and these companies have the talent and money to reinvent our TV viewing experience. John Martellaro looks at the state-of-the-art and their prospects to disrupt traditional cable and satellite providers.
The U.S. Department of Justice doesn't want much, just control over Apple's entire iTunes business. This, because Apple had the audacity to do something that same DOJ had failed to do, which was bring competition to the ebook market.
When Apple announced its new Mac Pro at WWDC, the first thought of many customers was that they wanted it. Badly. Then reality sunk in; this is a Mac Pro for professionals. It'll be too expensive for the Rest of Us. However, here's why you'll need it anyway. And will love doing it.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it's total haul to date on Surface, the company's iPad-killer, is a whopping $853 million. That's how much the company reported in its annual 10-K SEC filing, which includes all three quarters the Surface has been available.
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