Some observers complain that Apple doesn't come out with innovative products fast enough. But, in fact, it's actually quite hard to keep up with what Apple is doing, and it takes personal time and work to appreciate what Apple achieves. The alternative is to be left behind.
The new Apple MacBook was available on April 10, just as Apple said. But not in stores. Online order deliveries quickly shot up to four to six weeks. What happened? John Martellaro looks at some possible scenarios that may have torpedoed Apple's intentions.
Apple announced a new MacBook during the "Spring Forward" event in March. Think you're getting your skipping out of an Apple Store with one on April 24th? Not so fast, pal. Apple's telling everyone to try their luck online, including resellers and even their own retail customers.
Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.
Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.
Black and White photos can be captivating. Vern Seward tells how to get great B&W shots in this installment of iPhoneography 101.
Kelly isn't getting an Apple Watch. She wrote down some reasons why she isn't getting one to
remind herself point out some of the flaws in Apple's latest offering.
Apple has problems meeting demand for exciting new products that other companies can only fantasize about. That's because Apple dreams big dreams. But we have to be careful that we're dreaming the same dream. That takes time. John Martellaro explains.
Dr. Mac says, "I'm not normal; I've currently got more than 25 menu bar apps in addition to the handful included with Yosemite. But I happen to like menu bar apps... a lot... and I find all of the ones I have installed useful in some way."
Here are a few of my faves...
Pages 5.5.2 for the Mac is a very capable word processor, and it's full of all sorts of abilities you might not have thought about. In the following tutorial Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you how you can control the number of rows and columns in a table, create a formula, and share your documents within Pages.
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