The Pros and Cons of a Proprietary Apple Car Charger

6 hours, 18 minutes ago · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Car

A Reuters report claiming Apple has been talking to car charger companies got Bryan Chaffin thinking about standards. It seems likely that Apple would develop its own proprietary technology for charging the Apple Car, but there are many reasons why it would make sense for Apple to adopt an industry standard.

It Could Happen - Universally Autonomous Cars Could Fail in the Marketplace

10 hours, 20 minutes ago · · Columns and Opinions

Future of Autonomous cars

Companies that must employ drivers and pay them, even without customary benefits, would like to replace them with computers that can drive autonomously. This makes such vehicles candidates for taxis, buses, and trucks.  But what about customers who actually enjoy being in control of a car that they own?  Is that an enduring or dying part of American culture? John Martellaro looks at the issues.

iPhone SE: Is Less the New More?

11:50 AM, May. 27th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE

Apple introduced the iPhone SE earlier this year and Dr. Mac's been testing one. While it looks like an iPhone 5 or 5s from the outside, inside are thoroughly modern guts based on the iPhone 6s. 

Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions to Buy a Big Media Company

6:18 PM, May. 26th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

The Apple TV Crystal Ball

Apple is reportedly planning to ramp up spending on original content to "several hundred million dollars a year," according to an unnamed source cited by The Financial Times of London. The story was based in part around a supposed meeting where Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue pitched the idea of Apple buying Time Warner, but the takeaway should be that Apple is seriously committed to streaming content.

Apple Can’t Keep a Secret

3:58 PM, May. 25th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Whatevs

John Kheit thinks Apple has lost its ability to keep a secret, and that this is hurting the company. He thinks it's time for Apple to either put up—and surprise us—or shut up about its supposed "culture of secrecy."

Rob Enderle Calls Apple ‘Desperate’

8:00 AM, May. 24th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Screams

Rob Enderle called Apple's new Union Square flagship store in San Francisco a sign that Apple is desperate. After flailing about in an apoplectic fit, Bryan Chaffin discusses the merits—or lack thereof—of this idea.

Purism Laptops to Protect You from Surveillance Capitalism

10:23 PM, May. 20th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Librem 11 Laptop

SAN FRANCISCO - There's a new hardware company on the scene called Purism, and the name is a significant clue as to what the company is all about: pure software. At its heart, Purism is dedicated to providing computer hardware driven entirely by open source software so that users can "trust, but verify." Purism is putting itself in direct opposition to what it considers "surveillance capitalism." Bryan Chaffin has the low-down.

iPhone 7 Will Be Nice, But 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Will be Amazing

4:30 PM, May. 20th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 rumors

Rumors that sound reasonably credible are starting to appear for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in 2017. The current state-of-the-rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 will have some nice features, but a 10th anniversary iPhone next year is the one that will have the stunning new look and feel. John Martellaro collates the best thinking so far.