The Missing Apple TV Ad: The Case for Apple Pay

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

So far, major banks have been running TV ads promoting Apple Pay, and that's great. But why is Apple being so shy about its own technology and not running its own ads? John Martellaro has wondered about that too. 

Twitter Goes Over to Dark Side, Decides Who You’ll Follow

2:30 PM, Dec. 30th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Twitter forces who we follow

Some Twitter users woke up this morning to find that they were unexpectedly following @MasterCard, perhaps an implied endorsement that was unwanted.  William Shatner was the first to notice this, according to Marketing Land. This appears to be a troublesome effort by Twitter to monetize what has become, in essence, a public utility.

Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Finally Gets It Right

5:30 PM, Dec. 26th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Harmony Ultimate Home universal remote

For years I’ve been searching for the perfect universal remote control, one that was easy to set up and manage, able to control all aspects of all of my audio and video components, and reliable enough that I could throw the device’s original remote in a drawer and never miss it. 

I finally found one -- and it's awesome -- but you'll have to read the column if you want to know more...

Kelly’s Alternate Holiday Tunes

9:11 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Tired of the same old holiday songs? Kelly hooks you up with a few of her favorites. Keep in mind Kelly believes Die Hard is a holiday classic, so you may have guessed these are not the standards you're used to.

Dr. Mac’s Tips for Maximizing and Adding Storage on iPhone and iPad

6:35 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iXpand Flash Drive is barely larger than its USB and Lightning connectors

Many of Dr. Mac's readers and friends had problems updating to iOS 8 over WiFi, reporting that their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch complained that the update couldn’t be installed because it requires at least 5.7GB of storage. If your iDevice only has 8 or 16GB of storage, chances are you saw a similar message. Here is Dr. Mac's advice to those whose iDevices are full or nearly full...

The Unexpected Ways Apple Watch Will Crush the Competition

3:55 PM, Dec. 19th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

Calling the Apple Watch just a cooler, better smartwatch isn't
the right way to look at this revolutionary device. Apple would hardly settle for that. Instead, the Apple Watch will so change people's lives that no other device on the wrist will do, and that will bring incredible success. John Martellaro makes his case.

TAG Heuer Announces Plans for Mechanical Smartwatch

8:56 PM, Dec. 16th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

TAG Heuer Carrera

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer (TAG) is getting on the smartwatch bandwagon, possibly in a big way. Part of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, TAG is working on making an Intel-powered smartwatch that also includes a mechanical movement. Bryan Chaffin argues this is the beginning of Apple Watch's effect on the luxury watch market, even if TAG's head watch person doesn't quite understand why.

iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

10:30 AM, Dec. 13th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

Add interest to your photos with these post processing techniques in this week's iPhonegraphy 101. Vern Seward runs through several techniques and apps you can use to take your photos to the next level, after you click the shutter.

Why Apple’s Next Generation TV Project is on Hold

1:20 PM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

Apple's CEO Tim Cook has whet our appetite several times about his company's interest in the consumer side of watching TV. For too long, we've been waiting for something, we're not sure what, that brings to fruition what we hope is a futuristic and better vision. But what if new technology isn't what's stopping Apple. John Martellaro has a hunch.