Edward Snowden: Consumers Should Support Apple to Incentivize Privacy

9:09 PM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · · Editorial

Edward Snowden: Consumers Should Support Apple to Incentivize Privacy

Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that customers should support Apple's stance on privacy, whether or no CEO Tim Cook is being sincere about that stance. Speaking via a video conference during the Challenge.rs conference in Barcelona, Mr. Snowden said that companies like Apple that don't trade on our private data should be incentivized to do so.

Former RIM CEO Admits iPhone and (Im)Perfect Storm Killed BlackBerry

4:54 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · Editorial

Later

A combination of Apple's disruptive iPhone and Research In Motion's (RIM) inability to release its own touchscreen device is what did in the once-iconic BlackBerry. Jim Balsillie, the former co-chief executive of RIM (now called BlackBerry Inc.), acknowledged that RIM was simply unable to compete with Apple's smartphone.

Apple’s Presentation of OS X El Capitan Was Spot On

5:15 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple had a lot of things to present at the 2015 WWDC Keynote. And so it was no great dramatic loss that Apple did exactly the right thing with the next version of OS X, El Capitan. The focus will be on the user experience and performance improvements. The restraint exhibited took a lot of courage.

Edward Snowden Calls Apple ‘Pioneering’ in Privacy

7:11 PM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · Editorial

Edward Snowden Calls Apple 'Pioneering' in Privacy

Edward Snowden called Apple a "pioneering" company in the area of privacy. In an editorial for The New York Times titled "The World Says No to Surveillance," Mr. Snowden made the case that public sentiment has turned against the surveillance state.

Asus Discovers Watch ‘Crown’ For ZenWatch 2 Android Wear

7:21 PM, Jun. 1st, 2015 · · Editorial

Asus Discovers Watch 'Crown' For ZenWatch 2 Android Wear

The watch crown. It's been a part of pocket watches and wristwatches for centuries and decades, respectively. Apple recognized this and made it a central feature of the Apple Watch's interface. And now Asus has recognized it and made it an on/off switch.

Apple’s App Store Needs Cold Storage

10:10 AM, May. 22nd, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple's App Store Needs Cold Storage

There are over a million apps in the iTunes App Store. This is both great and terrible news. One thing that would help is if Apple added a "cold storage" section for apps that are no longer being updated. Kelly explains the issue and how she'd solve it. 

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Sees Minor UI Speed Increases [Update]

4:41 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple Watch Emoji

Apple released the first update to Apple Watch OS earlier on Monday—Apple Watch OS 1.0.1—and right off the bat we noticed that screen reaction times are dramatically faster. Glances load more swiftly, too, and switching between notifications, the Watch face, Glances, and Apps is all smoother and faster.

How to Use Apple’s Return Policy to Steal Money…and Get Caught

8:19 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · · Editorial

Stop. Thief

Apple has a very generous return and repair policy on its devices. It turns out it's so generous it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to exploit it to make some illicit profit. Take the story of one Edward Hornsey, an enterprising young man of 24 years. He figured out how to make more than US$42,000, but he didn't figure out how to do it without getting caught.