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 One thing that would help is if Apple added a "cold storage" section for apps that are no longer being updated.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.

iTunes Needs To Break Up… With Itself

5:20 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · · Editorial

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software. 

Apple Will be Forced to Add 4K to its New Apple TV

4:15 PM, May. 6th, 2015 · · Editorial

There are indications that Apple will release a 4th generation Apple TV and a new remote control at WWDC in June. The question John Martellaro has (as always) is whether that new Apple TV will include 4K capability. He thinks it must.

How Smart is a Smarthome That Has to Phone Home?

2:10 PM, May. 1st, 2015 · · Editorial

Smart home/Internet of Things devices sound great, and they are. But what happens if something goes wrong and it's outside of your control? Are you worse off than you were before your house got "smart"? Kelly had an incident this week that got her thinking about it.

Russian Politician Wants Apple’s U2 Album Giveaway Investigated as Gay Propaganda

8:17 PM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · Editorial

Songs of Innocence Cover

Russian politician Alexander Starovoitov, a member of the rightwing LDPR party, is accusing Apple of distributing pro-gay propaganda to minors with its U2 album giveaway. That's the same album—The Age of Innocence—giveaway that was a thing back in September of 2014, but a new version of the album cover has homophobes in Russia freaking out that they might catch teh gheys, and they want Apple punished.