Thanks Apple, Now I have iPad Pro Envy

8:59 PM, Mar. 21st, 2016 · · Editorial

The smaller iPad Pro is like mine, but also kind of better

I already have an iPad Pro, but today Apple gave me a serious case of iPad envy when it introduced the... well... iPad Pro. The new model sports a 9.7-inch display, just like the iPad Air, but otherwise packs in the same features as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro along with a few nice improvements. And I want it. Or, at least I want the new model's features in my bigger-screen iPad Pro.

Apple’s New 9.7-inch iPad Pro Should Breathe New Life Into the Product Line

4:00 PM, Mar. 21st, 2016 · · Editorial

The new iPad thinking,

At Apple's March 21st Event, Apple SVP Phil Schiller introduced the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It includes an innovative "True Tone Display," four speakers with better volume, a smart keyboard, a great 12 MP camera. wired Ethernet capability and support for the Apple Pencil. Apple is methodically altering the user proposition of the iPad away from the legacy iPad as we knew it into a solid productivity tool.

Microsoft OneDrive Drives Me Nuts

2:57 PM, Mar. 17th, 2016 · · Editorial

Microsoft OneDrive

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has had it up to here with Microsoft OneDrive's poor Mac support after encountering a problem that simply shouldn't be a problem with a Mac app.

Apple vs FBI: Does the Government Have the Authority to Grant Itself Absolute Power?

3:40 PM, Mar. 15th, 2016 · · Editorial

The current legal conflict between Apple and the FBI has proponents on each side. The issue seems almost impossible to resolve. However, John Martellaro has been pondering the larger problem and casts the current arguments in a broader perspective. The real question is not fighting terrorism; rather it's an issue of how much authority a modern American government has to grant itself absolute power.

FCC Slaps Verizon’s Wrist for Pooping on Customer Privacy

6:22 PM, Mar. 7th, 2016 · · Editorial

Trust being carried to the trash

The Federal Trade Commission fined Verizon US$1.35 million for an egregious breach of customer privacy and an even worse breach of trust. Bryan Chaffin argues that such a fine isn't even a slap on the wrist, and it shows that the FCC's fangs need to grow to keep pace with the ever-larger size of the mega-corporations it theoretically regulates.

Why Tim Cook Has Declined to Reveal Apple Watch Sales is Now Clear

4:40 PM, Feb. 24th, 2016 · · Editorial

Cook's Apple Watch Strategy

Even before the Apple Watch first shipped, Apple's CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple Watch quarterly sales would not be broken out for financial analysts. At first that seemed overly defensive by Apple and worrisome to observers, but in time, we've seen how clever a strategy it has been. John explains why.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Offers Milquetoast Support for Apple in FIve Tweets

9:51 AM, Feb. 18th, 2016 · · Editorial

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai offered support, of sorts, to Apple and CEO Tim Cook's fight against a government order to create software that would allow the FBI to brute force attack a terrorist's iPhone. In series of five whole tweets, Mr. Pichai called an open letter from Mr. Cook "important" and questioned the judge's order that would force Apple to create surveillance tools, but his comments were a far cry from endorsing Mr. Cook's position.

Kanye West Needs Help and not Just Because he Hates Apple Music

6:51 PM, Feb. 16th, 2016 · · Editorial

Kanye West at Tribeca Film Festival 2009

Self proclaimed best musical artist of all time Kanye West isn't going to have anything to do with streaming his latest album on Apple Music and instead is going exclusively with Tidal. This is after he begged people to sign up for the streaming music service a couple days earlier—and tried to get Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to throw some serious money his way—in what looks like a complete and very public emotional unraveling.