iOS 7.1: The Keyboard and Shift Key Apple Should’ve Given Us

9:51 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Editorial

Apple made some great improvements in iOS 7.1. It's faster, more stable, you can add shapes to more easily see buttons, and more. That awesome update didn't, however, hit the mark with its new on-screen keyboard representation for the caps lock key. I have a much better idea for how that could've played out.

Apple’s iOS 7.1 Reaches 5.9% Adoption Rate In Just 24 Hours

7:36 PM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · Editorial

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Apple's iOS 7.1, which was released on Monday, hit a 5.9 percent adoption rate in just the first 24 hours, according to Chitika. The marketing research company released a report on Tuesday based on the operating systems reported in their app metrics platform.

The TV Industry is Apple’s Gordian Knot

5:00 PM, Mar. 6th, 2014 · · Editorial

Apple's TV Gordian Knot

Apple makes an enormous amount of money by selling hardware, and hardware generally doesn't change over its lifetime. However, in the TV industry, services come and go. Perhaps innovation by Apple consists of coping with change rather than eliminating it.

Right Wing Think Tank Wants Apple to Disclose Sustainability Costs

4:46 PM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Editorial

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The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) has put forth a proposal for Apple shareholders that would force the company to disclose more information about its sustainability programs. The right wing think tank also wants Apple to be more open about its participation in "certain trade associations and business organizations promoting the amorphous concept of environmental sustainability."

House Passes Cellphone Unlocking Bill Packed with Disappointment

10:06 AM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Editorial

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week to legalize cellphone unlocking. That should be great news because the Librarian of Congress refused to do so in 2012, but the reality is the House's bill is mostly a big bucket of meh.

Apple Urges Arizona Governor to Veto Bill Legalizing Gay Discrimination

9:43 PM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · · Editorial

Just Say No

Apple has officially added its hefty corporate weight to the business forces urging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill legalizing discrimination against homosexuals as long as the discriminator can claim religious prejudice. Apple has a recent track record of being politically active in the gay rights arena, both under the late Steve Jobs and under current CEO Tim Cook, a gay man.

Tim Cook Tweet Reminds World “It’s Worth Waiting to Get It Right”

6:55 PM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · · Editorial

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Tim Cook tweeted a pair of remembrances for Steve Jobs's birthday on Monday, including one of Mr. Jobs's favorite phrases, "Stay hungry, stay foolish." He also reminded the world that Apple won't release a product before it's ready, a reference to Apple critics who whine about Apple's supposed lack of innovation.

Samsung’s Latest Tablet Ad Demonstrates Why it Remains Second to Apple

2:05 PM, Feb. 19th, 2014 · · Editorial

Samsung's latest video ad for the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 shows that it is thinner and has a larger display than the iPad Air. It also has visual multi-tasking. The suggestion is that it is a better product. But that's not the real issue at all, and what Samsung has done just proves why it always plays second fiddle to Apple.

Advertisers Are Cranky Because Apple Protects Our Privacy

9:00 PM, Feb. 18th, 2014 · · Editorial

Gimme!

News flash: the traditional advertising industry and its clients are cranky about Apple's penchant for protecting its customers' privacy. After all, we, the people, exist merely to be marketed to, and Apple's refusal to slice and dice everything it knows about us is a major fly in the advertising ointment.