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.

Apple’s Approach to Advanced TV Shifts Gears - Again

5:20 PM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple has gone through several stages in its approach to advancing the state of the art in TV viewing. The latest one is leveraging the quickly splintering industry as content providers seek, more and more,  to work directly with customers.

Tim Cook on Poor iPad Sales: ‘It is what it is’

7:15 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · Editorial

During Apple's 2015 Q2 Financial Report, Tim Cook glossed over the poor state of iPad Sales with some interesting remarks. He doesn't appear to be very concerned about negative sales growth and remarked, "It is what it is."

4 Theories That Explain the Apple MacBook Shortage

5:05 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · Editorial

The new Apple MacBook was available on April 10, just as Apple said. But not in stores. Online order deliveries quickly shot up to four to six weeks.  What happened? John Martellaro looks at some possible scenarios that may have torpedoed Apple's intentions.

When Did Apple Stores Become Apple Showrooms?

6:12 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · Editorial

When Did Apple Stores Become Apple Showrooms?

Apple announced a new MacBook during the "Spring Forward" event in March. Think you're getting your skipping out of an Apple Store with one on April 24th? Not so fast, pal. Apple's telling everyone to try their luck online, including resellers and even their own retail customers.

Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs’s Legacy

9:05 PM, Apr. 14th, 2015 · · Editorial

Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs's Legacy

Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

7:50 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · Editorial

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.

Why I’m Not Getting An Apple Watch

5:16 PM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · Editorial

Kelly isn't getting an Apple Watch. She wrote down some reasons why she isn't getting one to remind herself point out some of the flaws in Apple's latest offering.

Apple Watch Conceived to Free Us from the Tyranny of our Phones

10:16 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was originally conceived as a device that would free us from the tyranny of our smartphones—and that includes iPhones. According to an excellent in-depth look at Apple Vice President Kevin Lynch and the Apple Watch, Apple wanted to find a way for us to be connected in a less intrusive, more human way.