What Will That Mid-Range, Sapphire Apple Watch Cost?

5:00 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · Editorial

All Apple has given us is that the Apple Watch will start at $349. It's been widely assumed that's the Sport model. Plus, there's been a lot of conjecture about the price of the gold Apple Watch Edition, but John Martellaro is more curious about the one in the middle with its stainless steel case and sapphire display.

Why and When Could We See an Apple Electric Car?

2:35 PM, Feb. 12th, 2015 · · Editorial

Building and selling an electric car ain't like dusting crops, kid. It takes a lot of engineering expertise and years of work. John Martellaro explores what he thinks the justification, scenario and timeline would be.

Apple, iPhones, Lucy, Charlie Brown and that Elusive Football

2:10 PM, Feb. 11th, 2015 · · Editorial

There's a reason observers keep saying Apple isn't innovating or is financially doomed. It has to do with a mental block when understanding what it means to be the best and how that applies to a modern smartphone. John Martellaro delves into the psychology of it all.

Apple’s New Approach to a Foothold in the Future of TV

3:30 PM, Feb. 5th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple's new entry point into TV

It's been reported that Apple is talking to TV content providers about offering to its own customers custom programming packages.   These would be smaller subsets of the packages typically offered by the major cable and satellite providers. What does this tell us about the state of Apple and the future of TV?

The Unofficial Apple Weblog Will Shut Down February 3rd

5:40 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · Editorial

TUAW

As part of AOL's reorganization, a few of the sites it runs are being closed. Joystiq and AOL Autos are ending, as is The Unofficial Apple Weblog. TUAW recently celebrated its 10th birthday, and former TUAW writer Kelly Guimont looks back at her time there.

One Way Apple Could Help Us Find Apple Pay Locations

5:30 PM, Jan. 28th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple Pay is, by all accounts, a success. Adoption has been rapid by both payers and payees, and Tim Cook has declared 2015 the year of Apple Pay. Our own Adam Christianson has an idea about how to make it even easier to find.

Key Smarthome Vendors Hint at Upcoming Official Apple HomeKit Launch [Update]

2:11 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Editorial

HomeKit

Some key vendors in the smarthome space have suggested Apple is planning an official HomeKit launch, and sooner rather than later. Apple announced HomeKit as part of iOS 8 back at WWDC, and hasn't said anything since. That might be about to change. [Update: This article was updated with new comments from Philips. - Kelly]

British PM Promises to Outlaw Encrypted Private Messages

7:04 PM, Jan. 12th, 2015 · · Editorial

iSpy

British Prime Minister David Cameron demonstrated both a commitment to enabling terrorists to erode civil liberties and a dangerous ignorance of technology. In a speech geared towards elections in May, Mr. Cameron promised to outlaw messaging services that encrypt messages unless they give his government a back door.