David Pogue Leaves New York Times for Yahoo! Gig

3:46 PM, Oct. 21st, 2013 · · Editorial

David Pogue

Veteran technology columnist David Pogue has left his post at The New York Times for a gig at Yahoo! The longtime Mac and iPhone aficionado announced on Tumblr (which is owned by Yahoo!) that he was leaving The Times after 13 years, but would continue his Nova series and many publishing ventures.

Microsoft’s Surface Strategy Will Flop with Holiday Shoppers

5:15 PM, Oct. 14th, 2013 · · Editorial

Surface business strategy fails during holidays

Microsoft took a considered approach to its Surface tablet with Windows, Office and a keyboard.  That's fine in a business environment. However, with the Christmas shopping period fast approaching, and really fun items on people's minds, the Surface tablets are the last thing anyone will be thinking about as a Christmas present.

The Apple Customer’s Massive Data Conflicts with Apple’s Vision

6:45 PM, Oct. 10th, 2013 · · Editorial

Big data management for consumers

Our Apple hardware keeps getting more and more capable, and now we have an iPhone 5s with a desktop-class, 64-bit CPU. The massive data created by these modern devices can easily get out of control. All the while, Apple focuses on mobility and a smallish Mac Pro. Is the data management solution really in the cloud? What's the path forward to manage our enormous quantities of data?

iOS 7: Apple’s Frequent Locations Service is a Turn-off

3:25 PM, Oct. 3rd, 2013 · · Editorial

iOS 7: Frequent Locations Discussion

In iOS 7, Apple makes explicit to the user (or someone else) a log of frequent geographic locations visited. Called Frequent Locations, basically, the iPhone now remembers everywhere the user goes.  This option is buried deeply in iOS 7 Settings, and John Martellaro thinks it should be turned off by default. He explains.

iPhone Dominates Dems and GOP in U.S. House of Representative

7:20 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2013 · · Editorial


We know you're dying to know this little bit of trivia: Apple's iPhone is the dominant smartphone in the U.S. House of Representatives, crossing party lines to do so. Meet the Press conducted a survey of the House and found that 61 percent of Republicans carried iPhones, while 56 percent of Democrats did the same.

How the Design of iOS 7 Evokes Such Strong Feelings

3:00 PM, Sep. 19th, 2013 · · Editorial

iOS 7 dramatically changes the look and feel compared to iOS 6. At first, we're not quite sure about our feelings. However, in time, important design elements surface in our consciousness. John Martellaro shares how all this affected his perspective on iOS 7 for the better.

Walmart Discounts iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Accepts 100 Smartphones as Trade-Ins

3:45 PM, Sep. 12th, 2013 · · Editorial

iPhone 5c at Walmart

Walmart announced on Thursday that it will offer Apple's new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s at a discount. The big box retail giant said that it would take a break from destroying the middle class by selling the 16GB iPhone 5c for US$79 under contract, a $20 discount, while the 16GB iPhone 5s will be sold for $189, a $10 discount.