OS X Yosemite Features Explained and Ranked

4:40 PM, Jun. 5th, 2014 · · Editorial

OS X Yosemite Features Explained and Ranked

As with all OS X releases, Apple has added plenty of new features to Yosemite. How do these features rank in terms of usefulness and likely wide adoption? Which ones will become signature features?  John Martellaro sizes them up.

Why the OS X Look and Feel Needs to Change

2:15 PM, May. 29th, 2014 · · Editorial

The evolution of OS X look and feel

The look and feel of OS X had its origins in the Classic Mac OS, long before we had iPhones and iPads. Today, millions of customers are looking at their iPhones and iPads and wondering why OS X looks the way it does.

Beats Won’t Get $3.2 Billion From Apple

2:20 PM, May. 27th, 2014 · · Editorial

Beats Won't Get $3.2 Billion From Apple

The Apple deal with Beats is probably going to happen. The whole affair is likely in lock-down mode until the WWDC Keynote. What's not going to happen, however, is that Beats gets US$3.2B in this deal.

At What Point Does Apple Stop Building Retail Stores in the U.S.?

4:40 PM, May. 15th, 2014 · · Editorial

Ever since the first Apple retail stores opened in May of 2001 in Tysons Corner, VA and the Glendale Galleria, CA, new stores have been opening on a regular basis with the total in the U.S. now exceeding 250. At what point does adding new stores in the U.S. no longer make sense?