Twitter Kills Mac Client

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Muting Twitter

In a tweet from @TwitterSupport, the company said Twitter for Mac is no longer available for download starting now, and that it will not supported at all in 30 days, and Bryan Chaffin is cranky as heck about it.

A Geeky Musician's First Weekend with HomePod

· Dave Hamilton · Quick Look Review

HomePod and Sonos One side-by-side

Dave Hamilton, self-professed musician and geek, takes us through his first weekend with HomePod, dissecting what it means to him, and what that might (or might not!) mean to you.

RIP John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, Deadhead, Poet, and Psychonaut

· Dave Hamilton · Editorial

John Perry Barlow passed away in his sleep on Tuesday at the age of 70. I would venture to say that most people reading this have had their lives touched by Barlow in one way or another, though it’s quite possible most of you don’t even recognize his name. His life is so much more than just the sum of its parts, and each of those parts would be a lifetime accomplishment for most of us.

What We're Learning From the Army's Fitbit Affair

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Abstract image of data that has been locked down

We’ve read the alarming story about how the Army’s Fitbit users can have their location and activities revealed. What’s the takeaway?

Apple’s HomePod Public Beta Starts February 9th, and That’s OK

· Dave Hamilton · Editorial

HomePod with Beta Test Logo

If HomePod were released by Google, I think they would explicitly state that many of its features are available “in beta” and let customers know that they expect problems to occur, but that’s generally not been Apple’s way of operating. Apple prefers to communicate confidence and consistency, which means they often wait to roll out new features until they get the foundational platform stable.

Apple Retail Store Experience Hardly Needs Fixing

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple Store, Park Meadows Mall

A bitter complaint about the Apple retail store notwithstanding, there’s no better place to experience Apple, its products and service.

Bitcoin Drops Below $10K, Rallies Back Above $11K

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Metaphorical rendering of the cryptocurrency crash on December 22nd, 2017

The price of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency fell below $10,000 Tuesday afternoon, only to immediately rally back to $11,000 moments later.

Why Apple's HomePod Doesn't Play by Echo Rules

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple HomePod

Some voices suggest the Apple HomePod will fail because it doesn’t go toe-to-toe with other smart speakers, like Amazon’s Echo. This is nonsense.