Bryan Chaffin loves Lava Lamps and used to own a half dozen of them, but who knew they could be one of the keys to encryption?
Siri is our first exposure to artificial intelligence and may tell us something about whether AIs and robots will put us all out of work.
This is the first time we can remember Apple being aggressively proactive about preparing customers for that change.
For years, civil libertarians have fretted and worried about the eyes of the state encroaching on our privacy, but it turns out that we, the people, have opted to surveil ourselves.
Before you install any beta OS on any device—a procedure Dr. Mac describe as similar to performing brain surgery on your Mac—here’s his advice on testing pre-release (beta) operating systems safely and sanely.
A billion dollars is a big step up for Apple, but it doesn’t come close to the already-established players in this space.
Yikatong, the payment card operator for Beijing’s public transportation system, just launched an Android-only app for paying for fares, and no plans for an iPhone app have been announced.
macOS and iOS may be pretty cool, but the rationalization that they are the only OSes you need to know is self-deception given today’s workforce.
I’m not sure what message Apple wants to deliver with the new App Store icon, but I see popsicle sticks.
Jeff Butts has spent quite a few sleepless nights working with Arduino, ever since he got his Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit, and has some great insight on practical ways you can put the programmable logic board to work.
Apple announced exciting new Macs at WWDC 2017, but there are some loose ends that need attention before all’s well.
Dr. Mac has some new advice if you’re dealing with a wet phone or another small electronic device…
Consumer Reports pulled its recommend rating for Microsoft’s Surface laptops, but I’m not ready do a schadenfreude dance yet.
Apple has a China problem, and that problem is “China.”
Why would that matter? If malicious actors controlled a DNA analyzer, they could directly affect analysis. Think misdiagnosis to cause harm, evidence tampering, or even information extortion.
In 2013 Apple had turned the tables on Nintendo. Then Apple dropped the ball.
MWR Labs was able to open a first generation Amazon Echo and add permanent code to the firmware that streamed live audio from the always-listening microphones to remote services.
Dr. Mac has been testing a pair of products from SanDisk that offer a third option— additional storage for your iDevice accessible via the Lightning port or wirelessly.
For several years now, Apple’s iPad sales have been in general decline, but the introduction of new iPad Pros seems to have put a stop to that.
It’s a true story; Facebook had its chatbots dedicate machine learning to talking amongst themselves.