71% of Students Prefer Mac to PC

· Charlotte Henry · News

71% of students use or would prefer to use a Mac over a PC according to a new survey, but price is an issue.

How Apple's Mac Could Start to Fail in the Marketplace

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Those Mac users who are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with Windows aren’t like to jump ship. However, those who are bilingual in OSes may, in their need for better hardware, tell a different story.

Shooting Down Another USB-C iPhone Report

· Jeff Gamet · Analysis

USB-C iPhone mockup

DigiTimes has a report claiming the iPhone is switching to USB-C. It’s either wrong, or a misinterpretation of Apple’s plans.

HP Caters to Creative/Tech Pros with Z2 Mini PC

· John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

HP Z2 Mini

Hewlett-Packard’s new Z2 Mini is a next generation PC. With an option for a fast Xeon CPU, strong M620 graphics than can drive four 4K displays, 32 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD on the M.2 bus and room for an additional internal hard disk, it’s a small, beautiful, powerhouse that’s aimed at creative professionals. And it won’t make your credit card melt. John Martellaro offers his perspectives in this occasionally geeky and unconventional review.

Perspectives on Mac and PC Shipments and Sales for 2016

· John Martellaro · Analysis

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Both Gartner and IDC reports are out for 2016 Mac and PC shipments. They are in good agreement. But interpreting the meaning of the numbers is tricky. John provides some perspective in the form of simple, easily digested statements.

The Mac Hunger Games and the Rapidly Fracturing Computer Marketplace

· John Martellaro · Columns & Opinions

MacBook-iPad side by side

The personal computing industry is changing quickly. Again. Not long ago, there was a simple migration from Mac and PC desktops to notebooks. Then, Apple finally got the simple tablet right in 2010. However, basic tablets can’t do it all, and so Apple warmed to the iPad Pro concept. But the dust isn’t clearing. Rather the market is exploding in use cases and advanced technology. John tries to make sense of it all.