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Apple Loosens Developer Controls, Ushering in a New Age for Users

1:48 PM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · · Editorial

Siri + Developers

The thing that most excited me about Monday's World Wide Developer Conference had to be Apple opening up significant features in its platform(s) to developer, including Siri, Maps, iMessage, and to a lesser extent, the Phone app. There was a lot to be excited about from the keynote, but this particular move could be the single biggest catalyst for improved functionality in Apple devices, and it represents a significant milestone in Apple loosening some control.

Apple Adds Smart, Interoperable Features to macOS Sierra

4:25 PM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · Editorial

macOS Sierra

Once upon a time, Apple was adding features by leaps and bounds to OS X. Some generally got used and some seemed to fall flat. And some didn't work very well in the early releases. With macOS Sierra, Apple's Craig Federighi is focusing on the really important things users need instead of gadgety features.

The Pain of iTunes Can Be Traced to Apple’s Time Machine

5:00 PM, Jun. 8th, 2016 · · Editorial

iTunes and Time Machine

There was a time when Mac users had ripped a few hundred favorite songs from their CD collection. A laborious process. There was also a time when Time Machine could easily back up a 100 GB hard disk. But time and a failure to scale available technology has left many Apple customers with a huge, purchased iTunes collection that's hard to back up reliably. Apple has been too successful and not successful enough.

Apple Will Announce New MacBook Pros at WWDC Next Week

2:45 PM, Jun. 8th, 2016 · · Editorial

2016 MacBook Pros

It's just about certain. We have all the information we need. There is precedent. There is pressing need. There will be 3,000 MacBook Pro users in the WWDC keynote audience next week. It's the right time and the right place for Apple to announce new MacBook Pros. John Martellaro counts the reasons.

5 Things I learned about Apple from Mashable’s Phil Schiller Interview

5:49 PM, Jun. 7th, 2016 · · Editorial

Finding Things about Apple

Mashable published an excellent piece based on an interview with Phil Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing, and John Ternus, Vice President of Mac and iPad Engineering. You should read the whole thing, and to get you motivated to do so, Bryan Chaffin gathered five things he learned about Apple from the piece.

The Pros and Cons of a Proprietary Apple Car Charger

9:47 PM, May. 27th, 2016 · · Editorial

Apple Car

A Reuters report claiming Apple has been talking to car charger companies got Bryan Chaffin thinking about standards. It seems likely that Apple would develop its own proprietary technology for charging the Apple Car, but there are many reasons why it would make sense for Apple to adopt an industry standard.

Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions to Buy a Big Media Company

6:18 PM, May. 26th, 2016 · · Editorial

The Apple TV Crystal Ball

Apple is reportedly planning to ramp up spending on original content to "several hundred million dollars a year," according to an unnamed source cited by The Financial Times of London. The story was based in part around a supposed meeting where Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue pitched the idea of Apple buying Time Warner, but the takeaway should be that Apple is seriously committed to streaming content.