Isn’t it Time We Forgave Apple for Apple Maps?

Isn't it Time We Forgave Apple for Apple Maps?
Back in 2012, Apple famously dumped Google Maps in favor of its own in-house mapping solution, introducing Apple Maps to iOS users for the first time. The new Maps app delivered a host of cool new features, including turn-by-turn navigation and 3D flyovers of popular cities and landmarks. But in a move that was very uncharacteristic Read more…

Apple Christmas Ad The Song Might Make You Shed a Tear or Two

apple christmas ad the song
We’ve never made a secret of our love for Apple ads, and for this holiday season, Apple has not failed to deliver yet again. During a season of overly cheerful or cloyingly sentimental music, the Apple Christmas ad The Song manages to maintain a good balance. It does not do away with the sentiment that Read more…

How Apple Made Me a Convert to Large Screened Phones

big screened phones
Okay, I’ll admit it. I was one of those tech-pundits who looked on with disdain over the past few years as more and more smartphones made the transition to ever larger screens. For years I clung to my iPhone 4S thinking it was the perfect size for a mobile device, all along dreading the day that Read more…

Buy an Original Apple Watch from 1995

original apple watch
The other day, some dude shelled out more than $25,000 to be the proud owner of two original iPhones in pristine condition. If you envied (or envy) him, you might be placated by buying an original Apple Watch instead. Back in 1995, the company did make an Apple Watch. You might say it was ahead Read more…

How Much Is a First Generation iPhone Worth Today?

How Much Is a First Generation iPhone Worth Today?
Sure, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the talk of the town these days, both good and bad being brought out into the open. But why go with the flow when you can be unique and show off an original iPhone? You know, those first generation iPhones that changed the way we used mobile Read more…

Flowboard: Full-Featured Presentation Software for the 21st Century

Flowboard
If you’re a Mac user who has had to make professional-quality presentations in the past, you probably know that your options for software have generally been limited to Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote applications. Both are powerful tools that allow you to create slick looking presentations for use in a variety of situations, although they Read more…

Should You Install iOS 8.1.2 Now?

ios 8
By now, you’ve probably gotten a notification message on your iPhone and other iOS devices that iOS 8.1.2 is now available and that you can update your phone. I usually go ahead and install the newest version when I get the notification, but this time, I might wait a while. Should you follow my suit Read more…

Apple Pay Gets Boost with Priceless Surprises from Gwen Stefani and MasterCard Ad

apple pay gwen stefani mastercard
In spite of the glitches, skepticism, and flak associated with Apple Pay, the company has high hopes for the technology. It’s not like that Apple is a stranger to glitches after all; and at the end of the day, they somehow turn things around. The latest effort to push Apple Pay is the combination of Read more…

The iPod/iTunes Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple is Stranger than Fiction

antitrust suit against Apple
In terms of high profile lawsuits, they don’t come any stranger than the $350 million antitrust case that was filed against Apple last week. The suit alleges that the Cupertino company used monopolistic tactics to stifle competition for the iPod and the iTunes Music Store, while instituting practices that were detrimental to consumers. Antitrust lawsuits Read more…

Russian Bill Proposes a Ban on the iPhone

russian iphone ban
It’s nothing new for Apple, I guess. After all, they’ve been on the receiving end of such news – companies, countries, and politicians wanting to ban Apple products for one reason or another. Source The latest to follow this “trend” is Russia. A bill has been proposed by Dmitry Gorovtsov, known to be a radical Read more…