How Apple’s design manipulates us into liking Apple products

How Apple’s design manipulates us into liking Apple products (via Pando Daily) By Adam L. Penenberg On December 27, 2013 If there is one company I spend more time with over the course of a year than any other it would have to be Apple. I google plenty of terms over the course of a Read more…

Can Apple Go Completely Wireless?

completely wireless
Everyone hates wires. Nobody ever got a brand new phone and thought, “Hey, I can’t wait to see how the charger plugs in!”  With this in mind, it’s no wonder that researchers have been working on ways to charge devices without wires. While inductive charging is nothing new, getting it to work flawlessly with phones, Read more…

The Future of the iPod

The Future of the iPod
Apple has an assortment of iPods available including the iPod Classic, Nano, Shuffle, and the Touch. These round out the lineup of handheld devices that aren’t iPhones or iPads, but one has to wonder, does Apple really need this many iPod devices? Could Apple narrow its lineup of iPods to only include two models and Read more…

Apple iBeacon: Cool or Creepy?

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This past Friday Apple enabled location-aware transmitters in all of their U.S. retail stores. Called iBeacon, this service works via Bluetooth and the Apple Store App for the iPhone to get location-based information when arriving at one of their stores. The iBeacon system is far more precise than GPS-based methods for finding exactly where someone Read more…

Will the iPhone 6 be the iPhone Air?

iPhone Air
It’s no secret that Apple tries to make every product they release lighter and thinner, but the iPhone has been the slowest device to follow this path. When Apple released the MacBook Air, it was the thinnest notebook computer in the world. While other devices have since claimed this title, it’s a good point to Read more…

Will Apple Ever Return to a Single MacBook Line?

Macbook Line
I’ve had a few MacBooks in my stint as a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, so I feel that I have at least a small amount of insight into the path Apple has taken over the last 6 years or so in regard to lineup and model placement. I started with a 13” white clamshell MacBook and Read more…

The Case for Apple for Small Businesses

The Case for Apple for Small Businesses
Traditionally, small businesses lean toward using PCs instead of Macs for their operations. And why not? Everyone uses (used) PCs, and we all know that these devices are cheaper than Macs. Why would any small business owner go out into the unknown and take a bite of another apple? Well, the times they are a-changin’, Read more…

Curved screen smartphones could catch on, if Apple embraces them

Curved screen smartphones could catch on, if Apple embraces them (via The Inquirer) THIS WEEK we saw disappointing sales of the “world’s first” curved screen smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy Round, and to be honest, it doesn’t come as much of a shock. If Samsung’s apparent attempt at gaining publicity with the tagline, “the first curved… Read more…

Could Apple Merge the iPad Air and MacBook Air?

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Apple recently released the newest iteration to the iPad: the iPad Air. This 9.7” Retina display iPad is the thinnest so far at .29” thin, only tied with the iPad mini for thickness. The newest MacBook Air has an 11.6” screen and is .68” thick, making it the smallest MacBook to date. With these two Read more…

The Case Against A Larger iPhone 6

larger iphone 6
As the iPhone has evolved it has only seen one bump up in screen size from 3.6” to 4”. This extra .4” gave the iPhone 5 an entire extra row of icons and made the phone feel more substantial. Many critics of Apple believe this increase wasn’t enough and that to stay competitive the upcoming Read more…