Why You Should Be Outraged by iPad Subscription Model

Why You Should Be Outraged by iPad Subscription Model
A few months back, Apple unveiled its subscription service for content distribution on the iPad. The model first used by The Daily news app is now available to all app content makers, such as magazines, newspapers, and even video and music. Anything that’s published can be delivered automatically to your iPad without the need for Read more…

The iPad For Creatives: Which Stylus Should I Use?

The iPad For Creatives: Which Stylus Should I Use?
The iPad has evolved from a content consumption to a content creation device thanks to the robust amount of Apps available for creative users. Amazing works of art have been created with the iPad but many professionals question the usefulness of the device. While it won’t make you a Picasso or turn you in to Read more…

Why Free Software is Not Free

Mac App Store
Over at TUAW TJ Luoma posted commented on developer Brittany Tarvin’s great entry about free software and why free is a misnomer in her opinion. Read more…

Controversial WikiLeaks App Pulled From App Store

Controversial WikiLeaks App Pulled From App Store
WikiLeaks, which has made headlines recently for the distribution of thousands (and counting) of US cables between diplomats, arrived on the App Store in the form of an unofficial App. However, Apple has opted to pull the App which is no longer avilable to purchase. The $1.99 App was removed from the App Store without Read more…

Mac App Store Still On Track For January Launch

A recent rumor claimed Apple would launch the Mac App Store as early as next week. However, Apple will not be launching the store until January as planned. Reports surfaced last week that Apple’s development of the Mac App Store and would be launching it December 13th. However, that rumor was contradicted when Loop Insight Read more…

The Mac App Store – Is This A Good Thing?

The Mac App Store - Is This A Good Thing?
I wasn’t particularly surprised when I heard about the Mac App Store, but my first reaction wasn’t one of glee. Instead, it was more concern. My father is a software developer for PCs. He’s been doing that for 30+ years now – long enough that he can remember when Apple charged money to develop for Read more…

Ctrl+Alt+Delete Goes to the iPhone

Ctrl+Alt+Delete Goes to the iPhone
I’m a comic book guy, which means I’m also a fan of web comics, the online version of the Sunday funny pages. One of my usual reads is Ctrl+Alt+Delete, a comic about a goofy kid who loves video games and building cool techy gizmos, but isn’t very socially adept. Well, they’ve officially released an app Read more…

Annoying Tag Line Trademarked

Annoying Tag Line Trademarked
[image via Erictric] Catch phrases help to make a company what it is, and I get that. But after time, they become freakin’ annoying, and it becomes almost cliche. Think I’m wrong? How about these classics: Got Milk? Waaazzz up? Where’s the Beef? you get the idea. So now there’s Apple, and their tagline, “There’s Read more…

Apple Gazette Reviews: TomTom for iPhone

Apple Gazette Reviews: TomTom for iPhone
I had a hell of a weekend. I woke up around 5:30 or so on Saturday morning, and loaded into a Chevy Tahoe an hour or so later, headed from Arizona to California. My friend Chad owns a ’51 Ford Custom, and it was out being lowered at a shop in Los Angeles. It was Read more…

Apple Gazette Reviews: OmniFocus for iPad

Apple Gazette Reviews: OmniFocus for iPad
In the past few weeks, I’ve reviewed OmniFocus for the Mac and iPhone, and now we’re reviewing OmniFocus for iPad. This one comes with the same caveats: I was given a free copy of the program to review, and I’ve spent the last little bit checking it out. Here’s the results. Getting into the OmniFocus Read more…