You may not be aware that the original iPods and even some of the following generations had hard drives inside of them. Yes, I’m talking about actual RPM spinning hard drives with platters and heads reading and writing from those platters. With this in mind, think about an iPod and try to imagine what kind […]
Simple question. However, not exactly one that has a simple answer to it. Whenever you try to find that answer in the tech specs when buying an iMac (as an example) you will not be able to locate the actual manufacturer of the drive. Here is what I mean. I happen to have seen Macs […]
I picked up the following piece from an online forum. It explains quite well what I wish to discuss in the particular blog post. I am sharing it first and will follow it up with some of my own thoughts on the topic.
For many years, Apple was at the top of the creative pro hardware world. Digital artists, animators, 3D modelers, photographers, game designers and developers all seemed to prefer Apple devices, reinforcing the brand’s prominence as the fancy creative brand. Some of the best creative software ran on Macs only, and there was a broad ecosystem […]
Restarting your Mac is a common task. It’s a solution for a host of problems, resetting your system and solving many problems effectively. Even though macOS doesn’t require nearly as many restarts as its companion Windows, troubleshooting and hardware installation still often requires a restart, alongside regular “maintenance” restarts once a month or so. What […]
Apple’s new Face ID technology appears only in the flagship iPhone X. This replaces Touch ID on that device, instead unlocking the phone via facial recognition. This has sparked some concern with users who have grown used to the speed and reliability of Touch ID and seen similar face recognition technologies fail, as well as […]
There’s been a long-running rumor that Apple might one day replace their laptop processors with ARM chips. With long delays between updates that might be Intel’s fault, supporters of this idea believe that having chip production in-house would lead to a regular update cycle for Apple’s Mac line. But what are the technical differences between […]
Apple discounts: you know you want ’em. We’re talking iPads, iPhones, iMacs, MacBooks, and more at the cheapest prices anywhere. Here’s your insider’s guide to hunting Apple discounts like a pro.
I’m becoming increasingly convinced that as mobile users move away from laptops in favor of iPads, keyboards are going to be the most indispensable tablet accessory. So Apple Gazette is taking a look at a wide variety of iPad-compatible keyboards — wireless, compact, Bluetooth-enabled — so you can pick the one that’s right for you.
Despite Steve Jobs’ wishes for finger-only input devices, there are a number of tasks on your iPad or iPhone that are made considerably simpler with the use of a stylus.Â I’ve been using Targus’ acclaimed Stylus for iPad extensively (and almost exclusively) for the last week, and the verdict is positive.