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Monday July 30, 2018. 05:53 PM
There’s an original Mac on display at Microsoft’s headquarters commemorating the fact that Microsoft Office was released first for Apple’s computer platform, and not the PC. That’s pretty cool because the company could’ve easily chosen to not recognize that bit of history...
Flash is dead and any remaining support for the former king of online multimedia officially ends in 2020, so Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is urging U.S. government agencies to drop the platform. In a letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology he said, While...
Prolific device leaker Ben Geskin posted what he says are photos of this fall’s 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, and the 6.1-inch iPhone on his Twitter account over the weekend.
Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits movie from 1980 just joined Apple’s original content line up as a new television series.
Saturday July 28, 2018. 03:24 AM
Search ads allow developers to promote their apps within the App Store, with ads that appear at the top of the page when users do searches.
Apple Music has a new short out called Asahd vs.Khaled: The Negotiation. It’s to promote a new release from DJ Khaled (the parent in the short) called No Brainer, which is now streaming on Apple Music. The song is the newest single from DJ Khaled’s March album, Father of...
Check out this great account from former NeXT employee Chris MacAskill. He talks about how a phone call he made behind then-NeXT CEO Steve Jobs’s back (as you do) to Intel CEO Andy Grove probably played a role in Apple eventually buying NeXT. It’s a long story with lots of...
Why have a bare-naked door when you can cover it with this depiction of the corridor from the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s available from ThinkGeek for $25. I think I want one.
We have a deal on a pair of Model 3 Hi-Res Convertible Wireless Earphones. These devices support Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless listening, can convert to a headphone jack for wired listening. They can be charged via USB port, and their $69.99 through our deal.
Apple’s values, strengths and ecosystem advantages make it, more and more, the compelling, indeed, only choice for our tech life.
Friday July 27, 2018. 09:14 PM
The White House is working on a proposal for an American GDPR. Over the past month, the Commerce Department has met with representatives of over 80 companies, trade associations, and consumer groups. The government’s goal is to release an initial set of ideas this fall...
Japan has had record amounts of rain recently, with widespread flooding, burst riverbanks, landslides, and collapsed buildings.
We gladly buy technology used against us. That’s what FastCompany‘s Henry Cowles-Aeon writes about. Because of certain political events happening under the current administration, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have surged. Snowden was right. Re-reading 1984 in 2018, one is...
I discovered an Instagram account last night called @insta_repeat. The account posts collages of photos from all of the cookie cutter “adventure photographers” on Instagram. Don’t get me wrong. I follow some of these photographers and they are really good. I don’t want to...
In the wrong hands, many technologies can be dangerous. But some technology makes it easy to be dangerous.
Submitting handwriting feedback in Apple Notes presumably helps improve the algorithms or machine learning that recognizes handwriting.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to go under the hood with iPhone cellular data management along with uninterrupted power supplies, or UPS, for our computers.
Apple may be making money faster than the government can print it, but institutional investors think Amazon will be the first company to hit a trillion dollar market cap. That’s what a poll conducted by CNBC at the Delivering Alpha Conference. CNBC said, Nearly 70 percent of...
Apple released Apple Store 5.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Thursday with a redesigned interface that supports voice-based product searches.
Hold on to your sorting hat because LEGO just announced one of its largest kits ever: Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter series. The kit includes a whopping 6,020 pieces with four mini figures and 27 microfigures. The castle is amazingly detailed with rotating staircases, ...
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