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Latest Apple Opinion

  • Opinion: The iPhone's sapphire future comes into focus

    This may be anathema for someone in the business of writing about tech to say, but I'm not all that interested in iPhone rumors. Shipping products are what grab my attention, not unicorns and phantasms. The minute Tim Cook holds up the new device is the minute it's worthwhile to start examining features and specs, and all the speculation ahead of time is usually just the noise separating one Apple press event from the next.

  • Opinion: 5 iOS 8 features Apple stole from Android

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and with iOS 8 Apple really wants to flatter Android. Here are five features in iOS 8 that Apple stole from Android.

  • Opinion: End-of-life for Microsoft, Apple

    Microsoft's XP reaches "end-of-life" on April 8. But Apple's "Snow Leopard" (OS X 10.6) is already there--Apple is no longer patching the OS.

  • Opinion: OS X security patches have been issued--patch NOW

    If you're using Mac OS X, fire up the App Store: Apple has issued a series of security patches. Details can be found in an article on ZDNet here:

  • Opinion: Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

    If you're reading this story on a smartphone in Bangor, Maine, Key West Florida, Spokane, Washington, or really any point in between, you wouldn't think that a bill making its way through the California state legislature would have much of an impact on your mobile device. But a new proposal for a mandatory kill-switch on mobile devices in California figures to have ramifications felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State should it come to pass.

  • Opinion: Smartphone photo tips for the holidays

    [Editor's note: This is an updated version of a previous article.]

  • Opinion: Thinner, lighter tablets aren't the way to our hearts

    It doesn't take a seer to predict that any given piece of tech will get slimmer and lighter as time goes by. Now more fragile, easier to misplace and with compromised audio quality and ergonomics, it's time to put some meat back on the bones of our phones and tablets.

  • Opinion: What does my phone know about me?

    Tech news in late September was dominated by the launch of two new iPhones. The playful iPhone 5c and the serious iPhone 5s – along with iOS 7 – puts more power in users’ hands than ever before. Should that worry us?

  • Opinion: Hands-on: First impressions of the iPhone 5s

    The iPhone advances in ticks and tocks, new designs alternating with more subtle advancements. I haven't decided whether the iPhone 5s is a tick or a tock. It most definitely looks like last year's model but there is also most definitely more to it than meets the eye. (And besides, which one is tick and which one is tock?)

  • Opinion: Hands-on: First impressions of the iPhone 5c

    The iPhone 5c is here! Last week I got my hands on one briefly during a press event at Apple's campus, but now I've had a bit more time to study the colorful new iPhone models. A full review will need to wait for a whole lot more quality time with the product, but here are some of my first impressions.

  • Opinion: Getting more touch from your iPhone interface

    Reader Dale Cardoza would like a unified interface experience among his iOS devices. He writes:

  • Opinion: Future of smartphones

    Smartphones are developing continuously, here's where we discuss sever key areas where the industry as a whole will be looking to improve and how it will go about doing so. Keep reading to find out more about the Future of Smartphones.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Sell-a-phone

    Apple may soon let you trade your decrepit old iPhone in for a newer model, possibly one with a 64-bit chip or in a sleek silver/graphite color. What do the remainders for Monday, August 26, 2013 have to do to get you to walk out with a new phone today?

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Matcha-maker

    Did Apple buy a company because of math? And speaking of math, when it comes to the App Store, the house always wins. Finally, Beijing and Cupertino may have at long last come to an understanding. The remainders for Thursday, August 15, 2013 are a match made in heaven.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Of battles and wars

    The Washington Post's Brian Fung says the war between Apple and Samsung is all over but the shouting. And you'll never guess who the winner will be.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Apple doomapalooza

    Forgive the title but Apple's been doomed so many times now the Macalope's having a hard time coming up with new ways to say it. It must be hard to be Apple when even your successes... spell your doom!

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Way, way up

    Google's app marketplace takes a shot across Apple's bow, Tim Cook talks turkey--and iPhones--with China's largest carrier, and a little dose of nostalgia for Siskel and Ebert fans. The remainders for Wednesday, July 31, 2013 will see you at the movies.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Televisionary

    Your Apple TV experience may soon improve, with ways to keep your movie queues separate, and a quick and easy setup. Elsewhere, a London Apple Store isn't falling down, falling down--it's getting renovated! The remainders for Tuesday, July 30, 2013 are taped live in front of a studio audience.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: What about Bob?

    What's going on with Apple's Bob Mansfield? Will the new iPhone know you--I mean, really know you? And when is it okay for Apple to search its employees' belongings? These questions and more answered in the remainders for Monday, July 29, 2013.

  • Opinion: When you're stone out of luck

    When I set about putting together one of these Mac 911 columns I can usually find an appropriate answerable question in a couple of tries. But there are days (of which this is one) when the gods seem to deliver questions whose answer largely boils down to: You are stone out of luck.

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