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More Apple Opinion

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Enable parental restrictions on your iOS device

    For parents and others handing iOS devices over to kids, it might be wisest to lock down certain features so that children don't stumble across things they shouldn't, or accidentally wreak havoc upon your own device. Here's how.

  • Opinion: The BreakupText app is the worst possible way you can end a relationship

    I'm not going to say I'm a pro at relationships, but I do know a few things about breaking up with somebody. First, you probably should do it in person; calling is OK, texting is so not OK, and sending a canned message you just punch your name into is the worst possible thing you can do.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Sale of the century

    Apple's no longer content to just watch--haha--the smart-timepiece industry. Elsewhere, the Jobs movie gets a blink-and-you'll-miss-it trailer and Cupertino polls its employees on how to sell more iPhones. The remainders for Monday, July 15, 2013 must have missed the memo.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Marriage of inconvenience

    Apple and Samsung are still together after all these years; Back to School season is nearly upon us; and Kanye West now has a mouse for each hand. The remainders for Monday, July 1, 2013 are hardest on the kids.

  • Opinion: Why iOS 7's design is bold but flawed

    I'm standing at the front of a darkened room full of middle-school girls, telling them about user interface patterns and trying to get them excited about reading Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

    iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype. The remainders for Wednesday, June 26, 2013 have done their time.

  • Opinion: Haswell laptops that can last all day

    With its fourth-generation Core processor, codenamed Haswell, Intel has finally turned its back on the megahertz wars it once held with AMD, IBM and Motorola, instead welcoming reduced power consumption and longer battery life. And for laptops that can mean only one thing: tablets had better watch their backs.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Clearly wrong

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! Assuming that "Denmark" is what we're calling the space between Henry Blodget's ears, and not Cupertino. And why not? Both have seasonal variations of daylight and require frequent land reclamation.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Charge!

    Your iPhone may be getting more than just power from that charger. Elsewhere, the patent lawsuit is coming from inside the law firm and the iHernia of Mac portable concepts. The remainders for Monday, June 3, 2013 are large and in charge.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: The fast with the facts and the furious

    Several thoughful pieces have been published recently on smartphone market share.

  • Opinion: Introducing Contacts

    In weeks past we've talked about configuring the Mail and Calendar applications. Without the third leg of this personal information trio--Contacts--using the first two could be a lonely proposition. In this lesson we'll look at the cans and can'ts of Contacts.

  • Opinion: Ten improvements we'd like to see in iOS

    Like clockwork, Apple has released a new major version of its iOS mobile operating system every summer since 2008, and we expect 2013 to be no different. iOS 7 seems likely to take its bow at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held June 10 through 14 in San Francisco.

  • Opinion: Mini PCs amok: From 3ft tower to 3cm mini marvel

    Back in the 1980s the PC revolution brought about the microcomputer. We’re still seeing an ongoing trend in shrinkage, which has resulted in the current mini PC.

  • Opinion: All PCs great and small: how competition and collaboration is driving tech innovation

    A strange set of competitive and interdependent business relationships is driving innovation in PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. And for the consumer that's mostly good news.

  • Opinion: Repairing your iPad's network connection

    Reader Walt Czeka's iPad has suddenly turned a blind eye to his local network. He writes:



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