What Apple got wrong with the Apple Watch [updated]

Apple failed their customers on two very basic points.

Here are five iOS apps with worthwhile in-app purchases

How much would you pay to see the stars, take a better photo, or conduct the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5?


Opera is an excellent web browser, so why don’t more people use it?

Gone is the erstwhile funkiness of its interface, but the deep set of unique features remain.


If iPad Pro doesn’t “cannibalize” Surface Pro sales, so what?

Can you really “cannibalize” sales from a device with single digit marketshare?

What to expect from the Apple September 9th media event (now that it’s official)

“Wish we could say more.” You’re so cheeky, Apple.

I come not to bury email, but to praise it

Email is an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services.


Ways in which having an iPad just makes life better

The iPad is a great time management and optimization tool.


Should you buy your iPhone 6 case now?

It’s not a terrible idea, but you do need to watch for one key item.


MacBooks and iPads: To AppleCare or not AppleCare?

I simply am not convinced AppleCare coverage is a worthwhile expenditure for me. Had I purchased AppleCare for each of the Apple computers I’ve owned, I’d have spent the price of a new loaded MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and then some. Still, there are also Apple hardware users who sing its praises after experiencing catastrophic hardware failures that were repaired under the service.

Converting from Aperture to Lightroom: Starting the process

Adobe has just released a starting process for Aperture users to start using Lightroom. The bad news is this is not really a formal migration process, but rather an opportunity for Aperture users to start using Adobe’s software. The good news for Aperture users, and all photographers, is that Adobe recently formalized their Creative Cloud Photography Plan that provides both Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Behance, and 2 GB of Creative Cloud storage for $9.99/month (annual plan paid monthly).


Now that the iPad’s all grown up, it needs to decide what it’s going to be

First, let me say I don’t think the iPad is in any danger of disappearing any time soon; Apple still sold more than 13.3 million of the critters in its 2014 fiscal Q3. However, my guess is that the iPad is suffering a bit of a late-adolescent identity crisis at the four year mark, in that it remains unclear just what its mission and purpose are in the not-really-post-PC era.

Why does any personal computing form factor have to die?

Yahoo Finance’s Shawna Ohm explains in a recent column why “the PC just won’t die,” but why does any computing platform have to die? After all, it doesn’t have to be a zero sum equation. Tablets didn’t kill off PCs, and phablets won’t kill off tablets; as long as people need to go to work every day, personal computers are here to stay.