Tag Archives: Apple

The Unbearable Heaviness of iTunes

Vlad Savov at The Verge asks how many Apple engineers does it take to fix iTunes?: In the ranking of unpleasant life experiences, using Apple’s iTunes lies somewhere between filing your taxes and having your wisdom teeth pulled out. It’s not good even at the best of times, but two weeks ago it was downright […]

If you hand over the keys, you hand over the money, control, and responsibility.

Over the weekend The New York Times published a piece, Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn’t Listening. Marco Arment, a prominent iOS developer and podcaster, responded: And if that ill-informed New York Times article is correct in broad strokes, which is a big “if” given how much it got wrong about Apple’s role in […]

“Siri, replace yourself with Viv.”

For the last four years the creators of Siri have been working on a next generation AI called Viv: The major difference between Siri and Viv is that the latter is a far more open platform. One of the biggest frustrations with Siri is that it has only a small number of tasks it can […]

Apple Diversity

Apple launched a new page breaking down the diversity across the company: This kind of reporting and transparency is great, but as CEO Tim Cook admits in his message, there’s a lot more work to be done. Let’s take a look at the executive board, for instance: Not many brown people up there. Wait! There’s […]

Geez, LG

I remember when tech news sites were mocking Apple when they introduced gold color finishing on iPhones, and then on the ‘new’ MacBook. Seems the mocking is over as Samsung and LG continue to copy Apple’s product designs. Check out the web page for LG’s new, ultra-thin laptop, the ‘gram’ (really? the whole product name […]

The Post-Retail Landscape

Interesting holiday retail facts from L2 on Youtube: An unlikely winner? Malls – at least high-end ones, which are flourishing. The top-rated malls of 2015 all had upscale department stores, luxury brand stores and high-tech electronics stores. An Apple Store increased mall revenue per square foot by 13%. Think about that. Apple is going to […]

deliberately radical without regard for traditions

Timm Romine responding to Sean Geraghty’s criticisms that Apple has thrown out discoverability and usability in their products: Sorry, Sean, and Don, and Bruce, but The Future won’t have buttons whose functions can be achieved without buttons, and it definitely won’t look like iOS 6. And you can argue it won’t look like iOS 7–9. […]

“If journalists reviewed Macs like iPads”

In response to all the tech reviewers asking if the iPad Pro can replace the MacBook Pro, Fraser Spiers cleverly goes flipmode: Firstly, consider the hardware. The huge issue with the MacBook Pro is its form factor. The fact that the keyboard and screen are limited to being held in an L-shaped configuration seriously limits […]

The Apple Way is Now Microsoft’s Way

Tim Bajarin on Microsoft admitting with their actions Apple’s way is the best way: But if you look at Microsoft’s new strategy, one can’t help but see this is an acknowledgment Apple’s business model of owning the hardware, software and services is ultimately the best one that assures Microsoft’s control of their destiny. At the […]