Posts Tagged: Apple

  • Wish List: New Features for Apple’s Yosemite and iOS 8

    Wish List: New Features for Apple’s Yosemite and iOS 8

    When Tim Cook steps on stage at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, he will likely share the expected news of the iPhone 6, which will come in two bigger form factors, and the long-rumored iWatch. Wearable technology and bigger phones always seemed kind of like superfluous upgrades but, as a recent Fitbit convert, the iWatch

  • Amazon Jumps into the Phone Game

    Amazon Jumps into the Phone Game

    There are a lot of articles that have been written about the Amazon Fire phone that was unveiled today. So, let’s not bore you by repeating the same story you have read over and over again. You know the cost. You know about its 3D Dynamic Display. You know all about Mayday and the cute redhead, Amy you may hope

  • Getting Started with Swift

    Getting Started with Swift

    At the most recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced Swift, a programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Developers and designers alike were all abuzz about the new language that promised to simplify coding and more rapidly develop iOS and OS X applications. If you have any experience with other OOPs like Objective-C, Python, or C#, then you’ve

  • Crash Test: iOS 8, Yosemite

    Crash Test: iOS 8, Yosemite

    If you are a developer or just an early adopter with an iOS Developers License who is considering upgrading your iPhone to the iOS 8 beta released yesterday,  we tested a bunch of different apps to see how they fared. For the most part, the apps were OK. Some had minor issues, which is to be expected at such an early

  • Thank You, Apple

    Thank You, Apple

    Hey there Apple, You should probably know something. Despite what the tag lines at the end of the commercials may say, they are not as inspiring as they used to be. I don’t know. Maybe I am powerful than I think I am. Your most recent commercial keeps telling me as much, anyway. Your commercial, where a bunch of

  • Touch Screens Are Dead, Long Live the Touchpad

    Touch Screens Are Dead, Long Live the Touchpad

    While Apple and Google are hard at work integrating their operating systems into car entertainment systems, Audi has already perfected the hardware. The idea of iOS mirroring on your touch screen and functioning similarly to your iPhone may seem appealing but there are flaws in the concept. For starters, touch screens in cars are hardly as precise or responsive as they

  • Renovating a MacBook Pro

    Renovating a MacBook Pro

    Let’s face it, Apple products are not cheap — especially the MacBook Pro — but it a popular choice among consumers. According to Gartner, Mac sales jumped 28.5% in the fourth quarter of 2013, bumping Apple to 13.7% of U.S. PC vendor shipments while the PC market declined 7.5%. Not everyone can afford to shell out thousands of

  • iPhone 6: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

    iPhone 6: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

    Perhaps Apple is suffering the phone version of penis envy. Back in December, rumors began surfacing that Apple was working on a larger, more satisfying phone. As more details emerge, it appears Apple may be working on two separate phones, both with bigger screen sizes, to more adequately fill your pocket. The larger iPhone 6

  • CarPlay comes to iOS7

    CarPlay comes to iOS7

    Last week, we questioned if Apple would make the same mistake twice by keeping Google Maps out of CarPlay. Today, we get one step closer to finding out that answer, as Apple released iOS7.1 for download. From Apple’s Update site: iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Apple CarPlay

  • Will Apple make the same mistake twice?

    Will Apple make the same mistake twice?

      The tech world is all abuzz over Apple’s CarPlay announcement. CarPlay is an integration system that will use Siri and select car stereo screens to take better control over your iPhone 5+. Over the course of 2014, six manufacturers (Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo) will release automobiles with CarPlay integration. Another 12 carmakers have