Will Apple Put OS X on the iPad Pro? (Update: Touchscreen MacBook?)

Rumors are swirling that Apple is considering the release of a 12.9″ iPad Pro capable of running OS X, perhaps via dual-boot with iOS. As with all such rumors, details are sketchy–would this be the same OS X as runs on the Mac, or some kind of hybrid OS? Personally, I think it’s highly unlikely […]

Truly Unbelievable Line at London Apple Store

I devoted quite a few words to my contention that Apple is today’s haute technology, arguing that many people buy Apple products at least in part because they believe that doing so marks them as possessing better taste than those who don’t. Then there’s the group mentality, about which I said the following: “Many people […]

Surface Pro 3 and MacBook Air Suffer WiFi Issues

I’ve seen a few news reports about WiFi connectivity issues with Microsoft’s increasingly popular Surface Pro 3, primarily that some machines don’t reconnect to a network and/or that the WiFi adapter can’t be found after waking from certain sleep states. Microsoft has released a number of firmware updates aimed in part at resolving the issues, and indeed my […]

Apple’s iPhone 6 Pricing is Brilliant Marketing

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been very well-received, for the most part. Design, functionality, features, build quality, etc. have all been up to Apple’s typical standards (comparisons to Android and Windows Phone alternatives notwithstanding). One area that’s been a point of contention, though, is pricing and specifications, particularly Apple’s decision to offer a […]

No, I Don’t Hate Apple

As the Apple event kicks off (and the live stream has problems), I just want to say: in spite of my Twitter rant this morning about Apple and in particular their public relations machine, I need to stress that I don’t hate Apple. They actually make some great machines, of which I own a couple […]

Is Apple’s 9/9/2014 Event “Historic”?

I was going to write a heated post about ABC News characterizing today’s Apple event as “historic,” but my friend Adam (@DeadTechnology) beat me to the punch with this Tumblr post (I’m copying more than I usually would, with his permission): Last night, ABC news posted a teaser video in which it declared that their anchor, David Muir, will […]

The Motley Fool Misunderstands Microsoft’s Strategy

  Microsoft just can’t catch a break. Consider The Motley Fool, writing about Microsoft’s decision to release an Office for iPad: For perspective, Microsoft recently broke down and allowed Microsoft Office on the iPad. For years that was one of its largest selling points for its Surface line of tablets. These are two fascinating sentences. First, […]

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Strategy

One of the most controversial topics in technology, at least by my reckoning, is exactly what Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy should be. Industry pundits take a number of positions, such as the notion that Microsoft should abandon Windows Phone for Android, that they should glom onto Android designs to gain traction in smartphone hardware (e.g., HTC’s […]

Microsoft Goes After the MacBook Air in New Surface Pro 3 Ad(s)

Microsoft is catching some heat today for their new ad comparing the Surface Pro 3 to the MacBook Air. Of course, Microsoft has been doing so since first announcing the Surface Pro 3, and so this ad isn’t anything new. Here’s the ad: Here are two more: In his Computerworld article titled “Surface Pro 3 […]

Apple Fan on Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch: “It’s stupid” (Update: Aha!)

Update: @ianwaring clarified things a bit for me on Twitter: Gruber is talking here about the small cutout portion at the bottom of the Moto 360’s LCD, which indeed could be characterized as a “flat tire” if you wanted to look at it that way. I know that Motorola has a reason for their design […]