1. Blogs
    February 18th, 2015 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: The Macintosh Portable is about as portable as a sack of potatoes

    In the picture right, I am holding a Macintosh Portable, the spiritual ancestor of the MacBook Air. Well, that’s what I’m holding in my left hand;...

  2. Blogs
    February 17th, 2015 by Keith White
    Hands on with the iRig Mic Field

    Late last year IK Multimedia released iRig Mic Field ($169.95) – a pocket-sized high-quality stereo microphone with a Lightning connector into...

  3. Blogs
    February 17th, 2015 by Michael Simon
    A car could be another piece of Apple’s puzzle

    There’s a hole in the digital hub. All day long we have a unique, immediate connection to the places we go, whether it’s through an iPhone, Apple...

  4. Blogs
    February 16th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    FileVault 2 encrypts your whole Mac, and Disk Utility can encrypt parts

    In a previous column, I explained the use and benefit (and some of the drawbacks) of turning on full-disk encryption (FDE) with Apple’s built-in...

  5. Blogs
    February 12th, 2015 by Susie Ochs
    Six things Apple should fix in iOS 9

    It’s not a shock to learn that Apple is always hard at work on the next big thing. There will always be another iPhone, a lighter MacBook Air, a...

  6. Blogs
    February 11th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Think Retro: Apple’s fonts have always been as classy as its products

    Even for those of us who aren’t designers or typographers, a company’s corporate font seems to seep deep into our consciousness. I mean, yeah,...

  7. Blogs
    February 10th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    The mysterious case of the unauthorised iTunes Store purchases

    On January 19, I received an email from Apple’s iTunes Store containing a list of songs I had recently purchased. The only problem? I hadn’t bought...

  8. Blogs
    February 9th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    Fitness trackers need to provide insights and advice, not just data

    Fitness trackers are good at counting things: steps you walked, calories burned, active minutes, how long you slept and so on. While the accuracy...

  9. Blogs
    February 5th, 2015 by Michael Simon
    Why a one-day battery isn’t a deal-breaker for Apple Watch

    When it comes to battery life, we have certain expectations. With our iPhones, we want to make it through the day. On our MacBooks we need enough...

  10. Blogs
    February 4th, 2015 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: Bring back the Flying Toasters

    Sometimes, things don’t strike you as unusual until you come to explain them to someone else. I have a young cousin, for example – young enough...

  11. Blogs
    January 29th, 2015 by Susie Ochs
    The six things you need to know about Apple’s best quarter ever

    Apple made all the money last quarter – its US$18 billion in profit is not only the best quarter Apple’s ever had, it’s the best quarter any...

  12. Blogs
    January 28th, 2015 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: Who else kinda misses their Zip disks?

    These days, of course, the idea that 100MB is “a lot of data” is pretty preposterous. Shoot H.264 video at 1080p and 60fps for four seconds, such...

  13. Blogs
    January 27th, 2015 by Jared Newman
    Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here’s how non-HomeKit devices could work

    Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn’t be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions....

  14. Blogs
    January 23rd, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    When it comes to security, who can you trust?

    In previous columns, I’ve explained the chain of trust and the weak links in various methods of security. But reader Duane asked a few days ago, regarding...

  15. Blogs
    January 19th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    How and why you should use a VPN to protect your data

    Your greatest security and privacy risk relates to data in transit, as it passes to and from your devices. In a coffeeshop, airport or other public...

  16. Blogs
    January 15th, 2015 by Michael Simon
    How the MacBook Air could change everything (again)

    Last week, while the rest of his peers were knee-deep in selfie drones, wearables and smart washers, Mark Gurman of 9to5mac published a scoop that...

  17. Blogs
    January 14th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Think Retro: Open Apple, closed Apple

    You can date an Apple user as accurately as a botanist counting rings to date a tree, and you don’t even have to cut them in half first. What you...

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