Notes from Macworld 2014

Several highlights from this year’s walk of the floor at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California: olloclip’s new 4-in-1 camera lens for iPhone and iPod Touch. I’m not sure how useful the fisheye lens will be, but the wide-angle and macro...

Apple issues iOS 7.1

Apple has updated the system software for their iPhones and iPads. The new system software, iOS 7.1, is highly recommended for any devices that are already running any version of iOS 7. You can see what operating system your iPhone or iPad has by going to Settings...

Apple security hacked

UPDATE: On the Macintosh, this appears to be a Mac OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”-only bug. Apple has already confirmed a patch is in the works. In the meantime, if your Mac is running Mavericks we advise against conducting any internet transactions in which you...

World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013

We start with a brief commercial ode to design followed by Apple CEO Tim Cook coming to the stage. The 24th WWDC. Attendees from 66 countries; about 64% are at WWDC for the first time. Six million registered developers; WWDC sold out in 71 seconds. Updates: 1 million...

iPad vs. laptop

Question How can a small screen iPad compete with a laptop with 13″ or more? Answer First, the screen on an iPad is 9.7″, but you’re not an arms length away like you might be with a notebook. The screen can be held at a distance appropriate to what...