Comment: Are app subscriptions fair to users and developers?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched two long-standing apps release new versions with business decisions that led to an outcry from many users. Pocket Casts went free but introduced Pocket Casts Pro as an optional subscription that included Desktop applications access to the web player. Customers who had previously paid $ 9 to unlock […]

Comment: Apple surprised on price from Apple TV+ to iPhone and Apple Watch

Apple has had a reputation over the last few years of becoming increasingly expensive. Across 2018 especially, some events infamously saw every product see a base price rise by 10-20%. This time around though, Apple bucked the trend. From its services to its hardware, Apple maintained or reduced prices. The company was particularly aggressive with […]

Comment: Drawing attention to security is the greatest Apple Card benefit

Whether the Apple Card benefits justify the hype has been a hotly-debated topic ever since the card was launched. Never before has a mainstream credit card attracted so much media attention and generated so much discussion. There are those who have been as excited about receiving the card as you’d expect them to be about […]

Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as their default music player

There was something of a mystery report this week. Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […] According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that would “let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums with voice commands.” […]

Comment: When will Apple redesign the iMac?

After two years, Apple today quietly updated its iMac and iMac Pro line with a handful of under-the-hood improvements. On the outside, however, the iMac still looks exactly the same, featuring large bezels and an even larger chin along the bottom. This means it’s now been seven years since the last iMac redesign. When might […]

Comment: How the HomePod has found its place in my home, and what the future holds

Apple officially released its HomePod smart speaker back in February, which means it has now spent over six months on the market and six months in the hands of consumers like myself. The HomePod has been one of the most polarizing Apple product releases in recent memory, with many praising its sound quality and integration […]

Comment: Fortnite isn’t coming to Apple TV, but that’s just the latest tvOS gaming letdown

Earlier today, a spelunking developer discovered code within Fortnite that seemingly hinted the hit-game was soon making its way to Apple TV. Subsequently, Epic Games shot down those hopes, saying the code mention of tvOS is the result of “general Unreal Engine support.” While Fortnite might not be coming to tvOS anytime soon, today’s excitement only […]

Comment: First impressions after nearly a month with Apple’s 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro has been available for almost a month now and despite the fact that the update was announced via a press release, this year’s revision brings some notable changes. While everything looks the same on the surface, the 2018 MacBook Pro packs more power, an improved keyboard, and more. more… 9to5Mac

Comment: The latest report increases my optimism about Apple headphones

I said back in February that my experience of HomePod had made me feel optimistic about a report that Apple was working on ‘studio quality’ over-ear headphones. Apple hasn’t exactly made a name for itself for headphone quality, either through its own-brand EarPods and AirPods, or through the Beats-branded products it has promoted since buying […]

Comment: Apple’s example shows how Europe’s new privacy law will benefit people worldwide

Europe’s tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force today. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data. Even Apple – a company famed for its respect for customer privacy – had to strengthen its safeguards in order to meet the extremely high standards […]

Comment: Apple’s latest announcements about the modular Mac Pro really ramp up expectations

Apple has been rather quiet about an all-new Mac Pro it first teased a year ago. We did, though, learn two new things yesterday. Last year, all that Apple said about timing was that the new machine wouldn’t be released that year. As part of doing a new Mac Pro — it is, by definition, a modular […]

Apple asks FCC to keep ‘legally sustainable protections’ in place in first net neutrality comment 

Apple has officially broken its silence on the net neutrality debate. In with a new comment, Apple has asked the FCC (via Recode) to “retain strong, enforceable open internet protections” that advance consumer choice, no paid fast lanes, transparency, competition, and investment and innovation. more… 9to5Mac

Comment: Going from a skeptic to an every day user with Apple Watch Series 2

Following the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, I wrote about my initial first impressions of the device. Essentially, I explained that the first-generation Apple Watch had never truly won me over. I often went through phases where I would wear it for a while, but then go weeks without even charging it. I […]