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Cupertino funk, part II: No joy in iVille
— 2:37 PM on April 19, 2013

Last week, I prattled on about how Apple's dearth of a single, visionary leader was starting to make them feel like just another tech company....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Cupertino funk, part I: O Captain, where art thou?
— 10:02 AM on April 12, 2013

On October 5, 2011, the vultures returned to One Infinite Loop. Having once taken up what seemed like permanent residence in Cupertino during the Sculley...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Trolling for C&D's with Mac System 1
— 1:42 PM on April 8, 2013

If you're unfortunate enough to be like me, you'll find the impending release of iSteve to be frightening and confusing to your caveman brain. Produced...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Go Go Jobzilla
— 11:15 AM on March 29, 2013

First, to those of you who wondered if I exhausted six months of pent-up wordplay in the last MacHole, I'm afraid you'll be rather...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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18 days of hottish Pebble love
— 11:50 AM on March 22, 2013

It's true. I have in my possession the mildly mythological Pebble watch. More...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Smartphone forecast: Reflective, with a chance of water damage
— 9:27 AM on February 22, 2013

Smartphones are true marvels of modern technology. Although inherently limited by their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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A preview of the reviews for the iPhone 5
— 5:59 PM on September 10, 2012

This Wednesday (September 12, 2012), Apple will announce the new iPhone. Probably called the iPhone 5, but possibly the iPhone Rambo: 4S Part II. Note...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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A tale of two iPads
— 7:00 AM on August 9, 2012

About six weeks ago, I managed to sell my MacBook Air three days after the new MacBook Air models were released and one day before...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The new OS X, same as the old OS X
— 3:18 PM on August 2, 2012

This past Monday morning, Apple reported that their latest version (10.8) of OS X, called Mountain Lion for those still running System 7, had been...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The obligatory Surface blog post
— 10:26 AM on June 20, 2012

Greetings, hippies. To be honest, I was going to simply ignore Microsoft's unveiling of the Surface tablet. I mean, tablets. As much fun as it's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Keep calm and buy old tech
— 10:26 AM on June 15, 2012

In my mind, I've always been an early adopter. In my mind, I'm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A touch of the bloat
— 7:00 AM on June 11, 2012

When I say "bloatware," which Microsoft Office program springs to mind? Are you even wondering why I narrowed your choices to Office modules? Of course...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Fake Different
— 4:19 PM on May 23, 2012

If you're a Mac fan of a certain age, you no doubt recognize...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Why do mobile displays get all the love?
— 9:52 AM on April 6, 2012

With few exceptions, it seems, the gadgets hogging the media limelight today tend to be of the fingerprint-collecting variety. Tablets, phones, tablet-phones, e-readers, and anything...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays

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Apple TV UI great if you're not using Apple TV
— 10:03 AM on March 29, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a new Apple TV. Which is not an actual TV. But you probably knew that. It is, however,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Return to the the tech island in the stream
— 4:40 PM on March 16, 2012

Today is, by international decree of some mildly corrupt UN commission, iPad Day. Not iPad 3 day, mind you, as Apple has decided to stop...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Six screens, one desk
— 6:32 PM on March 8, 2012

When I sit down at my desk in the Benchmarking Sweatshop, it feels like maybe I could tap into the Matrix. I've slowly added...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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It's 106 miles to Chicago, it's dark, and we've got an app
— 11:15 AM on March 6, 2012

On this, iPad 3 Eve (and apparently Apple TV 3 Eve, as well), I thought it might be nice to step back from X-raying all...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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