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At WWDC 2013, Apple showed its new soul
— 11:59 PM on June 11, 2013

There was something different about Apple during yesterday's WWDC keynote. I couldn't put my finger on it at first. Part of it was the glitchy...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

Random gigabits for the week of June 3, 2013
— 10:53 AM on June 7, 2013

'Tis the week before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference MMXIII: Borg vs. Cylon, and *SPOILER ALERT* we already know what spoilers have already spoiled the already-expected-anyway...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Coffee Talk with Timmy Cook
— 9:32 AM on May 17, 2013

It's true. I recently won the Charitybuzz auction for "coffee with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Adobe lets you pay now and later and later again
— 9:26 AM on May 13, 2013

The time was January 1995. The smooth, Philly soul and pleated pants of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Angering hippies and financing evil
— 12:56 PM on May 3, 2013

Seeing as how nobody else has released a Steve Jobs mockumentary ("These mold lines go to eleven!") and nothing on my Hackintosh has flipped me...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

The 463rd review of the first Steve Jobs movie
— 10:22 AM on April 26, 2013

As promised, I have watched's fictionalized account of Steve Jobs's life entitled iSteve. As threatened, here is the review. (By the way,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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

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

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

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

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

Gadgets on the piste
— 10:23 PM on March 17, 2013

Warning: The following is by no means an in-depth review or related to PC hardware. I used a recent ski trip as an opportunity to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

The obligatory Super Hole VII – Creative Director edition
— 9:37 AM on February 4, 2013

Jason Fox, our resident Mac fan, spends his days working in advertising as a copywriter and all-around creative guy. He has an annual tradition of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Local game streaming: Coming soon from the PC
— 10:35 PM on January 24, 2013

Nvidia's Project Shield was one of the most intriguing new products on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This handheld gaming device combines the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Networking

Freshening up a home network can yield big bandwidth benefits
— 12:46 PM on December 21, 2012

One of the funny things about being a PC enthusiast, for me, is how there's a constant ebb and flow of little projects that I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

I wrote a novella! Here are some things I learned
— 2:01 AM on December 7, 2012

Fluke: Langara's Prize will be free to download on (and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

My six days with Windows 8
— 12:32 AM on November 2, 2012

So, I installed Windows 8 on my desktop PC last week. It was late on the eve of the launch. The download link for the $39.99...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows