Quick thoughts on the “death” of the iPod (It’s been dead for years, people…)
So the hot news topic du jour is Apple’s announcement that the last product to bear the “iPod” name has ceased production. From today, according to Apple, it will no longer make the 7th Gen iPod Touch, and whatever stock it has will sell… and then be gone. Predictably, the Internet exploded with grief over […]
Video: Apple Watch Series 7: Unboxing and early impressions
Apple’s shiny new Apple Watch Series 7 arrived, so it seemed wise to unpack it and get to testing it. And you get to watch along! You can also read my early thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 7 over at Finder!
iOS 14.5.1 update stuck loading? Here’s how to fix it
Stuck updating to iOS 14.5.1? Here’s how to solve issues with downloading Apple’s latest crucial iOS upgrade for your iPhone.
How important is the iPhone to Apple?
There’s a pretty vital update to Apple’s operating systems today… and the ease of access for iPhones specifically does rather tell the tale of where Apple’s fortunes lie. Apple has overnight released a bunch of security updates for its mobile and computing devices, specifically targeting some rather nasty live exploits. For iOS and iPad OS, […]
Is Apple really going to revive the G4 Cube in 2021? Probably not.
Lots of news sites are breathlessly reporting that one of Apple’s upcoming desktop Macs will be a “reimagined” G4 Cube. Only Apple knows for sure… but I doubt it. There’s nothing more that the Apple-covering tech press loves more than a juicy rumour, especially when it’s both fanciful and will do little or nothing to […]
What can you do with an original model iPad in 2021? [Video]
The original iPad was announced 11 years ago this week. Mine is still in working condition — pretty good condition, all things considered — so a little tinkering was called for. Apple stopped supporting the original model iPads 9 years ago, but it’s interesting to see what still works — and what doesn’t. As always, […]
The Apple iPad is 11 years old. Somehow, mine still works.
Apple’s rather iconic iPad is 11 years old as of today — and some of them are still going strong. Well… strong-ish, anyway.
Apple updates iOS, tvOS and watchOS
If you’re an Apple fan with lots of gadgets, put some time aside for upgrades to iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, HomePod OS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3. What, did nobody tell the watchOS team that 14.4 was the number of the day?
Is Apple’s “App Store Small Business” Platform Really That Generous?
Apple overnight announced a drop for lower-earning app store developers, effectively halving its commission rate from the start of next year. That sounds like good news for small app developers — and it probably is — but it hides a more complex reality, and one that could have significant effects for the consumer price of […]
How to use the handwashing timer in Apple watchOS7
The handwashing feature in Watch OS7 is a great idea, but Apple weirdly doesn’t make it that easy to actually use. Here’s how to get it set up and working on a compatible Apple Watch.