This Week in Apple: Christian Bale, Gay Stuff, and Streaming in the sky!

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iPhone Statue on Russian university campus honoring Steve Jobs taken down after Tim Cook announces he’s Gay Just one day after Apple CEO Tim Cook’s “coming out” essay was published in Bloomberg Businessweek, a statue honoring the late Steve Jobs, which stood in the courtyard of a St. Petersburg campus since January of 2013, has been dismantled. The statue, in the shape... Read More

Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

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Hmmm. Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch event was pretty amazing, so today’s iPad/iMac event has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of surprises and perceived “WOW!” factor. Did it deliver? Well, let’s find out by examining what I found Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPad/iMac event. The Good The new iMac: It has a REALLLLLY sweet 5K Retina display.... Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

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Well, Apple’s iPhone 6 even turned out to be all that was rumored and more, and honestly, at the risk of spoiling this article, they really pulled it off. However, I’m not one to shy away from nit-picking, so let’s see what I can find to complain about. Here’s what was Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPhone 6 event. The Good iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus What could... Read More

WWDC 2014: The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

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WTF?! I may have to change this series’s title to “The Good, the Really Good, and the GREAT!” For the first time in THIS cynical old journalist’s history, I liked pretty much everything I saw, and I actually LOVED most of it! From the updated OS X to the TRULY exciting iOS 8, I’m going to be hard-pressed to complain much here… but I’ll... Read More

Apple’s latest campaign further encourages people to be that asshole that videos stuff with their iPad

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Anyone with kids old enough to require that you show up at some sort of recital or school concert knows that it is nearly impossible to get decent video of that event. In the old days, the parents who cared would actually bring a video camera to the event. Only 1/3 of those parents knew how to properly adjust that camera to meet the challenging lighting conditions, but at least... Read More

Apple’s September iPhone Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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Apple today held a special event to announce their most-leaked hardware introductions to date – the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. And while I am such a fanboy there was really never a question whether or not I will be buying the 5S, that doesn’t mean I’m so easily blinded by shiny things that I can’t pick out a “meh” moment or two from the festivities... Read More

Apple’s 2013 WWDC: the Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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Apple’s 2013 WWDC: the Good, the Bad, and the Meh As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser... Read More

Apple’s iPad mini “Special Event”: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s iPad mini “Special Event”. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser beam-like precision, and somehow categorize... Read More

Samsung is scraping the bottom of the features barrel

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The main thing to take away from Samsung’s latest “Apple users and mindless, line-waiting sheep” commercial is that Samsung is running out of meaningful features to showcase to help set itself apart (above?) from the iPhone. Now, first of all, I doubt if anyone standing in an iPhone launch line would excitedly say “The connector’s all digital, what... Read More

Apple’s iPhone 5 Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser beam-like precision, and somehow categorize the day’s... Read More

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