Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay So… Retailers are banding together to: Keep more money for themselves Limit choices for consumers (you can still pay with your VISA, at no extra cost to the retailer, but you can't do it by waving your phone in front of a machine?) Directly withdraw […]
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Thoughts on Yosemite's Look and Feel In the meantime, though, I find Yosemite lacking in polish, full of awkward decisions and unresolved tensions. Safari, in particular, seems to have trouble balancing theory—the idea that the same software on iOS and OS X should share a structurally similar user interface—with execution—its symmetrical arrangement of interface elements […]
Worth the price of Yosemite alone. Seriously.
None of my four credit cards (three are debit, one of which is PayPal) support it yet. Bah. Get on the ball, PNC. Apple Pay: An in-depth look at what's behind the secure payment system
OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review Safari Tabs - I preferred the old way. This "scrolling" view is stupid. Safari Page Titles - Who needs 'em? Oh wait, I do. A tab is simply too small a space for important information like the name of the page (or an image's dimensions, etc.). iTunes […]
Many, many Apple folks seem to believe Apple should slow down and fully bake their OS X and iOS software released before releasing them to the world. I concur. Apple's Software Quality Decline There are a few counter-arguments in the comments, including: Software development is a process, not a product. Perfection is impossible. Why? Because […]
Thinking about switching to iOS 8's new Family Sharing? Here's what you need to know I didn't read that, but I did add Family Sharing to our accounts. The bummer? My kiddo has $50+ in credits. Purchases will have to be made under her "account" in order to use that $50. So, anything that we […]
iOS 8's Health App I really like that iOS 8 can supply first responders with an "Emergency ID" card with your blood type, emergency contacts, allergies, etc. I suggest everyone fill this information out right now. If you don't do it now, you'll probably forget.
I missed the anniversary of his death by a few days, but I'm happy (and saddened at the same time) that this site is still online: http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/. Happy to read the memories and thoughts of others, sad that it's not still just a bad dream.
This page at Apple lets you check the Activation Lock of a device you are considering purchasing. If the device is still on someone's account, these two pages may come in handy: - Find My iPhone Activation Lock: Removing a device from a previous owner’s account - What to do before selling or giving away […]
How Does the iOS 8 Time-lapse Feature Work? Basically (quoted from the original article - please click through - it didn't look right in a blockquote): Recording Duration Frame Capture Rate Speed Relative to Real Time Less than 10 minutes 2 frames every second 15x 10 minutes to 20 minutes 1 frame every second 30x […]
Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6 Very cool.
Apple - Privacy Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. Tim's smart enough to know what "never" means.
The Tech21 iPhone 6 Cases are out, and I picked up a clear checked design one at Best Buy. Now my entire family has Tech21 cases, and I currently believe they're the best: they're not overly bulky but they offer a good amount of protection. I may, now and then, slip the iPhone 6 back […]