Why the Mac is the Gold Standard of Computers

One of my favorite podcasts is the Vector podcast by Rene Ritchie. He’s a Montreal native (my wife’s birthplace) and one of the best pundits on Apple and their product line. Rene is featured weekly on Macbreak Weekly and is the Editor-in-Chief of iMore, which is IMHO one of the best sources of Apple news and product info. This week Rene scored an amazing interview with the Sr. Director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple, Tom Boger. The interview is …

Apple Finally Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro

At a special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple threw back the curtains on significant updates to the long-ignored MacBook Air and even longer-ignored Mac mini. Then Tim Cook and company followed up with revamped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, complete with an enhanced Smart Keyboard Folio and redesigned Apple Pencil. You can order all of Apple’s new gear right away, though demand may delay shipping for a week or two on some items. MacBook Air Gains Retina …

iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad Update Available Today!

It’s just after noon Eastern time and I’m eagerly awaiting today’s expected release of Apple’s new operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 12. This free update is chock full of goodies that not only gives you cool new features on your iDevices, but also dramatically improves the performance of all the iPhone and iPad models it runs on (nearly all of them). Yes, this is an update you are going to want to download as soon as you …

Apple Announces New iPhones and a New Apple Watch!

IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr As expected, Apple announced three new iPhone models today. There are two new high-end models of the iPhone X, the Xs and the Xs Max. The Xs has the same screen as the current iPhone X, but the Max touts a HUGE 6.5″ screen contained in a phone that’s the same physical size as the iPhone 7 & 8 Plus models. This is possible because the screen goes all the way to the phone’s edges and …

Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box | WIRED

Yet another reason to use the iPhone rather than an Android device. Security and privacy! —- Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about risks from firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers. — Read on www.wired.com/story/android-smartphones-vulnerable-out-of-the-box