Hardware

AirPods (2nd-generation)

AirPods: Buy now or wait?

We don’t have to explain why you might want AirPods. Apple’s take on true wireless earbuds revolutionized the market and have sold in massive numbers ever since. You see them in the ears of reporters, coworkers, and celebrities all the … Continue reading

Apple TV+ app Ted Lasso

Even iPhone chip shortages can’t slow down Apple’s money train

Among the things Wall Street likes are growth—always growth—and certainty. This past year has provided a lot of uncertainty, both in life and in business. And while Apple has done well over the last year—its latest financial results included $81 … Continue reading

How to check your Mac’s temperature and keep it cool

Waves of extreme heat have already passed across the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world so far this mid-2021. While people are at the greatest risk from high temperatures, your Mac may be more fragile. People can … Continue reading

Apple won’t let you use Siri to hail rides or make payments anymore

In a quiet move that could cause a loud backlash from users and developers, Apple has announced that numerous Siri interactions with both Apple and third-party apps will no longer be supported “in all new and existing OS releases” once … Continue reading

Power Mac G4 Cube

The next Mac Pro: Intel upgrade 0 CPU could arrive before Apple silicon

Apple’s Mac Pro was introduced in 2019, and updates usually come out in increments—new graphics options here, SSD module upgrades, there, etcetera. But the Mac Pro will undergo a major update when Apple releases its own System on a Chip … Continue reading

Power Mac G4 Cube

The next Mac Pro: Intel upgrade could arrive before Apple silicon

Apple’s Mac Pro was introduced in 2019, and updates usually come out in increments—new graphics options here, SSD module upgrades, there, etcetera. But the Mac Pro will undergo a major update when Apple releases its own System on a Chip … Continue reading

Pegasus spyware: iOS 14.7.1 reportedly plugs security hole

If you’re concerned about recent reports of the Pegasus spyware reportedly installed by the Israeli NSO Group to hack journalists and world leaders, there’s a tool to check if it’s hidden on your iPhone. But you probably have nothing to worry … Continue reading

iOS 14.7.1 brings major zero-day exploit fix

Just days after the release of the final beta of iOS 14.6, and before it is released to the general public, Apple began beta testing iOS 14.7. A point-seven release ties iOS 14 with iOS 13 for the most point … Continue reading

Apple TV 4K (2021)

Apple TV 4K: Buy now or wait?

The Apple TV 4K streaming media box is maybe the best one you can buy (especially for those already in the Apple ecosystem), but it’s also one of the most expensive. It’s faster and more responsive than nearly all competitors, … Continue reading

Macalope

Apple hits another low note with the App Store

Apple has done it again. Is it “make a lot of money”? Uh, probably. It never stops doing that (see Apple Q3 results announcement later today). No, in this instance the Macalope is talking about killing a fun app that … Continue reading