Author Archives: Ted

Apple’s hardware announcements: How odd

My reaction to the new hardware announced at today’s Apple media event was hardly a typical one. “How odd” pretty much sums it up. How so? • Apple introduces the iPad Air 2. The first thing Apple wants you to … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Macworld Expo

Yesterday, IDG announced that Macworld|iWorld will not take place next year, 2015. While the press release described Macworld as going on “hiatus,” the reality is that the event will almost certainly never return — in any form. [Coincidentally, I decided … Continue reading

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The myth that AppleCare+ is worth it

Back in 2006, I advised against getting AppleCare for your Mac, arguing that the odds that it would save you money were too low to make it worth buying. In 2011, I reached the same negative conclusion regarding AppleCare+ for … Continue reading

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This is why iOS 8 is such a big deal

Believe the hype! iOS 8 is the most important, most game-changing update to iOS since…well, since the arrival of the App Store in 2008. I don’t say this because of all new features in iOS 8. There are many new … Continue reading

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