Category Archives: iPhone

The almost death of the telephoto/zoom lens

This column started out as a eulogy — marking the anticipated end for a long-time friend. But, even as the grave was being readied, word came that my friend was showing signs of a remarkable recovery. Who is this friend? How … Continue reading

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The ups (and occasional downs) of Apple’s new products

Here are my brief reactions to the new products that Apple announced at its media event yesterday: • Watch So now you can get a gold Apple Watch for the same price as a Sport model. Actually, it is a Sport … Continue reading

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Living in the future

William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” I am living proof of Gibson’s observation. I am one of the fortunate few who reside at the future end of the curve. Indeed, … Continue reading

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The myth that AppleCare+ is worth it

[Note: See also my latest (April 2016) take on this subject: Why AppleCare+ is still not 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 … Continue reading

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