Apple luv »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Of course, developer Bryan Christianson doesn’t use the words “Yosemite ready.” However, he’s recompiled WhatRoute with Xcode 6 and tested it on OS X Yosemite Beta. That, in his understated language means WhatRoute 1.13.0 is pretty much good to go …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then …

Broadband, Tech »

[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

McDonald’s gets a lot hate, some of it deserved, but the American fast food chain is an oasis, especially for tech types on the go. Blah, blah, blah… part of balanced diet? Meh, eat the occasional Big Mac for whatever …

Mac, Software »

[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Safari 7.1 is just a point update, right? Yes, but there is more than a little going on in what is likely to be the last Safari 7 update to add new features.
What is Safari 7.1 about? Mostly about …

Mac, Security »

[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Tick tock. When it comes to Mac security, time is always against us because the hackers are invariably a step ahead. Though Apple hasn’t yet posted the details, best install Security Update 2014-004 for OS X Lion and OS X …

Mac, Security »

[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

And, Safari 7.1. Although Apple is sure to release Mavericks security updates over the coming years, this is quite likely the last general update. That said, OS X 10.9.5 is about as unsexy an update as one could imagine.
Unless, of …

iOS, iPad, iPhone »

[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apple has publicly said that the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s are iOS 8 ready. However, anyone that has tried in the past to upgrade an older iThing to latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system knows that there is …

iOS »

[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Direct links, that is. Do you herd lots of iPhones, iPads and/or iPod touches? Then it makes more sense for you to download iOS 8 once for each model you manage rather than every single iThing. But you know that …

Keynote, Music, movies, TV »

[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Charlie Rose has dribbled out pieces of his Tim Cook interview, first in two minute drams, and then in two 50-plus minute parts over the course of five days. Who could blame him? No one else has been given that …

Keynote, Music, movies, TV »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The full 50-odd minute first segment of Charlie Rose’s Tim Cook interview is available below. So, too, is a three-minute teaser for the roughly hour-long second segment of Rose’s Tim Cook interview, which aired last night but hasn’t been public …