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[24 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]

Although Apple has never promised consumer-facing Liquidmetal products, it still seems like vaporware nonetheless. Yes, Apple did use Liquidmetal in its iPhone 3G SIM removal — as far as anyone outside Apple knows, that’s it.
Regardless, according to documents filed with …

iOS, Mac »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Available, that is, to registered developers. A public beta program for Apple Seed participants will be arriving later this Summer. Here in the mean time, Apple has pushed OS X 10.11 15A204b (aka DP2) to devs and, more than a …

Apple luv, iPhone, Mac, Mobile, Tech »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Tale as old as time… It is widely known that rich people love their iPhones. Additionally, given that Mac owners are are said to better educated and better paid, it will surprise no one that Mac shoppers spend more when …

Broadband »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Standard operating procedure — Verizon promised wide FiOS availability in states and cities up and down the East Coast while taking billions in subsidies. Finally, they are being called out for their “weasel words” and deeds.
Those are the words Bruce …

Deals, iPhone »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Are you a disciplined iPhone user, but short of cash? This deal — iPhone 5 with unlimited talk and text, plus 500MB LTE data per month for a one-time, all-inclusive charge of $299.99 — just might be for you. Yes, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Do you remember making an OS X 10.9 Mavericks install disk? Yep, this is gonna seem very, very familiar. Guy and gal devs, it’s time to make your own OS X El Capitan Installer.
First and foremost, in order to create …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Apple’s OS X naming convention makes choosing Mac wallpapers easy if you have the time. In publishing this, the Fairer Platform has taken the drudgery — finding appropriately sized and beautiful photos — out of picking OS X El Capitan …

Deals, Mac »

[20 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Earlier this year, Apple expanded its Retina iMacs, but left untouched its standard def display iMacs — it’s a fair bet updated models are coming this Fall. Regardless, if you need an iMac now, the absolute best value available is …

Mac, Software »

[19 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

It seemed not so long that I wrote up and posted a notice about updated Mac printer drivers a monthly and sometimes weekly basis. In addition to the fact that the desktop operating system wars have settled down, people just …

Broadband »

[19 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Two of the most successful, and globally emulated, US government programs of the last 100 years are the rural electrification and universal telephone service programs. The FCC plans to bring that same life changing impact and economic justice to broadband …