Apple Talk 08: The next iPhone, with Neil Cybart

Apple’s job is to make better iPhones so more people buy them faster. How does a tick, tock, tock design cycle, and removing the headphone jack fit into that? Gartenberg, Caldwell, Ritchie, and special guest Neil Cybart discuss. Listen now Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Show notes […]

Digital markets should be decided by customers, not judges

It started somewhat innocuously. The Honorable Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) gave a speech at an event called “America’s Monopoly Problem.” That’s an interesting topic, but it became more interesting when she expressed her “concerns” with Apple, Google, and Amazon over various business practices. She had different issues with each but the […]

Verizon is offering up to $300 in credit when you trade in your old phone

Verizon Wireless has launched another one of its trade-in promotion offers. Customers can bring in their older phone and get up to $300 in credit toward the purchase of a new phone. The offer is for customers who are switching to Verizon, or current ones who are either upgrading or […]

New music on iTunes: Blink-182, new number one deals, and more

Every Friday, the iTunes Store adds new music to its lineup. This week, check out the new album from Blink-182, more deals on number one hits, and pre-order DJ Khaled’s next album. New music this week begins with California, the seventh studio album from Blink-182, and the group’s first in […]

Best apps for celebrating the Fourth of July

5. Fireworks Creator 3D Maybe you don’t like being near all of those explosives, but you still like the idea of fireworks. If so, or if you live in a town where fireworks are illegal, use the Fireworks Creator to light up the night, virtually. You can launch dozens of […]

Apple Music or Spotify — which is better?

There are many music streaming services out there, but for most iOS users, only two really stand out. A year ago, Apple Music debuted with a three-month trial and no shortage of hype. The company was so confident of its product that it offered a three-month free trial to all […]

Apple’s continuing commitment to accessibility

I know exactly why I am an Apple fanboy. It is now, and always has been, about accessibility. As a technologist and writer, it is difficult for me to admit this bias: I am all in on Apple’s platforms. At this point, I don’t think it is even possible for […]