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App Review: Shakespeare Pro

If you’re a Shakespeare buff like I am, you probably like having all of the Bard of Stratford’s works on your iPad or iPhone. It’s great to be able to dip into a play or poem when you have some down time, or when you’re waiting for an appointment. You can download free or paid […]

Why I Stopped Reading Magazines with Newsstand

When the iPad first came out, I was really excited about its potential as a replacement for paper magazines. Back in 2010, shortly before the iPad was announced, I wrote that “the most important feature it may contain will be the ability to save the press from its demise.” I was bullish about the future […]

The iTunes Guy Looks at Magic and More

It’s easy to forget that some of the technology we use is, to paraphrase a great author, nearly indistinguishable from voodoo. One reader wrote in asking for some clarification about lossless compression, and I explain the magic in this week’s column. I also look at a question about iOS device backups, and one about missing […]

Why Apple’s Weather App for iOS Sucks

A video on Macworld today reminded me how bad Apple’s Weather app for iOS is. Serenity Caldwell shows how to use this app, but neglects to point out that it’s one of the hardest weather apps to view. Here are two weather apps, side by side. On the left is Apple’s app; on the right […]

Five Meditation Timers for iOS

If you practice meditation, you know what it’s like to be sitting and wondering if you’ve finished your 20 or 30 minutes, or if you’ve sat for hours without realizing it. Sometimes, five minutes can seem like an hour, or an hour can seem like a few minutes. Some people may use their watch or […]

The Committed Podcast Talks about Churn

On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I discuss the latest small update to the Mac Pro line, leading us to a discussion of churn, or how often we change Macs and iOS devices. We all have different strategies, and the discussion also looks at the value of buying […]

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