Developer builds of iOS 7.1 show that Apple has made some significant changes to its mobile OS, specifically to tone down the brightness and parallax effect.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication as well as its successor title, eMediaWEEKly, which focused on multiplatform professional content creation. His byline can be found online and in print publications including CreativePro.com, Peachpit Press' Mac Bible and Popular Photography.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging. He has been a frequent speaker at the Macworld Expo conference and a member of the conference faculty. He also co-founded the first dedicated PowerBook User Group (PPUG) in the United States. After winning a major legal battle with Apple in 2006, he set the precedent that independent journalists are entitled to the same protections under the First Amendment as members of the mainstream media. O'Grady is the author of The Nexus One Pocket Guide, The Droid Pocket Guide, The Google Phone Pocket Guide, and The Garmin nuvi Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press), the author of Corporations That Changed the World: Apple Inc. (Greenwood Press), and a contributor to The Mac Bible (Peachpit Press). In addition, he has contributed to numerous Mac publications over the years, including MacWEEK, Macworld, and MacPower (Japan).When he's not writing about Apple for ZDNet at The Apple Core, he enjoys spending time with his family in New Jersey.
Apple and Samsung have agreed to attend a mediation session before they head to court in March over smartphone patents.
It usually only happens after a mishap, but I want you to join me in resolving to backup your Mac regularly in 2014. Here's how.
Unlike the slow arrivals of Thunderbolt peripherals several years ago, Thunderbolt 2 storage and devices may beat the previous trend. New Mac Pro owners have something to shout about.
The actions of App Nap, a feature new to OS X in the Mavericks release, may be interpreted by some users as a undetermined slowdown of system performance. Meanwhile the Mac's other napping technology, the previously introduced Power Nap, can bring its own share of mysterious behaviors.
The first units off the Mac Pro (Late 2013) production line are making their way to customers, so a number of analyst sites have posted first looks and teardowns of the new model.
The arrival of iOS 7 hasn't been easy for iPhone and iPad customers. However, users of other smartphone OSes might like some of those troubles, according to a recent report from a Canadian news site.
The doom and gloom about Apple's future contimues. The party line goes that Cupertino must repent of its ways and make a New Year's resolution to produce cheaper and cheaper systems. How else can it really succeed?
As the 2013 holiday gift-giving season departs, it's clear that the thieves know what gifts were and will be appreciated. And they aren't Android or Windows products.
Most of us don't usually look at the Disk Utility log when permissions are repaired. And that may be a good thing. It's the Mac version of sausage making.
A small, donation-ware utility written to let MacBook Pro users monitor how their video cards can affect battery life can serve a dual purpose: rescue a laptop with an erratic video card.
Each OS X update brings a crop of big, shiny new features as well as a bunch of small changes to longstanding actions of the Mac user interface. Guess which ones bother users the most?
There are a number of Bitcoin apps available for iOS, although not as many as there once were. Here are some of my favorites.
This fall's arrival of iOS 7 brought many changes and complaints for both users and developers. A TidBITS post details how these changes may affect how developers decide how apps will look and operate under the new Apple mobile OS, and how previous versions will be supported.
OfficeMax is offering 20 percent off the venerable gift cards that are good for apps, books, music and movies. This is the best price of the year.