If you play the guitar (or other stringed instrument) GuitarToolkit is an essential companion app for your iPhone or iPad. I got it to tune my ukuleles and I've since been blown away by its amazing feature set.
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 that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 17 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
At CES, the pundits worried over the super-high cost of super-high resolution televisions. And then there was the lack of Ultra HD content. But a forthcoming compression standard appears to be the fix, and Apple is already in the thick of it.
There's no pleasing the analysts or their followers; they all want Apple to follow the competitors into a headlong dive to the bottom of a commodity market. One where there's no quality, nothing special, and little profit.
Apple has said for years that more than half of Apple Store Mac sales go to customers new to the platform. We can expect that this percentage will be climbing with Apple's China focus. But here and abroad, the "switchers" are making a choice about Windows, one that must concern Redmond even a little.
According to voting at the Urban Dictionary, it's not Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, inventors of the Macintosh.
Suppose you have an angle on buying or selling an older Mac that's running a long-in-the-tooth version of Mac OS X. What's the best way to upgrade the OS?
Before the Internet, Mac and PC user groups provided the how-to information that kept consultants and power users in the know. A new user group hopes to bring people together around "touch computing".
The windowing scheme in OS X hasn't changed much in 10 years and frankly, leaves a lot to be desired - especially for users migrating from Windows. Luckily, third-party apps can help fill the gap.
What's happening with Apple Retail? The darling of the industry sees its third major departure in less than two years as Jerry McDougal resigns as VP of Retail.
Oracle has released a security update to Java on the OS X that's recommended for all users, but it doesn't mean that it's totally secure, either.