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Apple: Updating iOS devices is painful and clumsy

When Apple added OTA (Over The Air) updating to iOS, it promised a simple, streamlined update experience. So why have I just spent the best part of an hour deleting apps and files to make room for iOS 8?

September 17, 2014

Apple granted 'iTime' patent

Apple has secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a device referred to as 'iTime', revealing some of the features that may be included in the company’s highly anticipated watch device.

July 22, 2014 by

What OS X Yosemite says about the future of the PC

If a lot of what Apple announced at this week's WWDC seems familiar, that shouldn't be a surprise. Increasingly, the owners of big computing platforms are building features designed for a multi-device world. And in that world, PCs and Macs are no longer at the top of the food chain.

June 2, 2014 by

Five things we want to see in iOS 8

As a heavy iOS user, I could give Apple a whole shopping list of new features that I'd like to see baked into iOS, but with time running short, I thought it better to limit my wishlist to the really important features that I'd like to see included.

May 6, 2014

Apple's 5-inch iPhone challenge

There's been a lot of chatter – all of it rumor mongering, with nothing official coming out of Cupertino – that Apple has an iPhone in the developmental pipeline which features a 5-inch display. But could Apple, from a technical standpoint, hit the iPhone with an expanding ray and take the screen to 5-inches?

February 5, 2014

iOS 7: Does user experience really need a reboot?

I've already railed against Apple's overhaul of iOS 7, with its jarring use of white and its over-reliance on textual Web motifs. But, as the rest of the software industry follows suit – and as Microsoft and Apple blur the boundaries between tablet and desktop user interfaces – it's worth asking if the user experience really is improving.

November 26, 2013 by

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