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WWDC's biggest disappointment

There were many positive developments unveiled at Apple's recent WWDC. But one major piece of 1980s technology at the center of the Mac and iOS stack needs replacement. Tech rarely gets better with age.

June 17, 2014 by

iOS 8 randomizes MAC addresses

Apple's next generation mobile OS doesn't broadcast your MAC address while searching for wi-fi access points. It's a small victory for privacy advocates and a loss for mobile marketers.

June 10, 2014 by

Apple and the SSL/TLS bug: Open questions

[UPDATE] It says something about Apple's priorities that they fixed the iOS version of a very serious bug but left Mac users conspicuously vulnerable.

February 22, 2014

Apple: Stop the iOS-Mac merger

The fiasco of the Mac iWork revamp continues, despite Apple's recent release of a punch list for missing features and bugs. Management hubris and lack of oversight appear to be the primary wrongdoings here. Still, some of the blame should go to Apple's attempt to merge Mac and iOS interfaces and workflows.

November 10, 2013

Apple delineates its ecosystem: The Mac's new advantage vs. Windows

It's all about the Apple Ecosystem — as if elegant industrial design, an innovative operating system, and top-end hardware weren't enough goodness to persuade Windows users to switch to the Mac. Apple's new iOS-OS X, right-left punch to WWDC attendees was really aimed directly at switchers from Windows.

June 10, 2013

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