Category Archives: Apple

Top 10 Gadgets of the Last 50 Years

  As part of the CES 50th anniversary commemoration, in my role as newly-minted historian for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, the industry and lobbying group who produce CES), I helped collect around three dozen historically significant gadgets for display. … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There 21st Century Flip Phones?

Apparently by the 23d century, we’ll have returned to flipping flip phones. We know this because in Star Trek Beyond, the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise employs communicators with lids that have to be flipped up to operate—subspace radio gear … Continue reading

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Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Smartphone?

No, not should I stay or should I go, but should you lease or should you buy your smartphone, a topic I explored for Tom’s Guide.

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Smartphone Developments: New Features that are Worth Buying

Likely my last story for Consumers Digest (it’s a long, sordid story). In all events, my general survey of the smartphone landscape as of September 2015 (when written, not when published).

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Apple Unveils Voice & Touch-Enhanced Apple TV

My news report on the new Apple TV announcement for Techlicious. Thank goodness (and Tim Cook) for live streaming so I didn’t have to fly to ‘Frisco. Presumably, I’ll do a comparative hands on with the Amazon Fire TV and … Continue reading

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Mobile Wallets: Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Android Pay

A comparison of the three major mobile payment schemes I wrote for Tom’s Guide, an analysis which already may be out-dated with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5, which I covered for … Continue reading

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Apple Watch/Apple Pay: Not The Disruptor We Were Expecting?

Apple Watch’s killer app/function may be Apple Pay, the ability to pay simply by tapping your wrist to a compatible POS terminal. But will there be enough retail locations who accept Watch-based Apple Pay to make a difference? I explore … Continue reading

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Apple Watch: You Want It, But Do You Need It?

My review of the Apple Watch for Techlicious. Despite my review, I wear it whenever I leave my apartment.

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The Best Cameraphones for Summer 2015

Every so often, I do a roundup of smartphone camera technology roundups for Photo Industry Reporter, a trade magazine distributed to photo retailers and professionals. This is one such roundup of cameras’ main competitors – smartphones, how good their cameras … Continue reading

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Let the Apple Watch Naysaying Begin

A rumination on naysayers naysaying the Apple Watch – before it comes out!  

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