Tag Archives: Apple

SmartTechCheck Podcast Misleading Apple M1 Ultra benchmark claims, Ukrainian war tech aspects

We chat about Apple’s misleading performance claims with its M1 Ultra, private space travel, tech aspects of the Ukrainian war and coming lower OLED TV prices. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Apple Peek Performance, iPhone SE, Mac Studio, Studio Display, M1 Ultra

We unpack the key takeaways from Apple’s “Peek Performance” event from earlier in the week. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Hot Tech Holiday Shopping Tips

My December 3, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed hot tech holiday shopping tips. Watch the video of the podcast here, or listen … Continue reading

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What Tech Trends Will ‘Matter’ In 2022?

Will Matter be the key to finally bringing interoperability to smart home devices? Read this report here at TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Social media algorithms, Matter and Samsung, FCC nominations

My October 27, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss social media regulation, the Matter smart home standard, and adding the last FCC commissioners. … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Windows 11 launch, proprietary chip designs, tech supply chain problems

My October 13, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed the release of Windows 11, smartphone vendors moving to their own proprietary chips/SoC designs, … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Facebook, Apple/Dell deal, Theranos, Amazon Astro

My October 7, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Facebook whistleblower hearings, the Theranos trial, Amazon’s Astro home robot, and the “what … Continue reading

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The Best New iOS 15 Features

Under normal circumstances, I’d advise waiting before downloading Apple’s latest operating system until after its first update – there’s always something that goes a little bit haywire in the first release that needs patching. But there haven’t been any reports … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Upgrade to iPhone 13 (and 5 Reasons Not to Bother)

Once more, iPhone owners face their annual dilemma: to upgrade or not to upgrade to one of this year’s four new iPhone 13 models – the Pro Max (starting at $1,099), the Pro ($999), the plain iPhone 13 ($799), or the Mini … Continue reading

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Your 2025 Smartphone

With apologies to Zager and Evans (look ’em up), in 2025, I will surely be supremely embarrassed. Someone—maybe even me—will dig up this column, read my fearless predictions of what smartphones will look like and how they will function in that year, … Continue reading

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