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Why I prefer the iPod touch to the iPad and iPhone

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March 29, 2014
iPod touch Will Become the iPad nano

The iPod touch is a very misunderstood mobile device. When many people talk about it, it’s usually in the context of playing music. I think that has more to do with the name “iPod” than anything else. Given the product’s illustrious history, it’s totally understandable that it has become synonymous with music. Sometimes I...
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When will the iPad replace laptops?

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December 22, 2013

There’s a very interesting thread at the Mac Rumors forum that delves into the issue of the iPad possibly replacing laptops. As you might imagine there’s a lot of passion on both sides of the issue. Obviously the laptop market will never go away, but my question is more asking, when do you think...
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iOS 7 review: A major triumph for Apple

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September 15, 2013
iOS 7 review: A major triumph for Apple

When I first saw iOS 7, I didn’t like the design changes in it at all. I’ve been spending a lot of time with the final release version of Apple’s new mobile operating system, and my perspective has changed quite a bit. In this review, I’ll tell you why I’ve warmed up to iOS...
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Microsoft Surface is doomed, Steve Ballmer should be fired

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August 4, 2013
Microsoft Surface is doomed, Steve Ballmer should be fired

Microsoft has cut the prices of its Surface Pro tablet by $100. This comes after Microsoft already cut prices of its Surface RT product significantly in a desperate and feeble attempt to spur sales. Microsoft is discounting its Surface Pro tablet this weekend, following heavy reductions to its Surface RT costs recently. The 10...
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Apple’s iPhone Plus

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February 2, 2013

I posted a column earlier about a larger iPhone, and Marco Ament has some very interesting speculation about what it might look like. The theory is easy to understand: perform John Gruber’s Mini-predicting math backwards. The iPad Mini uses iPhone 3GS-density screens at iPad resolution. What if an iPhone Plus used Retina iPad screens...
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Apple making iPhone Plus in multiple colors

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January 2, 2013

Well, apparently Apple is working on a larger iPhone. It may come in three sizes, including one larger than the current 4 inch iPhone. There may also be different colors, similar to what’s being done already with the iPod Touch. I wonder how long it will be until the iPhone Plus is released for...
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The best Android apps of 2012

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December 31, 2012
Best Google Android Apps of 2012

Google has released a list of the best Android apps of 2012. Here’s the full list, with download links for your Android phone or tablet. Zappos The best in mobile shopping with a great selection, free shipping and returns as well as an elegant new UI for phones and tablets. Evernote Stay on top of every...
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Five reasons why I love my 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro

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December 3, 2012
13-inch Macbook Pro

A Dying Macbook Pro My aging laptop from 2007 finally breathed its last recently. My old one was a 15 inch Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM and a 160GB hard disk. Back in its day, it was a very nice computer, but fast forward five years and it certainly had been showing its...
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Blizzard’s mobile gaming mistake

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May 12, 2012
Blizzard

Blizzard is generally regarded as a smart company with a savvy business model and knowledgeable developers. However, it has made a terrible mistake by not developing mobile versions of its popular games. Oh sure, Blizzard released its Mobile Armory ages ago. And it’s fine for what it does, but it doesn’t let you play...
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Ebooks: goodbye Kindle, hello iPad 3!

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April 15, 2012
Kindle for iPadKindle for iPad

A while back I wrote a column called “Why I Bought a Kindle 3 and Why I Stopped Using My iPad to Read eBooks” in which I explained why I had moved away from reading ebooks on my iPad in favor of my Kindle 3. Well, with the introduction of the high resolution iPad...
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