November 28, 2011

Article: Fired

Amazon’s Kindle Fire has been the buzz for the last couple of weeks, and now that all the Black Friday-related sales have died down, I thought I would throw in a bit of commentary on the Amazon Kindle Fire. This isn’t a review, as I don’t own one. I’m not trying to say if it will survive in the market or is a great or terrible product. I think it has potential to disrupt a certain part of the tablet industry…

November 14, 2011

News: iTunes Match Now Available

Although a bit delayed, Apple released iTunes 10.5.1, which includes iTunes Match. The service will match music on your iTunes library with that of the iTunes Music Store, allowing you to grab an Apple-sanctioned copy of any of your music on any iOS device or iTunes-equipped computer…

November 12, 2011

News: Original nanos Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Fresh off the announcement about replacement AC adapters, Apple is remedying another potentially dangerous situation—first-generation iPod nanos (yes, from 2005), may contain batteries that are at risk of overheating and/or exploding. As such, Apple is insisting that anyone who has an iPod nano sold from September 2005 through December 2006, stop using it and check out the replacement program

November 10, 2011

News: Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1

Hoping to quiet some controversy, Apple has released iOS 5.0.1, an update which fixes some bugs, namely the poor battery performance on various iOS devices. Additionally, it adds support for multi-touch gestures on the original iPad…

November 8, 2011

News: Apple Begins MagSafe Replacement Program

In a move that should make a number of folks happy, Apple will be replacing failing MagSafe AC adapters found on many earlier MacBooks and MacBook Pros, due to strain on the connector. These are the so-called “T” style that feature a white plastic connector, as opposed to the newer, 90° metal “L” connector. The reasoning for this? A settlement that has been reached in a court case over the design of the connectors…