November 12, 2015

Article: A Magical Week

When it comes to input devices, I find myself heavily conflicted. My daily driver at home and work is the Apple Wireless Keyboard (2011), which is a quite nice product and has held up quite well. The scissor mechanism has always given me a faux-mechanical click that is much more pleasant to type on than the cheap rubber dome keyboards found on most PCs. It’s nowhere near the experience of beloved Cherry MX-based mechanical keyboards, but it’s also a lot smaller and cheaper. Plus, it matched the last few portable Macs I’ve owned, creating a consistent typing experience. As far as pointing devices, I gravitate towards the Magic Trackpad, as I’ve grown accustomed to the gestures and also spend a lot of time in iOS. When Apple introduced the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2, I thought I’d give both a try and see if Apple’s newest iterations deserved a spot on my desk…

November 11, 2015

Article: Post-PC

There’s a narrative that the iPad is doomed as a device, mostly because industry-wide tablet sales are a bit flatter than in prior years. The Surface isn’t exactly setting the world on fire, and Google’s latest offering, the Pixel C, has a lot to prove, since Android-based tablets have mostly felt geared towards entertainment. The iPad Pro is being looked at with some skepticism, and it’s unfounded, especially with the introduction of iOS 9, more powerful apps, and the computer needs of many people…