The current print issue of Reason has a wonderful, thoughtful piece by Mike Godwin about the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs. I know it's hard to imagine there's anything new to say about this hyper-covered book about a hyper-covered popular figure, but: Godwin shows that yes, there is.
I bought an iPhone 12 Mini to replace my iPhone 8. The 12 mini is smaller than the 8 but has a larger display, 5G, and an incredible camera. But it looks like I'm in the minority — sales of the 12 Mini are so weak that Apple is ceasing production. Once existing inventory is… READ THE REST
Back in 2007 or so, Hackintoshes that ran a Mac OS on a small netbook were all the rage (at least among a few bloggers). Then, the MacBook Air and iPad, introduced in 2008 and 2010, respectively, essentially met most of the needs fulfilled by a fiddly hackintosh netbook. Still, there is something quite appealing… READ THE REST
Antonio García Martínez might hold the record for being Apple's shortest-term employee. He was shown the door just hours after joining the company when his fellow employees delivered a petition to Apple upper management citing misogynistic passages from his Harper Collins 2016 memoir, Chaos Monkeys, which was published when he was 40. Here's a sample… READ THE REST
It's a sure bet that whenever Apple unveils a new…well, anything, it's going to capture media and audience attention. Hey, it's Apple. It's what they do. That always in the spotlight approach also spills over into Apple's most popular spinoff brands, which now include premium audio makers Beats after their 2019 purchase. But while the… READ THE REST
When you think Apple, it isn't unusual to instinctively think of those high-grade Apple devices like the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, and more. But there's a whole range of those lower-tier Apple products that don't often get the same attention as their more expensive brothers and sisters. Where's the love for the AirPods? Or… READ THE REST
In the past few years, the drone market has swelled with many competitors vying for top positions, but if you do the proper legwork, you can find some killer deals out there. Perfect finds can brilliantly straddle the line between fully loaded birds jammed with high-end features and a price tag that doesn't tear open… READ THE REST