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Aboutronaldcarlson, Author at Tapscape



Monsieur Le Bloggier — Viva le difference, viva le Mac.

Posts By ronaldcarlson

iOS 9 Compatible iPhones, iPads and iPods

May 27, 2015 |

Apple’s list of iOS 9 compatible devices isn’t public yet, but we can make a highly educated guess as to which models it will include. It has been rumored that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 will focus on eradicating long-time … Read More

Jony Ive Promoted, Will Travel [to UK] More

May 26, 2015 |

So, Tim Cook, you are going to “promote” Jony Ive, how will you do it — news conference? Announcement on the homepage? Nope, we learned about Jony Ive’s promotion from Senior Vice President of Design to Chief Design … Read More

iOS 9 to Focus on Speed, Quality, Bugs

May 23, 2015 |

And, would you believe that the current rumor predicts iOS 9 will not only run but run well on the four-year-old iPad mini and iPhone 4s. Yes, boys and girls, Apple has heard our pleas to focus its development … Read More

Android Factory Reset Fails 500 Million

May 22, 2015 |

Here is Android security issue that affect more than half of all users of Google’s Android mobile operating system or at least 500 million devices. What’s the problem? A factory reset of devices running Android 4.3 or earlier did … Read More

iPhone 6C Leaks on Apple Store

May 21, 2015 |

There has been speculation for months that Apple was designing a new low-cost iPhone. While no product is real until Tim Cook says it is, it seems fairly certain that Apple is planning to release the iPhone 6C.

What … Read More

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1: Speed Bump, Bug Fixes

May 20, 2015 | 2

Take off your Apple Watch, put it on its charger and be ready to wait — Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 is now available! While the proof will be in the pudding, the Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 release notes indicate … Read More

Apple Television Is Dead, Apple TV Update Coming at WWDC

May 19, 2015 |

The Apple Television has been “a thing” since at least 2011 and the rumors took on special urgency after Walter Isaacson reported in his authorized Steve Jobs biography that the iconic Apple leader said he “finally cracked” television’s go-to-market … Read More

iPad Pro: Pure Unobtainium, Powered by Dreams

May 17, 2015 |

Tired of waiting for the Apple Television? You ain’t seen nothing yet. The long rumored 12-inch iPad Pro has been the subject of Apple flavored whispers for at least three years and is still going strong! While nothing’s certain … Read More

World’s Top 10 Smart Cities: The Future Is Here [and There]

May 15, 2015 | 1

New York, London, Paris, Munich. Everybody talk about… smart cities? Politicians and business leaders love to talk about smart cities, but getting everyone to agree on what the words, “smart city,” mean is a difficult if not impossible. That … Read More

iPhone 6s to Feature 12MP Camera, A9 Chip, Rose Gold

May 12, 2015 |

Apple is unlikely to change the size of its smartphones this year, but many other specifications both inside and out of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be better, much better, including a camera that captures 50 … Read More

Is Water Resistant Apple Watch Actually Water Proof?

May 11, 2015 |

Officially, Apple states that it’s Apple Watch is “water resistant,” which means basic hand washing and Spring rain showers are OK. However, a growing body of testing data shows that Apple Watch can actually withstand much harsher punishment.

Is … Read More

Everything Changes with iPad Apps: Get ’em

May 10, 2015 | 4

Apple has posted falling iPad sales for five straight quarters. While the iPad remains far and away the world’s best-selling tablet brand and platform, Apple isn’t taking the declines sitting down and has launched a new marketing campaign, Everything Changes … Read More

Apple: World’s Biggest PC Maker, Again

May 9, 2015 | 3

Wait a second — HP, Lenovo and Dell are all bigger than Apple, right? Yes, but only if you count traditional PCs. However, if you count both tablets and desktops — aka iPads and Macs — as computers, Apple … Read More

Sound Torch: Your Music on Fire!

May 7, 2015 |

Just heard the hottest new EDM dance mix? Ever wondered how Jimi Hendrix’s Fire would sound if it were actually on fire? Well, a group of Danish designers and music aficionados have created the Sound Torch, a soon to … Read More

iPhone 6 Has Changed Smartphone Balance of Power

May 6, 2015 | 2

While Apple was doing very well before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipped last Fall, these “bigger than bigger” smartphones have had an outsized impact on global markets. From the US and Europe to the all-important China … Read More