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Aboutronaldcarlson, Author at Tapscape



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

Posts By ronaldcarlson

Apple Watch Spied on Vogue, VentureBeat, More

January 30, 2015 |

Is April still considered “early” 2015? As Apple sees it, yes, and that’s how long we’ll have to wait until the Apple Watch officially launches. Nevertheless, amateur and professional paparazzi have managed to snap Apple Watch spy photos in … Read More

Tim Cook: The Best CEO Ever? Seriously…

January 28, 2015 | 7

Yes, as you probably already know, Apple yesterday delivered its best ever quarterly results. In fact, giant oil companies with oligopoly market control of finite fossil fuel resources have never made this much money. So, is Tim Cook the … Read More

Apple Delivers OS X 10.10.2 with Security, WiFi Fixes, More

January 27, 2015 |

If you have OS X Yosemite on your Mac, you will want to install to this update, OS X 10.10.2, which is chock full o’ security patches and bug fixes. That said, if you’ve been waiting for Apple to … Read More

iPhone Set to Best Samsung as Top Smartphone Brand

January 26, 2015 |

Samsung has been the top smartphone brand since 2011, when it displaced Apple, which displaced Blackberry, which displaced Nokia, which displaced… While Apple fan boys and fandroids are likely to make a big deal about this changing of the … Read More

Apple Watch in March, 12-inch MBA ‘Early’ 2015

January 25, 2015 |

Given that the company said “Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349,” it is no great leap to predict that Cupertino’s next wearable will ship by the end of March. However, the skuttle butt from … Read More

Spy Photos: 12-inch MacBook Air Spotted

January 24, 2015 |

But it’s just a laptop and this is the post PC era, for goodness sake! That is perhaps true, but people are getting really excited about Apple’s long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display. Folks are also getting excited … Read More

Google MVNO Coming Soon, Says Rumor

January 23, 2015 | 1

If 1Gbps Google Fiber sells for $70 a month (aka a good deal), how much would a Nexus + unlimited data sell for at Google MVNO? No, Google isn’t a wireless carrier, yet, but that could change if “operation … Read More

Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2014: Dumb, Dumber, Dumberest

January 20, 2015 |

No matter how dumb or smart we are, we’re all dumb about something and there’s a very, very good chance one of your weak spots is the passwords you use. Don’t believe it? Then check out the 2014 edition … Read More

12-inch iPad Pro + Stylus Coming Q2 2015

January 19, 2015 | 1

While Steve Jobs was right that a stylus-based user interface is wrong, there are tasks that require absolutely more precision. For example, anyone who’s ever created or edited an image on an iPad knows the frustration — your just … Read More

Android App Piracy, Malware: Hell Stew Stimies Devs

January 18, 2015 |

To great joy of Apple and its dedicated developer corps, iOS is still far and away the most profitable mobile platform. But why? The answers are simple — Android app piracy and Android malware are out of control and … Read More

MacUser: Another One Bites the Dust

January 17, 2015 |

It has been a rough, rough year for old guard Mac publications. Not only did International Data Group stop publishing Macworld Magazine they also killed the Macworld tradeshow. Now, another print magazine for the rest of us is being … Read More

iPhone 6s Camera Will Be Radically Better

January 15, 2015 |

Apple probably won’t ship its 2015 smartphone product line until September. Regardless, the iPhone 6s camera rumors are flying fast and furious. What other juicy tidbits does Apple’s Asia supply chain have to offer? Step inside, my pretties.

While … Read More

Intel Inside the Mac? Not Much Longer, Say Sources

January 14, 2015 |

What’s the difference between an iPad and the MacBook Air? In terms of use cases, not much. It would be more than cool if Apple’s next-gen MacBook Air offered the battery life and touch input capabilities of an iPad … Read More

Android Security: Google Dumps 60% of User Base

January 13, 2015 | 8

Here is the bottom line people — Google is throwing hundreds of millions of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and earlier users under the bus. Why? I’m guessing it’s a purely cynical move designed to force Samsung, LG, Motorola et … Read More

Curved iPhone with OLED Display Coming, Say Sources

January 12, 2015 |

Apple has patented a curved iPhone OLED display design, which isn’t odd in the least. Why? Because, like every other tech firm worth its salt, Apple patents pretty much anything and everything its people think up, including the ever … Read More