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Aboutronaldcarlson, Author at Tapscape



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

Posts By ronaldcarlson

iOS 8.3 Brings Emoji, CarPlay, Passbook Updates, More

April 8, 2015 | 1

The third time’s a charm? Apple has released iOS 8.3 to the public, following a roughly two month beta period. Changes include new diverse emojis and wireless CarPlay, as well as updated versions of Passbook, Photos, Siri and Keyboard.

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Want a Cheap Apple Watch? Get a Job at Apple

April 7, 2015 |

Did you get the memo about the cheap Apple Watch? Me neither, but that’s probably because neither you nor work at Apple. That said, if you want a cheap Apple Watch — think up to 50 percent off cheap … Read More

Philadelphia’s Drexel U Adds iPad Vending Machine

April 2, 2015 | 1

So, if you’re a cash rich private university with a girthy $650 million endowment and a MacBook vending machine, what do you buy next? Quite naturally, an iPad vending machine leaps to mind.

Drexel University has underscored its status … Read More

iPhone 6 Graphics Easily Best Samsung Galaxy S6

April 1, 2015 | 13

The Galaxy S6, which is expected to arrive on or before April 10, has gotten good reviews. However, while Samsung’s Exynos 7 chip bests Apple’s A8 SoC, on paper, its real world performance might not be so good.

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Apple vs Intel: ARM Macs an ‘Imperative’

March 31, 2015 | 6

Depending on who’s doing the counting, Apple is the fourth largest chipmaker. Moreover, last Fall’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have driven demand for Cupertino’s System on Chip (SoC) silicon solutions. Moreover, according to at least one voice, … Read More

Apple Envy: Android User’s Fave iOS Features

March 27, 2015 | 13

Forgive me, Google, for I have sinned. I have tasted Apple’s forbidden iOS fruit and liked it — more than a little in fact. Yes, fellow fandroids, there is an iOS feature or three you would like to see … Read More

Fresh iOS 8.3, OS X 10.10.3 Betas for Devs, Apple Seeders

March 25, 2015 |

Apple has delivered new developer builds and betas for developers and public testers of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3. There are also fresh versions of the Xcode development environment and Photos for OS X app.

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Not So Fast: 2015 Retina MacBook Underpowered, Say Some

March 16, 2015 | 7

Apple’s 2015 Retina MacBook is stuffed with innovations that no one particularly “needs.” Life repeats itself. When Steve Jobs showed the first MacBook Air to the world in 2008, it was underpowered, somewhat flimsy/felt cheap and lacked sufficient battery. … Read More

DIY Star Wars SpeederBike Just Because

March 14, 2015 |

The speederbike chase sequence on the Endor Moon (ie Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) is one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever created. While we can’t fly you Endor, we can deliver the next best thing — … Read More

iOS 8.3 Beta Goes ‘Public,’ Polishes Messages

March 13, 2015 | 3

Fresh OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 betas show Apple broadening its latest innovation rollouts. Apple introduced the world to Force Touch technology when it unveiled Apple Watch last September, but delivered it first on the Mac.

Mac developers now … Read More

Apple Watch: Beyond the Rabbit Hole

March 10, 2015 |

Are you ready to spend $17,000 for an Apple Watch Edition with Rose Gold? Holy cow — one could buy a very nice new car for that money. Regardless, we’re no longer living in Steve Jobs’ world and, now … Read More

iPhone Kill Switch Works, iCrime Down Double Digits

February 11, 2015 |

Tapscape reported in last June the iPhone kill switch introduced in iOS 7 was helping to reduce iPhone and iPad thefts or iCrime. The latest iCrime statistics show continued double digit declines in iPhone thefts.

Quoting officials in New … Read More

Apple Pay Takes to the Skies with JetBlue

February 10, 2015 |

All of those NFC based mobile payment systems of the least few years? Forget about them because Tim Cook’s first universe denting product is here. Yep, Apple Pay has not only taken over the mobile payments space here on … Read More

Stream the Grammy Awards on iPhone, Mac or Apple TV

February 5, 2015 |

Sunday, sunDAY, SUNDAY! The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will this Sunday, February 8, starting at 8pm (EST). Even if you don’t have cable or an antenna, it is still possible for many if not everyone to stream the Grammy’s … Read More

Galaxy S6, Samsung Pay to Challenge Apple Pay

February 4, 2015 |

Would you dump Apple Pay to use Samsung Pay — yes, no, maybe? Regardless, the rumor mill is alive with talk about the Galaxy S6, an improved fingerprint reader and Samsung Pay, which will challenge Apple Pay for a … Read More