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ronaldcarlson

ronaldcarlson

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

Posts By ronaldcarlson

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

Apple Electric Car: It’s as Real as the Patent

February 3, 2015 | 1

And, the patent is just a piece of paper… By the time Steve Jobs and Apple had redefined their fourth and fifth, respectively, universe-denting product category — Macintosh, PowerBook, iPod, iPhone and iPad — people were already imagining what … Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 5 Shows Apple Watch Dependency, Bug Fixes

February 3, 2015 |

Are you planning to buy an Apple Watch? Then iOS 8.2, which features support for Apple Watch and dependent functionality like Glances, is for you and it’s currently in beta. Here are some of the detail.

For hundreds of … Read More

Conquer Sundance, Make Millions with an iPhone 5s

February 1, 2015 |

YouTube and Vimeo are chock full o’ high earing videos, clips and even movies shot on an Apple smartphone. Now, however, a trio of iPhone 5s’ have made the leap into the big leagues.

“It was surprisingly easy,” says … Read More

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 | 8

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