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Aboutronaldcarlson, Author at Tapscape



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

Posts By ronaldcarlson

iOS 8 Problems: Lots of FUD, Little Real Fire

October 22, 2014 |

Mothers save your children! Men gather your women folk and babies, bolt the door and don’t open it for anyone or anything. Set your iThings to AirPlane mode and cower low because iOS 8 problems and doom, doom, doom … Read More

iPad Air 2 with A8X Is Way Faster Than iPhone 6, Android Tabs

October 21, 2014 |

If you had any doubts whatsoever, the hard data will silence them. Yes, the iPad Air 2 is not only 68 percent faster than last year’s full-size Apple slab. It is also 55 percent zippier than the iPhone 6. … Read More

Apple Q4 2014 Results: Mac, iPhone Up; iPad, iPod Down

October 20, 2014 |

Another triumphant earnings report for Apple. Yes, iPad sales were down again, but that was expected. What came in ahead of expectations of were both Mac (+21%) and iPhone sales (+16%). Quite naturally, Apple Q4 2014 also saw record … Read More

iOS 8.1 Is Here: Get the Inside Info on Apple Pay, More

October 20, 2014 |

As promised, Apple’s first major iOS 8 Update has shipped today and it’s with features, fixes and, of course, the company game changing Apple Pay mobile payments system. What’s new, fixed and/or exciting in iOS 8.1? Step inside, my … Read More

Bose Banned from All Apple Stores

October 20, 2014 | 4

No highs, no mids, no lows and definitely no Bose. Last week’s rumor that the Beats vs Bose battle for the $100-plus headphone was getting personal has come true. Yes, Bose products have been banned and removed from both … Read More

iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Reviewed, Compared

October 17, 2014 | 2

Did you watch Tim Cook’s “lackluster” Apple Event keynote on Thursday? The considered opinion of the internet is that iPad Air 2 is still pretty awesome and, because the iPad mini 3 didn’t get the same upgrades, it sucks. … Read More

iMac Retina 5K Ships Today, Mac mini Gets Fresh, too

October 16, 2014 | 2

As Tapscape previously reported, Apple has introduced and shipped the iMac Retina 5K. Though the company has gotten grief in recent years for ignoring its pro Mac customer base, the iMac Retina 5K is definitely targeted at those critical … Read More

iOS 8.1 Ships Monday, Apple Trumpets Lagging Adoption

October 16, 2014 | 3

Monday, really? I had already written the headline “TODAY” and Craig Federighi went and changed it without even a moment’s consultation. So, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch fans and freaks, Apple’s first milestone iOS 8 update will arrive on … Read More

iOS 8 Adoption Still Hovers Below 50%

October 15, 2014 | 2

Unlike previous versions of iOS, iOS 8 adoption has stalled South of 50 percent. Generally speaking iOS adoption at four weeks has hit 70 plus percent and is rising. iOS 8 adoption has remained stubbornly low.

What’s up with … Read More

Sandworm Patch Available, You Should Get It Right Now

October 15, 2014 |

So, a bunch of Russian hackers used a previously unknown Windows vulnerability to hack NATO, as well as very sensitive parts of the Ukraine and Poland’s digital infrastructure. Why the heck should you care? Because the exploit the Ruskies … Read More

How Apple Pay Will Work at McDonald’s

October 14, 2014 |

When Apple Pay launches, purportedly on Saturday, October 18, McDonald’s will be among the retail establishments accepting iPhones as a valid form a payment. But what does that physically mean? Will you need to handover your precious $650 iPhone … Read More

Dropbox Hacked or Not, Snowden Called It

October 14, 2014 | 5

While you could make this stuff up, it wouldn’t be any crazier than the truth. In an interview with the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, Edward Snowden warned that Dropbox, Facebook, Google et al are enemies of privacy. And, here … Read More

Retina iPad mini 2: Touch ID, A8 Chip, New Smart Covers

October 13, 2014 |

Tapscape has reported again and again on the rumored 2014 iPad Air. However, the grapevine has been largely silent on 2014 iPad mini 2. That said, the lack of info indicated that Apple’s smaller Retina tablet wouldn’t be release … Read More

‘Steve Jobs Took Our Jobs,’ Says Politician

October 13, 2014 | 3

For decades, Finland’s economy was built on two pillars — Nokia and paper manufacturing. Given that Apple has played a leading role in killing both industries — iPhone displaced Nokia and iPad helped to greatly reduce paper demand — … Read More

A8X to Power iPad Air 2

October 12, 2014 |

Everything you need to know about the second generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina will be announced Thursday. Moreover, this year’s Mac + iPad Apple Event will be streamed. You can wait to learn more about the … Read More