Jason SnellMacworld

Jason was lead editor at Macworld for more than a decade and now writes about Apple at Six Colors and podcasts at Relay FM and The Incomparable.

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iMac at 20: The reaction after the 1998 iMac introduction

How the Mac clones helped make the iMac live, and why Mac users didn't all embrace Apple's newest creation

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5 takeaways from Apple’s record second-quarter 2018 results

Jason Snell dives deeper into Apple’s earnings announcement and what it all means for the company moving forward.

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iOS Plus: Imagining a Mac that runs iOS apps

If rumors are true, Apple will be pushing the iOS and macOS app worlds closer together much sooner. What does that mean for the Mac, and how we use our Macs every day?

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QuickTime Player 7: Goodbye to Apple’s brushed-metal dinosaur

The transition from 32- to 64-bit technology means the end to oldies-but-goodies like QuickTime Player 7.

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iOS apps that need to be on the Mac

There are lots of great iOS app that don’t have a Mac counterpart. Jason Snell hopes that will eventually change.

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Why the next Mac processor transition won’t be like the last two

History can tell us a lot about how Apple will handle a processor transition. But what is Apple’s ultimate goal?

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Apple's Chicago Event: Winners and losers

Who and what gained the most from Tuesday's announcements.

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What will Apple announce at its Chicago education event?

Based on Apple's previous education event, Apple could be focusing on iOS-related releases. Jason Snell explains in More Color.

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Where Apple’s reinvention of the keyboard may go next

Could a touchscreen keyboard be as effective as a hardware one? Jason Snell explains how Apple could make it happen.

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MacBook Air: Why won’t it die?

A recent reports says that Apple plans to update its affordable laptop, which features outdated technology and an old design. Why, Apple?

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AirPods: How to improve Apple's wireless earbuds

How do you improve a product that’s got so little to prove?

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How to control HomePod from Mac or iOS

Apple touts Siri as a way to control HomePod. But you can use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad when you don't feel like talking.

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Siri: What Apple needs to do to improve its voice-activated digital assistant

The introduction of Siri kicked off the modern era of voice assistants, but these are still the early days.

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4 tidbits we learned from Apple’s record quarterly results

Jason Snell takes a deeper look into Apple's record quarter revenue.

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Is it the end of the line for the ‘i’ at Apple? Analyzing Apple’s naming scheme

Though it may feel dated, many of Apple's "i" products carrying significant branding value that could mean the i-Name will stick around for a while.