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The last line dance: Microsoft closes its stores

The last line dance: Microsoft closes its stores

The Macalope: So long and thanks for... Uh, well, so long.

07/07/2020

More like NotBooks: MacBook canceled until further notice

More like NotBooks: MacBook canceled until further notice

Cancel culture has gone too far this time, says The Macalope.

06/30/2020

Hey there: Apple’s public fight with one developer

Hey there: Apple’s public fight with one developer

The App Store rules and Apple’s selective interpretation cause a pre-WWDC dustup.

06/23/2020

A hello to ARMs: The next generation of Apple tropes

A hello to ARMs: The next generation of Apple tropes

The rumors of Apple switching the Mac to its own ARM processors have the Macalope reminiscing about the good ol' days.

06/16/2020

By any other name: Counting ports on the MacBook Pro

By any other name: Counting ports on the MacBook Pro

The Macalope says that not everyone defines "pro" the same way.

06/09/2020

Recognizing game: iPhone SE praise from an unexpected source

Recognizing game: iPhone SE praise from an unexpected source

Even Android fans tip their hats.

06/02/2020

Cheapskating: Apple’s rumored cost-cutting measure

Cheapskating: Apple’s rumored cost-cutting measure

The Macalope: If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is looking for more delightfully impish ways to cheat you out of your hard-earned money.

05/26/2020

Market making: Too many iOS exploits

Market making: Too many iOS exploits

Reports say there are a lot, but The Macalope asks, how many of them affect you?

05/19/2020

Price points: Do iPhones cost too much?

Price points: Do iPhones cost too much?

The Macalope says that maybe it depends on who’s buying which phone.

05/12/2020

Fast, cheap and out of control: Wanting a 5G iPhone

Fast, cheap and out of control: Wanting a 5G iPhone

5G might be a thing some time, but it's not a thing yet.

05/05/2020

High-value targets: Not every iPhone owner qualifies

High-value targets: Not every iPhone owner qualifies

Your iPhone may be vulnerable to an attack, but it doesn't mean you're going to get one.

04/28/2020

iPhone SE matters: The right phone for our times

iPhone SE matters: The right phone for our times

An affordable phone featuring tested technology? Yes, please.

04/21/2020

Pull the other one: Apple’s partner’s shenanigans

Pull the other one: Apple’s partner’s shenanigans

The Macalope on how Foxconn can't keep up with its promises.

04/14/2020

Weathering the criticism: Apple makes life on Android a little worse

Weathering the criticism: Apple makes life on Android a little worse

The Macalope: Not every acquisition is an antitrust violation.

04/07/2020

The iPhone buying conundrum: Outlook hazy

The iPhone buying conundrum: Outlook hazy

The Macalope’s iPhone is four years old, but he’s content to wait for a new phone. But wait for what? And how long?

03/31/2020

Copy cats: How the iPad got where it is

Copy cats: How the iPad got where it is

Did Apple copy the Surface? It depends on how you look at it, says The Macalope.

03/24/2020

Bad news roundup: Evaluating Apple’s current rough patch

Bad news roundup: Evaluating Apple’s current rough patch

Apple’s stock is down on bad news for the economy due to the coronavirus. But don't worry about Apple.

03/17/2020

The bespoke virus effect: Apple and the coronavirus

The bespoke virus effect: Apple and the coronavirus

It’s not only Apple that’s affected.

03/10/2020

Watch watching: Apple’s smartwatch competition

Watch watching: Apple’s smartwatch competition

You get what you pay for.

03/03/2020

Sometimes you have to complain: Apple’s iOS ads

Sometimes you have to complain: Apple’s iOS ads

iOS is not adware, but Apple's push ads still aren't good.

02/25/2020

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