Last week the Macintosh celebrated its 30th year anniversary. The Mac was revolutionary for its time because up till then, computers were operated by typed-in commands such as C> DIR /P and other cryptic phrases on IBM machines. There were no graphics on the displays to navigate, and computer users only saw green glowing letters against a black background.
When the first Macintosh computer arrived on the scene on January 1984, it featured an interface where anyone could just use the mouse to point and click on icons on the screen. This was called a GUI or graphical user interface. Everything was graphical and you no longer had to type in strange commands and computer jargon.
Today, all computers work with the graphical user interface system that was first released publically by Apple and its Macintosh computer. This is taken for granted now, but the Macintosh way of computing changed the computer industry forever.
30 years ago, Steven Levy, a freelance journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Steve Jobs about his soon to be launched Macintosh computer. Most of the transcript was never printed until now.
Levy has released the transcripts, and here is a sampling of what Jobs said. More...
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, is fond of telling the press that new and exciting products will be coming from his company. At the moment this still remains to be seen, but if patents filed by Apple means anything, we may be in store for a solar powered MacBook.
Although patents are merely a formality in securing the rights to inventions or processes, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they will ever be made public or be sold.
But in spite of this, this shows that Apple is trying to boost its fortunes as far as an innovator of electronics. More...
We’ve seen stories floating around on the Internet about people inadvertently stacking up huge wireless phone bills because they didn’t keep track of their overage charges or extra fees for exceeding their data limits.
These hefty bills can mean an additional cost of a hundred dollars to extraordinary fees amounting in the thousands of dollars.
Although AT&T and other wireless carriers now send out text and email messages to warn customers of their impending data doom, these warning don’t always work because these messages may go unnoticed by you or family members until it's too late.
There must be a better way to keep track of your data usage, and fortunately for everyone, there is. And the answer is installing a data manager. More...
Some electronics industry watchers have predicted that laptops will someday be a thing of the past and will eventually be replaced by tablets. We don’t know if this will happen or not, but tablets are very popular with many people.
If you are someone who has thought about buying one, but don’t really know where to start, we’ll give you some information so that you can make a wise decision.
You may be someone who only needs basic functions while others will opt for more advanced features and power.
But which one should you buy? Keep reading and we’ll narrow down the choices for you. More...
If you are a big fan of the iPhone it probably goes without saying that you’ve probably looked into buying a few accessories.
But let’s face it, there are virtually thousands of goodies out there for the iPhone, but which ones are really useful and worthy of being used with your little electronic wonder?
We’ve gathered a few ideas and think these gadgets will make just about any iPhone fan happy.
Panasonic SC-HC27 compact stereo system
We know this is pushing it a little as far as calling this an accessory, but for what it does, we think it should be a welcome addition to anyone’s room, office, kitchen, or dorm room. More...
We’ve already seen Apple’s tablets take on a smaller size with the introduction of its iPad mini last year in November. But according to sources, it seems that Apple is in the midst of developing a larger tablet that will have a display of 13-inches.
What will the new iPad be called, when will it be available, how much will it cost, and what will it feature?
As usual, rumors about upcoming Apple products are always a bit inaccurate, but we’ll tell you what we’ve heard about this new device. More...
On September 10, in San Francisco, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S to the world, but also on that same day it showed off its brand new operating system—iOS 7. Although the majority of the attention went to the new iPhone, the announcement of iOS 7 also created some buzz from the press and Apple fans.
So what exactly is iOS 7, who can upgrade, and what can it do?
These questions and more will be answered so you can know all the things you wanted to know about iOS 7. More...
A source inside Apple has revealed to Bloomberg News that the upcoming iPhone 6 will depart from the traditional rectangular shape and will feature a new body look. Not only that, it’s expected to have a larger screen size that may come close to the display size leader in smartphones—Samsung.
But as we all know, rumors about upcoming iPhone models should always be viewed with a wary eye and some skepticism because nearly all of them are inaccurate or way off base.
In saying this, we’ll dish out what Bloomberg reported and give you our take on what we think is in store for the iPhone 6. More...
For the first time in the iPhone’s history the flagship device from Apple was released in different case colors. It was first revealed in San Francisco on September 10 at a special press event.
Most people know that the iPhone C comes in different colors, but this feature alone doesn’t describe what this new phone is all about
So besides the nice colors, what else is there about the iPhone C that would gain people’s interest? We’ll go a bit deeper into what makes this phone tick and show you what you need to know before buying. More...
It’s almost been 2 months since Apple’s new flagship phone, the iPhone 5S, was unveiled for the first time in San Francisco. Since then the dust has cleared and the smoke has lifted and the iPhone 5S is well entrenched in the public’s eye as the phone to beat, when it comes to top-of-the-line smartphones.
Whether the iPhone 5S is the best phone in the world is up for debate, but it does live up to expectations and more.
In this article we’ll go over the features of the iPhone 5S and separate the hype from the facts. What you find out may surprise you and help you to make up your mind on whether to buy it or not. More...
Today in San Francisco Apple unveiled new upgrades to its iPad line, and also revealed product refreshes to its MacBook laptop and Mac Pro desktop computer.
The news wasn’t much of a surprise to the industry but the improvements will be enough reason for some Apple fans to trade in their old models for the latest ones.
We’ll go over what Apple showed off today and give you some of the early details of the new products.
The iPad Air: thinner, faster, and sharper
The news that everyone was expecting became a reality with Apple’s reveal of the iPad Air. This new iteration of the iPad is the thinnest profile of any full-sized iPad ever made and comes in the colors space gray and silver.
Sorry guys and girls—no new colors such as gold, green, red, or blue...maybe next time. More...
As the tech world finally settled down since Apple’s release of its new iPhones—the 5S and the 5C, another public relations barrage is set to hit fans as the company sent out invitations to the press about a news event scheduled for October 22 in San Francisco.
Most bets are on the announcement of new iPads coming from the California-based electronics giant.
Details about the event are scant but this hasn’t stopped industry observers from making guesses as to what will be revealed. We’ll list some of the most popular ones here and give you our take on them. More...
Wireless carriers do their best to try to warn you when you are approaching your data limits. But sometimes these warnings either come too late or the limit was already passed while in the middle of streaming or downloading content.
Overage charges can get pretty expensive if you don’t have an unlimited data plan; it can cost you at least $10 for each gigabyte over your
So how can you monitor your data use without having to constantly log onto your service provider or going into obsessive compulsive behavior by watching every kilobyte?
Data monitor apps may be the answer you are looking for. More...
Fans gathered outside Apple Stores around the world today waiting for their chance to purchase Apple’s two newest phones; the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Apple maintains that quantities are now very limited, and that demand for the new iPhones is high. Apple says there will be a wait for available stock for the iPhone 5S.
When the doors opened at Apple Stores around the globe, many of them were reporting that the iPhone 5S was sold out in an half an hour or less. The new colors for the iPhone 5S are gold, silver, and space gray. More...
Now that the buzz has somewhat died down over the unveiling of Apple’s newest handsets, announced on September 10, some are wondering just what the specific details are on each model and how they differ from one another.
We’ll take a close up look at the iPhone C and iPhone 5S to see what they’re made of and how they differ from each other.
The iPhone 5C, long rumored to be in the works during the first half of 2013, is very close to the features various blog sites and news sites had been speculating on. This version sports the expected new colors in green, white, blue, pink and yellow. The phone's body is made out of polycarbonate plastic. More...