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A long time VMware Fusion users tries Parallels 14

I wrote about the release of Parallels 14 a few weeks ago. I’ve been spending some time with it since then, so I wanted to take the time to write about it in more detail. One thing to note...

Opinion: It’s long past time for Apple to fix its three...

My colleague Bradley Chambers recently wrote that his single biggest disappointment with WWDC was that Apple made no move to announce an upgrade to the 5GB free iCloud tier. One of our readers, Sahil Malik, made a wry comment on...

CMV: Here’s a way Apple could solve its MacBook Pro dilemma,...

I wrote back in 2016 that I’d come to terms with the fact that the then-new MacBook Pro models marked the end of the line for upgradable MacBooks. I wrote then that I understood why Apple had done it. But...

Doom and Quake creator John Carmack tells the story of Steve...

John Carmack – Oculus VR CTO and co-creator of the classic games Doom and Quake – wrote a Facebook post yesterday reminiscing about what it was like to work with Steve Jobs, including the time Steve asked him to...

Feature Request: Many more HomeKit icons for easier at-a-glance control

Zac wrote a really helpful piece earlier this week about a HomeKit feature that had somehow entirely passed me by: the ability to customize your light icons. The default icon for all lights is a lightbulb. But HomeKit offers you...

Facebook Details Several Privacy Changes Coming in the Wake of Cambridge...

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Shroepfer today wrote a blog post outlining several changes that are being made to Facebook APIs to limit the amount of data apps can collect from Facebook users. Changes are being made to the Events,...

Comment: Apple’s latest budget iPad may not be right for education,...

Our education specialist Bradley Chambers wrote a lengthy piece yesterday explaining the flaws in Apple’s iPad-centric education strategy. The whole piece is well worth a read, but he outlined three main barriers to the superficially attractive vision presented by...

HomePod Diary: I want another one for sure, maybe two more

I wrote last time that one of the tests of truly useful technology is how quickly it stops feeling like a luxury and starts feeling like something you wouldn’t want to live without. For me, streaming music started out as...

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac...

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required...

Tutorial: How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using a...

Ever since I wrote about installing Windows 10 on a Mac earlier this year, I’ve received tons of questions about installing Windows 10 on an external drive using Boot Camp. The truth is, the process for doing so is a...

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