Tag Archive: Mac

‘Peak Mac’ Revisited

Jan. 31, ‘14: Three decades in. How many left? Apple’s Mac business recently celebrated its 30th birthday. In an era where entire products, companies and platforms seldom last more than one decade, three is exceptionally impressive. And not only is the Mac alive, … Continue reading →

The Great Apple Lull

Oct. 28, ‘13: Is excitement around Apple winding down? Or winding up? An infant could not have drawn it better: This is Apple’s last decade in one line. (No, it’s not the snake from The Little Prince eating a genetically modified elephant.) Technically, … Continue reading →

How Great Is The MacBook Air?

Aug. 5, ‘13: My sticky trackpad just fixed itself after an increasingly worrying week of soft, shallow clicks. This miracle means I can hold off on the impulse-replacement-purchase that I’d started to consider. Now’s just not the best time for that, so I’m … Continue reading →

iOS 7: Beyond The Flatness

Jun. 11, ‘13: Yes, Apple’s new mobile operating system looks different. Now what? I actually like the way Apple’s new iOS 7 looks. I don’t immediately prefer it to what it’s replacing — the original iPhone OS was one of the most beautiful … Continue reading →

Peak Mac?

Jan. 29, ‘13: Was 2012 a one-off year of treading water for Apple’s Mac business? Or has the Mac peaked for good? After years of impressive growth, Mac shipments declined in 2012. During the December quarter, Mac shipments dropped a conspicuous 22% from … Continue reading →

How To Remove Apps From The Dock In OS X Mountain Lion

Jul. 26, ‘12: Because I already opened the Mac App Store by accident five times today before figuring this out. Update: You can still pull the apps off, but you have to hold them for a few seconds in mid-air and drag them … Continue reading →

The state of the Mac

Feb. 28, ‘12: I pulled together some charts and analysis for RWW. In short: The Mac is still a very strong business, and it’s not going to be merged into the iPad or iOS. Perhaps the worst thing the Mac has going for it these … Continue reading →

My sweet Mac setup

Feb. 17, ‘12: Shawn Blanc runs a nice blog about tech and design and asked me to participate in his “Sweet Mac Setup” series. How I could pass up something like that? So read on for more than you ever wanted to know about … Continue reading →

Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion: The Important Stuff

Feb. 16, ‘12: Apple announced the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, this morning. It’s set to ship this summer — earlier than I’d expected a new version of OS X, but I’ll take it. The big story … Continue reading →

Where’s iBooks for Mac?

Jan. 19, ‘12: I asked this almost six months ago, and Apple still hasn’t shipped a Mac version of its iBooks e-reader app. Clearly, not a priority. Today, of course, it released iBooks Author, but no iBooks reading/shopping app — that’s still for iOS … Continue reading →