Rick

36 Flips | 10 Magazines | 20 Likes | 10 Following | 2 Followers | @BMWTwisty | Keep up with Rick on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rick”

How to use your iPad as a laptop

It's one of the great philosophical debates of our time: Can an iPad replace a laptop? From day one, way back in 2010, we've been trying to turn Apple's iconic tablet into a computer replacement, with mixed success.<p>If you're a media consumer and online reader, then it's a fairly simple transition, …

14 hidden iPhone 6s, iPad, Watch and Apple TV revelations that you might have missed

Apple’s “Hey Siri” event on Wednesday was packed with product and feature announcements, some of them more important than others. The iPhone 6s …

iPad Mini

- The Washington Post

Journalism

The Need for Health Care Providers to be Proactive, not Reactive

Monthly Membership to the Think.Tank<p>$10/mo<p>Get deeper analysis and insights on the hottest topics in the technology industry<br>• Exclusive subscriber email …

The Battle for the Living Room Then and Now

When I joined Creative Strategies 14 years ago, one of my research areas was the digital home. This era of my life is filled with fond memories of …

The Battle for the Living Room, Then and Now

The set-top box is the gateway to the TV, which is the gateway to customer eyeballs.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>When I joined Creative Strategies 14 years ago, one of my …

How to watch WWDC keynote live on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Windows, Linux and Android

As you know, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off tomorrow with a State of the Union-like keynote address. WWDC is the most …

One Month With Sling TV: Why I’m Not Cutting the Cord Yet

Sling TV isn't perfect, but it's going to make cutting the cord easier.<p>I’ve been thinking about canceling my cable subscription for years, but one thing keeps preventing me from cutting the cord: Sports.<p>I’m an unapologetic sports fan. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey — I watch them …

You Don’t Need a Smartwatch. (At Least, Not Yet.)

Don’t ask, “Which smartwatch should I buy?” Ask instead what a smartwatch can do for you.<p>I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Most normal, non-tech-obsessed people don’t really need a smartwatch.<p>I’ve been reviewing the latest wave of wearable technology for a few years now, and it’s a …

Smartwatches

Developers Wind Up for Apple Watch Update at Apple's WWDC

Apple's annual developer conference is expected to offer updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems, and debut a new streaming music service.<p>The Apple Watch will get plenty of love next week at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>The Cupertino technology giant offered a …

Re/code on TV: Google Photos and Apple Pay

Kara's take: mobile payments are inevitable, the particulars are less interesting.<p>This week Re/code made a couple visits to our partners at CNBC to talk about the tech issues of the day.<p>First up, Walt Mossberg thinks the new Google Photos product, which was revamped and split out from the Google+ …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps and iPad apps on sale for free today

The hits keep on coming! After three terrific lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free so far this week, we’re back with another one that …

Apps

Apple's iWatch is back in the news

There were enough fresh details in the iWatch stories posted overnight by Reuters and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> to trigger a flood of headlines Friday …

Apple Music’s recipe for a streaming hit? Cash, cards and marketing muscle

When Apple unveils its revamped music service Monday, it will mark a “tipping point” for mass acceptance of streaming over downloads, predicts Sony Music CEO Doug Morris.<p>The new streaming service, which Morris says will be unveiled tomorrow at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, will …

Apple Music

Conquer iOS 8 Programming in 31 Days | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>If you’re struggling to take the first step towards creating the next big iOS app, struggle no longer. This course is the kick-start you need to turn your ideas into cold, hard cash. Master Xcode and Swift by building 16 iPhone apps from scratch, and gain advanced knowledge as the course …

Sony Music CEO confirms tomorrow’s launch of Apple’s music streaming service – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

“Sony Music CEO Doug Morris said in an interview on stage today that Apple will announce its new music streaming service tomorrow at its World Wide …

Apple iOS 9 expected to be smaller, more efficient

LOS ANGELES — Every year, Apple introduces a new iPhone, and an update to its iOS mobile operating system.<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, Apple is expected to preview the latest version of iOS, version 9. Unlike previous years, it may run a little more smoothly and more …

New UBS survey sees 'significant share gain' coming to Apple

“Our proprietary UBS Evidence Lab study is positive for Apple,” wrote Steve Milunovich in a note to clients Tuesday.<p>Positive for Apple, negative for …

Apple silently removes Keynote Remote from the App Store, recommends users update to Keynote 2.1 for iOS

Coinciding with today’s update to Keynote for Mac and iOS, Apple has silently removed the old Keynote Remote application from the App Store. Although a direct link to the application still works, some readers are reporting that they are no longer able to download the app, and it no longer appears …

First look: iOS 7 on the iPad [U] - (Jun 26) | MacNN

Now AAPL Stock: The symbol you provided (<b>"AAPL"</b>) doesn't appear to be registered<p>Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit<p>Apple supplier Cirrus Logic …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Sep<p>1<p>Sat<p>BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX<p>Sep<p>13<p>Thu<p>Warehouse Live, Houston, TX<p>Top Events<p>Dec<p>8<p>Sat<p>Toyota Center, Houston, …

New Orleans

Microsoft is reorganizing – again – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

“<i>AllThingsD</i>: reporter Kara Swisher ‘broke’ the ‘news’ yesterday that Microsoft is reorganizing — again,” Roger Kay writes for Forbes. “Apparently …

A popular Office for Mac version reaches the end of the support line

All Office editions are not created equal. Microsoft's support lifecycle for Office on Windows provides for 10 years of support. But Office for Mac …

Microsoft no longer the Windows company. Does Wall Street agree?

Microsoft's share price has reached record highs in spite of criticism over Windows 8. Does Wall Street finally believe the Microsoft message that …

Windows 8 continues to fail

Microsoft can only hope that its re-invention of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 aka Blue, works because currently stats indicate Windows 8 lags behind even …

The iPhone and the Death of the Mid-Tier Smartphone

Avi Greengart on May 20, 2013<p>Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>I’ve been a consumer device analyst for long enough that I’m usually pretty comfortable calling …

Skitch Adds Awesome PDF Editing And Annotation Tools To OSX And iOS Apps

Evernote has just updated Skitch for both the Mac and iOS. And what an update! The headline feature is PDF annotation (premium account required, 30-day trial for new users), a feature which could make the app useful to more than just bloggers marking up screenshots.<p>Skitch’s PDF support is tuned for …