Editorial

No one needs an Apple Watch

There's a lot of interest in the Apple Watch, but many people asking me questions aren't ready to get it yet. For me, the killer Apple Watch app is how it reduces the friction between information and action.

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The iPod nano and shuffle won't sync Apple Music songs, putting another nail in the new iPod coffin

The new iPods may be pretty, but only the iPod touch can sync Apple Music tracks. And that sucks. The iPods have been at the end of their era for awhile now, and this is yet another move to signal their eventual retirement.

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The new iPod touch: Big improvements, but not everything is there

I'm glad that Apple finally refreshed the iPod touch, but I can't help but be disappointed by what they left out.

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12 years out, the iTunes Music Store is still genius

The iTunes Store has changed a lot in the last 12 years. Let's take a Mac Classic time machine back to 2003 and travel through the Store's ups, downs, and revolutionary moves.

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Comic: Replacing a loyal MacBook friend

Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Replacing a loyal MacBook friend.

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Why would the head of iAd Marketplaces have to leave Apple to more deeply track customer data?

Winston Crawford, the former head of iAd Marketplaces, has left Apple to join a startup dedicated to tracking people as they switch devices and as they go from online to in-store purchases. So why not just do that at Apple?

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iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone

I hadn't been able to open up iBooks Author in the weeks since the June 30 rollout, due to this tiny little thing called Apple Music you probably haven't heard of.

Today, I did. And boy was I surprised to find that not only can iBooks Author create its special Made for iBooks projects, but it now has two ePub templates. Which, yes, create ePub 3 books.

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Goodbye, Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, passed away earlier this week. Iwata had overseen some of Nintendo's biggest successes, like the launch of the DS handheld game system and the Wii. He'd also overseen some less-successful product launches, like the Wii U. But he'd always maintained a very strong belief in what he and his company were doing. And he will be missed.

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Apple Music wish list: iTunes needs a "mismatch and force upload" button

Apple lets you flag poor directions in Maps. Why shouldn't they allow you to flag badly-matched songs in iCloud Music Library?

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7,800 jobs is nothing to joke about

I would like to see my fellow tech journalists show a bit more sensitivity (and just act like jerks a little less) in my NSFW column this week. Same goes for people who like to make out Apple users as cultists. Also, give Office for Mac 2016 a try!

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