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Vector 75: HoloLens, VR ads, and YouTube alternatives

Vector 75: HoloLens, VR ads, and YouTube alternatives

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show, Microsoft has HoloLens, Google has Glass, Facebook has Oculus — what does Apple have or need? Also, what would ads in AR/VR be like...
The iPad unveiling, five years later

The iPad unveiling, five years later

Five years ago this week — January 27, 2010 to be precise — Steve Jobs put sneaker to stage to show off what he himself considered to be one of the most important products of his life. The Mac had been introduced decades before, the iPhone only a few years, yet on that stage, at that event, Jobs...
Apple's ASP and the difference between cost and value

Apple's ASP and the difference between cost and value

There's an incredible difference between what something costs and how much value we derive from it. Apple's success hinges on their understanding of this — we'll pay more for something that we believe makes our lives better. Sometimes "better" is prestige or cachet, sometimes it's adrenalin or...
Why Apple is underestimated so insanely always

Why Apple is underestimated so insanely always

Last year, the level of stupidity surrounding Apple was best exemplified by Haunted Empire, the calamitously bad book that tried to make the "Tim Cook's company is doomed" meme mainstream. Yesterday, Apple announced the most profitable quarter in the history of the business world — of which the...
How to easily back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

How to easily back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

Time Machine is OS X Yosemite's "OS X 10.10 Yosemite reviews, features, apps, help, and how-to")'s built-in backup software. It was introduced with OS X 10.5 Leopard and has been there ever since. If you've never used it, please start. Time Machine is absolutely the easiest way to back up your...
Facebook on iPhone 6

Facebook iPhone and iPad users should see photos load faster with file changes

Facebook has made some changes in the background to its iPhone and iPad app that should allow users to load photos faster. The improvements are due to Facebook adopting the Progressive JPEG (PJPEG) image format. The PJPEG format stores several scans of one photo, each with a different level of...
Facebook's Paper app makes it easier to share your favorite photos

Facebook Paper app makes it easier to share your favorite photos

Facebook has updated their Paper app, adding important photo sharing enhancements. Camera Roll organization has been improved, and its now easier to share your favorite photos. Paper can now access you Favorites album on your iPhone. Favorites came along as part of iOS 8, letting you mark your...
Signal strength

FTC rules that throttled unlimited data doesn't qualify as 'unlimited'

In a ruling that's resulted in a $40 million fine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's smacking down TracFone's speed throttling of customers that were paying for unlimited data service. The case in question only applies to TracFone, but it helps to reinforce a precedent that could apply to even...
OneDrive on iPhone 6

OneDrive improves its photo albums for its web, iPhone and iPad users

Microsoft has just announced some improvements to its storage service that will offer users a better look at their photos, along with new search features. Those changes and additions are currently available on the web and in the newly updated app for the iPhone and iPad. Microsoft described...
You can now like and follow on Tumblr right from Notification Center

You can now like and follow on Tumblr right from Notification Center

Tumblr has updated their app for the iPhone and iPad, adding new options for alerts, including the ability to take action on notifications. Users also have new ways to login to the app. There are also improvements to the app's accessibility, as well as smaller helpful enhancements. Users can...

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