Rich Stroffolino looks at Apple’s commitments to both privacy and growing services revenue. His conclusion? The company should offer a VPN service.
Apple made a major education push yesterday, updating the iPad to support Apple Pencil input, and improving fleet management capabilities. Apple has a long history in education, but this recent announcement is almost reminiscent of their most unique educational offering, the eMate 300.
Will 2018 be the year of Augmented Reality? Rich Stroffolino breaks down why the landscape for AR fundamentally changed in 2017, but why inertia might keep it from emerging in the short term.
What do smartphone car integrations like Apple CarPlay have in common with democracy?
Apple introduced the Touch Bar at the end of 2016 as a way to bring an ergonomically sound touch screen to macOS. Over a year later, and the interface has limited functionality and incomplete developer support. To fill this gap, BetterTouchTool lets you fully customize the interface.
Apple made a rare admission that they chose to throttle CPUs on iPhone with spent batteries. Some say an conspiracy to force upgrades, others say a proactive step to ensure a better overall user experience. But no one seems satisfied how they reacted. The question is: how should have Apple dealt with this issue?
While Cyber Monday may be a cynically contrived marketing gimmick, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t good deals out there today. Our crack staff at Gestalt IT has put together a list of some of our favorite. Be sure to also check out our Gift Guide for even more fun holiday ideas!
In the Wirecutter’s roundup on the best USB-C dongles and hubs, one key item was missing. At Gestalt IT, we’ve come to rely on the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock for all our USB-C connectivity needs.
In this episode, the roundtable discusses the idea of technical debt. They look into why technical debt occurs, why it isn’t always a bad thing, and how to possibly optimize for when to incur it.
In this piece, Gabriel Chapman makes an interesting case for the demise of the storage admin. He compares the state of storage to the smartphone pre-iPhone. The market is poised for someone make storage radically simpler, from providing a service that has to be laboriously constructed, to something that’s more of a platform to be built on with accessible APIs.