First look: Photos for OS X   

AppleOpinion

Christopher Breen, writing for Macworld: Last June, Apple announced that it would stop development of its Aperture and iPhoto apps and offer a single photo app in their place—Photos for OS X. Today, developers are getting their first glimpse of … Continue reading →

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Top 10 Films of 2014

MoviesOpinion

The Oscar nominations have been announced and all the critic groups have announced their best of 2014 lists. There has definitely been a bit of a general consensus around a few key films this year, some of which will appear … Continue reading →

Monday, December 15, 2014

Revisiting My ‘Hopes for WWDC 2014’

AppleOpinion

Back in May, during the lead up to Apple’s annual developer conference, I wrote an article detailing my ‘Hopes for WWDC 2014.’ During the conference there were a lot of announcements for developers1 but no major hardware product announcements, leaving … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 16, 2014

10 Years and 1,000 Lashes for Blogging   

OpinionPolitics

Amnesty International: Authorities arrested Raif Badawi (pronounced Ra-eef Ba-da-wee) on 17 June 2012. They charged him with insulting Islam and creating the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website for social and political debate. The charges related to articles Raif wrote criticizing religious … Continue reading →

Friday, October 24, 2014

What Young People Don’t Know   

FinanceOpinion

Kas Thomas: Young people today don’t realize what has happened to the U.S. economy over the past 40 years. Their sense of what’s “normal” is shaped by current reality, not the reality their parents grew up in. They don’t know … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How the West Views Ebola   

HealthOpinionPolitics

Sophie Kleeman writing for Mic about her interview with Andrew Carrhilo, an illustrator and cartoonist from Lisbon, whose One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola: “People in the African continent are more regarded … Continue reading →

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Series of Unfortunate (Apple) Events

AppleOpinion

Apple prides itself on producing consumer products that ‘just work’ by successfully combining hardware, software, and services. Unfortunately, the company has experienced a series of high-profile blunders in recent weeks, highlighting that they too aren’t always perfect. iCloud Security In … Continue reading →

Saturday, June 14, 2014

America dumbs down   

OpinionScience

Jonathon Gatehouse, writing for Maclean’s on a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking in the United States: If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere … Continue reading →

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Dies at 86   

LiteratureMusicOpinion

Margalit Fox, writing for The New York Times: Long before that day, as she recounted in “Caged Bird” and its sequels, she had already been a dancer, calypso singer, streetcar conductor, single mother, magazine editor in Cairo, administrative assistant in … Continue reading →

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hopes for WWDC 2014

AppleOpinion

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) takes place from June 2 to 6 in San Francisco. Most of the conference consists of highly technical education sessions introducing programmers to the new features and frameworks that they will be able to … Continue reading →