More on iOS 10 and watchOS 3: Apple Maps, Clock

3. Maps (iOS 10) – After complaining about the UI change on the Activity App on the Apple Watch, here is a change that is easy to get used to: Apple Maps. The new interface is large and readable. Key information is shown in a font that is readable from the dash or console; no […]

Upgrade to iOS 10 and watchOS 3: Activity and Breathe

I did it: I upgraded my iPhone 6s to iOS 10 and my Apple Watch to watchOS 3. All this is preparation for the move to macOS Sierra. I don’t know that I have a burning need to change to Sierra but it would be nice to not have to type in a password all […]

Something New

iPhone,iPod touch,small screens Thanks to a post on Terry White’s Tech Blog, we have something new here at the Edge: a better view on your handheld device. The WordPress plugin, called WPtouch by the folks at, does all the heavy lifting. Configure the options (and there are lots to play with) and get just […]

Welcome to an Old Friend

iphone,ipod,apple,magazines If you have been a fan hand-held computing for any length of time, then you have probably read one of Hal Goldstein’s ( magazines. He and his team (most of the content comes from the readers themselves) have published several over the years: The Portable Paper, Pocket PC, and Windows Mobile and Smartphone. There […]

iTunes 9.0.1 Update

iTunes 9 update,iPhone,iPod,os x,snow leopard Apple released an update (mainly bug fixes) to iTunes. This one, 9.0.1, doesn’t appear to add any new features, just clean up some odd behaviors. One issue I am interested in seeing the improvements for is syncing between iTunes, and iPhone and iPod touch. Maybe it’s a perception problem on […]

iTunes 9 Feature: Home Sharing

iTunes 9,iPhone,iPod,macs Much as I love Apple and Steve Jobs (good to have you back, Steve), I must confess that I take what Apple’s Marketing says with a grain of salt. Reality sometimes fails to live up to the hype. I know, some of you are thinking "he speaks heresy!" Think back to the whole […]

iPhone OS 3: New features for Podcasts

iphone,ipod touch,os 3 I was poking at my iPhone with the OS 3 upgrade last night and discovered something new. When listening to a podcast, tap the screen once to show the "scrubber" slider. Underneath the slider Apple has added three icons. Envelop – Starts Mail and creates a message that says "Check out this […]

"Yes, They Can Be Taught!"

iphone,ipod touch,os 3 It seems the folks at Apple can learn from past mistakes. This week Apple had two big launches: iPhone 3G S, iPhone OS 3.0 and even a few updates to MobileMe. And unlike the debacle they had with the iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 2, and MobileMe last time, Apple handled this launch […]

iPhone 2.2.1 Update

iphone,apple Apple has released an iPhone update – version 2.2.1. This one is a bug fix release. Along with stability improvements for Safari, they have also fixed a problem with images saved from Mail not displaying correctly in the Camera Roll.

More on Parallels 4.0

software,mac,parallels,iphone I have continued to play with Parallels 4.0 and for the most part I’m liking it. I’ve been a Parallels fan since I bought my MacBook Pro a year and a half ago. And in my setup, it’s been "install and forget" simple. My primary use for it has been to run Windows XP […]

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