Apple’s Not First, It’s Best

Apple didn’t release the first smartphone, they didn’t release the first touchscreen phone, but they did release the best, by a wide margin. Since then, other smartphones evolved to look more like Apple’s, and from there, we get the iOS vs Android duopoly that we have today. Apple wasn’t the first to make a GUI,...

Why You Should Get a Mechanical Keyboard

I’ve now written three reviews of mechanical keyboards. There was my first (and the one I’m typing on right now), a CM Storm QuickFire Rapid, a Rosewill 9000V2, and, most recently, a Vortex Race 3. Each keyboard was different. One without a number pad, one with a number pad, and one that pushed all the...

The Apple Watch as a Fashion Statement

I was in a restaurant having lunch with a few friends. Someone in our group looked at my wrist, “Oh, is that a new band? I like it!” She’s a fashionable woman, exactly the kind of person you’d want to get a compliment like that from. Here I was, wearing a piece of technology on...

Apple’s Behind on Design

Don’t you hate it? Samsung, LG, Microsoft, and Google create some amazing designs, and then Apple comes in, copies everyone, and makes a worse product. Wait, that’s not how it happens you say? Well, if we were talking in 2007, maybe you’d be right. But we’re having this little chat in 2017, and things are...

What the iPhone Did 10 Years Ago and Must Do Again

This morning I saw Apple had commemorated the first iPhone, revealed 10 years ago today. The device was revolutionary. When it was released, I was in college. I was attached to three things, my MacBook, my iPod, and my cellphone. The iPhone was able to combine some of the needs of my computer, emails, web...