Stories by Dan Moren

  • The iPad at work, Day 1: Getting it all set up

    For 20 years, I’ve been using a Mac; for the last five, I’ve used one almost daily to write. So that first morning, when I shambled into my home office and sat down at the desk, it struck me just how different working with an iPad would be.

  • The iPad at work, Day 2: testing the limits

    <em>[Editor’s Note: When we last left Dan Moren, he’d survived day one of his iPad experiment, in which he vowed to use nothing but his tablet to get his job done for three days. Now we move to day two.]</em>

  • Under the gavel: Motorola patents trump Apple in Germany

    Visitors to Germany's online Apple Store may have witnessed an odd sight on Friday, as Apple scrambled to remove the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and all Wi-Fi + 3G iPads, thanks to <a href="http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2012/02/apple-removed-products-from-german.html">a temporary injunction</a> banning the sale of those products--a ban that was lifted mere hours later. In addition, iCloud users in the country may have to change how they get their email, thanks to a separate legal issue.

  • Apple announces Jan. 19 education event in NYC

    It’s starting to seem like it wouldn’t be January without an Apple event, as the company announced on Wednesday morning that it will hold an education-related shindig in New York City next week.

  • Survey: iPhone 4S tops planned smartphone purchases

    Despite the lack of an updated look for the iPhone 4S, the latest revision of Apple's smartphone continues to catch consumers' eyes. According to one recent survey, demand for the iPhone 4S is outstripping its competitors by a healthy margin.

  • Apple and the year ahead

    Assuming apocalyptic doomsday predictions from South America don't come to fruition, 2012 is poised to be a different kind of year for Apple. In 2011, the company rolled out significant updates to most of its products--including two major new operating system versions--and also introduced a new Web platform to glue all of its devices and platforms together. But the company also lost its most significant figure, Steve Jobs, and had a new man officially take the reins of the company.

  • Levinson becomes chairman, Iger joins Apple board of directors

    Apple has announced that Arthur Levinson has been appointed chairman of the company's board of directors. The role, which was previously held by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs upon his resignation as chief executive officer, has been vacant since Jobs died last month.

  • Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

    Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.

  • End to mobile development bodes ill for Flash

    After years of recriminations and conspiracy theories, a lengthy saga has finally come to an end--and I'm not talking about Lost or One Life to Live. Adobe on Wednesday announced that it would no longer develop Flash for mobile platforms.

  • Apple Store app adds in-store pickup, accessory purchase

    As rumoured last month, Apple has updated its Apple Store iOS app, expanding its in-store pickup pilot program to all of its US retail locations and adding a new EasyPay feature that lets customers buy some items simply by scanning their barcodes.

  • iOS 5: What we already know

    The particulars of any new iPhone Apple may or may not announce next Tuesday remain anyone's guess. But we can say with confidence that next week's iPhone-related Apple event will almost certainly feature an appearance by the finished version of iOS 5, the next major update to Apple's mobile operating system that's been slated for a fall release.

  • Remains of the Day: Number one, with an icon

    Deciphering Apple's intentions is even more challenging than figuring out the Kremlin's, though there's definitely some similarity. Elsewhere, the Thunderbolt Display is ripped to shreds, iTunes movies surface around the world, and is it finally time to bid adieu to some venerable Apple products? The remainders for Wednesday, September 28, 2011 promised themselves they wouldn't cry.