Pragmatic podcast digs deep into technology

On the recommendation of Marco Arment, the co-host of one of my favourite tech podcasts, I have subscribed to a new podcast called Pragmatic. The show is hosted by John Chidgey, an Australian electrical and  hardware engineer who previously worked for Nortel Networks...

Samsung REALLY Doesn’t Want You To Uninstall Windows 8

A friend of mine picked up a Samsung notebook from Future Shop on Boxing Day and asked if I would help him clean it up, get rid of the bloatware that comes preloaded. Then, upon discovery that this was a Windows 8 machine, despite his request for Windows 7 to be...

How to get Google Maps back on iOS 6 Right Now

A lot of folks are upset with Apple's new Maps application in iOS 6. This change comes as the Cupertino company makes an aggressive move away from Google, who has recently become more of a competitor than an ally. So far, Apple's native maps app data is not nearly as...

iOS 6 Review – The Pros

My friend and former manager David Henderson, an Ontario-based SEO and website developer, challenged me to put my thoughts online about iOS 6 so that he could write a companion article. I am going to cover what I consider to be the pros of upgrading to Apple's latest...

WWDC Announcements from Apple: My Thoughts

Today was a big day in the world of Apple fans, iPhone and iPad developers and users, and just computing in general. A slew of exciting announcements from Apple came today at their WWDC conference. A line of new MacBook Air and Pro models, including one completely new...

iOS 5 Makes Installing Multiple Apps / Updates Faster

One marked improvement I've seen on my iPhone 3GS since upgrading to iOS 5 is that it has improved the speed of installing multiple apps or app updates from the iTunes App Store. In iOS 4 or earlier, each app would download and install one at a time, making installing...

The Future of Apple: Sell Your Stocks Now?

The Globe and Mail published an article stating several reasons why, given the recent death of its co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, the future of Apple is in decline and that it would be a good idea to sell your stock in the company, should you own any. What bothers me...