Opinions

The Full Nerd
homepod black siri 3

homepod primary 02

6 improvements HomePod needs to compete

HomePod sounds great, but otherwise doesn't stack up well against other smart speakers. Here's how Apple can fix that.

The Full Nerd

The Full Nerd episode 40: How to survive the graphics card pricing crisis

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we dive deep into the why's, how's, and what-to-do's of the graphics card pricing crisis.

udelvetruck

Why we’re getting self-driving delivery before self-driving Ubers

The public will have to wait another decade for self-driving Ubers. But autonomous vans are already delivering groceries.

homepod black

HomePod’s biggest problem isn’t Siri, it’s that it’s too much like the original iPod

Apple is tying HomePod to its hardware and services just like it did with the iPod 15 years ago. That could be a problem.

controlling privacy

Don’t believe Microsoft’s latest privacy hype

The company could easily give users the ability to control what information is sent to it, but that’s not what it has in mind.

google play store

Apple needs two more Android apps

Apple won’t truly succeed with iMessage or Apple Pay unless it expands beyond the Appleverse.

android malware

Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

The Full Nerd

The Full Nerd episode 39: Meltdown, Spectre, and astronomical graphics card prices

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang tackles the Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits and sky-high graphics card prices before answering viewer questions.

iphone x profile

How Apple can turn the iPhone into an ultra portable MacBook Air

The iPhone and the MacBook Air are both 10 years old, and they're both showing their age. It's time for the next step.

handsome male executive holding finger up to be quiet keep a secret

Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

alexa echo caseta bridge

Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

The Amazon Alexa platform dominated CES this year. The virtual assistant is shaping up to be the most important new operating system.

amazon alexa spot dot

Alexa is eating Siri's lunch at CES 2018, and HomePod isn't going to make a difference

The smart home is once again on full display at this year's CES, but it's not Siri who's in charge, it's Alexa. And Apple might never be able to take the lead.

iphonex faceid apple

Why I miss Touch ID on my iPhone X

Sometimes upgrading causes new problems: HomeKit and iCloud Keychain worked better on my iPhone 7 than they do on my iPhone X with Face ID.

android figurine

Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018?

The rumor mill says Google is working on an operating system to replace both Chrome and Android. Does that make any sense?

microsoft surface concept

Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

When a phone is also a laptop, who needs a tablet?

The Full Nerd

The Full Nerd episode 37: 2018 PC predictions and eating our words

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we predict what's coming to computers in 2018—and literally eat our words for the 2017 predictions that we flubbed.

macalope

Goodbye and good luck: Enjoy your switch to Android

The Macalope hopes you'll be happy. He wouldn't be, but he hopes you are.

sek smartphone expansion keyboard

With smartphones like these, why do we need laptops?

It’s official: Smartphones are powerful enough to serve as laptop or desktop computers. What are we waiting for?

Load More