Category - Upgrades/storage
Editor's Note: crazy lawsuit stories are a special favorite among the staff as we reminisce on the stories that stood out as particularly memorable, and we have plenty of them. For every legit-but-ultimately-unsuccessful patent lawsuit or the exceedingly rare occasion where Apple is found guilty of something, there's a dozen "huh?" lawsuits. We are proud of our in-depth analysis and reporting of the Samsung-Apple battles, or the DOJ-Apple court fight, or our coverage of the California hiring-agreement case, where Apple was very clearly in the wrong. Forgive us, though; its hard to summarize those complex cases, and easy to smile at the memories of hopeless schemers and dreamers who tried to work the system and cash in quick on dubious claims.
Every day, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our MacNN Deals store. Today's highlighted items are all things to do with storage, including two online backup services to preserve the data on your iPhone or Mac, a way to expand the storage capacity of a MacBook Air, and a handy flash drive for transferring files off your iPad and onto your desktop.
Long-time Apple-centric retailer Other World Computing has announced that it has increased the storage capacity on the latest generation of the company's ThunderBay 4 RAID 5, Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Enterprise Edition, Rack Pro mini-SAS Enterprise Edition and Rack Pro Quad-Interface Enterprise Edition, all of which are four-bay external storage devices. All four now offer a general 25 percent increase over the previous models, and up to 40TB of capacity.
Apple's iOS has reached a significant milestone in reaching its tenth iteration, and Apple continues to pump out the changes with renewed momentum. If there are some themes running through the latest release, it is that Apple is making iOS and the built-in app experience "richer," making them "bolder," and making them more "intuitive." When you're actually in them, that is. When you are not, you can still get things done through your apps via the upgrades to Siri, without needing to open them at all. If you thought that iPhone apps had somehow reached the conclusion of their evolution, Apple has shown with iOS 10, that there can never be enough reinvention, reimagination and reinvigoration of the user experience.
There are, it would seem, two types of iPhone owners: those who buy their device based on price, and thus don't really consider how much storage it has, for one reason or another -- and those who write angry letters to Tim Cook every month demanding a 1TB capacity iPhone. Long-time Mac and iPhone users who have been using the devices for a long time are dumbfounded that Apple still offers a 16GB base capacity for most of its iOS devices (and still offers "anemic" base storage levels for some Macs, like the MBA), but this Pointers will lead you down the path of Zen, and the validation of all things. Even 16GB.
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the writing team of MacNN scours online retailers to find discounts, promotions, bargains, and offers for our readers to take advantage of. Yesterday's list has been pruned of old deals, while the additions for today include a 38mm Apple Watch for $359, the Samsung T3 portable 250GB SSD for $80, and the House of Marley Jammin Liberate Saddle on-ear headphones for $25.
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers to get discounts, bargains, offers, and sales for our readers to enjoy. Old and expired deals have been pulled from the list, while the new additions include a 32-inch LG HDTV for $200, an AOC USB-powered 16-inch portable monitor for $70, and a 240GB PNY SSD for $55.
As we often do after events of this nature, the senior staff of MacNN -- having written furiously about the events as they unfolded -- took a breath and a second look at the WWDC Keynote, and gathered our impressions of what we saw, and what it all means. Despite all working together on a routine basis, there's a fair diversity of opinion to be found. Here's our views on how Team Cook and company did, what they rolled out, and what they should have rolled out (in some cases, instead).