Samsung’s new phones, the latest Apple rumors, and your comments and questions

On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we talk about analyst Ming Chi-Kuo and his predictions for the Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. We also talk about Samsung’s announcements today. Plus, we listen to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael …

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, February 20, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific

On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we talk about analyst Ming Chi-Kuo and his predictions for the Mac, iPhone Apple Watch, and more. We also talk about your comments, and your questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon. This is episode 641. Watch …

Apple’s best analyst just gave his 2019 predictions and suddenly I’m super hopeful for the future

Just when you though 2019 was going to be all about Services, spot-on analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has predictions about Apple’s hardware plans—and they are big. As reported by 9to5Mac, new iPhones, Macs, iPads, and even the iPad touch are reportedly due for a refresh before the year’s up, and we …

Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know

The term wireless charging has been around since… well, Nikola Tesla attempted to demonstrate it in 1901. For nearly a century after, however, the technology was without many practical uses, except, perhaps, for a few electric toothbrush models. Over the past decade, wireless charging matured through the formation of various …

The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store (yet again!) [sold out]

Apple’s iPhone SE disappeared from the iPhone lineup last fall, when the company introduced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. But it keeps reappearing in Apple’s online Clearance store. It’s back again, and who knows how long inventory will last. You can’t find the iPhone SE at the retail Apple …

The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store (yet again!)

Apple’s iPhone SE disappeared from the iPhone lineup last fall, when the company introduced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. But it keeps reappearing in Apple’s online Clearance store. It’s back again, and who knows how long inventory will last. You can’t find the iPhone SE at the retail Apple …

All about Android upgrades (and why they’re late) | TECH(talk)

It’s not exactly news that Android upgrades almost always take a lo-o-o-o-o-ng time to roll out to most users. As in months. Often, many months. Sometimes more than a year. Sometimes never. (There is an exception: Google delivers new versions of Android to its Pixel line right away, and did …

Apple’s missing AirPower may be hurting wireless charging industry

Apple’s silence about whether it will or won’t ship its long-overdue, multi-device wireless charger may be giving smartphone and other mobile device second thoughts on using the technology in their own devices, according to a new report. The annual shipment of wireless power receivers and transmitters is forecast to grow …

Have we already reached ‘peak smartphone’? | TECH(talk)

In January, Apple surprised the tech world when it acknowledged that soft iPhone sales would cause a rare earnings miss.  Then other smartphone makers said they were seeing the same kind of sales slowdown. Analysts offered up a variety of reasons: prices are getting too high, people hang onto hardware …

Enterprise mobile management: Where do we go from here?

Mobile has become a mainstream tool for the vast majority of enterprise workers. Indeed, over the past three to four years, instead of being viewed as an emerging technology, it’s basically made the transition to a mature solution that’s been almost universally accepted. That’s not to say mobile doesn’t have …