Back to the Future: 7 things that changed between 1985 and 2015

Back to the Future II's 2015

The classic “Back to the Future” films are popular for good reason, but lately they’ve particularly gotten a lot of buzz. The second film, made in 1989, saw Marty McFly and Doc Brown (and a dubiously-knocked-out-early-on Jennifer Parker) travel from 1985 to the futuristic year of… 2015. Wednesday, October 21, 2015 to be precise. The … Read more

Apple announces next version of OS X, Apple Music streaming service

El Capitan

On Monday, Apple held its World Wide Developers’ Conference (WWDC), where it announced an assortment of new software features. While there’s more details here, I thought I’d throw in my two cents below on the most interesting highlights. The next version of OS X: El Capitan The next version of OS X, OS X 10.11, … Read more

Google Wallet will be pre-installed on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Android smartphones

Google Wallet

Google’s own Wallet smartphone payment service hasn’t been getting as much traction as Google’s hoped. Despite the temper-tantrum thrown by a few stores over Apple Pay a few months back, Apple’s service seems to be gaining ground, thanks in part to its control over iOS/iPhones. Less so for Wallet, Softcard, and other services. To rectify this, Google’s … Read more

Retailers block Apple Pay from their stores, plan their own rival system

Apple Pay

Apple’s recently launched Apple Pay, a means of using NFC (near-field communication) tech built into smartphones to pay for purchases at stores. Google’s had the similar Google Wallet for years; there’s also been a few other third party systems, such as Softcard (renamed recently from “Isis,” for obvious reasons). Despite being around for awhile, NFC-based … Read more

Apple introduces the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

iPhone 6 and iPHone 6 Plus

Apple today announced its biggest news in awhile. The iPhone line is being updated with bigger screens; Apple’s introduced its own smartphone-using payment system; and Apple’s introduced its own smartwatch. My thoughts on all of these are below. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus The two new iPhones are the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 … Read more