Stories by Michael deAgonia

I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

The iPhone 6 lineup has introduced iOS users to new smartphones with bigger (and <em>bigger</em>) displays. I was ready for a larger screen, so quickly opted to buy an iPhone 6 last month, thinking it would be the best match. And indeed <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2689714/iphone-6-deep-dive-review-a-major-new-step-in-design-and-performance.html">I found the iPhone 6 to be gorgeous and well-built</a>, and felt that the 4.7-in. display was right at the edge of what was comfortable for me.

Apple's new Mac Pro is a speed demon

In front of me, two 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays glow softly at my desk. Beside me sits the fastest stock-configuration Macintosh that Apple has ever shipped: a superfast eight-core Mac Pro. Inside the Mac -- and on full display on those screens -- is Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, Apple's latest operating system. All around me is the work I've been putting off that is now getting done.

iPhone at two months: It's all about the interface

When I first walked into the house the day I bought my iPhone, I had a moment of panic. After six months of media frenzy and amongst all of the excitement, I had lost sight of the fact that the 8GB iPhone I bought at a nearby AT&T store had set me back US$600.