Subscribe: The Tech Night Owl — Cutting-Edge Tech Commentary
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
apple watch  apple  hellip newsletter  hellip  iphone  issue apple  issue  newsletter issue  newsletter  posts  related posts  related 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: The Tech Night Owl — Cutting-Edge Tech Commentary

The Tech Night Owl — Cutting-Edge Tech Commentary

Tech Commentaries From Best-Selllng Author Gene Steinberg

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:18:51 +0000


Special Notice to Readers!

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:45 +0000

As you know, the Night Owl has been suffering from serious financial difficulties. On Monday, he left his apartment ahead of the arrival of the constable who was coming to evict him and his wife and is in danger of becoming homeless when the hotel money runs out. If you are in a position to […](image)

The Random Apple Watch Encounter

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:00:08 +0000

As regular readers know, Barbara and I are busy looking for a new home. With a very tight budget, we’ve been traveling across the Phoenix area in search of something affordable. Well, one of the leasing agents we visited the other day greeted us wearing an Apple Watch, and I casually asked her which model […](image)

Is This Apple’s Plan for Apple TV?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:39 +0000

Let me put my cards on the table. I am no fan of Apple TV, at least not anymore. I did find my third-generation model indispensable, but basically for one reason, and that was Netflix. On occasion, I’d rent a movie from iTunes, and I was always on the lookout for the 99 cent specials. […](image)

Apple and the Streaming Dilemma

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:00:44 +0000

Regardless of the choices with cable and satellite TV, or whether you’ve cut the cord, some 55% of American households have subscribed to one or more streaming services. Most of those people have settled on Netflix, but others have chosen Amazon Prime or Hulu. There are loads of lesser players that may or may not […](image)

Newsletter Issue #955: More Silliness About Apple’s Sales Potential

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:59 +0000

One thing is certain: Apple’s critics and loads of alleged pundits and industry analysts got the iPhone X completely wrong. Even when the features were correctly described, there were incorrect inferences, or just plain fear-mongering about things that might happen but never did. When it went on sale, the iPhone X was presumed to be […](image)

Troubling News About New iPhone Unlocking Gadget

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:05 +0000

Recently, The Night Owl wrote a piece about two gadgets that are reportedly capable of unlocking iPhones. One comes from an Israeli company, Cellebrite. The other emerges from a startup known as Grayshift, said to be run by former intelligence contractors and a former Apple security engineer. A more recent report actually displays a photo […](image)

The Siri Follies

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:19 +0000

So what’s wrong with Siri? Why hasn’t it realized its potential, since it was essentially the original smartphone digital assistant? Why has it been rated far inferior to Google Voice and Alexa? A key reason is said to  be Apple’s privacy policies. Unlike Google and Amazon, you aren’t the customer, thus ensuring far greater security when […](image)

Dumb and Dumber HomePod Speculation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:27 +0000

It’s a known fact that Apple’s motives are often misunderstood by pundits and industry analysts. This may explain why the company often refuses to do what others demand that they do. Of course there’s always the possibility that Apple simply has better ideas, and its ongoing success ought to demonstrate that “troubling” fact. So we […](image)

Do We Really Need Surveys Such as This?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:46 +0000

If you follow the political byplay, you’ll find polls and more polls among news sites. Some cover the popularity of a politician or a candidate. Who’s going to win the next election? How’s the President doing? You’ll find plenty of guesses within a margin of error. When polls are wrong, even if they are within […](image)

Newsletter Issue #954: The Apple Products I’m Not Buying

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:00:44 +0000

Look, I know how the system works. You say anything about Apple with a negative connotation, and, for some reason, people become interested in reading about it. But I’m not looking for click bait. If that was my game, this site would have far more traffic than it has achieved over the past 19 years. […](image)

Apple and the Right to Repair

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:00:30 +0000

It should seem simple enough. You have a mobile tech gadget that needs a new battery or a repair. You take it to a shop and, when it’s ready, you pick it up and hand over your credit card. Or cash if you’re so inclined. Indeed when my son visited us from his home in […](image)

More About Apple’s Secret Sauce

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:00:34 +0000

Apple has made a huge amount of progress overcoming common impressions of the company over the years, and the unexpected continues to happen. At first, there was a computer named Apple, but a different product, the Mac, had the staying power. in the early days,. the use of a graphical user interface was considered controversial […](image)

Apple Kills Vinyl? Not Quite!

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:00:07 +0000

For years, I thought vinyl was dead. But as a street kid in Brooklyn, New York. my tiny record collection was built on 45s and LPs. As much as people adored vinyl, I resented the imperfections, the ticks and pops and the inner groove distortion,  the need to replace them if you played them too […](image)

So iPhone Security Isn’t Perfect

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:51 +0000

As many of you recall, Apple found itself in the thick of it after a mass shooting in December of 2015 in San Bernardino, CA. The FBI asked them to create a back door for iOS, which would allow the authorities to break in to an iPhone 5c used as a work phone by one […](image)

Newsletter Issue #953: If at First You Can’t Compete, Lie!

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:00:40 +0000

Long before the phrase “fake news” began to occupy the nation’s political dialogue, one tech company was constantly the subject of stories often made up out of whole cloth. Not just rumors, but claims that something was factual, or accepted fact, even though the reverse was true. I think back to the early days of […](image)