Posts by Erik Nordlund

[Review] iQunix Edin MacBook stand

As someone who keeps a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display for a desktop setup, MacBook stands have been on my radar for awhile. Before trying the iQunix Edin stand, I’ve been resting my MacBook below my raised Thunderbolt Display. That’s been okay, but the MacBook Pro would get in the way of storing my keyboard underneath the display. When…

Tim Cook kicks off September event with updates

Cook started off by giving some numbers about Apple’s services, like the fact that Apple Music has reached 17 million subscribers, with over 70 exclusives this year. For a great surprise, Tim Cook brought out Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo to introduce a new Mario game for iOS, called Super Mario Run. As the title suggests, it follows a style similar to…

Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display

After 5 years of existence, the Apple Thunderbolt Display has been discontinued. In a statement to iMore, an Apple spokesperson said the following: We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party…

Apple publishes WWDC 2016 keynote and OS previews

Less than 2 hours after wrapping up the 2016 WWDC keynote, Apple has published their recording of the event to their website. Below on the same page, OS preview webpages can be found. Apple was all about software for this year’s WWDC keynote. The keynote was Apple’s first with all four operating systems: watchOS, tvOS, iOS, and the renamed macOS. Each OS…

Apple announces watchOS 3

To begin his presentation, watchOS team leader Kevin Lynch addressed the number one concern among Apple Watch users: app launching speeds. With watchOS 3, apps launch virtually instantaneously. The side button has been reassigned to activate the Dock, which looks similar to the multitasking menu in iOS. Lynch later mentioned that users can “add apps to…

Apple releases OS X 10.11.5 update to the public

Alongside iTunes 12.4, Apple has released a minor update for OS X El Capitan, 10.11.5. The update focuses on stability, compatibility, and security improvements. Updates to iOS, watchOS, and tvOS were also released today. While the update doesn’t change any user facing features or interfaces, it’s recommended for all users. After all, these “under the…

WWDC 2016 tickets distributed after lottery closes

As expected, Apple notified those receiving Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) tickets today, and began charging the $1,599 ticket price to their credit cards. Apple also provided 350 WWDC scholarships to students and participants of certain STEM organizations, and an additional 125 scholarships for budding developers without the financial means to…