The end of ownership for DVDs – say goodbye to your DVD collection

I feel like this is one of those big moments that sputters into life – the end of ownership. At least, when it comes to DVDs. This happened to music a few years back…I mean, who still thinks of owning music with CDs? With Blu-ray sales slotted to decline in the next few years, the …

Apple’s WWDC 2012 Conference Preview – iOS 6, new Macs, iCloud update

This Monday, June 11, Apple will host one of its biggest events of the year, WWDC, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. First thing in the morning will be the famous Keynote presentation where Apple’s top brass takes the stage to preview the latest treasures in their chest. Here are just a few …

Apple, Amazon, & Microsoft build data centers around dirty energy

The current explosion in cloud computing offered by major IT companies is driving significant new demand for dirty energy like coal and nuclear power, according to a new report from Greenpeace International. The report, “How Clean is Your Cloud?” shows a growing split within the tech industry between companies that are taking steps to power …

Apple updates iCloud to include Movies and TV Shows – with an extra bonus

Two years ago I bought a movie, The Dark Knight, and then promptly deleted it during an iPhone backup. I haven’t seen the movie since then, which stinks even though it was probably my mistake.┬áThat is until today when I went into the “Purchased” section of iTunes and found it ready for download in iCloud. …

Apple Genius Tip: Never restore your iPhone from a back-up

The other day I was at the Apple Store with my mom to help her get the iPhone 4S. She asked the clerk-geek if she should restore her phone from her backup and he said “no.” We were shocked. Isn’t that the standard procedure. According to him, not anymore. With iCloud and iTunes syncing it …

What happened to the iPhone 5?

Between all the hype about iCloud, OSX Lion, and Apple’s WWDC 2011, something went missing. The next version of the iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 5. So what happened to the iPhone 5? I’ve been crawling the internet everyday (see picture at right) for news and everything is mum. Not my Mom, she is …