Articles by J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.

Cyber Monday – iOS and Mac App Deals

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Today is Cyber Monday, the day you can find all sorts of deals online! Why should the App Store be any different? So, while you’re online looking for deals on gifts for others, why not treat yourself to some cheap, or even free, apps. Most of these deals end at midnight tonight, Cyber Monday.

0

Cyber Monday and Cyber Week: The Complete Deal Roundup

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

It’s that time of the year again! Black Friday may be over, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season – but Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are still in full force! We’ve rounded up a few of the best deals available online today (and through the week in many cases) – we hope you’ll enjoy, and save some money!

0

Apple Has Posted Christmas Ordering Deadlines on Its Website

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Attention holiday shoppers! If you’re planning on ordering Christmas gifts via the online Apple Store, you’ve got a decent amount of time left. Well, unless you’re planning on ordering a personally engraved Retina iPad mini, for that you only have until December 5th to place your order.

0

iPhone and iPad Used to Place 82% of Mobile Black Friday Orders

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s iOS products were used to place the majority of online mobile device-based Black Friday sales in the U.S. Buyer’s usage of mobile devices was up 9% over last year, with mobile devices accounting for 37% of all shopping traffic and 21% of online sales.

0

Happy Thanksgiving, U.S. MacTrast Readers!

Posted on 28/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In observance of Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., our posting will be very limited today as our editors join in the festivities. We’ll be back tomorrow with limited coverage, and will be back in full swing on Monday!

4s

Foxconn Now Building 500K iPhone 5s Units Per Day

Posted on 27/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In the wake of reports of improved supplies of the iPhone 5s at Apple retail stores comes news on the reason for the improvement. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has reportedly dedicated 100 assembly lines to the popular handset, and is now operating 24-hours a day.

0

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Android is So Great, Everyone is Switching Away From iPhones!

Posted on 26/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Good Ole’ Mr. Schmidt is at it again, claiming that Android is clearly dominating Apple with 80% of the mobile smartphone market (which is only marginally true at best) and claiming Android is more intuitive than Apple. He even went so far as to write a guide for how to switch from the iPhone to Android, naming several phones which he called “better” in the iPhone in the process.

6s

Apple Updates AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware With USB Issues, WAN Fixes, and More

Posted on 22/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.

0

Apple Seeds 2nd OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 21/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Roughly a week after releasing the first developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a second 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B35 – 7 builds newer than the previous seed. As with the previous beta, Apple continues to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.

0

Microsoft Releases Xbox One SmartGlass Companion App

Posted on 20/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In preparation for Friday’s release of the Xbox One gaming console, Microsoft has released the Xbox One SmartGlass app. The app brings the ability to navigate the Xbox One’s menus via your iOS device’s keyboard and touchscreen, enhance what you’re watching or playing with SmartGlass companions, and more.

0

Logitech’s PowerShell iOS 7 Game Controller Now on Sale

Posted on 20/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Logitech has announced the PowerShell game controller for the iPhone 5/5s and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. The controller plugs into the Lightning port on the devices, and supplies console-style controls, with a directional pad, and shoulder and face buttons.

0