My MacBook Pro’s keyboard broke a week before going to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and I was forced to leave home without it. Not to worry. I pulled out my iPad and never skipped a beat. Every screenplay right there and ready for me to continue work on; every AirVenture event in the calendar. Text, email, photos, and social media all work seamlessly on iOS. Everything migrates perfectly, plays well together, and is accessible at all times from all devices. Even a flight I booked online but had not entered into my calendar was sitting there waiting for approval. I still don’t know how it does that. I also don’t care— so long as it works.
Apple occupies a space in my life in a way that I never expected a corporation to be able to. Its products are embedded in how I live. An iPhone is the first thing I touch every morning before I reach for my girlfriend or dog. Apple affects so much of my world experience that it feels akin to the way I imagine Procter & Gamble or Johnson & Johnson were enmeshed with the American family of the 1950s. I think of this kind of corporate influence as unhealthy. Yet, I am the rat in the Skinner experiment, endlessly pressing that lever—or as is the case with my iPhone, the button.
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When you see what you expect to see
Segment your departure and climb for safety.
Steve Jobs and the GTN
Why the ubiquitous works
We Fly: Cirrus Vision Jet G2+
Hot and high and connected
SkyCourier Visits Oshkosh
Serial No. 1 makes its very big debut.
Rescue Dogs and Airplanes
A good dog and a good airplane make for a good life.
Cotton Candy Sunrises
Reconnecting with my inner wanderlust after a year and a half at home
Break the Error Chain with Your Tablet
Just a little nudge will do it.
Hot or Not?
On the handling of ambiguous emergencies
Approachable Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six
The versatile, load-carrying single keeps on trucking.
The iPhone 13’s leaps forward for photo & video
Down to Their Last Dollar
Businesses fail every day, from world-beaters (like TWA and Lehman Brothers) to sexy high-fliers (DeLorean, Enron) to Steady Eddie, old-school icons (Toys “R” Us, Sears). Sometimes, of course, market conditions simply turn Sisyphean. But often, when that boulder starts to roll backward, a leader’s grit, imagination, resourcefulness, and ability to conjure a little luck can mean the difference between a brave new chapter and, well, Chapter 11. Here, four businesses that went from nearly bust to total gangbusters.
SPATIAL AUDIO RELATIONS
Ears-on with Apple Music’s new Atmos offerings
Logitech Ergo K860
This ergonomic “split” keyboard helps reduce wrist–strain
Vissles V84 (2.0) Mechanical Keyboard
A Mac–friendly typing experience — and then some
10 years without the genius behind apple
iPad mini- Packing its punch in the palm of your hand
Although all eyes were on the Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13 range at this year’s California Streaming event, the unexpected announcement of a refreshed iPad mini also got people talking. Bringing Apple’s smallest tablet in line with the iPad Pro and Air has helped to give consumers more choice, whilst a refreshed entry-level iPad remains a sensible buy.
The tree expert who turned the five boroughs into his personal orchard.
Apple Won't Let Fortnite Back Until Case Ends
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc., said Wednesday it’s been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem” until the companies’ legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years.
Series 7: Largest ever display, a refined & durable timepiece
Despite numerous reports that Apple would overhaul the design of this year’s Apple Watch, the announcement of a Series 7 smartwatch was a more muted affair.