Stories by Michael deAgonia

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Hands on: OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta shows off a new look and features

The beta of Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features.

Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8

At this year's WWDC, Apple showcased a variety of new technologies under the Continuity umbrella that take device communication to a more sophisticated level. Users are the winners, says columnist Michael deAgonia.

Hands on with iOS 7.1: A few good improvements

Apple's latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, adds some useful touches and fixes some of the glitches that appeared in the previous version.

Hands on: Apple's Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever

One thing is certain: You won't mistake Apple's powerful new Mac Pro for any other desktop computer. And it has the computing chops to match its high-style look.

Review: Apple's 15-in. MacBook Pro delivers on speed, battery life

Apple's newest 15-in. MacBook Pro looks just like last year's model but delivers on faster performance and solid battery life, says columnist Michael deAgonia.

Apple's new iPad Mini: With a Retina Display, it's a Mini in name only

The new iPad Mini with Retina display offers a no-compromise option for tablet fans who want the speed of an iPad Air and the portability of the smaller iPad.

Second take: The iPad Air sets a new benchmark for performance and style

Having spent a few weeks with the new iPad Air, columnist Michael deAgonia is ready to declare that it's a stunning improvement on what was already a rightfully successful tablet.

Still got a first-gen iPad? Don't ditch it yet

In the life of every device, there's a moment when you wonder whether it's finally obsolete. If you're wondering that about the original iPad, columnist Michael deAgonia has some advice.

Hands on: At just 1 pound, the iPad Air is worth the weight

The first thing you notice when you pick up Apple's new iPad Air is how light it feels. But there's more to the Air than it's new slender look and feel. Michael deAgonia offers his first impressions of the new tablet.

Hands on with the new Haswell chip iMac

Apple updated to its iMac line in September, adding Haswell chips, faster storage options and support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi while leaving the stylish look intact. Columnist Michael deAgonia explains what's new and what's not.

OS X Mavericks: Different name, looks the same

Apple's new desktop/laptop operating system, OS X Mavericks, looks and works a lot like its predecessor. But that doesn't mean Apple hasn't made it a better OS for users.

Review: The iPhone 5S really is the best iPhone yet

With the addition of Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a new 64-bit A7 processor, a refined camera system and an M7 coprocessor, the iPhone 5S's cutting edge features match its still-sharp design, says columnist Michael deAgonia.

First look: The new iPhone 5S impresses

Like countless others on Friday, columnist Michael deAgonia braved a sleepless night and long lines to get his hands on an iPhone 5S. Here's his first look at what Apple's newest phone has to offer.

How I got an iPhone 5S on launch day

Columnist Michael deAgonia has reviewed every iPhone released for Computerworld, which means he's ordered online, waited for the FedEx truck and stood in long lines just like other eager iPhone buyers. Here's how his day went today.

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Review: Apple's iOS 7 is much more than a pretty face

iOS 7 officially arrives today, giving iPhone and iPad users a mobile OS that looks radically different and offers a slew of new features. Columnist Michael deAgonia walks you through the highlights of the update.