Michael deAgonia

Contributing writer

Michael deAgonia, a contributing writer for Computerworld, is a computer consultant and technology geek who has been working on computers since 1993, with an emphasis on Macs, OS X, and iOS.

How does Apple Pay work on the Apple Watch?

Apple 'springs forward' with more than just the Watch

Apple 'springs forward' with more than just the Watch

While Apple Watch was the main reason Apple execs were on stage Monday, they had a lot more to offer than just rehashing the new wearable's features.

The Apple Watch conundrum revisited

The Apple Watch conundrum revisited

Nearly two years ago, columnist Michael deAgonia invited two Apple experts to discuss the conundrum of designing wearable technology for the masses. With the Apple Watch now due out in April, it's time for a fresh look at the issue.

Tech face-off: Apple's Mac Pro vs the 5K Retina iMac

Tech face-off: Apple's Mac Pro vs the 5K Retina iMac

As Apple's hardware line-up has expanded, and as technology has become faster and more efficient, it's gotten harder and harder for IT pros to settle on a computer. Nowhere is the overlap more obvious than with the Mac Pro and the...

Review: Apple's new 5K iMac -- powerful, pixel-ful and pricey

Review: Apple's new 5K iMac -- powerful, pixel-ful and pricey

Apple's latest 27-in. desktop comes with a remarkable Retina display, great performance, a sleek design -- and an impressive price tag.

iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better

iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better

Apple's new iPad Air 2 tablet is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessors, and now includes the Touch ID sensor and a load of other new features.

I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

A month ago, columnist Michael deAgonia bought an iPhone 6 based on the assumption that the larger iPhone 6 Plus would be too big. Then he had a chance to use the larger phone.

Yosemite deep-dive review: OS X 10.10 gets ready for the big time

Yosemite deep-dive review: OS X 10.10 gets ready for the big time

For the first time since 2000, Apple this year offered a public beta of its new operating system. What does it promise for Mac users? Our reviewer tried it out and details his findings.

iPhone 6 deep-dive review: A major new step in design and performance

iPhone 6 deep-dive review: A major new step in design and performance

Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 6, marks a major new step in design and performance, although there have been some major problems with its new OS 8 along the way.

Review: First impressions of the new iPhone 6

Review: First impressions of the new iPhone 6

Apple's new iPhone 6 hits the mark for technological excellence and stylish design, with a bigger brighter display, upgraded hardware and millions of buyers clamoring to get one.

Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features

Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features

Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system is a snappy upgrade that includes interactive notifications, an updated Photo app and better integration between iOS and OS X devices.

How to decide which iPhone 6 is right for you

How to decide which iPhone 6 is right for you

iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus? It's a conundrum, and with pre-orders starting on Friday, you have to decide soon. Columnist Michael deAgonia offers advice on what to consider before buying.

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