Ken Mingis

Executive Editor

Ken Mingis is Executive Editor at Computerworld and oversees the day-to-day operation of, and strategic planning for, our website.

PODCAST: iPhone 13 rumors and leaks, plus Apple argues against sideloading apps

PODCAST: iPhone 13 rumors and leaks, plus Apple argues against sideloading apps

Rumors are swirling about the upcoming iPhone 13, from potential launch date to new features. And as lawmakers push for stronger tech regulations, Apple argues in a whitepaper that sideloading apps poses a security risk. Macworld...

Podcast: What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone

Podcast: What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone

Apple will not force users to upgrade to iOS 15, instead offering iPhone users two options: upgrade to iOS 15, or stick with iOS 14 and continue to receive security updates. At the same time, some new iOS 15 features could position...

The evolution of macOS (and Mac OS X)

The evolution of macOS (and Mac OS X)

Apple's desktop operating system, macOS, has been the staple crop for its iMacs and MacBooks. Here we go back to where it all began in 2001 (when it was known as Mac OS X).

Podcast: WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features

Podcast: WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features

Apple announced updates to its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. iPadOS has new productivity features, but do the updates justify the company's decision to put...

Podcast: When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines

Podcast: When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines

When the newest version of a phone, tablet and/or laptop launches, the idea of upgrading a personal device can feel enticing. For IT teams, keeping employee devices up-to-date means upgrading strategically and adhering to planned...

Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks suggest that the soon-to-be-shipped M1 iPad Pro is much faster than the previous generation iPad Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and...

Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever

Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever

Apple and Epic Games, the developer behind the popular video game Fortnite, are in court over Apple's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Epic Games attempted to bypass Apple's in-app purchasing system within Fortnite,...

Podcast: iOS 14.5 brings App Tracking Transparency; Next Apple Silicon chip

Podcast: iOS 14.5 brings App Tracking Transparency; Next Apple Silicon chip

Apple's iOS 14.5 update arrived this week, including a much-discussed feature called App Tracking Transparency. The feature allows users to have more control over their data and how they're tracked across apps and websites. Plus,...

The evolution of the Macintosh (and the iMac)

The evolution of the Macintosh (and the iMac)

We outline the transformation of Apple's most formative desktop computer, from the first Mac to the latest iMac 24.

The evolution of the iPad

The evolution of the iPad

With the release of the fifth-generation iPad Pro (now with Apple's own M1 chip), it’s a good time to take a look at the evolution of the company's game-changing tablet.

Podcast: What to expect at Apple's

Podcast: What to expect at Apple's "Spring Loaded" event

Apple is holding a spring event after all. After weeks of speculation and rumors, Apple announced it will host a virtual event, titled Spring Loaded, on April 20. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor...

Podcast: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time

Podcast: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time

Apple has released its fair share of disappointing or frustrating products, and just last year the company settled a lawsuit over allegedly slowing down older iPhone models. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld...

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

While we wait for confirmation about Apple's rumored April event, the company has confirmed its annual developers conference, WWDC, will take place the week of June 7. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive...

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

It's been a year since rumors began to swirl that Apple would sever its ties with Intel, and a few months since that transition became official. Apple has released a few Apple Silicon/M1 Macs already, and there's more in the...

Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. will auction off previously reserved 5G spectrum, potentially speeding up next-generation wireless rollout. As device makers continue to release 5G-enabled phones and tablets,...

Podcast: iMac Pro discontinued: What does it mean for the future of 'Pro' Macs?

Podcast: iMac Pro discontinued: What does it mean for the future of 'Pro' Macs?

Apple has confirmed it is discontinuing the iMac Pro, as rumors suggest an M1 iMac is on its way. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss what they wanted from the...

Podcast: iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

Podcast: iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

Although the arrival of the next iPhone is likely months away, rumors about what it may look like are circulating. On this episode of Today in Tech, Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon...

Podcast: 30K Macs infected with

Podcast: 30K Macs infected with "Silver Sparrow" virus; M1 Mac SSD health

Security researchers uncovered malware affecting tens of thousands of macOS devices, but it's unclear what exactly the malware does. Affecting both Intel and Apple Silicon processors, this malware, nicknamed "Silver Sparrow," still...

Podcast: M1X chip: The next generation of Apple Silicon

Podcast: M1X chip: The next generation of Apple Silicon

Apple's existing M1 Macs may not be the only Apple Silicon Macs for long. Rumors about the next generation of M1 chips have leaked, and they suggest the powerful new chip, the M1X, will possess more cores than the M1. On this episode...

Podcast: Worldwide chip shortage affects the iPhone 12; Apple Car rumors

Podcast: Worldwide chip shortage affects the iPhone 12; Apple Car rumors

A worldwide shortage of semiconductors is hurting the sales of everything from smartphones to cars. Apple said the chip shortage affected sales of its latest iPhones. Automakers, who also rely on semiconductors in newer car models,...

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