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 14 rumors and Apple’s hardware subscription service

Podcast: iPhone 14 rumors and Apple’s hardware subscription service

According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a hardware subscription service that would allow users to lease its devices like people lease cars. This program would differ from the 12- and 24-month loan programs currently available. And...

Podcast: Foxconn’s factory shutdown, Mac Studio review and iOS 15.4

Podcast: Foxconn’s factory shutdown, Mac Studio review and iOS 15.4

Foxconn partially shut down some of its factories in manufacturing powerhouse Shenzhen as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak. Foxconn, which is the world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer and Apple’s largest iPhone supplier,...

Podcast: What the new Mac Studio is all about (And what it’s not)

Podcast: What the new Mac Studio is all about (And what it’s not)

At its “Peek Performance” event on Tuesday, Apple dropped two especially surprising announcements. First, it introduced the newest edition to the M1 chip lineup, the M1 Ultra. Then, it introduced a new desktop Mac, the Mac Studio,...

Podcast: Apple’s “Peek Performance” event preview

Podcast: Apple’s “Peek Performance” event preview

Apple is hosting its first event of the year on March 8. The company is expected to announce a handful of new products including an iPhone SE with 5G and a new iPad Air. It’s also possible that Apple will announce a new MacBook Air...

Podcast: Apple’s custom 5G modems coming in 2023, plus Google to limit app trackers

Podcast: Apple’s custom 5G modems coming in 2023, plus Google to limit app trackers

Apple is getting closer to ditching Qualcomm as its 5G modem supplier, according to a new Digitimes report. The company has reportedly begun coordinating with other chip companies to develop custom-made 5G modems for future iPhones....

Podcast: Microsoft’s Activision acquisition, explained

Podcast: Microsoft’s Activision acquisition, explained

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced plans to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Microsoft branded the deal as a metaverse play, but some industry analysts see it as Microsoft capitalizing on Activision’s...

Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

This week, Apple said it paid developers $60 billion in 2021. That suggests that, last year, the App Store raked in more money than ever. Still, 2021 was not all roses for the App Store. In September, Apple’s lawsuit against Epic...

 Podcast: Apple silicon transition could wrap up by summer 2022

Podcast: Apple silicon transition could wrap up by summer 2022

When the transition to Apple silicon was announced, Apple said the shift would last two years. Now, Mark Gurman, author of the Power On newsletter, suggests the transition could wrap up by WWDC in June. That means users would see an...

Podcast: What users can expect from Apple in 2022

Podcast: What users can expect from Apple in 2022

Apple leveled up its Mac game in 2021 by adding its M1 chips to new devices and introducing the M1 Pro and Max chips to its users. In 2022, even more Macs, like the Mac Pro, may get the Apple silicon treatment and receive the next...

Podcast: What Apple's lawsuit against NSO Group means for digital rights

Podcast: What Apple's lawsuit against NSO Group means for digital rights

Last week, Apple filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, the technology firm behind the Pegasus spyware. In its lawsuit, Apple seeks to hold NSO Group accountable for alleged surveillance of select iPhone users, as well as ban the firm...

Podcast: Supply chain issues affect tech buying; Apple to launch its Self Service Repair program

Podcast: Supply chain issues affect tech buying; Apple to launch its Self Service Repair program

The ongoing chip shortage and supply chain disruption continue to disrupt tech buyers, and the holiday season will likely further complicate the issue. Tech buyers should expect stock shortages and longer delivery timelines. While...

Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs

Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs

Rumors and leaks suggest that Apple's 27-inch iMac is next in line for an M1 Pro upgrade, as the company continues its two-year transition to Apple silicon. Earlier this year, Apple updated its 24-inch iMac with an M1 chip. Recently...

Podcast: How Intel and Google's new chips compare to Apple's, plus the latest on the chip shortage

Podcast: How Intel and Google's new chips compare to Apple's, plus the latest on the chip shortage

Intel formally introduced its 12th-generation Alder Lake CPUs yesterday, and leaked benchmarks about the Core i9-12900HK processor suggest it outperforms Apple's new M1 Max chip. And Google's newly released Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro...

Podcast: What the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips suggest about the future of the Mac

Podcast: What the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips suggest about the future of the Mac

At its event on Monday, Apple announced new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by their new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Benchmarks for the M1 Pro are nearly double that of the M1, and the M1 Max is even more powerful. As Apple...

Podcast: Apple's 'Unleashed' event preview: 14- and 16-in. MacBook Pros with Apple Silicon

Podcast: Apple's 'Unleashed' event preview: 14- and 16-in. MacBook Pros with Apple Silicon

Apple's next event occurs on Monday, and rumors suggest that the company will announce updated 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Consumer-level Macs have already received an Apple Silicon update, and it's expected that the Pro models will...

Podcast: iPhone privacy settings still allow apps to track users, plus Android's privacy measures

Podcast: iPhone privacy settings still allow apps to track users, plus Android's privacy measures

Last week, The Washington Post revealed that, despite update app tracking transparency measures, iPhone apps continue to track users. This presents a serious privacy issue, since the type of data gathered about a user's device could...

The evolution of Apple's iPhone

The evolution of Apple's iPhone

As the iPhone ages, it's important to look at how the now-iconic device has matured since its arrival in 2007.

Podcast: Folding phones: The future of mobile?

Podcast: Folding phones: The future of mobile?

Bootcut jeans, butterfly clips and... flip phones? Y2K trends are back in a big way, and that includes Motorola Razr nostalgia. But of course, in 2021, the technology of yesteryear has gotten a huge makeover. Microsoft's recently...

Podcast: Apple introduces the A15-powered iPhone 13, plus iOS 14.8 patches Pegasus spyware flaw

Podcast: Apple introduces the A15-powered iPhone 13, plus iOS 14.8 patches Pegasus spyware flaw

Apple announced its latest additions to its iPhone lineup, as well as a new iPad mini, at its "California Streaming" event on Tuesday. Both devices will be powered by Apple's new A15 Bionic processor. Macworld executive editor Michael...

Podcast: iPhone 13 announcement: What to expect at Apple's September 14 event

Podcast: iPhone 13 announcement: What to expect at Apple's September 14 event

Apple's next event, titled "California Streaming," will occur on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. PT. It's expected that Apple will announce the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and new set of AirPods. Potential new iPhone features...

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