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, macOS, and iOS.

Hands on: 15-in. MacBook Pro delivers on speed and design – for a price

Hands on: 15-in. MacBook Pro delivers on speed and design – for a price

There's a lot to like in Apple's new MacBook Pro -- newer chips, faster SSD storage, and brighter, better display. But it's the Touch Bar that represents the biggest change.

First Look: The no-Touch Bar MacBook Pro still delivers speed, style

First Look: The no-Touch Bar MacBook Pro still delivers speed, style

Apple's svelte new MacBook Pro -- the one without the Touch Bar -- still offers a lot of cutting edge tech at a reasonable price. But buyers will have make some adjustments.

Apple’s new MacBook Pro delivers innovation -- at a price

Apple’s new MacBook Pro delivers innovation -- at a price

Aesthetically and technologically, Apple's newest laptops are stunning. Equally stunning: limits on RAM and overly-pricey storage.

Deep dive: The Apple Watch Series 2 delivers on last year’s promise

Deep dive: The Apple Watch Series 2 delivers on last year’s promise

This year’s Apple Watch Series 2 surpasses the previous model by addressing many first-generation flaws.

Review: The iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone yet

Review: The iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone yet

Even without an audio jack, the iPhone 7 Plus is packed with a host of new features, top-notch specs and welcome updates.

Quick take: The iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black really shines

Quick take: The iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black really shines

While the iPhone 7 is essentially all new under the hood, aesthetically, the new kid on the block is the Jet Black model.

Hands on: ‘Siri, what’s new in macOS Sierra?’

Hands on: ‘Siri, what’s new in macOS Sierra?’

Sierra, the new version of Apple's macOS operating system, offers a number of new features, including its voice-activated assistant Siri.

Hands on: WatchOS 3 is the OS Apple always intended

Hands on: WatchOS 3 is the OS Apple always intended

Apple’s watchOS 3 marks the company’s third attempt to provide a satisfying user experience -- and this time, it works.

Deep-dive review: iOS 10 adds speed and smarts

Deep-dive review: iOS 10 adds speed and smarts

iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, brings a variety of upgrades to Siri, 3D Touch, the Lock Screen, Maps and other features.

iOS 10 gives apps room to grow

iOS 10 gives apps room to grow

iOS 10 at its most basic level is a platform for mobile devices that will allow apps to evolve in ways that will delight users.

Reading the Apple tea leaves for what's coming this fall

Reading the Apple tea leaves for what's coming this fall

August represents the summer doldrums between the Worldwide Developer's Conference and September -- when new hardware and OSes arrive. Time to look at what Apple's up to.

Siri takes control as Apple's macOS Sierra beta arrives

Siri takes control as Apple's macOS Sierra beta arrives

The public beta of macOS Sierra arrived today for early-bird testers who want to try out the new desktop operating system. The biggest change? The arrival of Siri.

Review: DJI’s Phantom 4 drone makes high-flying tech easier (video)

Review: DJI’s Phantom 4 drone makes high-flying tech easier (video)

DJI’s new Phantom 4 drone makes high-flying tech easier with a variety of new features that will attract both experts and beginners.

5 things to consider before you buy a new MacBook

5 things to consider before you buy a new MacBook

Apple's newly updated MacBook line packs a lot punch in an ultra-thin case. But it may not be for every road warrior.

My year with the Apple Watch: Good-looking tech, still flawed

My year with the Apple Watch: Good-looking tech, still flawed

Columnist Michael deAgonia wears his Apple Watch every day. It reminds him of meetings, cuts down on digital clutter, delivers notifications to his wrist -- and drives him crazy when he's working out.

Hands on: The iPhone SE -- a classic design with modern hardware

Hands on: The iPhone SE -- a classic design with modern hardware

Apple's new iPhone SE offers the latest smartphone technologies in a smaller, 4-in. size that will appeal to users who don't big phones.

Deep-dive review: For the iPad Pro, smaller is big

Deep-dive review: For the iPad Pro, smaller is big

Apple's latest iPad Pro, the new 9.7-in. model, not only gets many of the architecture advances from the larger version, but also a better camera and what may be Apple's most advanced display yet.

Why I don't subscribe to Apple Music

Why I don't subscribe to Apple Music

Armed with a library of more than 30 million songs, a 24-hour radio station and a potential audience of hundreds of millions, Apple Music seemed like a sure thing for music fans. Not me.

Apple delivers a 'significant' update with iOS 9.3

Apple delivers a 'significant' update with iOS 9.3

After releasing seven developer betas and several public betas, Apple on Monday released a noteworthy update to iOS 9, pushing out iOS 9.3 to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users.

Hands on: Up in the air with two 'flying camera' drones

Hands on: Up in the air with two 'flying camera' drones

The Chroma 4K quadcopter and the Dragonfly from SimToo both do much the same thing: They're great at shooting high-def aerial video. But one basically flies itself and the other gives you more manual control. Here's a look at them...

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