Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Recode.
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Keep your eye on the software, and on Apple.
The idea is great, but the execution needs work.
A new smartphone version makes deep personalization faster and simpler.
Nativist policies threaten not just American values, but its economy.
But an alternative is elusive.
What happened to Netflix-style choice?
Big changes could be in store for tech, but details are scarce.
It was a hit-and-miss year.
Can we count on Washington to keep the playing field level?
Nobody wants beige boxes, but practicality matters too.
You’re a media company now, Facebook. Behave like one.
But the battery’s iffy, the Touch Bar is just okay — and you’ll need dongles.
The intelligent speaker isn’t always smart.
New designs are coming, but not that old excitement.
The new Pixel is a classy home for the new Assistant.
And if doesn’t get smarter soon, what does it mean for Apple?
Intelligent, integrated hardware and software are powerful weapons.
The new Parallels 12 does the job well, even on aging hardware.
Yes, there’s new hardware. But the software may be the bigger leap.
Unpacking a packed WWDC.
He has huge ambitions, but still wants to sell shoes.
As phone sales slow, can the company pivot to artificial intelligence?
The mobile-centric mindset may be fading.
But is Tide really your friend?
Apple’s aging email app opens the door for another contender.