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: 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,...

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

Beta testing for the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system is underway, and users can expect to see some heavily anticipated features once it rolls out. The newest iteration of iOS, iOS 14.5, will include updated privacy...

Apple in 2021: New products and predictions

Apple in 2021: New products and predictions

It was a banner year for Apple, from the release of the first 5G iPhone, to the Apple Silicon announcement and subsequent rollout of the first M1 Macs. Apple isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as 2021 approaches. It’s expected...

What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

By now, you’ve probably heard that Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will have 5G capabilities. And you have also probably heard us discuss how 5G speeds are still only available in some parts of the country with some carriers. Apple will...

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.

Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12

Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12

Apple announced its second fall event for Tuesday, October 13. Expect to see the new additions to the iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld writer...

What the Pixel 5 means for Google’s smartphone strategy

What the Pixel 5 means for Google’s smartphone strategy

Google recently announced its latest addition to its smartphone lineup, the Pixel 5. It comes with a lower price tag than previous Pixel phones and a new Google smartphone strategy. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and...

Apple’s Time Flies event recap; iPad Air vs iPad Pro

Apple’s Time Flies event recap; iPad Air vs iPad Pro

Apple released two new Apple Watches, new generations of the iPad and iPad Air and new subscription services and plans at its Time Flies event on September 15. Macworld senior writer Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor...

Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September event may look a bit different this year, but the (virtual) show will still go on. Expect to see the new Apple Watch Series 6 and updated iPad Air at the September 15 “Time Flies” event. Rumors suggest that Apple...

Apple fall 2020 product launches: iPhone, iPad and Mac preview

Apple fall 2020 product launches: iPhone, iPad and Mac preview

It’s almost September, which means Apple’s fall product launches are right around the corner. While there may not be a single big event this year, expect individual events around the release of the new 5G iPhone 12 and the first...

New iMac specs: Should you buy it?

New iMac specs: Should you buy it?

The iMac was due for an upgrade, and earlier this month, Apple released the new 27 inch iMac. It’s armed with an Intel processor, SSD across the board and a new 1080p FaceTime webcam. If you’re at the end of your life cycle, is it...

How much will Macs with Apple Silicon cost?

How much will Macs with Apple Silicon cost?

Most future Macs will be armed with new, Apple-made processors called Apple Silicon. Since Apple will have more control over the manufacturing of those devices, is there potential for cost savings? And will any savings be passed onto...

Powered by Apple silicon, what will future Macs look like?

Powered by Apple silicon, what will future Macs look like?

The Mac is getting a major update in Apple’s own processors. But, what about changes to future Macs that aren’t just about ditching Intel chips? From touch to speed to Thunderbolt, Macworld’s Michael Simon and Computerworld’s Ken...

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

WWDC 2020: Predictions and wishlist

WWDC 2020: Predictions and wishlist

Apple’s annual developers’ conference, WWDC, will happen virtually next week. Per usual, Apple is expected to announce updates to all of its operating systems: iOS, iPad OS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Apple may also announce its new ARM...

Apple ARM chips: WWDC's big hardware announcement

Apple ARM chips: WWDC's big hardware announcement

After 15 years of Intel processors, Apple is expected to announce its transition to its own ARM chips at WWDC 2020. These new chips will power future generations of MacBooks and iMacs, and allow Apple to deliver more power-efficient...

Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple’s new rumored wearable has been getting a lot of buzz. The Apple Glass (or iGlasses… just kidding) will likely be an augmented reality (AR) headset. But what will they look like? Who will use them, and why? Computerworld...

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