Category Archives: Technology

A Matter of Time

When I placed my pre-order for the Apple Watch, this is what I first saw: It continued to show the delivery date range of 4/24-5/8, even after the initial date of 4/24 had passed. That was somewhat distressing because it … Continue reading

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Apple Watch—First Impressions

My Apple Watch, a 42mm Space Gray Sport, is still in the Apple Store’s “processing” phase and hasn’t yet been shipped, but because everyone else is already posting their first impressions, I would be disappointing my massive fanbase if I … Continue reading

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I don’t need those stinkin’ badges!

I’m delighted that Apple’s iBooks app can display an update badge  to alert you when a book that you have purchased from the iBooks Store has been updated. It would be more delightful if the alert mechanism worked. For example, here is … Continue reading

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Bad Hovercraft

You see this thingie up there ↑ ? That’s the Apple Mail interface that appears when you hover over a message header in Mail’s messages pane so you can reply to the message, forward it, or delete it. Except that the thingie doesn’t … Continue reading

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Mmmm…mystery meat!

A day or so ago, Apple updated its iWork Web apps (just as I was finishing Take Control of Pages—thanks !!). One of the new features in the updated Pages for iCloud app that Apple touts is the ability to … Continue reading

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A Yosemite Success Story

A few months back my agéd mother said, “I need a new computer.” This is what she always says when her iMac misbehaves in some small fashion, but in this case it was misbehaving in a big way. Like many … Continue reading

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Smooth Ride

The other day, I went to breakfast with a friend. On the drive back, I shot a short video from the side window of his Porsche 911 to try out my iPhone 6 Plus camera’s auto-stabilization feature. While the car … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Way to Carry an iPhone 6 Plus

A link to this was included in a Mac Observer piece titled “9 Alternative Ways to Carry Your iPhone 6 Plus Other Than Your Pockets”, which just confirms the Macalope’s assertion that “web journalism is a gigantic link machine seemingly … Continue reading

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Battery and the iPhone 6 Plus

I’m hearing a lot of moaning and teeth-gnashing about how the new iPhones can’t hold a charge any longer than a two-year-old with a weak bladder (e.g., this report). After the first day or so I was a bit worried: … Continue reading

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New from : iWork Cross-Platform Incompatibility

Last week Apple introduced iOS 8 and, along with it, a reconfiguring of iCloud document storage. Moving from the old, sandboxed system in which apps had access only to their own documents stored in iCloud, iOS 8 brought iCloud Drive, … Continue reading

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