Category Archives: Technology

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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Whither Rosetta?

Ever since OS X 10.7 Lion was released, we’ve all been wondering just what happened to Rosetta. Apparently, it went in search of comets! Currently, it’s approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is due to arrive at the comet in August and … Continue reading

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Pages 5 and Importing Styles

I’ve been experimenting with styles in Pages 5.1, and have finally figured out how to copy styles from one document to another. Figuring this out is important, because Pages 5.1 has no style import function, and to properly export an … Continue reading

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Very light…

And tasty, too.

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The bait-and-switch battle for eyeballs

Forbes goes the extra mile in shoving an Apple reference into an article that is actually about something else completely: The headline: “No iPhone Bump For September Retail Sales” The first paragraph: “Even though U.S. shoppers raced out to buy … Continue reading

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Syncing Vinny with TBS

Vin Scully is doing the play-by-play announcing for the National League Championship Series on the radio. The series is being telecast by TBS, which has its own announcers. They aren’t national treasures like Vin Scully is. A billion years ago, … Continue reading

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Reading the Writing on the Wall(paper)

With the release of iOS 7, I’ve been hearing lots of muttering about how hard the home screens are to read with new system font (a variant of Helvetica Neue). While I do agree that the new font is slender … Continue reading

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