I Left Goodreads because I don’t See a Benefit Anymore

Yesterday I deleted my Goodreads account. I had an author’s profile. It proved not as useful as was promised. I first joined several years ago. Early as a regular member. Then I graduate to an author’s account after I published my first novel. Now that has all been deleted. Cache cleared. No longer am I [...]

Unsubscribe me from Your Newsletter

 Nowadays I hesitate when I open any website or app which asks me to sign-up with my email. It seems the only way to sign-up for anything these days is via Facebook, Twitter, Google, or your email. Not wanting to share my Facebook profile with every potential marketer—I often choose to sign-up via my email. [...]

A Week with my New iPhone Battery

It has been nearly a week since going to the Apple Store to replace my aging iPhone 6 Plus battery with a new one. The result is night and day. For what came to a total  $37 (including sales tax) and almost two hours of waiting, my phone feels fresh, again. Not as bright as [...]

Apple has an iPad Problem

What’s a Computer? This past week Apple released yet another low-budget version of its regular 9.7 inch iPad. When last year they released another low-budget version of their 9.7 inch iPad. That same time the previous year they also released a 10.5 inch iPad Pro. While two years before that they released the first version [...]

Waiting for my New iPhone Battery

Almost a month ago I tried to schedule an appointment with Apple to get a new battery installed in my aging iPhone 6 Plus. Thier automated phone system redirected to their Customer Service Department. The woman whom I spoke with informed me that they would have to special order my battery from China since they [...]

iOS Needs a Desktop Quality Web Browser

One of the main features holding iOS back is the web browsers. All of them.  iOS’s default web browser is Safari. And because it is built to be baked in with the operating system, it still stands as the best web browser for iOS users. There are other options, of course, which I have mentioned [...]

On Writing My First Novel (5 Years Later)

Five years have now passed since self-publishing my first novel, Living on Empty. (Also available at Apple iBooks and Barnes & Noble).  It is a strange feeling. A somewhat abstract feeling was knowing I wrote an entire full-length novel five years ago.  A year’s long journey that came to an end with a finished product composed of [...]

Watching ‘Marty’ (1955) for the First Time with my Wife

It was a Thursday evening, and we couldn’t think of what to watch. Being people typical of our circumstance, we had every intention of better spending our time, and not wasting it like so many of us do day in and day out.  Scrolling through Filmstruck.com via my Apple TV, I suddenly found myself wanting [...]

The End of the iPad Chronicles

I had intended to write a year’s worth of articles about my experience using the iPad Pro full-time as my main computing device. Granted, my current job, which is in web development, requires that I use a laptop and has issued me one accordingly. Not to say I didn’t give it the old college try. [...]