Four Years Using the Same iPhone

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend I unlocked my iPhone 6 Plus for the last time. My new smartphone, an iPhone Xs Max (say that again at ten times speed), was set up and ready for me to download apps and login to more accounts and download my cherished list of songs and curated playlists. […]

Returning to the iPad Pro

I was waiting for Apple to release new MacBook models this past 2018 WWDC. That didn’t happen. As soon as Tim Cook said in his opening statement, “this is all about software,” I stopped paying attention.   Apple has an iPad problem. But more than that — Apple has a Macbook problem. With Apple’s inability to decide […]

6 Months with the Apple Watch’s Beautiful Imperfections

The first time I can remember someone using a watch for something more than a thing which tells time was in the 1987 film, Dragnet. I was only a kid mind you, but when a young Tom Hanks started watching TV from his wristwatch I was mesmerized. Later on, I was disappointed to find out […]

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 […]

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. […]

iPad Chronicles: Remote Accessing the Desktop

Though a number of us are willing to experiment with having the iPad as their primary computer, we are still living in a world, where one needs access to a desktop environment. Be it their work computer or access to apps not yet available to the iPad. Taking a look at the options … there […]