iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

The other day, I came to obvious conclusion that running iOS 9 beta on my iPad Air, one of my daily drivers, was a bad idea. As I had a pre-iOS 9 iPad backup in iTunes, I chose to restore …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

The other day I realized that, although it has many excellent iPad specific features (notably keyboard shortcuts), iOS 9 just wasn’t working out. So, it was time to restore iOS 8.4 from iOS 9 beta.
Now, please understand, given that it’s …

Apple luv »

[20 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

There is dedication and then there is the System 6.0.2 Update for Apple IIGs that the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) just released. And, the kicker is the group plans to release Sytem 6.0.3 Update in the not too …

Cord Cutter »

[18 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Competition, it’s a good thing™. Netflix growth in the United States is slow and getting slower. Netflix growth overseas is where the action is — 2.5 million of the 3.3 million new subs signed up abroad.
Interesting, but what does this have …

Deals, Hardware, Mac »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

My current home WiFi networking includes a refurbished Airport Express Base Station and refurbished Airport Express hub, both are 802.11n models. Both units have performed pretty much flawlessly, providing superbly reliable and fast (35Mbps cable broadband) connectivity — no mean …

Apps, Deals, Games, iOS »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Two dozen reasons to spend at least a buck! The iOS App Store is running the Amazing Apps & Games Sale, featuring a dozen each amazing apps and amazing games for sale for just 99 cents!
Amazing Apps
• Facetune — Facetune (image …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

In spite Adobe’s intentions and, one must assume, best efforts, Flash has become irrevocably tainted, fundamentally untrustable. It’s time remove Flash from your Mac, permanently — here’s how to remove Flash.
In the wake of the Hacking Team security revelations — …

iOS, Mac »

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

With the public releases of OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4, Apple is probably done adding new features to Yosemite and iOS 8. Regardless, with OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4.1 betas available, Apple quite obviously isn’t done fixing bugs, …

Apps, iOS »

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Pixelmator Team, everyone’s favorite plucky Lithuanians, have released Pixelmator 2.0.2 for iPad and iPhone. While that looks to be just a dot-fix, this particular patch includes important new features, including a faster acting Repair Tool and Dynamic Touch.
“It is absolutely …

Tech »

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

If you have spent any amount of time writing to your Congressman and Senators, you know that they all have slightly different forms. While some political advocacy groups offer single point of contact forms, the EFF’s new Democracy.io site makes …