Mac OS 9 To-Go

This is from 9TO5 Mac and is extremely cool. I appreciate the effort that went into creating these. I would not have been able to afford them, but back then I couldn’t afford most Apple products. I started off imagining what iOS would look like...

Touch ID under Duress

A feature that I would like to see on Apple’s Touch ID devices is what I call a “duress” mode. Let’s say someone is mugging you and demanding that you unlock your device. What if you assigned a specific finger to something called duress mode...

Random Apple Things

I ordered AirTags on Friday and literally sat on the refresh key until the Apple store came back online so I could get my order in. It is ridiculous. I own that. There was a pretty good article that John Gruber linked to about how...

Apple Versus Facebook and Privacy

I don’t see how Facebook comes out of this smelling anything other than a big hairy turd that no one even wants to look at. They’ve already been caught in the small business lie which this article confirms. Realistically, it wasn’t a stretch to hear...

Re-formatting a Flash Drive

I recently bought a 2TB flash drive. You read that correctly. 2TB. I have been playing around with it and basically, I hosed this thing up. Every time I would insert the drive into my Mac, it would display 3 drives. It was driving me...

General Thoughts

I have a quick drive by style post about something that I think is important to the world in general. Diabetes and blood glucose readings. I read an article yesterday about Apple getting close to having the technology to read blood glucose levels without puncturing...

Thoughts on M1 MBP So Far

It has been a full day with the new laptop and I have to say that I’ve been doing almost everything with it. I had to install a crap ton of things and I have been doing all of that (including an operating system update...

M1 MacBook Pro 13″

I am happy to report that I just got my new MacBook Pro. I’ve been waiting for about a month as Apple had a backlog. So far, I love this thing. My previous MacBook was a 15″ and I actually wanted the smaller version. It...

Night Shot

This is a picture I took this morning around 5:00 am. The sun isn’t anywhere close to being up yet but the camera makes it look as though it has. The cloud details are stunning.

5G on my new iPhone

This happened last evening in the middle of nowhere. 5G coverage in the middle of nowhere. Awesome.

5k Apple Walk Challenge

For the record, I am serious considering doing the 5k Apple walk/run/wheelchair challenge today. I’ll update this post if I actually do it.

Apple Music Tidbit

I’ve been paying for an Apple Music subscription since it became a thing. I usually do this sort of thing with Apple services. I think it is really cool, so I buy it and may or may not ever actually use it. Apple Music was...

Europe’s Extortion of Apple 2016 to 2020

I’ve written on this subject in the past so I won’t go on about it. #EUGeneralCourt annuls the decision taken by the @EU_Commission regarding the Irish #TaxRulings in favour of @Apple #Apple #EUCommission #StateAid pic.twitter.com/KoF6r1n82S — EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) July 15, 2020 The...

Massive Group FaceTime

Epic #Apple #GroupFaceTime! Starring @UrAvgConsumer @MKBHD @ijustine and many more! https://t.co/aDwUCMllyH — Philip Schiller (@pschiller) November 18, 2018

How to Request Your Personal Data from Apple

MacRumors has a good article here.

Apple Announcements

Apple will be announcing new things today. I’ve tried to avoid other folks expectations and guesses because I want Apple to tell me what they are doing and not some scrub on a fan boy website. Phil Schiller (Apple) has said that when leaks occur...

Congratulations Apple!

Apple reached a 1 trillion dollar market valuation yesterday which makes them the first company to do so. Ever. Below is Tim Cook’s letter to his employees via MacRumors. Team, Today Apple passed a significant milestone. At our closing share price of $207.39, the stock...

EU is a Big Fat Bully Who Wants Your Lunch Money

I equate the European Union (EU) to the bully at school that beats kids up and takes their lunch money. Follow the Google link below for the latest bullying tactic. They have fined Apple, Google, and Microsoft just to name a few. The reasoning is...

Data Port Lock Down in 3..2..1

Apple. You brilliant bastard. Let’s see you get around that one GrayKey. Yes. I have written about this before. It just keeps getting better. Apple initially reduced the time that the data port could be active without a passcode to about a week. In iOS...

News App Fail

The biggest (and if I’m honest) only complaint about the Apple News App has always been the inability to remove politics from the news. I hate politics and I do NOT want to see ANY politics in the news feed. I see various promises that...

Apple WWDC Predictions

This is the biggest software conference that matters. Well, it matters to all of us Apple people anyway. In light of the whole GrayBox thing, I am going to predict that either Apple will allow you to turn off your lightning data port for everything...

Apple Security 5.0

I wrote about a device called GrayKey a while back that could unlock Apple phones. I was wondering how long it would take for Apple to come up with a way to defeat it. Looks like they have. Go Apple!

Apple Battery Replacement

Great article over at Apple Insider about replacing your Apple battery and why there are specific rules surrounding it.

RIP Apple Airport

We have a couple of these and they are fantastic. I’m sorry Apple is getting out of this game. Good article at TidBITS.

Misunderstanding Apple Pay

Gruber at Daring Fireball has some good points about a poorly written/researched Wall Street Journal article about Apple Pay. My take away is that Apple has been doing a poor job of marketing Apple Pay. I still have friends and co-workers who — when I...