As a lifelong fan of the James Bond franchise, I’ve been waiting for what feels like a decade for No Time To Die thanks to all of the multiple delays caused by society’s response to COVID. I finally got the chance to see it this past weekend. I’m going to…


Remote versus in-person work has become a hot-button topic in some quarters in the wake of COVID, and reactions to Apple’s plans have been… interesting.

A few weeks ago it was major news in the corporate tech press when Apple announced that its corporate workers will be required to do in-person work three days per week starting in September. The reason it was such big news is that in response, an internal letter at Apple…


Tempted to install the new OS betas Apple just released? Make sure you and your devices are ready first.

Today Apple released the first public betas of several of its operating systems that will be officially released this Fall. That means anyone who wants to can now install early test versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. (As of the time of this post macOS…


Waiting for a new 16-inch MacBook Pro? Here’s when (and how) I expect Apple to roll them out.

Although Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is traditionally a software-focused event, many of us nonetheless held out some hope that Apple would use the event earlier this month to roll out new MacBook Pros powered by an Apple silicon processor. As a reminder, “Apple silicon” is the broad way that…


From Apple’s press release:

The soft, breathable, and lightweight International Collection Sport Loop bands are available representing the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the US.

It’s…


A long-time Mac user’s take on the next evolution of Windows. Is it more Mac-like?

Before we get started, let’s set the stage appropriately. Last August I wrote a piece entitled, “An Apple guy’s response to Microsoft’s new Surface Duo device” wherein I said the following:

I’m looking at this from the perspective of an Apple enthusiast. I know Apple fans and Microsoft fans have…


In the aftermath of WWDC 21, I can’t help but wonder what Apple would have announced this year in a world where COVID didn’t happen.

In his famous “broken window fallacy,” Frederic Bastiat teases out the economic principle of “the seen and the unseen.” Suppose someone suffers a broken window at their house or shop. Some people are often tempted to laud such an act as stimulating economic activity because they can see the owner…


Ever walk out of a mall and have absolutely no memory of where you parked? Apple’s got your back.

For many of you, this may be old news since this feature’s been around since iOS 10, but if you have an older car you might not know about it. That was certainly the case for me as, up until recently, I didn’t have a car new enough to have…


On Monday Apple held the 2021 edition of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. Unfortunately there were no hardware announcements, so we didn’t get the Apple silicon-powered 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros that many of us are dying to see. But WWDC is, after all, a software-focused event primarily…


My wife and I love Back To The Future, but what would our kids think seeing it for the first time in 2021? Here’s what happened.

My wife and I have been big fans of the Back To The Future trilogy for as long as we can remember. Such big fans that many years ago before we got married we decided that if we ever had a daughter we’d name her Marty. We loved that as…

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