Small and Powerful Phones are the New Black.

Small and Powerful Phones are the New Black.

With a timeless design and the most powerful performance of any phone currently available, the iPhone SE sets the new bar for the market to chase after–the mini or less-than 4.5 inch, flagship smartphone. Stealthy and incognito, it appears you are using an old, antiquated phone. (This is only because, in the phone world, we currently live in a bigger equals newer/better mindset.) But hiding within is a secret, super-fast flagship level device with great battery life, true one-handed use for all, and functional ergonomics. Like Gruber says, it just feels right. I…Read more …
Gold iPhones and Automobiles

Gold iPhones and Automobiles

Driving in my car, I see gold-colored newer model automobiles everywhere. I never saw all of these gold cars, trucks and SUV's until I mentioned this in a previous "Gold iPhone" thread at a popular Apple rumors website. Look at all the gold cars. This is especially true if looking for various versions of the color gold, and not just one preconceived color of gold. I think only hipsters claim to not like the color gold. I am a hipster myself, I do not like the color of gold, most all versions of…Read more …

Using a Wacom Tablet and Pen, in Mouse-Mode.

I like to dabble in the visual design arts, and one of the input devices for my computer is a Wacom tablet. Specifically, a Bamboo Pen & Touch, allowing both an Apple-Trackpad-like experience, including all the gestures as well as the typical Pen-Mode input method. The touch interface works satisfactory, but not great or even well. The cursor movement is not smooth as it is with both the Apple Trackpad and with the same Wacom tablet while using the supplied pen. This may be a driver/software issue or it could be hardware. However,…Read more …

Does your Apple notebook hard drive (HDD) ever sound like little mice are playing table tennis inside of it? Or, why your HDD might be pre-programmed for quick failure.

This past article is being re-posted and continuously updated on this Wordpress-powered blog so people can post comments and questions. This article was originally published in December of 2008. My most recent and fresh complaint with Apple has to do with an annoying clicking sound coming from the hard drive (HDD) of my early 2008 Macbook. This is not to be confused with a much louder and constant clicking sound of a soon-to-fail HDD. This is a more subtile, yet annoying click that is most obvious when the computer is not under heavy…Read more …

New Apple Magic Mouse software fixes issues with older Bluetooth devices?

If you are having issues with your Bluetooth mouse, keyboard or BT in general on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I recommend downloading and installing the just-released software for the new Apple Magic Mouse. Yesterday, when I saw that piece of software posted on the internet, its size perked my interest—checking in at 64mb compressed and 149mb uncompressed for the Snow Leopard version. At that size, this software update must contain more than a mouse driver. 127Read more …