I Really Miss My AirPods

A little over a month ago, my wife and I had our 21 year wedding anniversary. We celebrated with a couple of evenings away from home, which was welcomed. We had a nice, romantic dinner. We relaxed. It was great…except for one small detail. We returned home on Sunday, and that night I opened my AirPods case like I always do to get my AirPods before going to sleep. It was empty.

Continue reading

Share This:

The Watch Series 4 Stole Apple’s Show, but the iPhone XR is the Real News of this S Year

Now that the dust has settled, many in the tech press and analyst community are proclaiming that Apple’s iPhone announcement event was boring. To be fair, I can’t blame hem too much. The Apple Watch Series 4 grabbed some headlines with its bigger screen and impressive new health features, but the consensus on the new iPhones is that they don’t really bring anything new to the table.

Continue reading

Share This:

The iOS 12 & Xcode 10 Bootcamp

Are you an aspiring developer? Do you dabble in code? Do you know other programming languages, but would like to start coding for Apple devices? If any of the above apply, then Nick Walter’s iOS 12 & Xcode 10 Bootcamp may be just what you are looking for.

Continue reading

Share This:

iPhone XS Max And Apple Watch Series 4 Preorder Accomplished!

As much as I complain about the 1:45 AM wake up call and the 2 AM preorder, I have to admit it was pretty painless this year.

Continue reading

Share This:

It’s Time to Make the Preorders

I love Apple hardware events and all the reveals. This year was a little light on those thanks to all of the leaks, but there were still bits and pieces to be enjoyed. I also love getting my hands on new Apple hardware. It’s the getting up at 1:45 AM Central part that I’m not so thrilled with.

Continue reading

Share This:

The Remains of the Apple Event and What We Didn’t Get

The iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR and the Apple Watch Series 4 weren’t all that was announced today. There were just a few other morsels that Tim Cook briefly covered at the end of the event. Continue reading

Share This:

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Are Official

The new iPhones are here, and are exactly what we’ve heard from the leaks, so far, but the A12 sounds quite impressive.

Continue reading

Share This:

The Apple Watch Series 4 Sets the Standard for Mobile Health Monitoring

Apple announces the Apple Watch Series 4, which not only upgrades the screen size and resolution, but the Health monitoring features, as well. They call it “An intelligent guardian for your health” Here are some of the highlights:

Continue reading

Share This:

Leakers Have “One More Thing” to Say Before Apple’s iPhone Event

It’s been a tough month for Apple’s poor security team. It looked like they had a pretty tight lid on things ahead of WWDC last year, as the new iPad Pro productivity features and some other items came as a surprise. Today, not so much. They can’t seem to keep a lid on anything, software or hardware, at this point. In fact, it looks like they just gave away some of the last bits and pieces of info themselves.

Continue reading

Share This:

Apple’s Big Day is Upon Us!

If are an Apple fan, then you know there are two primary events per year that we all look forward to. The first is WWDC. The second is the announcement of the new iPhones. Well, now it’s time for big day number two. Apple’s livestream on their site and via Twitter will break news of their latest new smartphones, as well as a few other items in real time. Tune in at 10 AM Pacific to catch all the action live.

We have a few 11th hour reports on what we will get tomorrow, and some things we might not.

Continue reading

Share This:

A Month with the Surface Go: Hardware Design and Build Quality

As I mentioned in a previous post, I picked up the higher end of the two Surface Go models right after release, along with a Type Cover and a Surface Pen. I’ve taken my time with the device, and used it in different situations to try to get a feel for it. Being that I am already a Windows user at work who’s had a Lenovo Yoga (original), Yoga 2, and Yoga 720 spanning the last five years, the experience certainly isn’t unfamiliar. The Yoga has been a very good touchscreen ultrabook line since the original, and I have no complaints with it as a laptop.

The Yogas can also be used as tablets, although that experience certainly leaves something to be desired. Frankly, a LOT to be desired. Ultimately, my ambivalence toward touch on Windows based on my experience with what is a good, high-end touchscreen convertible device kept my interest in Microsoft’s Surface products low over the years.

Continue reading

Share This: