If there’s one thing that I don’t like about the Apple Ecosystem its the way that backups are handled for iOS devices. I think I’ve written a little bit about this before but most recently I’ve been having issues with my backup strategy since there are so many devices at home and I just don’t … Continue reading iOS Backups need a more robust solution
I've been taking a lot more video on the GoPro of late and there is even video that I haven't even moved over to Google Photos yet and I've been struggling to find a good solution on how to upload all those videos without keeping my MacBook Pro on all night. Recently I upgraded my … Continue reading Using an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VM for uploading pictures and video to Google Photos
I must be one of the last hold outs that still like having Touch ID. Granted I have never owned a Face ID enabled device but most of my devices use it. I have iPads and iPhones that all use the tech and its nice to be able to share an iPad or iPhone with … Continue reading Long Live Touch ID
Back in the days of yore, I used a web browser called Netscape. Netscape eventually died off but out of its ashes came a browser called Firefox. For a long time this was the only alternative to Internet Explorer and before Chrome was even a thing. I recently saw on my news feed that Firefox … Continue reading Rediscovering Firefox
I use the Paper by 53 app for most of my sketches whether at home or while traveling. I have purchased Procreate (when it was on sale of course) but I really haven't touched it after attempting to use it a few times. I'm just a simple person that makes stick figures most of the … Continue reading Drawing on Airplanes = FAIL!
I've seen all the ads and I even have a stylus and Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Air 2 but unfortunately the iPad can't function as my main computer. The primary reason is that I deal with a lot of files whether its documents, videos, or pictures. Sure there are plenty of cloud services out … Continue reading Can’t use a iPad as my main computer
I've been following this argument online for a while and I think it's time that Apple come to the realization that having a touch screen computer that runs OSX would be awesome! I've tried using an iPad Pro at a store and I have an iPad Air 2 as a personal device but I want … Continue reading I want a touch screen Mac!
The last few years I've been using GPlayer as video player of choice since it doesn't require syncing my entire iPad to iTunes, instead I could use it to just drag and drop videos into the app and thats it, nice and fast! I also can view files that won't play on the native Videos … Continue reading Switching to VideoLAN from GPlayer on my iPad
I've been traveling with both a Chromecast and an Apple TV for a while now and I have to say that in my opinion the Apple TV is winning over the Chromecast. I don't have a fancy setup like having a Plex Server at home to stream stuff but I do have Netflix and I … Continue reading Apple TV wins over Chromecast for hotel rooms
OK so I decided to bite the bullet and get myself a new toy to play with during my long travels for work. I was waiting for the new iPad Mini with Retina display to come out after it was announced during the Apple event in October. This little bugger has the same processor and … Continue reading iPad Mini with Retina!!