iOS Backups need a more robust solution

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

Using an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VM for uploading pictures and video to Google Photos

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

Drawing on Airplanes = FAIL!

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!

Can’t use a iPad as my main computer

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

Switching to VideoLAN from GPlayer on my iPad

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

Apple TV wins over Chromecast for hotel rooms

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