I've come to the point where I'm not acquiring tech in a regular interval (I used to get something new every few months) but I think I've stabilized on just a few different platforms rather than trying new things out. I've resigned myself to the fact that the entire family is locked into the Apple … Continue reading No new tech to blog about…..
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've been using my new MacBook Pro and everything has been going pretty good except for sending out email. Apple claims that everything just works but for some reason Mail is not working right out of the box. I've tried looking for advanced settings to set some specific ports and encryption but those settings seems … Continue reading Switching to Spark Mail because of an SMTP error
I finally received my brand new MacBook Pro 13" from the good little elves at Apple in China! The computer came in an unmarked box and it said it came from some obscure company in China. I'm guessing they did that so no one would steal the computer from the back of the UPS truck. … Continue reading New MacBook Pro 13″
Yesterday was Apples WWDC and while normally it's software focused, yesterday they announced a bunch of hardware updates. One of those updates was to the MacBook Pro which received the Kaby Lake processors. Out of everything yesterday this is the only news I really cared about since it triggered my "buy" order on the Apple … Continue reading Got a new MacBook Pro!
Today was the big day from Microsoft where the new Surface Pro would be announced in Shanghai and after watching some reviews and news snippets I can say MS will not be getting my money when I have to get a new computer. The new Surface Pro is a little thinner and has the updated … Continue reading Microsoft just told me to buy a MacBook Pro
After 2 days of struggling with my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, I've finally given up on trying to fix it. I keep on getting the green Apple log and then the white screen of death without being able to get into the OS. I've tried everything I can short of buying parts but I don't … Continue reading The MacBook Pro is finally dead
The new trend of thin and light isn't new but the killing of ports in the name of thin and light computers is just getting silly. I watched a YouTube video last night where they were showing off the latest Surface Laptop and the one thing almost none of the videos I saw addressed … Continue reading Can I get a thin and light laptop with ports please?