Deliver Me!

I have been living in technology hell for over a week now. Email My email became completely unreliable. I was only getting about 5% of the emails I normally get. Apple support was unsure what the issue(s) was/were. I was convinced it was a server-side issue. They were not. Emails were not arriving or would arrive and disappear–most emails were… Continue reading

Vox As iTunes Replacement on Mac?

So the app Vox (Mac only, by Coppertino) came out of beta yesterday and is free; so, I decided to give it a whirl. I no longer use iTunes to sync my devices, and I find the app, especially with the new design, overwhelming. At least 90% of the time, I only use it to play music from my library… Continue reading

Some Serious iTunes Goodness: 2 of 2

Tip of the fedora to Dan for this great idea. Do you ever get tired of hearing the same music over and over again from your iTunes library?  Here’s a possible cure. Select all of the music in your music library.  Right click on one of the highlighted items and select “Reset Plays” to make the play count for each… Continue reading

Some Serious iTunes Goodness: 1 of 2

iTunes Home Sharing With five computers in the house with two distinct music libraries among them, and with two AppleTVs on the network connected to sound systems, and with the new Apple Remote app for your iPhone or iPad (way cool app!), iTunes Home Sharing is really convenient and easy to setup.  With home sharing turned on, you can play… Continue reading

Oh Horrid Tragedy

Image via Wikipedia My main computer has had its 1T startup disk fail.  After nearly 24 hours of working on it, I at least have it running again.  I’ve had to take another 1T internal drive and make it the new start up drive with OS 10.6.x.  So far, I’ve had success getting all of my document files, my upgrades… Continue reading

Bored at the Hotel

Normally, when I travel, I keep pretty busy.  But this past trip, when I arrived at the hotel, I did a quick digital checkin and then flipped on the TV —a rare thing. I couldn’t find anything of interest; so, I left the TV on HBO with some crazy vampire thing, TrueBlood, about to start. I had some passive knowledge… Continue reading

Funeral Planned…

Yes, I’ve ranted about my AppleTVs world without end!  Well, apparently, one of them was just completely messed up:  the hardware was bad.  Naturally, it wasn’t under warranty.  (I think Apple only has a 90 day warranty unless you spend the extra money on AppleCare.  I always do for computers but hadn’t for the AppleTV.) So, I bought a new… Continue reading

Sadly Ironic

Today Apple sold its 10,000,000,000th (that’s billionth) song at the iTunes Store—all in less than 7 years. The music industry can gripe all it wants, but Apple has made them a lot of money they would otherwise have lost to file sharing! Today’s Business Insider has this headline: Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200… Continue reading

Google: Too Big, Too Powerful, Too Much Information

While appreciating their search functionality, I’ve been rather ambivalent about Google. But in recent days, I’ve decided it’s time for me to explore other options aside from using Google exclusively for so many things. Yesterday I went to demonstrate setting up a free Blogger account. Now Google requires the user give Google a cell phone number to set up a… Continue reading