Upgrading My iPhone Part One: Setup

I presently own an iPhone 6s Plus. That phone was released on September 25, 2015, and I bought it shortly thereafter. A couple of weeks or so ago, I purchased both an iPhone 8 Plus and an iPhone X. Steve will end up with one of them. I might end up with the other. Since Steve is not out here… Continue reading

B&H Photo Video, What’s Wrong?!

Over the years I’ve made numerous purchases (tens of thousands of dollars) from B&H Photo Video in New York City. They have good prices and a quick turn around. Additionally, I immediately save 8.5% because they don’t bill sales tax. On January 14, 2014, I ordered a totally decked out new Apple Mac Pro. They said it would be available… Continue reading

The Mavericks, Quick Look, Mac Pro Debacle…

Apple‘s walled garden has its advantages and disadvantages. When you have problems, have AppleCare and use all Apple products, their support is part of that huge advantage! I upgraded 10.8.5 to 10.9, Mavericks. Quick Look allows the user to see files in the Finder. Additionally, the user can select a file and press the spacebar to immediately preview the file… Continue reading

Awesomely Helpful

I know little of nothing about network setup and configuration:  NAT, DHCP, Bridge, DNS, Proxies, Subnet Masks, etc.  What little I do know is from my own exploration and experimentation. The home network was becoming a huge pain in the rear.  It was divided up into 3 wireless networks and 1 wired network.  The connectivity issues with the AppleTV were… 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

My Loathsome AppleTV

I have blogged in the past about how much I hate the AppleTVs here at the house. Let me add to the tirade. With the latest upgrades, neither AppleTV (upstairs or downstairs) will play the photos from iPhoto on any computer in the house. Ready to work out, watch photos, listen to music… Well, No. Of course not. I’ve spent… Continue reading

Magic Mouse

I’m back home after traveling all week. When I got home, the mail was way beyond out of control. But I was most excited about the arrival of the Magic Mice I had ordered. Installation was a nightmare on two machines of the three machines because I had installed USB Overdrive. The second AppleCare representative identified the issue. We removed… Continue reading