AppleTV & Living in the Moment

Warning: venting! I have to wait! Every time I go to use an Apple product, something has either updated or wants to be updated. And this house has 14 Apple devices! God, that’s a lot of waiting!!! Today I wanted to listen to my music library jazz playlist via the AppleTV in the living room while I folded clothes. (Yes,… Continue reading

More Apple Inc. Corporate Chicanery

I once delighted in an image of Apple as counter-corporate culture. But Apple is now officially living in my “just as bad as Microsoft ever has been” category—maybe even worse. Now that Apple Inc. is the most valuable company on planet earth, they have become even more greedy. The new head of Apple Retail recently laid off a significant percentage… Continue reading

Aggravated Apple Fan Boy

Apple is stooping to the very corporate shenanigans it eschewed at its inception because of the influence, not of Steve Jobs, but of Steve Wozniak‘s largess. Its latest and greatest OS (named after who ever can remember which large cat) has “over 200 amazing new features.” Oh give me strength! Many of these are so minor, so insignificantly incremental they… Continue reading

20 Years Old

So the world wide web celebrates its 20th birthday. Jeeze, time flies! I didn’t begin using the internet until the Fall of 1996 when AOL (America Online) started its $19.95 monthly flat-rate subscription service because I knew too many people who were getting $200 – $300 AOL bills each month. No way! So this Fall will mark my 15th anniversary… Continue reading

Shaping the Way We Actually Think

When you shape the way people think, for better or for worse, you are fundamentally changing the destiny of human kind. This list of the 10 people who are “New Thought Leaders” interesting and fairly on target from my perspective. 10. Hillary Clinton —we can now see a woman as president of the USA 9. David Chase (creator of The… Continue reading

A Whole Lotta Luv

Well, yes.  Naturally I watched Steve Jobs emcee Apple‘s Back to the Mac event yesterday. Now, I must confess that when Apple first introduced the huge change from iMovie HD (version 6 in 2007) to iMovie (version 7 in 2008) I made no secret of my utter disgust.  It was a huge, enormous step backward.  Apple quickly responded to the… Continue reading

SlideShowPro Rocks My World

Several years ago I discovered Todd Dominey’s SlideShow Pro (SSP), which I use to present my photos here at tt.us.  (Check them out at timtyson.us/photos.)  Over the years SSP has evolved into a really slick, powerful, wonderful tool for managing both photo and video distribution.  As my knowledge and understanding of the various SSP products has grown, I would place… Continue reading

More Apple iPhone 4 Aggravation

Image via CrunchBase Everyone was excited about getting the new Apple iPhone 4.  But seriously, did these people test this device much at all? First, the issue with the antenna signal decreasing surfaced right away.  My first call on the iPhone 4 fell victim to this problem when it went from a full strength signal to dropping the call with… Continue reading