Innovation Out; Rent Collection In

I have often complained about Apple’s lack of substantive innovation since the original iPhone, their standard practice of marketing their most vacuous incremental improvements as radical innovations “rebuilt from the ground up” and selling those baby steps for absurd prices, and their push into renting everything from hardware (iPhone upgrade plan), then software, and services. They know the gig is… Continue reading

Another Extortion Attempt [Rolling My Eyes]

We live in such a weird world. Seriously. This is the second time some wacko has attempted to extort money (bitcoin) from me. The first was a mailed letter. I posted it here. This time the extortionist sent an email. I’m presenting the email, uncorrected, exactly as I received it. Apparently the amount of the first extortion attempt was too… Continue reading

Amazing iOS Photography Apps and Resources

I just wanted to share my favorite iOS photography apps and their features at the moment along with some new resources I recently discovered. Let’s start with some new iOS photography resources I encountered that really peal back the layers of shooting photos on the iPhone. These resources are offered by some crazy smart guys, the 2 men that bring… Continue reading

Apple: Unexpectedly Cool! AirPort Express, AirPlay 2

I grouse a good bit about Apple, though I do usually love their products. One of the things I found very disappointing was their somewhat recent drop of the AirPort product line. A typical Apple move. Dump something everyone has grown to depend on from them. But, unexpectedly, Apple announced a firmware update for one of the older products in… Continue reading

Random Memories Journal

A few weeks ago I mentioned my journaling app, Day One, and the podcast series from the team that makes it. In the Day One app, you can create as many journals as you wish. And in one of their podcast episodes, they mentioned a user who has a random memories journal. A random memories journal––what an interesting idea, I… Continue reading

Why We Chose Spotify Music Streaming Service

For many months, I’ve been pondering what music streaming service our household should use, trying to ascertain which offers the best overall service for us–not an easy task. Here-to-for we have been Pandora users. I like the simplicity of their stations concept and the ability to shuffle through the various stations you have created. However, their overall playlist offered in… Continue reading

Sonos Rocks this House!

About three years ago we bought our first Sonos speakers. Today we have a total of 9 of them. We have 4 pair of the Sonos One and one stereo Sonos. They are placed around the house and work in conjunction with our home sound system. I absolutely love the Sonos speaker system. The company by-line sums up their products… Continue reading

Waldo Has a Conversation with Mr. Squirrel

I’m posting this not so much because the photos are cute, but because all of the photos were shot with my iPhone X. I was inside the house with Waldo. He and the squirrel were having a casual conversation with each other. The squirrel was outside and was at least 25 feet away from us. I had the Moment 60mm… Continue reading