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Stupid Apple tricks: #2 – The Thunderbolt monitor

Do the folks at Apple hate monitors?  Because everyone *I* know that doesn’t work on a laptop exclusively needs one.  And the current Thunderbolt monitor seems to be going for the highest priced piece of obsolete technology award. When it … Continue reading

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Stupid Apple tricks: #1 – not reconnecting to WiFi

Even though we all love our Apple products, sometimes it’s just maddening that we put up with weird issues day in and day out that nobody at Apple seems to care about.  It’s almost as if nobody there uses their … Continue reading

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A little keyboard trick for the iPad

So, in my last blog post, I mentioned how I wanted to be able to type on the TOP of the screen due to that being where my hands can most easily reach when I’m sitting in bed with the … Continue reading

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The iPad Pro review

First impressions.  For someone that’s only seen iPad sized tablets for the past 5 years, seeing the iPad Pro in person for the first time is invariably giggle inducing.  The size just seems ridiculous and unnecessary at first glance … … Continue reading

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Rock Band 4 – Xbox one drum kit teardown, MIDI mod and general problems

This is a quick and dirty writeup discussing the Rock Band 4 drum kit on Xbox One and how to mod it for use with an MIDI capable e-drum kit.  The TLDR is that it mostly works, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Here’s a good drive to use with Time Machine on the Airport Extreme

If you weren’t aware of it, the current generation of Airport Extreme (802.11ac version) officially supports Time Machine backups to drives connected to the USB port. But which drive to get?  Some drives work strangely with the USB port on the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the iPad Mini 4

The iPad Mini 4 is out!  And while it’s not the quantum leap that the iPad Mini 2 was over the original iPad Mini, it’s by far better than the strange iPad Mini 3 (seriously, why was that even released?). … Continue reading

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Stupid Apple Tricks – WatchOS 2.0

Here’s a list of the things that have gone wrong with Watch OS 2.0 since it came out and I upgraded. My watch entered super power drain mode after the update.  I got home with 10% battery life … normal would … Continue reading

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Experiences with the HP Z27q 5k monitor on the Macbook Pro

It’s been a while since the HP Z27q was first released in the US … about 4 months or so.  I’ve been chomping at the bit to go Retina on the desktop for a long time, so the relatively reasonable … Continue reading

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Why I’m (not) geeking out about eero

After reading an article that Bruce Snell wrote called “Why I’m geeking out about eero“, I sat down for a moment and contemplated why I had exactly the opposite reaction. First of all, what eero is doing is not particularly … Continue reading

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