Author Archives: richardykuo

Stupid Apple tricks: #4 – The Mac Pro

Don’t get me wrong.  I love the idea of the Mac Pro.  But the execution of it in 2016 is just ridiculous. Pro implies a few things.  One, you’ll update it reasonably often, since professionals can easily justify the cost … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The HP Z27q is now recognized by OS X

I wrote a previous blog post about the HP z27q detailing the hacks I had to use to get it work with my Macbook Pro. Well, at some point with El Capitan 10.11.1 or 10.11.2, Apple added a profile for … Continue reading

Posted in Apple | Leave a comment

Stupid Apple tricks – #3 – iTunes sync

I’ve owned an iPhone as my primary mobile phone starting with the iPhone 3GS.  In all that time, I believe the only time that iTunes WiFi sync ever worked reliably was the first time it was introduced in 2010.  Since … Continue reading

Posted in Apple | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apple | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apple, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apple | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apple, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Rock Band | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment