Cookouts & Fireworks, Provided by Stars & Stripes

Surely this weekend you will find yourself cooking out and enjoying fireworks. Hopefully amongst your friends and family will also be a proudly flown American flag. In the middle of all the mayhem, take a moment to gaze at the Stars and Stripes, considering what they mean. The Continental Congress approved the first flag on […]

#GraduationAdviceIn3Words

The hashtag #GraduationAdviceIn3Words was trending on Twitter this morning and was full of sarcastic jokes. I love a good joke (and am known to be sarcastic at times) but I felt compelled to offer some actual useful advice and it just kept rolling out. Someone suggested to put them all in one place, so here […]

How to Filter Only UNREAD Emails on Your iPhone 

Okay, I’m about to make your day-to-day life just a wee bit easier and more efficient. Hope this helps the grind.  If you’re like me, sometimes you waste time trying to get at that specific unread email from a few days back and you find yourself flicking down through all those emails you’ve already read […]

What’s So Special About Today?

My wedding date is easy to remember…2/22/92. So, today marks 24 superb years with the completely amazing Dana Brown. If you were at my wedding, you might recall two cakes, because we got married on my Mom’s 50th birthday. Yes, we had both a wedding cake and a birthday cake. That makes for a fun factoid, […]

7 Things Done Well in Star Wars VII 

  The Force Awakens is pitch perfect. It successfully balances the treasures of the franchise’s history with very cool new characters, gadgets and locations. Here are seven nice touches I really appreciate:  Restores Your Faith Right From The Opening. Although I miss the 20th Century Fox fanfare, I appreciate the studio executives’ restraint of not putting […]

Christmas Commercial

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we can tend to over commercialize Christmas. It happens to all of us.  Maybe it’s those cute whatevers we thoughtfully buy for our kids or friends… Or that too-good-to-pass-up “doorbuster” deal that positions how much we save instead of how much we spend… Or the money we spend […]

How to Replace Twitter Hearts with Any Emoji 

   As you may know, Twitter replaced their star icon (favorites) with a heart, citing that it is a more universal and intuitively understood and accepted icon. And, that people will tend to press ‘like more’ often than they press ‘favorite.’ If you don’t like the heart, you can change it into any icon you […]

Should You Buy an Apple Watch?

I bought my first Mac in 1987 and have purchased dozens since. I bought two of the first edition iPhones the day they released on June 29, 2007 (for me and my wife), and I purchased at least one iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 shortly after they released. (I […]

The Internet of Things – Goldman Sachs Infographic

This Infographic is from a research report by Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research Division. “The Internet of Things” is a megatrend about the third wave of internet growth, driven by manufacturers’ development of connecting to the internet everyday objects such as lights, locks, garage doors, thermostats, kitchen appliances, watches, cars, as well as giant objects […]

7 Years of iPhone Evolution in 6 Seconds