#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 […]

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

4 Ways To Use iPhone 6 Plus with 1 Hand

Did you buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Thinking about it? A week ago, the iPhone 5/5S/5C were the latest and greatest iPhones. Here is Apple’s commercial touting one of that model’s major benefits–that you can use it with one hand.   But that was before there was an iPhone model with the word “Plus” in […]

iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? This Makes the Decision Easy

You can read multiple wandering reviews about these cool new products, written in prose, or you can use this one-pager to quickly access whether you should upgrade to iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or neither. The goal here is fun, efficient empowerment, helping you choose and have confidence which model is right for you.   Here are 4 Ways […]

Throngs of Diffidence: All About the U2 + Apple Deal

This story is about the business of the U2/Apple/Universal Music deal for the free digital release of Songs of Innocence. My Songs of Innocence album review is here. This story is 2300 words long, not my usual “about 300.” Why’d I title this “Throngs of Diffidence?” Because “diffidence” means “lack of self-confidence” and Bono threw out a few […]

U2 – Songs of Innocence Album Review

This is my review of U2’s Songs of Innocence. Here is my review of their deal with Apple. U2’s most recent album release was in February of 2009. Since then, we have already had two Olympics competitions, two world cups, five Super Bowls, five MLB World Series and five NBA/NHL/etc Championships. Six (6!) iPhone generations […]