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 […]

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 […]

4 Key Changes in the New iOS Twitter App

If you use the official Twitter app, you may be confused or frustrated as Twitter rolls out their new design. Here are 4 key changes you should know about: Lists are now under the gear icon rather than the lower middle portion of your homepage. Drafts are now accessed by clicking the quill (the same […]

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 […]

How to Use Desktop Twitter on iPhone & iPad

The Twitter app is great but if you’re on iPhone Safari looking at Twitter, it’s probably because you want the full desktop experience, rather than a facsimile of what the app already gives you. Access the desktop version of Twitter by clicking here. Know any other good Twitter tricks?

iPhone & iPad Tricks: Press & Hold for Keyboard Shortcuts

While we wait for two new iPhone models to be announced in 10 days (and iOS 7 to come), I thought I would do a series of short posts sharing the little iPhone shortcuts I’ve picked up over the years. Here’s one… When you need to type in “.com” “.net” or “.org” simply press and […]

Publishing’s Kodak Moment

Remember when “pulling an OJ” meant sprinting through the airport to catch a plane (with the former running back shown in that Hertz commercial)? In the same way, a “Kodak moment” used to mean snapping a photo to capture a memory. But not any more. As you likely know, Kodak declared bankruptcy. Kodak’s behavior or […]

Analog Books

I really like my e-reader and tablet, but I love, love, love, love, love “analog” books. I found this wonderful short film clip about the craft, and just have to share it. (click here to watch.) After you watch it, make a promise to yourself to go to an actual brick and mortar store that […]

App Apprehension

Did you happen to see the Pew Research released this week that showed people open less than five apps per week? And, Nielson data shows that one in five of the top 50 apps every month is new to the list, meaning consumers are constantly presented “discoverable” new apps. (Discoverable, meaning that they don’t have […]