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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?

Super Bowl Synergy: Free Music From U2

Here’s a quick, practical example of Super Bowl-sized synergy. Synergy is the collaboration of two or more organizations to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. Synergy works best when it’s just a natural alignment of organizations’ regular activity. When you align what companies are going to do anyway, nobody […]

Are Blu Ray Discs Cheaper than Netflix?

I love all the innovation in media but I personally still mostly buy physical copies of movies, music and books. Here’s why… Data Costs Money Netflix viewers account for about one-third of all Internet bandwidth. Now add in other big data hogs including iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, HBO Go and BitTorrent which together with Netflix […]