I just completed the process of selling my M1 iMac to SellYourMac. Don’t let the name fool you, they accept all Apple devices. This was the second item that I’ve sold to SYM and the experience was excellent both times. What I like about SYM is that they communicate with you by email throughout the … Continue reading Where I sell my used Apple devices
How many computers do I need?
Dallin Crump For several months I made do with only a desktop. Now I also have a laptop (again). But do I really need both? Having a laptop again has reminded me of how nice they are in terms of flexibility and portability. Yet I also like the desktop's power and ease of repairs and … Continue reading How many computers do I need?
🔗 What is the iPad?
Dan Moren: The iPad isn't a big iPhone or a touch-screen Mac-so what is it? When the iPad came out, it felt like a burgeoning third revolution, but a decade-on much of that potential has been squandered. None of this is to say that the iPad hasn’t been a success, but that it hasn’t been … Continue reading 🔗 What is the iPad?
Kev Quirk Back in 2018 I decided I was ditching Android for an iPhone. Since then my Apple devices have continued to grow. Have I become a fanboy? I recently bought my seventh Apple device to add to my ever growing collection of iStuff. Here’s what I currently own: This reminds me of my iCreep … Continue reading iCreep
Resisting the temptation of a new M1 Mac
I'm starting my 7th month of being iPad only. It is working out amazingly well. But with all the new M1 Macs, I'm being severally tempted to trade in my 2015 MacBook Pro for one of the new M1 Macs of undetermined configuration. If I do this, I'll want to switch back to a Mac … Continue reading Resisting the temptation of a new M1 Mac
Apple intros 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with display notches, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Nearly a year after announcing the first, low-end M1 Macs last November, Apple has finally unveiled its higher-end Macs. New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will include the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, faster successors that build upon … Continue reading 👎 Nope
Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?
Change the behavior of the modifier keys on iPad If, like me, you rarely use the caps lock key, you might be interested to learn that you can remap it on a hardware keyboard in iPadOS. I mapped mine to Escape. How to Remap Modifier Keys on iPad When Using a Keyboard Launch the Settings … Continue reading Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?
iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts
If you are a regular reader, then you are aware that I switched my entire workflow to my 11” iPad Air. It does everything I need to do from writing, handling email, texting, messaging, reading, watching videos and more. I still have my 2015 13” MacBook Pro because I use it to run Hazel rules, … Continue reading iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts
Jack Baty writing at Coping Mechanism: Trying to live on the iPad for a while I’m drawn to the idea of being forced to do only thing at a time. iOS does that. I’d probably do more than one thing at once if I could, but “multi-tasking” on iOS remains an unusable mystery, so I’m … Continue reading iPad
🔗 Link Post: An Apt Analogy
Tim Nahumck, writing for nahumck.me: When people start to complain about computing devices, they often turn to their favorite car analogy. But most of them get the wrong vehicle type when it comes to the iPad Pro. It’s not a V8 sports car. It’s not a motorcycle. It’s not a bike. It’s a modular computer … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: An Apt Analogy
Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet
Are you ditching the third device? I often wonder how many people actually own an iPad and if they do how often they actually use it. I know there are iPad enthusiasts like Federico Viticci and Christopher Lawley. But what about you and me? According to my blog’s Google Search Console visitor statistics the distribution … Continue reading Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet
MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status
“Apple customers unhappy with the butterfly keyboards used in MacBook models from 2015 on will be able to proceed with a lawsuit against the Cupertino company, as the judge overseeing the case has given it class action status￼. The suit covers anyone who purchased a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard in California, New York, Florida, … Continue reading MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status
What’s coming to the MacBook line in 2021
I recently wrote that I was thinking about holding off on buying an M1/8GB MacBook Air. This week we got more information about what we might expect in 2021. According to a 9to5 Mac article, it sounds like we'll be getting MacBook Pros with no Touch Bar, more ports, and the return of MagSafe. There's … Continue reading What’s coming to the MacBook line in 2021
Back to a MacBook
I wrote a while back about going iPad first when iPadOS 13 was released with keyboard and trackpad support. I had turned my 2015 MacBook Pro (MBP) off and put in a drawer to never be turned on again hoping this would work out. Well, it lasted about 60 days and then I got my … Continue reading Back to a MacBook
How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing
Do you get frustrated with how the slightest touch of the palm of your hand or thumb on the trackpad causes the text cursor to jump to a different position when you're typing? I have and it’s been bothering me for some time. Here’s how I solved this problem. I turned off “Tap to click” … Continue reading How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing
I shattered my iPhone screen
I go for a 2-mile walk with my dog Charlotte every morning. I always record my walks with my Apple Watch and listen to a podcast in Overcast. A few days ago I was walking up the driveway with my phone in my hand queueing up a podcast to listen to and while doing that … Continue reading I shattered my iPhone screen
No charging brick? You’ve got to be kidding!
There’s a rumor going around that Apple won’t be including a charging brick with the new iPhone 12. That means when I buy a new iPhone I’m going to have to buy a charger as an add-on purchase to be able to use it. I don’t know about you but this is just wrong and … Continue reading No charging brick? You’ve got to be kidding!
Going iPad first
For the past few weeks, I've been using my iPad as my main computing device. This has been possible thanks to iPadOS 13.4 advanced mouse and trackpad support. I’m using my 9.7” 5th generation iPad, Magic Trackpad 2, and Logi Slim Folio keyboard. For the most part, this setup has worked out great. I like … Continue reading Going iPad first
Apple is concerned over the COVID-19 situation and the possibility of lower consumer demand to upgrade their iPhones
This Business Insider story from a couple of days ago got my interest. It suggests that Apple is reportedly worried about the financial impact of COVID-19 and that people won't have the money to buy new iPhones this year. That would seem to be a legitimate concern given the current state of the economy and … Continue reading Apple is concerned over the COVID-19 situation and the possibility of lower consumer demand to upgrade their iPhones
Quick thoughts on using a Trackpad with iPadOS 13.4
Yesterday Apple released iPadOS 13.4 with advanced cursor support. I immediately downloaded 13.4 to my iPad and paired my Magic Keyboard, Trackpad and Mouse. I’ve been using my iPad with the Trackpad for a few hours now and can say this will change how I use my iPad. One thing I will mention is that … Continue reading Quick thoughts on using a Trackpad with iPadOS 13.4