2016 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

— 2016 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad — UPDATE: I’ve created the 2016-2017 College Football Bowl Game calendar for you and your iPhone and iPad and Mac. Click here to get it. When asked whether you want to subscribe, the answer is YES, you want to subscribe. That way you get updates in case I have to change something. At long last I’ve found schedules for the 2016 college football season that you can add to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. You can also add these schedules to your PC and… Continue Reading 2016 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

How to watch Apple’s September 7th Event

— How to watch Apple’s September 7th Event — UPDATE: the event is over. You can watch a replay of the event by clicking here. Apple’s going to show some new stuff on September 7th, 2016. I don’t know what they’ll announce so I’ll be tuning in at 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time to find out, same as you. Apple’s invitation says it all: you need a reasonably modern iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or a reasonably modern Mac, or a reasonably modern pc. Come back here at 10 AM Wednesday September 7th, 2016 and… Continue Reading How to watch Apple’s September 7th Event

NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2016 Season

— NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2016 Season — The NFL season has started, and it’s super-helpful to know when the games come on, and who’s playing in them. You’d think you could get NFL calendars onto your iPhone and iPad and Mac by visiting nfl.com, but they don’t have downloadable or subscribe-able calendars there, so don’t bother looking. Instead, go to the South End Zone website, where you’ll find calendars for every team, and for the post-season, and for prime-time, and more. The beautiful thing about the South End Zone’s calendars is you… Continue Reading NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2016 Season

Should I install the iOS 9.3.5 update on my iPhone?

— Should I install the iOS 9.3.5 update on my iPhone? — Apple’s released another iOS update and this one plugs a hole that allowed someone to hack into an iPhone remotely and monitor activity. Text messages, emails, phone calls, location info– you name it. Pretty sophisticated, and pretty serious stuff. You can read about the exploit in the New York Times‘ excellent article. It boils down to this: if you’re on any version of iOS 9, get the 9.3.5 update right away. The easiest way to do it is “in place, over the air”… Continue Reading Should I install the iOS 9.3.5 update on my iPhone?

Should I update my iPhone to 9.3.4?

— Should I update my iPhone to 9.3.4? — Hot on the heels of the 9.3.3 upcate comes 9.3.4, and if your iPhone (or iPad) is already on 9.anything you should definitely do the update. The 9.3.4 update contains a security fix that blocks a particular exploit and Apple recommends this fix for all iPhones and iPads. You can read about the provided fix on Apple’s website. Apple doesn’t comment on iOS security issues until they have a fix as they don’t want to advertise vulnerabilities before they have plugged the holes. But they do… Continue Reading Should I update my iPhone to 9.3.4?

Should I update my iPhone to 9.3.3?

— Should I update my iPhone to 9.3.3? — NOTE: the following applies to the iPad as well. UPDATE: they’re up to 9.3.5 now. Easy answer: if you’re already on some version of iOS 9,then yes, you should update. See which version your iPhone’s on by going to Settings, then General, then About. Look for “Version.” If you’re on 8.x I recommend staying there unless you have a great reason to move up. Here’s Apple’s page telling you what’s new in iOS 9 compared to iOS 8. It’s not such an impressive list, and remember… Continue Reading Should I update my iPhone to 9.3.3?

How to restrict your Google search to a single website

— How to restrict your Google search to a single website — First in a series of Google search tips. Read them all: How to restrict your Google search to a single website How to search Google Images by color How to search Google for different kinds of pictures How to search Google for the newest results How to get better Google search results Let’s say you’re using Google to search for something, and you know where on the web to look. You can tell Google to search a specified site exclusively– often getting better… Continue Reading How to restrict your Google search to a single website

4th of July Fireworks Apps for your iPhone and Mac

— Happy 4th of July — It’s the 4th of July, and that means fireworks. Here are some fireworks apps for your iPhone (or iPad) and Mac. Note: in the spirit of Freedom I am only recommending apps that are free. (See what I did there?) A fireworks app on your iPhone will help you pass the time as you wait for the sky to get dark enough for the real show to begin. Fireworks Arcade is the iOS fireworks app that I like the best. And it’s free. Fireworks Arcade is free. You can… Continue Reading 4th of July Fireworks Apps for your iPhone and Mac

RepairPal.com helps you when you need car repairs

— RepairPal.com helps you when you need car repairs — I don’t know much about cars. When the mechanic says “You need a new alternator” all I can say is “OK… but how much is this going to cost?” At that point, as long as he doesn’t say something outrageous I tend to give him the go-ahead. Then I spend the next few weeks wondering how much I overpaid. Those days are over (and they have been for awhile). RepairPal.com, a terrific resource, helps you get an idea of what your particular repair ought to… Continue Reading RepairPal.com helps you when you need car repairs

How to Watch Apple’s WWDC Keynote

How to Watch Apple’s WWDC Keynote UPDATE: The keynote is over. Here’s a link to the entire recorded keynote (122 minutes). UPDATE #2: Here’s a link to a seven-minute condensed version of the keynote from our friends at MacRumors. Apple’s 2016 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is June 13th through the 17th in San Francisco, California. Although the conference itself is for Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Apple TV developers, the keynote speech usually has something for the rest of us, and you can watch it on a Mac, on an iPhone,… Continue Reading How to Watch Apple’s WWDC Keynote