Apple reduces prices on dongles and LG screens

— Apple reduces prices on dongles and LG screens — Apple has cut prices on the USB-C adapters (or “dongles”) designed to connect your existing peripherals to their new, all-USB-C MacBook Pro computers. They’ve also cut prices on Thunderbolt 3 accessories. Discounts in some cases are nearly 50%. This is the time to buy (because the prices will go back up January 1st, 2017). This USB-C to Lightning cable (handy if you want to connect your iPhone 7 to your new MacBook Pro) is now $19 (was $25). Apple has also reduced the price of… Continue Reading Apple reduces prices on dongles and LG screens

Best iPhone weather app: Dark Sky Weather

Weather reports are so vague: “50% chance of rain.” “Scattered showers.” I don’t know about you, but for me, that kind of “information” isn’t very informative. I care about the weather because I want to know whether it’s going to rain after I wash my car, or whether I have time to mow the lawn before it rains, or whether that football game I’m thinking of attending is going to be played in the rain or not. It’s a lot to ask, but someone’s delivered, and no it is NOT “Doppler Radar 3000” or whatever… Continue Reading Best iPhone weather app: Dark Sky Weather

New MacBook Pros Introduced at Apple’s Special Event

— New MacBook Pros Introduced at Apple’s Special Event — Apple introduced new MacBook Pros today at a special event held at their Town Hall facility in Cupertino. Other than a preview of a new app for the Apple TV, there were no other product announcements– nothing about iMacs, nothing about the Mac mini, nothing about the Mac Pro. Maybe next time. You can watch the presentation by clicking this link. 82 minutes and 15 seconds in length. The new MacBook Pros feature a “Touch Bar” across the top of the keyboard, where the function… Continue Reading New MacBook Pros Introduced at Apple’s Special Event

“Paste” for the Mac– Like Copy & Paste on Steroids

— “Paste” for the Mac– Like Copy & Paste on Steroids — UPDATE: Paste is now 50% off. Get it while it’s on sale! You know how to copy and paste: first you copy, then you paste. The idea was revolutionary when Apple introduced it in 1984, but it had one big limitation: namely you can only paste the very last thing you copied. That limitation remains to this day, and it’s a problem, because sometimes you copy something, but get distracted before pasting, and then you copy something else, wiping the first thing off… Continue Reading “Paste” for the Mac– Like Copy & Paste on Steroids

What You Need to Know About Mac Ransomware

— What You Need to Know About Mac ransomware — Executive Summary: Mac ransomware is here, and you need to protect your Mac. Mac “ransomware” is in the news lately, and many people have been asking me, “Is this real?” Sorry to say, “Yes, it’s real.” Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your Mac. First, you need to know what ransomware is. Ransomware is software that locks your device (a smart phone, or a computer) and puts a ransom note on the screen, telling you where to send money to regain… Continue Reading What You Need to Know About Mac Ransomware

Best Mac Anti-Virus Package: Intego Internet Security X9

Do you need Mac anti-virus software? Some people say that anti-virus programs slow down your Mac (true, at least a littl), and are expensive (depends), and basically a waste of time and money since there aren’t any Mac viruses (not true). Other people say that there are zillions of Word and Excel viruses (true), and even though they don’t affect a Mac like they do a PC your Mac can still be “a carrier” and you’ll cause trouble for people with PCs when you pass an infected document through email, and the cost of an… Continue Reading Best Mac Anti-Virus Package: Intego Internet Security X9

Best Online Calendars for College Football

— Best Online Calendars for College Football — These are the very best college football online schedules available. Let them know I sent you. You may also like my article about the NFL schedules. Please leave a comment if you this article helped you. Or share it with your Facebook friends. That helps me too. Thank you. Last updated 08/3/17

2017 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

— 2017 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad — Note: I am updating this page with new pictures, but the links and directions are updated already, and they work now. If you see a picture showing something about 2016 don’t worry, these instructions work for the 2017 season too. ESPN.com provides schedules for the 2017 college football season and you can add them to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. You can also add these schedules to your PC and Android phone, if that’s the way you want it. ESPN does not make… Continue Reading 2017 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 2017 Season

— NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2017 Season — The NFL season about to start, 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… Continue Reading NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2017 Season