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

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 could only paste the very last thing you copied. That limitation remains to this day, and it’s a problem, because sometimes you copy something,… Continue Reading “Paste” for the Mac– Like Copy & Paste on Steroids

Should I Upgrade my iPhone to iOS 10?

— Should I Upgrade my iPhone to iOS 10? — UPDATE: there are two really fun new features that you can only get with iOS 10. First, you can send balloons and fireworks etc. in a text message, like in the Apple commercial. Second, your iPhone (or iPad) will make these sensational mini-movies called “Memories”… Continue Reading Should I Upgrade my iPhone to iOS 10?

How to Expand Storage on MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air

I hear variations of “How can I get more storage space on my MacBook Air?” and “I’m out of room on my MacBook Pro Retina” all the time. Until recently, all we could do was delete stuff from the SSD in order to free up space. Now, however, we can actually add storage space to… Continue Reading How to Expand Storage on MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air

How to Improve the Sound of Music on your iPhone

— How to Improve the Sound of Music on your iPhone — No, not that Sound of Music. I mean the sound of songs that you buy from iTunes and play on your iPhone. UPDATE: Boom for iOS had an update 6-8-2016. Interface improvements, more options for shaping the sound, and a built-in Help page.… Continue Reading How to Improve the Sound of Music on your iPhone

How to Track your Mileage Automatically, Using the MileIQ app on your iPhone

— How to Track your Mileage Automatically, Using the MileIQ app on your iPhone — UPDATE: MileIQ will give you $40, and give your friends 20% off an annual subscription, when you refer them using your special link. You could pay for your own account through referrals, assuming you have enough friends. MileIQ is an… Continue Reading How to Track your Mileage Automatically, Using the MileIQ app on your iPhone

Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader. By Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. In Becoming Steve Jobs,* tech journalists Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli document Steve Jobs’ growth and development as a person and consequently as a better leader of companies. It’s a far more humanizing book than Walter… Continue Reading Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs

Watch Me Now: How I Came to Want an Apple Watch

When Apple introduced “Apple Watch” last September, I was more than a little skeptical. Here’s what I wrote back then: “I usually don’t generalize but there are two kinds of people: those who wear watches, and those who don’t. This is going to be interesting to watch (pun) because anyone who wants to wear a… Continue Reading Watch Me Now: How I Came to Want an Apple Watch