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Technology: iPad Pro or MacBook Pro? Pick One

Prior to this post, I went down memory lane to see what I had written about iPad over the years. That was a LOT of fun. From my first post about iPad on January 29th, 2010 to surviving without an iPad in March of 2012 and finally in September of 2020 I exclusively work on …

Technology: Substack is just Following in Medium’s footsteps

Via Nieman Lab: Citing the success of publications like The Charlotte Ledger and Toronto’s City Hall Watcher, Substack has announced it will spend $1 million to support a new group of local news writers on the platform. The email newsletter platform joins other tech companies — Google and Facebook most prominently among them — in …

Technology: WordCounter for Mac

As 2020 came to a close, I wanted to do more measuring. Lifelogging as some call it. I wanted to understand more about my work habits, my time sinks and maybe look how I can improve and maybe find areas where I can actually simplify my efforts. Maybe I spend too much time in Mail.app …

Rant: Microsoft Teams for MacOS Needs Help

Consider this a follow-up to my July 10th post about Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams has surpassed Slack in daily active users purely because the majority of corporate America is already subscribed to Office 365 and MS Teams is included for free. This adoption rate has been detailed in other blogs already but Slack has been …

Technology: Regarding Apple Rumors

February was a wild month for Apple rumors. I’m now in a position where I will need to consider what machine to purchase for my return back to daily office work. Perhaps shared before but last year when I was sent home in March, it was around June that I realized in my backpack downstairs …

Technology Brief: AirPods Max

Beautifully and incredibly thoughtful design. I love the Apple Watch cues and of course, the ‘magic’ of AirPods carries over to these in the W1 chip which, design aside, is the key to AirPods’ success over the last few years. I’m sure it sounds good enough. The price well I was expecting $350 and not …

Technology: Apple Silicon

Wow.  Apple’s fanless MacBook Air may not be able to sustain the load of my Core i9 8-Core iMac sitting on my desk but it outperforms it in benchmarks which is truly an amazing feet. Apple’s shipped an “UltraBook” form factor laptop with all day battery life, no fan and a chip that outperforms everything …

Technology: Apple One. Cost meets Convenience

I wrote about Apple One on September 15th and in it, I wrote: We’re currently paying $9.99 a month for a 2 terabyte iCloud plan we share which honestly is about 1.2 terabytes of my own data (made up mostly of my iCloud Photo Library) and we’re paying $14.99 a month for Apple Music Family. …