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iMac storage options

  While Apple provides solid state drives on its laptop models, the stock iMacs use slow spinning hard drives. The more expensive models include a Fusion drive, which is a… Read more »

iPhone X first impressions

  After picking up the iPhone X for the first time, I said “wow” out loud. It’s really that impressive. The near-borderless OLED screen is gorgeous and the build materials… Read more »

Two-factor authentication

  If you’ve been putting off enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on your internet accounts, you shouldn’t. 2FA is one of the simplest and quickest ways to protect your online presence…. Read more »

Security Through Obscurity

  Tomorrow Apple is holding its big media event to debut the new iPhone, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Unfortunately, the details of these products were leaked. According to John… Read more »

Mesh Wi-Fi Routers

  Setting up perfect Wi-Fi has historically been a challenge in many New York City apartments. In larger apartments, and especially pre-war apartments, the signal levels drop off precipitously in… Read more »

Amazon free shipping provided poor customer experience

  I ordered a cable modem from Amazon, using the free shipping option. I’m not a Prime member, as I only order a few items from Amazon per year. The… Read more »

iPod nano and shuffle discontinued

  Apple discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle today. This leaves the Apple Watch as the tiny music player in Apple’s product lineup. The Watch may be a suitable… Read more »

Mac calendar share vs. delegate

  If you’re using the Mac’s native calendar application with certain CalDAV servers (such as the service that comes with MacOS Server), end users can share and delegate their calendars…. Read more »

Home sharing not working on Apple TV 4th generation

  I enjoy streaming my iTunes music library to my Apple TVs (and connected speaker systems.) On my 4th generation Apple TV, the home sharing feature frequently can’t find the… Read more »

Thoughts on the iMac Pro

  The recently announced iMac Pro is a beast of a machine. That said, it seems like a very niche model that won’t move Apple’s revenue needle in any appreciable… Read more »