Subscriptions and status quo thinking

Just by writing this post, I’m going to make some people mad and other people roll their eyes and stick their fingers in their ears, I already know it. As far as a lot of people in the Apple community are concerned, the discussion about the subscription model for apps is done, it’s been decided, Read More …

Rethink

I quit using Facebook several years ago, but I still like Twitter for getting instant news and for keeping up with specific people that share interests, or who I think I can just learn something from. There are a lot of smart and interesting people in the world. Still, I need a change this upcoming Read More …

Twenty Five for real?!

Whoa. Pcalc turned 25 years old on December 23rd. I’ll admit, even though I’ve listened to Pcalc creator James Thomson talk about the history of his Mac and iOS calculator app on podcasts and have used the app myself on iOS almost since (I think) its inception on that platform, I had no idea that Read More …

Bitcoin’s reality — savior or enslaver?

Bitcoin has always represented the irrepressibly optimistic side of libertarianism, the voice whispering in our ears that true freedom can be grasped simply by circumventing a few tenets of society with bold new ideas. And let’s be honest, the notion of unregulated currency created with nothing more than mathematics has the same appeal as does Read More …

Now Listening in Overcast Workflow

I like to tweet out podcasts that I’m listening to in case other people are looking for things to listen to and want ideas, as well as to show podcasters that someone is enjoying their work. The other day someone asked me on Twitter how I automatically get my tweets formatted the way they are. Read More …

Home screen report

I’m a huge fan of the MacStories website and the Club MacStories subscription newsletter. The newsletter has all kinds of fun information each week, including app highlights/mini reviews and workflow tips and tricks. They also have a Home Screens section featuring a reader’s home screen and descriptions of the apps on the home screen. I Read More …

Write down

If you love the idea of writing, but your spirit is crushed with expectation and doubt every time you sit down to try, then I’d like to prescribe Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, to be taken once daily until your symptoms of fear, self-doubt, loathing, and constipation are nothing more than a memory. Read More …

Equifax: Zero Fax Given

Even the most disinterested Americans are probably aware by now of what a giant bungling mess the Equifax hack was. Not only did the company fail with respect to basic security and intrusion detection measures, the way they handled the situation after they discovered or suspected what had happened was even more despicable. The good Read More …

Some Thoughts About Pixelmator Pro

Photoshop may rule the photo and image editing world, but Mac owners have long wanted other options. Pixelmator has been a candidate for PS replacement for many people for some time now. It is a native Mac app with many of the features found in Photoshop. However, anyone who has used both apps for any Read More …

Free of Grumpiness

Yesterday I wrote about grumpy old Apple users, and about how Apple angered a lot of them by taking iOS apps out of iTunes on the Mac. Rob Griffiths pointed out a solution to this problem on Twitter. It’s called Apple Configurator 2, and it’s available for FREE in the Mac App Store. Configurator 2 Read More …