There are few things as unpleasant in life as getting a headphone cable snagged on a doorknob. Or the corner of a table. Or the watch of a total stranger passing me on the sidewalk. Because the cable runs the length of my body, from the earbuds on my head to the phone in my pants pocket, it’s… Read More Turn any headphones into bluetooth wireless headphones for $20
I don’t believe in internet ad blockers. I mean, I believe they exist, but I’m believer in advertising as a legitimate means to support content that’s provided to audiences for free. It’s the ultimate leveling-agent, allowing anyone — rich or poor — access to information and entertainment. And then I notice stuff like this. Photo… Read More A case for ad blockers?
If you follow Apple news, you’d know that in addition to announcing new iPhones a couple weeks ago, Apple also announced a new way to purchase them — an Apple-branded upgrade program where you can upgrade your phone every year and never have to pay full price for one. The program is similar to programs that… Read More Man, Apple really didn’t want me to use their new iPhone Upgrade program…
JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: Wow, I first wrote this post in 2015 after having quite a bit of difficulty buying a specific combination of watch/band back when Apple seemingly offered every possible combo available at time of purchase. Every combo except the one I wanted, that is. Three and a half years later, it’s still one… Read More The Apple Watch Sport band conundrum: Why doesn’t Apple want you to pair a white watch with a black band?
There are a lot of podcast apps from which to choose. I’ve given the full versions of Apple’s default player, Overcast, Downcast, iCatcher!, and Pocket Casts all a try, and they all have their plusses and minuses. Here’s who I think should be using each…… Read More Which iPhone podcast app is best for you?
I’ve been using Overcast since it first came out many, many months ago. It’s a great app, really. Design-wise, it’s the perfect mix of “feature-rich” and “easy-to-use.” I love using. But I’m switching back to Downcast. Why? There’s one little tiny bug with Overcast that seems to only affect me. The app has a nasty habit… Read More Overcast is the best podcast app out there — but I’m using Downcast anyway
I don’t normally do videos like this, but when I saw my kid playing the drums for the first time, I couldn’t resist. (FYI: You’ll want to stay tuned for at least 15 seconds, especially if you’re a fan of a certain underseen Best Picture Oscar nominee about a drummer…)