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This Time Apple Really Screwed The Pooch

This Time Apple Really Screwed The Pooch

Apple's general practices and products have been deteriorating now for many years. But this time they've been caught red-handed intentionally slowing down older iPhone performance with their updates and without telling customers what they were doing. Apple claims it...

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iPhone X, another Apple Fail

iPhone X, another Apple Fail

How many utter failures does it take for Apple to realize it is on the wrong path? iPhone X: No Home button: Fail Redesigned User Interface: Fail Facial Recognition: Fail Price: Fail The camera is good. Add image stabilization to the telephoto camera on the iPhone 8...

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Apple’s Failures Are Becoming Too Numerous To Ignore

Apple’s Failures Are Becoming Too Numerous To Ignore

The introduction of the Apple Watch in 2014 was the first indication after the death of Jobs that Apple had lost it's way. Most agree now that the Apple Watch is a failure. In the same fashion, the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is proving to be a failure. And now, we...

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MacBook Pro Battery Life

MacBook Pro Battery Life

It appears that Apple's estimates for battery life for the new MacBook Pros were overstated. Instead of the claimed 10-hour battery life, it appears that the true battery life is closer to 5 hours. Many new MacBook Pro owners are now unhappy. In an earlier post, I...

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Cyber Monday 2016

Cyber Monday 2016

Cyber Monday has arrived! There are a crazy number of real and not-so-real deals out there. When it comes deals on Apple products, as always, it will be limited. Apple keeps a fairly tight control on discounting. Amazon remains a reliable place for finding some deals....

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New MacBook Pro: A Whole Lot of Finger Dragging

New MacBook Pro: A Whole Lot of Finger Dragging

Apple just introduced a new line of MacBook Pros with more power, a Touch Bar, and some hefty prices. I am not impressed. I've never much liked the whole concept of a touch pad. I've always found them unintuitive and inconvenient. If I want to use my fingers on a...

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iPhone 7 … meh

iPhone 7 … meh

Not really much to say about the iPhone 7. Mostly same design with some water resistance and a really annoying inconvenience with headphone jack removal. (Ive, you're either no longer in charge of design or you've lost your touch.) The camera is better and the battery...

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New Host For MacSage

It's been a rough start! Hosts never really want to make migration to another host easy. Bluehost.com was no exception. After realizing that Bluehost had reduced performance on my website servers to the point of an average load time of 15 seconds, I just couldn't...

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Bitcoin on the Rise

Bitcoin on the Rise

As I write, Bitcoin is north of $730. I'm guessing this has something to do with the fact that Bitcoin will be halving sometime early next month. This means that Bitcoin is becoming rarer. There is also some speculation about debt in China driving their investments...

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Apple is Absent from NAB 2016

Apple is Absent from NAB 2016

It appears that Apple has decided that they are so big and important that they don't need to go to events like MacWorld and NAB. Apple was absent at the recent NAB 2016. Presumably, the reasoning is that they can schedule and host their own events, stream them live...

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