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 expressed how unimpressed I was with the TouchBar in terms of functionality and usefulness. It turns out that the TouchBar is also partially responsible for the reduced battery life in terms of power consumption and displaced space for a larger battery. Apple must become more transparent about it’s shortcomings if they are to […]

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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. Here are a few I’ve found for Apple products: Apple Watch Apple MacBook Retina Display 12″ 13″ Apple MacBook 15.4″ Apple MacBook Apple iPhone 7 (unlocked) 32GB You also may want to check CamelCamelCamel to track deals at Amazon. Website Hosting? Just in case you’ve been thinking about creating a website of your own, […]

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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 surface, I want that surface to be the display itself. Dragging my fingers across a metal plate is not a confidence-inspiring experience. And now, dragging my fingers across a narrow bar, awkwardly placed at the top of a keyboard, is even less desirable. Since the introduction of the Apple Watch, […]

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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 life is slightly better, but I’d say skip this version unless you in line for a free upgrade. Next…

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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 accept it anymore. I had made repeated attempts with tech support to improve this poor performance. Each time, after denying the performance numbers over and over again, they finally conceded that their specifications allowed for a 11 second load time and that my 15 second load time was due to poor management of resources on […]

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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 towards alternative options. Buckle up! This is going to be quite a ride!

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