This Is The Worst Keyboard Ever

dinsdag 7 januari 2020 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

What’s the worst keyboard ever? Apple’s so-called butterfly design for recent Mac notebooks? Nope. We have a butterfly keyboard on a MacBook and it’s worked fine for years. Jeffrey and I have two candidates for the worst keyboard ever. One is Siri. …

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Apple Needs Two More Macs

dinsdag 17 december 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Color me a bit jaded about the Mac. It took a few years but Apple finally addressed the issue with professionals by launching a new cheesegrater Mac Pro that completely ignored the vast majority of the rest of us. Apple often is ... Continue Reading…

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Has Google’s Privacy Tune Changed?

dinsdag 10 december 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

When it comes to online privacy, who’s your Daddy? Apple, right? Maybe Google, too? Just kidding. Probably not. Both Google and Facebook have embraced online privacy but both make their living by taking information from users and selling or using it…

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The Best Browser Is Losing The Race

dinsdag 3 december 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

There are times when the best things in life are free, and they’re still the best things in life, but, sadly, they are not the most popular. Let’s talk browsers. Mac or PC, Android or iPhone, everybody has one, everyone uses one, ... Continue Readin…

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A New Way To Backup An iPhone

dinsdag 26 november 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Change seems to be the one constant in the universe. OK, maybe Madonna’s attitude also. Remember iTunes on the Mac? It was one of the most maligned Mac apps that almost everyone used. Apple replaced iTunes with three different apps and tossed ... Co…

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The Utilitarian Mac Video Utility

dinsdag 19 november 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

One of the benefits, some might call it a side-effect, of being a Mac user since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had hair, is, well, we’ve seen it all. Film to DSLR to smartphone. Videotape to digital videography and video editors to iPhone ... Continue…

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iPhone Needs A Red Recording Light

dinsdag 12 november 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Look at how many different devices an iPhone can replace. Photo camera, video camera, compass, step counter, and thanks to a few million apps, an iPhone can do almost anything we can imagine. Except warn someone they’re being recorded by the iPhone’…

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Apple Wants To Be Your New Banker

dinsdag 5 november 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

There may be some actual laws in place to prevent Apple from becoming a real bank, but so far Apple is beginning to act like a bank as it watches over my purchases just like a bank credit card. The latest is ... Continue Reading »

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I’m Off The Instant Upgrade Train

dinsdag 29 oktober 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

That’s it. I’ve had enough. No more upgrade parties for me. Apple caused this ongoing headache with too many products that require too many frequent upgrades. It’s almost as if I own a room full of Windows 10 PC notebooks that need ... Continue Read…

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The Best iPhone Battery Tips Ever

dinsdag 22 oktober 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

What do most of our Apple gadgets have in common? They’re battery powered. Batteries that need to be recharged. That includes Macs, too. 80-percent of all Macs sold use lithium batteries. Most of those built-in batteries cannot even be replaced by t…

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Too Little, Too Late, Too Much

dinsdag 15 oktober 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

What has been going on in the tech industry the past month? Technology giants are stalking the landscape again, looking for prey, seeking to devour customers, and bring them into a walled garden ecosystem. Pray you do not get caught. I’m talking ...…

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About Those Scratched New iPhones

dinsdag 8 oktober 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

History has an interesting way of repeating itself in both the future and the present. Every year about this time Apple introduces new iPhone models and a new iOS. And, like clockwork, every year about this time customers complain about the same ...…

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The Mac’s Text Mate Editor Lives Again

dinsdag 1 oktober 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Regular Boomer readers know I have a collection of Mac text editors. Not the word processor kind. Text editors that create and edit code for various programs. I won’t admit this among friends or family but I cut my text editing teeth ... Continue Re…

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Anti-Virus Apps Are Dead

dinsdag 24 september 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

It’s over. Viruses are dead. Long live anti-virus software. We hardly knew ye. Well, as a Mac users, I hardly knew anti-virus apps, yes. But the darker side of the world is where malware lurks, right? After 25 years of ignoring the ... Continue Read…

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Why Apple Hides Features

woensdag 18 september 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

What? You don’t know why Apple hides so many features on iOS, macOS, iPhones, iPads, and Macs? Well, me neither. Seriously. I don’t know. Apple packs plenty of features into new products and new OS versions every year. Maybe the marketing budget ...…

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How Apple Recycles & Reinvents Itself

dinsdag 10 september 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Apple just might be one of the best technology companies at reinventing itself. It happens. It does not happen often. Google has tried and failed for years. It remains a search engine advertising company. IBM used to be about hardware and services. …

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Goodbye, Mac; Hello, iPad?

dinsdag 3 september 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Anybody out there remember one of Steve Jobs’ last acts on stage? It was to introduce the iPad in 2010. He died in 2011. Jobs positioned the $499 iPad smack between iPhone and the Mac in Apple’s product line and there it ... Continue Reading »

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Beat The Photoshop Subscription

dinsdag 27 augustus 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Look around. It doesn’t take much effort to see the latest trends on the App Store. Subscriptions. They’re everywhere. Even Apple is in the game with Apple Music and iPhone Upgrade Program. Subscriptions have been around as long as I can remember– .…

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The Price Of Apple’s Subscriptions

dinsdag 20 augustus 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Guess what? Our new Apple Cards arrived. That means we have yet another way to spend money now, pay it back later, and never go out of the house. Thanks to Wallet and the Apple Card’s purchase details we can see better ... Continue Reading »

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Guess Who Says Windows Is Dying?

dinsdag 13 augustus 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Take it from someone who knows– Windows is a pain in the patootie to use and more of a pain to manage. My day-to-day work involves Macs, Windows PCs, some Chromebooks, and a few Linux servers scattered all over the place. Mac ... Continue Reading »

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The Problem With An iPhone Firewall

dinsdag 6 augustus 2019 inBohemian Boomer (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Your Mac has a built-in firewall to keep intruders from connecting to your Mac through an internet or network connection. Apple has the firewall turned off by default. Yes, macOS security is that good. I turn my Mac’s firewall on and make ... Contin…

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