All About Apple

I talk Apple once in a while.

I bought an iMac

I bought an iMac. Last week, I pulled the trigger and bought myself an iMac. This has been in my long term plans for a while, and I finally decided it was time. I ended up getting the stock 27 inch model with the 2 Terabyte fusion drive. I added 16 gigs of Crucial RAM...
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My take on WWDC 2017

A few months back I wrote Apple’s 2016 in Review, which took Apple to task with some problems I felt needed to be addressed. It got fairly wide distribution (thank you!) and a lot of constructive feedback, and because of it, I was really looking at WWDC this year as a...
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The challenge of pervasive health monitoring

My piece on Apple’s glucose monitoring project spawned a number of interesting discussions, and that’s led me to think there’s another chapter in this story to discuss. That’s the downsides of our move into constant biometric monitoring,...
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Apple’s rumored Glucose Monitoring Product

There have been some recent discussion about the revelation that Apple is working on a device that would monitor a person’s blood glucose. This device would be non-invasive; i.e. it wouldn’t require lancing a finger to draw blood. Jean-Louis Gassee has a...
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I have no frigging idea

I’ve been having some interesting conversations about Apple in the last few days. One was with Ina Fried, who is now writing at Axios, and she asked a question I struggled answering: “Are you planning to buy a desktop?” As you can see in her daily...
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The Mac Pro lives: Apple promises new gear

So I wake up and fire up twitter, and see that John Gruber has dropped a bomb on my twitter feed and twitter blew up. I had errands to run and a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I’m just now able to sit down and write about this, but it’s given...
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About Dungeon Delve

(I've been playing submarine again, for which I apologize. Among the reasons for this is I have my head down in Swift again, and as I've moved forward in picking up the language I've been putting some time into formalizing the design of the app I'm going to build as...
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I’m coming to terms with the iMac Pro

I just finished a driving trip to go visit family in southern California, and the time on the road gave me the ability to unplug and think things through. I’ve been a very strong proponent of the need for monitor-less desktops in the upcoming rumored refresh coming —...
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My Advice for Apple

An old friend caught me in email on my recent piece on Apple and had a very valid criticism: that I’d gone into detail about what I saw was wrong with Apple, but didn’t really offer any action plan on what to fix it. She was right, and so I sat down and...
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Apple’s 2016 in review

This has been the winter of our discontent. 2016 was the year the tone changed. There’s always been a lot of criticism and griping about anything Apple does (and doesn’t do — it can’t win) but in 2016 I feel like the tone of the chatter about...
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I bought an iMac

I bought an iMac. Last week, I pulled the trigger and bought myself an iMac. This has been in my long term plans for a while, and I finally decided it was time. I ended up getting the stock 27 inch model with the 2 Terabyte fusion drive. I added 16 gigs of Crucial RAM...

My take on WWDC 2017

A few months back I wrote Apple’s 2016 in Review, which took Apple to task with some problems I felt needed to be addressed. It got fairly wide distribution (thank you!) and a lot of constructive feedback, and because of it, I was really looking at WWDC this year as a...

I have no frigging idea

I’ve been having some interesting conversations about Apple in the last few days. One was with Ina Fried, who is now writing at Axios, and she asked a question I struggled answering: “Are you planning to buy a desktop?” As you can see in her daily...

The Mac Pro lives: Apple promises new gear

So I wake up and fire up twitter, and see that John Gruber has dropped a bomb on my twitter feed and twitter blew up. I had errands to run and a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I’m just now able to sit down and write about this, but it’s given...

About Dungeon Delve

(I've been playing submarine again, for which I apologize. Among the reasons for this is I have my head down in Swift again, and as I've moved forward in picking up the language I've been putting some time into formalizing the design of the app I'm going to build as...

I’m coming to terms with the iMac Pro

I just finished a driving trip to go visit family in southern California, and the time on the road gave me the ability to unplug and think things through. I’ve been a very strong proponent of the need for monitor-less desktops in the upcoming rumored refresh coming —...

My Advice for Apple

An old friend caught me in email on my recent piece on Apple and had a very valid criticism: that I’d gone into detail about what I saw was wrong with Apple, but didn’t really offer any action plan on what to fix it. She was right, and so I sat down and...

Apple’s 2016 in review

This has been the winter of our discontent. 2016 was the year the tone changed. There’s always been a lot of criticism and griping about anything Apple does (and doesn’t do — it can’t win) but in 2016 I feel like the tone of the chatter about...

MacBook Pro first impressions

I ordered the 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a couple of hours after the event, and it arrived on the 17th. Since then, I’ve spent a full day setting up the machine, tearing down my office and reconfiguring it to make room for the new beast, and I’ve...

Apple’s marketing on one slide.

Today has been a fascinating day, many many conversations about Apple and a lot of great feedback. It's had me thinking about this more and trying to understand some of the aspects of this that I hadn't really gotten clear in my head. In terms of the event itself, I...

New geek toy: Studio Neat Dock

I've recently added new toy to the collection that I liked enough I wanted to share it with you: Studio Neat's Material Dock I saw an article about Studio Neat's new Material Dock and immediately decided I wanted it. The dock itself has a wood base with Cork bumpers...

The Mac Draft

During the release notes, the Simple Beep folks recorded a "favorite Macs" draft podcast with Stephen Hackett and Christina Warren that I thoroughly enjored and recommend to you to listen to for a fun bit of Mac history. Through it all I was mentally making my own...

Apple Event: No Major Surprises

Appleinsider: For regular AppleInsider readers, last week's Apple event came with no major surprises, as the rumor mill signaled exactly what to expect from the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. Well, except for.... Nintendo, which was the opening act for the event....