Initial Charge is written and produced by Michael Rockwell and focuses on Apple products, mobile software, the web, and other geek-related topics.
Photo by Maggie Gallagher
If you’d like to share your comments, ideas, or suggestions about the site, I’d love to hear them. Whether it’s a technical problem, a typo, a suggestion for a review, or just a thought you’d like to share, please send them my way. You may direct your correspondence to email@example.com or get in touch on Twitter by mention or direct message — @initialcharge.
Initial Charge is primarily written and produced on a 64GB, space gray iPad Air 2 — a device that singlehandedly changed the way I work. Before acquiring the iPad, the site was produced on my 11-inch MacBook Air — which is now only used for browser testing and certain image editing tasks in Pixelmator. The machine features a 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, and a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor. A great deal of writing and administrative work is also performed on a 256GB, space gray iPhone 8.
- Things for iPhone and iPad
- Web Tools
- Feed Hawk
Screenshots of my iOS and Apple Watch setups are regularly published on the Home Screens page.
Mac OS Software
Initial Charge is hosted by Media Temple. Articles are published using WordPress. In addition to the nearly standard WP Super Cache, Initial Charge uses a small number of excellent WordPress plugins, including VaultPress by Automattic, Yinjie Soon’s DF-Style Linked List, Joseph Dolson’s WP to Twitter, and JSON Feed by Manton Reece and Daniel Jalkut. Stats are tracked using Shaun Inman’s Mint and RSS feeds are synchronized using Feedbin.