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December 2017


Downloading Files With iCab Mobile


—December 7, 2017

November 2017


Essential Apple Watch Apps


—November 20, 2017

The Case for RSS


—November 13, 2017

October 2017


The Apple TV’s Value Proposition


—October 13, 2017

September 2017


Living on Cellular


—September 29, 2017

This Is My Next iPhone


—September 21, 2017

The Best Utility Apps for iOS


—September 11, 2017

August 2017


The Ideal iPhone Lineup


—August 21, 2017

Home Screens and Linen


—August 7, 2017

July 2017


The Nano and Shuffle Discontinuation


—July 28, 2017

On Subscription Pricing


—July 22, 2017

Canopy by Studio Neat


—July 21, 2017

The New Initial Charge


—July 12, 2017

June 2017


The iPhone Launch


—June 29, 2017

iOS 11


—June 22, 2017

The New Mac Lineup


—June 8, 2017

WWDC Wishlist


—June 4, 2017

May 2017


Thoughts on a Potential Echo Competitor


—May 30, 2017

Fever to Feedbin


—May 23, 2017

Apple AirPods


—May 11, 2017

April 2017


The Platform’s Ceiling Is Irrelevant


—April 11, 2017

March 2017


On the New iPad


—March 29, 2017

Lightning Everything


—March 16, 2017

February 2017


Top Shelf


—February 27, 2017

The Future of Computing


—February 7, 2017

Web Design on the iPad


—February 2, 2017

January 2017


Retro Gaming on Apple TV


—January 23, 2017

Apple Needs a Watch Jailbreak


—January 3, 2017

December 2016


The Gift of Computing


—December 20, 2016

iPhone 6s Battery Woes


—December 13, 2016

The Future of AirPort


—December 6, 2016

November 2016


Holiday Gift Guide


—November 28, 2016

My Dream Setup, Revised


—November 15, 2016

Moving to Plex


—November 8, 2016

Thoughts on MacBook Pro


—November 2, 2016

October 2016


Apple Watch Optimism


—October 25, 2016

My Apple Watch Setup


—October 19, 2016

Canceling Netflix


—October 10, 2016

September 2016


Initial Thoughts on iOS 10


—September 15, 2016

Seen on the Seventh


—September 8, 2016

August 2016


The Amiibo Resistance


—August 30, 2016

My Tech Travel Bag


—August 10, 2016

Apple’s Headphone Plans


—August 1, 2016

July 2016


Travel Kit Additions


—July 20, 2016

Headphone Jack Theory


—July 14, 2016

Push to WordPress v1.1


—July 7, 2016

On Apple’s Move to Intel


—July 4, 2016

June 2016


Thoughts on iOS 10


—June 20, 2016

WWDC Wishlist


—June 10, 2016

Launch Ulysses Workflow


—June 6, 2016

April 2016


‘I Do’


—April 26, 2016

The Dream Setup


—April 21, 2016

Push to Ulysses Workflow


—April 14, 2016

March 2016


A Heartfelt Thank You and Why I Love Twitter


—March 30, 2016

Looped In


—March 23, 2016

The Apple TV


—March 2, 2016

February 2016


RIP Twitter


—February 7, 2016

On Changing RSS Services


—February 4, 2016

January 2016


Why iOS is Compelling


—January 31, 2016

Spending Apple Store Gift Cards


—January 15, 2016

December 2015


The New Initial Charge


—December 29, 2015

Additional Thoughts on Apple Watch


—December 24, 2015

Apple Watch


—December 15, 2015

Notable Products


—December 12, 2015

The Apple TV’s Mixed Reception


—December 1, 2015

November 2015


Moving On


—November 26, 2015

Digital Housekeeping


—November 19, 2015

The App Store Bubble


—November 13, 2015

Replacing the Apple Remote App


—November 11, 2015

October 2015


Hardware Acquisition Strategy


—October 27, 2015

On Console Gaming


—October 20, 2015

Two Weeks with iPhone 6s


—October 9, 2015

September 2015


Twitter’s 140-Character Limit


—September 28, 2015

My New Device Naming Scheme


—September 25, 2015

iPhone, Supply, and Demand


—September 15, 2015

This is My Next iPhone


—September 11, 2015

Test Driving MP3 CDs


—September 4, 2015

August 2015


Predicting Apple’s Upcoming Events


—August 26, 2015

T-Shirt Linking 301


—August 19, 2015

July 2015


Considering Piwik


—July 28, 2015

The Cost of Cord Cutting


—July 8, 2015

June 2015


Keeping Track of Birthdays in iOS


—June 30, 2015

How to Switch to DuckDuckGo


—June 23, 2015

Apple Music


—June 20, 2015

May 2015


Notes on the Google I/O Keynote


—May 30, 2015

On Native Advertising


—May 26, 2015

April 2015


A Place for the iPad


—April 30, 2015

Regarding Battery Outliers


—April 20, 2015

On Publishing Frequency


—April 13, 2015

Bear Motion for iPad Review


—April 6, 2015

March 2015


Essential iPad Accessories


—March 31, 2015

February 2015


Podcasts That I’m Listening To


—February 20, 2015

January 2015


The Peter Principle


—January 17, 2015

November 2014


The Recent Podcast Renaissance


—November 2, 2014

October 2014


This is My Next iPad


—October 24, 2014

Mac Media Server: Fit Headless


—October 9, 2014

September 2014


The Demise of the Camera Roll


—September 30, 2014

Thoughts on Apple Watch


—September 21, 2014

Apple Pay


—September 12, 2014

June 2014


Yosemite


—June 3, 2014

April 2014


Thoughts on the Amazon Fire TV


—April 5, 2014

March 2014


Mac Media Server: Transferring iTunes


—March 21, 2014

January 2014


Thermodo by Robocat


—January 18, 2014

December 2013


Quickly Rating Songs in iOS 7


—December 27, 2013

My Favorite Things


—December 15, 2013

November 2013


The End of Plasma


—November 7, 2013

Apple’s New iPhone Lineup


—September 13, 2013

June 2013


Mac Media Server: Going Headless


—June 8, 2013

March 2013


On Google Reader


—March 23, 2013

December 2012


Using Photo Stream for Christmas Lists


—December 4, 2012

August 2012


iPad Mini Could Set the Stage for Next Year


—August 27, 2012

Hulu Plus on Apple TV


—August 17, 2012

June 2012


Just Buy an Apple Router


—June 7, 2012

April 2012


Sunstroke for iPhone


—April 30, 2012

February 2012


The iPad 3’s Home Button


—February 28, 2012

October 2011


My Expectations


—October 4, 2011

September 2011


Regarding Windows 8 and Metro


—September 19, 2011

Biting the Bullet


—September 11, 2011

Tweet Marker


—September 5, 2011

July 2011


The New MacBook Air and Mac mini


—July 24, 2011

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo


—July 19, 2011

A Better Aux-In Jack


—July 4, 2011

June 2011


The Future is Coming to the Masses


—June 13, 2011

WWDC 2011 Predictions


—June 6, 2011

May 2011


What Twitter Should Do with TweetDeck


—May 27, 2011

Writer for Mac


—May 15, 2011

On Android Software Updates


—May 11, 2011

What Would You Buy First?


—May 4, 2011

April 2011


iPhone Weather Apps


—April 28, 2011

iPhone 5 and 4S


—April 26, 2011

Apple’s TV Set


—April 18, 2011

AirPlay and Instacast


—April 16, 2011

Instacast


—April 11, 2011

Tiny Wings


—April 6, 2011

March 2011


On Music Piracy


—March 25, 2011

The Future of Zune


—March 20, 2011

Why I’m not Buying an iPad 2


—March 11, 2011

February 2011


Mac OS X Lion


—February 25, 2011

HP webOS Tablet Rumors


—February 2, 2011

January 2011


The iPad 2’s Retina Display


—January 19, 2011

iOS 4.3 Beta 1


—January 14, 2011

New Link Post Format


—January 12, 2011

Thoughts on the Mac App Store


—January 7, 2011

December 2010


Hat Tip to MonoPrice


—December 28, 2010

Apple TV


—December 28, 2010

Horror Vacui 2


—December 26, 2010

The Cable Service Conundrum


—December 4, 2010

November 2010


Rumored iPad 2 Hardware Features


—November 28, 2010

Maybe We Will Forget


—November 16, 2010

October 2010


Thoughts on ‘Back to the Mac’


—October 22, 2010

$299 is Expensive


—October 7, 2010

September 2010


Apple Releases 4.2 Beta to Developers


—September 18, 2010

Apple TV


—September 5, 2010

iPod nano


—September 3, 2010

The Setup


—September 1, 2010

August 2010


Apple Holding Media Event September 1


—August 28, 2010

Uninstalling Xcode


—August 15, 2010

New iPod touch Details Surface


—August 7, 2010

June 2010


iOS 4 Launches Today


—June 21, 2010

iPhone 4


—June 7, 2010

Steve Jobs on Stage at D8


—June 2, 2010

May 2010


iPhone 4.0 Beta 4


—May 21, 2010

Apple iPad


—May 18, 2010

April 2010


iPad 3G Has Shipped


—April 29, 2010

Steve Jobs on Flash


—April 29, 2010

Final Thoughts on Gizmodo


—April 23, 2010

Microsoft Kin


—April 22, 2010

Next-Gen iPhone Leak


—April 19, 2010

Opera Mini Impressions


—April 13, 2010

iPhone OS 4 Screenshots


—April 10, 2010

iPhone OS 4


—April 9, 2010

Apple iPhone OS Event Rumors


—April 8, 2010

The iPad as a Blank Slate


—April 7, 2010

March 2010


A Glimpse at Upcoming iPad Apps


—March 27, 2010

The iPad Pre-Order


—March 12, 2010

February 2010


The App Store’s Shaky Foundation


—February 26, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series


—February 25, 2010

Plants vs. Zombies


—February 24, 2010

Keeping in Sync


—February 13, 2010

Sans Comments


—February 10, 2010

iPad Dashboard Widgets


—February 4, 2010

January 2010


On the iPad and Multi-Tasking


—January 29, 2010

Apple iPad Accessories


—January 27, 2010

Apple iPad


—January 27, 2010

Naming ‘The Tablet’


—January 25, 2010

The Amazon Kindle


—January 23, 2010

The Apple Tablet


—January 19, 2010

Outside, by Robocat


—January 8, 2010

December 2009


Google Gives ‘Google Phone’ to Employees


—December 12, 2009

November 2009


High Profile Developers Abandoning the iPhone


—November 15, 2009

Apple Magic Mouse


—November 6, 2009

October 2009


Apple TV 3.0 Software Update


—October 30, 2009

Tweetie 2


—October 19, 2009

September 2009


First & 20


—September 22, 2009

Zune HD


—September 17, 2009

Motorola CLIQ


—September 11, 2009

The New iPod Lineup


—September 10, 2009

iTunes 9


—September 10, 2009

iPhone OS 3.1


—September 9, 2009

Snow Leopard


—September 6, 2009

August 2009


September Apple Event Predictions


—August 30, 2009

Preparing for Snow Leopard


—August 27, 2009

Possible iTunes 9 Features


—August 20, 2009

iPhone Weather Apps


—August 14, 2009

Ninjawords and the App Store


—August 7, 2009

Apple, AT&T, and Google Voice


—August 4, 2009

Snow Leopard Build 10A421a


—July 25, 2009

Feed a Fever


—July 21, 2009

My iPhone 3GS Plans


—June 19, 2009

WebOS Task Management


—June 14, 2009

Regarding MacBook Pro Naming


—June 13, 2009

iPhone OS 3.0


—June 10, 2009

WWDC Keynote 2009


—June 9, 2009

WWDC 2009 Predictions


—June 8, 2009

Google Wave


—June 4, 2009

May 2009


Palm Pre Syncs Media with iTunes


—May 29, 2009

April 2009


Music Alerts, a Mini Review


—April 29, 2009

Feature Wishlist for Tweetie


—April 23, 2009

How to Force Empty the Trash


—March 27, 2009

iPhone Recovery Mode


—March 25, 2009