Category Archives: Apple

News about Apple Tech (hard- and software), stuff I bought/use.

Twenty-two years at Apple

It won’t be long before my employment at Apple exceeds the duration between my birth and graduating from university, the latter action saying I’m no longer a probationary adult. Like last year, it’s a bit of a pisser thanks to … Continue reading

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2001: Mac OS X available

The great leap forward for the PowerPC-based Mac finally happened and it wasn’t smooth nor painless. Many critics called it a paid-public beta; a very old accusation of every OS or application. All the powers-that-be at Apple knew this too … Continue reading

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An iMac on Mars!

Not exactly. The recent probe Perseverance utilizes what was state-0f-the-art in the first iMac in 1998, the G3 processor with its blazing speed of 233 MHz (most processors are in the single-digit GHz range or at least a thousand times faster). No … Continue reading

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Fry’s bites the dust

“Well, that was sudden but sounds like them,” was my immediate reaction because customer service, product knowledge and basic human interactions were alien concepts to the Austin location. Ergo, them being open one day and then shut down nationwide seemed … Continue reading

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A belated farewell to (Adobe) Flash

This browser plug-in to make animation and simple games work kept the Internet from being 99% dominated by porno; today it’s probably in the 80% department. I honestly don’t know what the real numbers are but I do consider 99% … Continue reading

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My first attempt at digitizing vinyl worked out

I think Jennifer’s main gift went over well. It’s too soon to tell but I’m confident the middle present (in cost) was a success: Blue October’s latest release on two green vinyl disks. Why green not blue? No clue. As … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it for backing up your data, Sep. 2020 edition

I tried a different tactic in upgrading my iPhone to the new iOS 14, via the Settings since it is often faster than running it through my portable’s version of iTunes. Yes, my personal system is on a lower macOS … Continue reading

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1995: Windows 95 hits the streets around now

Windows 95 was the first major upgrade to PCs in four-to-five years and Microsoft’s latest attempt to make their clunky GUI more Mac-like…without paying for it. Many hack comedians and Doonsebury went for all the easy jokes on the software’s initial flaws … Continue reading

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My new portable for 2020

Got a new portable to assist my existing MacBook Pro I tend to do the majority of Maggi Picayune on. I was finally impressed by the features and price point by the MacBook Air, it’s what I decided to make Bugs … Continue reading

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Twenty-one years with Apple today

Rather neat that these two things (work and Easter) coincide today. I think we’re all in agreement…better circumstances are desired. Plans? None since it’s Sunday and I’m four-to-nine years off of anything Apple might do to acknowledge my tenure. Let’s … Continue reading

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Check out my new “smart” water bottle!

We constantly hear it in America, not sure about other countries, but we don’t drink enough water. Given all the unhealthy things we Americans generally guzzle in excess: soft drinks, booze, sweet tea (especially in the South), drip coffee, ‘sports’ … Continue reading

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House modification, January 2020 update

This was a bigger pain in the ass to install than the directions made it seem. I was lucky to have my friend Kathy pitch in because it took four hands to juggle the part on the inside of the … Continue reading

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I finally bought or replaced the Apple TV at my house

I grew tired of watching The Mandolorian on my portable and the Disney+ App hasn’t been created for Vizio-brand TVs. Given my profession, you need to watch the hit Star Wars-based show immediately because co-workers are bad at withholding spoilers! Hooking the device … Continue reading

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Sixty-five years of progress in miniaturization

That stack of 62,500 punchcards represents 4.5 MB of data circa 1955. I remember my dad doing his CS homework/projects on those things in the early Seventies! Today, my current iPhone Xs holds over 14,000 times that much information and … Continue reading

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Apple’s new stuff, namely services are pretty cool

Tim and Company came out to show off what everybody expected. A new iPhone, a new Watch and a new iPad alongside what some of the OS features would be. The cooler stuff which impressed even a grizzled support veteran … Continue reading

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KMAG is back!

Shortly around KMAG’s 17th anniversary, its ten-year home, a 2009 Mac Mini I bought mainly to host the stream and all the cool services Mac OS 10.6 Server used to have…crapped out. It only took me a week to ten … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday, I got to participate in a scavenger hunt that utilized Augmented Reality when it came to finding clues to move on to the next destination. This was done for my friend Ebeth’s birthday celebration up at the Domain. Despite … Continue reading

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