Xbox One X?

I know what you must think. This is a Mac Blog, why are you writing about Microsoft hardware? To tell you the truth, I’m not sure. I guess I’m trying to talk myself into buying the new Xbox One X when it’s released this November, if you can even get your hands on one that…

Sounds Good, So Far

It finally happened. On Monday June 5th to open the 2017 WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference), Apple loaded both barrels showing off new software and hardware, some of which were far overdue. Some of it is even available right now. On the software side we got previews of the upcoming OS for Macs, iOS, AppleTV,…

What are You Waiting For?

Apple recently updated the 9.7-inch iPad back at the end of March 2017. This wasn’t a revamping of the entire line just an updated iPad Air 2. Apple dropped the Air in its name. It’s simply called iPad. What is really amazing is the price – starting at $329. This new iPad replaces the iPad…

Speedy Storage

There are many ways to help speed up any computer, not just a Mac. When thinking about the speed of a computer, the first thing you think about is probably the processor, or CPU. There are other factors involved such as the bus speed, RAM (type and speed), graphic processor (video card), and I/O ports….

Conundrum

Conundrum Back in the late 1990s, there was a hokey TV series that used ‘conundrum’ as a code word to identify an agent from the future. Before that show I never really heard that word much, or maybe I just didn’t travel in the right circles. Today it really conveys how I feel about Apple…

Time to Get Back to Work

If you have been wondering, I’m speaking to the four readers out there, what has been going on with this blog, just call me an iMac. Apple last updated the iMac back in October of 2015. I haven’t updated this blog for about the same amount of time. This is my first post since September…

Pro = BIG

It’s been rumored for many months, but the iPad Pro finally sprang into reality yesterday at Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ press event in San Francisco, CA. Apple took over the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to introduce new products for this Fall, and holiday season. There was no surprise that Apple showed two new iPhone models –…

Digitizing VHS Home Movies – Part II

While using a VHS/DVD dubbing machine is the easy way to get analog video into a digital format, it doesn’t allow you to customize the finished product. These allow you to dump the video to a DVD disc, which yields very good results and it is a great way to quickly archive fragile magnetic ‘analog’…

Digitizing VHS Home Movies

If you are like me, you might be at that age when you start looking back in your life. You may also have in your possession, or maybe in your parent’s attic/basement, a dozen or more videotapes from the 80’s and 90’s filled with holidays, birthday parties, and other family events. These could be VHS, SVHS,…

It’s Alien to Me

Anyone who has even briefly perused this blog might get the idea that I love the Mac mini. This is Apple’s smallest and least expensive Macintosh computer. They even updated the mini last year, which didn’t amount to much except to show that Apple doesn’t believe in RAM upgrades after purchase. Since the mini was…