Apple’s “Vintage and Obsolete Products” Repair Policy

The following copy is taken directly from Apple’s website: Owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured—or longer where required by law. Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete and vintage products. I’m […]

Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to OS X Sierra, and How to Hide the Upgrade from the App Store

Do Not Upgrade to Sierra macOS Sierra has just been released, and I’m sure you’re all getting bombarded with software upgrade messages. However, do not upgrade to Sierra—It’s a brand-new OS, which means lots of software bugs and problems. See the additional reasons not to upgrade below. Minimum System Requirements Are Not Enough Your computer […]

Top Ten Films of 2015

10. Phoenix Phoenix (2014) Directed by Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Pütter. A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust. 9. Carol Carol (2015) Directed by Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler. An aspiring photographer develops an […]

10 Best Films of 2014

Yes, this is an Apple-based blog. But, I’m a huge movie fan. So, here’s my top-ten list for 2014 (in no particular order). Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (2014) Cold in July Cold in July (2014) Foxcatcher Foxcatcher (2014) Interstellar Interstellar (2014) The Imitation Game The Imitation Game (2014) Whiplash Whiplash (2014) The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand […]

Trick Siri Into Using Google Maps

You can “trick” Siri into using Google Maps, instead of Apple Maps. Activate Siri Ask for directions, but end the statement with the phrase “via transit.” This will force iOS to use an app that offers transit directions (which Apple Maps does not). From there you can select Google Maps as your route provider, and […]

Google Reader Filter

Google Reader is on the way out, but here’s a great filter plugin. Google Reader Filter filters duplicated entries and unwanted content, or highlights chosen content based on keywords. Google Reader Filter It works on Firefox, and you’ll need Greasemonkey installed first.