Lots of people like to use lossless digital music files. These are files that reproduce exactly what is on a CD, with no loss in quality; they can even go further, offering high-resolution capabilities, with bit depths and sample rates well above that of CD. One of the advantages of lossless files is that they […]
Author: Kirk McElhearn
Neil Young’s Toberlone-shaped Pono high-resolution music player, which was supposed to be released in the fall, has been delayed until the first quarter of 2015. This product earned $6.25 million on Kickstarter, then $7 million on Crowdfunder, which is a crowd-funding investment site, so the company has around $13 million (though they don’t have all […]
TextExpander is another one of those utilities that I couldn’t live without on my Mac. The principle is simple: you set up snippets of text that TextExpander replaces when you type certain abbreviations. For example – let me go turn TextExpander off, so it doesn’t expand what I’m going to type… – I type hrf […]
I’ve been using the excellent BitTorrent Sync app to keep some folders synchronized across my two Macs. I work mostly on my Mac Pro, but also do some work on my MacBook Pro. Also, when I write books and articles, I generally do the screenshots on the MacBook Pro, because it has a retina display. […]
I’ve seen several articles with similar titles recently, as we approach Apple’s 9/9 media event presenting (almost definitely) the iPhone 6, and (perhaps) the iWatch, or whatever it will be called. But here’s everything we know about the iWatch right now: Yes, that’s all we know.
“Every summer stewards at the ancient monument in Wiltshire water the site to keep the grass healthy and green and the earth well nourished.
But this year the hosepipe was not log enough and failed to reach the outer part of the circle – where no stones stand.
The dried out land, which couldn’t be reached, revealed marks of parched grass which were spotted by a volunteer who alerted experts.”
WTF? Decades, even centuries of archeologists didn’t find this, and all it took was a too-short watering hose? What else are scientists too dim to find…?
If you’re a Shakespeare buff like I am, you probably like having all of the Bard of Stratford’s works on your iPad or iPhone. It’s great to be able to dip into a play or poem when you have some down time, or when you’re waiting for an appointment. You can download free or paid […]
Ah, iCloud. If you had a buck for every time I had a problem with you, I’d be sitting on a nest egg. Like a lot of people in my profession – and 1 million testers of the public beta – I installed pre-release versions of OS X 10.10 Yosemite to get a head start […]