• Apple, Uncategorized

    eSIM is superior, but not universal

    eSIM is easy. There is no physical card, only software verification through scanning a QRCode from a provider. Phones can theoretically have as many phone numbers as possible. My iPhone has two eSIMs, one for Wind Tre in Italy and one for AT&T in America. However, when I switch phones, I need to call AT&T to change, and I must go to a Wind Tre store and pay €15 to transfer my phone number to a new phone. Not as seamless as companies want you to believe. In the past, I would buy a regular

  • Apple, Computers

    M1 Mac Update

    After having the M1 Mac for a few months now, I am happy with the little machine, but some hiccups have to be overcome. Apple has fixed many of the issues that plagued the machine, like my dock disconnecting randomly, but others remain, mainly due to software issues with third parties. Some issues will never to be overcome without an update to the number of ports and the possibility to add more RAM. (more…)

  • Apple, Computers, Uncategorized

    Why I am buying the new 2019 Mac Pro

    My old 2009 Mac Pro has had a very long and productive life. The insides of the machine have nothing except one DVD ROM drive from the original packaging. Everything has been upgraded, from the processor to the graphics cards. The machine supports USB type C, and a host of other technologies that were not available when I bought the machine. The firmware has been upgraded to make it seem like a newer version to get a few more years out of the little beast that could. (more…)

  • Apple, Computers, Technology

    Cool does not equal usefulness

    Apple is not listening to its users, and is falling behind with its products being cool and useful.  The new Macbook Pro is anything but a professional machine.  It maybe can replace some desktops, but not all.  It can certainly replace the 2013 Mac Pro, which is supposed to be the top of the line professional computer from Apple.  For some reason Apple takes years to update its computers.  I would love to spend another $5400 on a new Mac Pro with more modern CPUs and GPUs, but I do not have that option.   (more…)

  • Apple, Computers

    Dongles are Apple’s new business model

    I am extremely disappointed with the new Apple Macbook Pro laptops.  Sure the new Touch Bar is a cool gimmick, and that is exactly what it is, but killing all the ports that pros actually use is a huge mistake.  I am not even sure Apple knows what people do with their laptops. I use Apple products for work.  I have Mac Pro computers at home that are powerful enough to handle running multiple VMWare Fusion virtual machines, while I am coding in Eclipse and may be editing photos in Lightroom or Photoshop.   Sorry Apple but the Photos