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Posted on June 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

Thoughts on the 2019 Mac Pro pricing

What you think about the 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR pricing is probably dead wrong.

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Mophie Juice Pack Plus seeks home

Having upgraded to an iPhone 6s and selling my 5s to Gazelle, I have a two-year-old (Product)RED-colored Mophie Juice Pack Plus that I no longer need. Fair disclosure—there’s a fair bit of cosmetic wear on the case, particularly parts of the rubber ring that have worn away. But the case is still very usable and […]

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Freebies you didn’t know you already had

This blog post is something of a how-to for doing something that may be a little unethical, so proceed duly warned. For obvious reasons, I won’t divulge exactly which iOS app I’m referring to. Let’s just call it the XYZ Social Sharing Video Editor. Honestly, I hate XYZ Social Sharing Video Editor. It’s a pitiful […]

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 9:46 am

Instaflash before and after

If you follow me on social media, you’re probably aware that Instaflash is, almost certainly, my very favorite iOS app. Every time the developer puts it on sale or, on rare occasion, gives it away for free, I’ve always reposted the news. I’m taking this moment with my blog—completely of my own doing (no compensation […]

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

The number game

Let me describe a phenomenon I experience sporadically. I’m an avid user of Tweetbot on my iOS devices, although I heartily recommend Twitterrific to most of my friends and colleagues for its splendid interface. Even the aging Mac desktop app which I still use is better than nearly everything else out there. Tweetbot, however, avails […]

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

My position on new Apple hardware

Since a few people have already inquired (assumed?) as to whether I’d be upgrading to the iPhone 5, I’m composing this boilerplate reply. No, I’m not planning on it, considering I don’t really have the money for it and, even if I did, I’d instead by a replacement for my misplaced iPad 3 (that was […]

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Why you need to stop complaining about Facebook’s redesign (hint: it’s a big improvement)

Absolutely true story: an acquaintance of mine was in a water cooler conversation and overheard someone comment that Facebook had undergone a new round of changes. His immediate response: “I HATE when Facebook does that! They change just because they can and won’t leave alone something that isn’t broken.” He was quick to bash Facebook […]

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

The forecast: mostly cloudy

I am really excited about Apple’s new iCloud service, and insanely impressed that it’ll be free. It’s perfect for me because the ability to synchronize my calendars and contacts instantly across my devices is the only part of the now-defunct MobileMe that I cared for. I had other solutions that mirrored the rest of MobileMe’s […]

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

Is Lee going to buy an iPad 2?

I’ll get asked this plenty of times, so I’ll just answer pre-emptively. I’m not saying I would turn it down if someone handed me one and said, “This is for you.” But for myself, no, I’m not planning on picking up an iPad 2. There, I said it. Unlike the iPhone 4 which brought significantly […]

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 7:13 pm

How to convert Stroke masks to transparency in Adobe Illustrator

Make no mistake that I am not fond of my office’s current logo. However, I’m setting that fact aside for the purposes of this post. And permit me to warn you, the reader, that the content of this post is aimed at those with a reasonable working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. This isn’t quite beginner […]

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Fade to/from black on iMovie for iPhone

I’ve been asked once or twice how I pulled off a fade to or from black in the little videos I’ve edited with the iMovie for iPhone app since the app lacks the native capacity to do so. Until such time that Apple sees fit to add this functionality, the workaround is simple: just keep […]