February

Apple likely to stumble badly with new iPad Pro and MacBook Air, but it's not Apple's fault

(March 18, 2020) Today Apple introduced an updated MacBook Air, and a new iPad, amidst a historic economic downturn thanks to a double whammy of a global pandemic, and a global price war in the oil market between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Any company when releasing new products hope their customers will rush to the store and buy buy buy. Apple has relied on a pattern of goading its customers into upgrading every year, and the company has been so successful at this it is one of the largest market-capitalization companies on the planet. But, Apple is probably running headlong into a perfect storm that could do great damage to Apple.

Scammy pricing for 'upgraded' old Apple Airport Time Capsule

(February 24, 2020) While hunting for Airport Time Capsule's to buy, I came across this listing that's an outright scam - if you know what's involved. The listing is for a first generation Time Capsule device, that has been professionally upgraded to have an 8 TB hard disk. The price? A shocking $453 (US). Oh, my.

Buying 2nd hand Time Capsules and finding other peoples data

(February 22, 2020) I am saving a lot of money on Time Capsule devices by buying old Time Capsule's 2nd hand. But every single one I've bought so far came along with the data from the original owner. This warning of course not only applies to Time Capsule devices, but any device with data storage, including computers, tablet computers, cell phones and even digital cameras. So... HEY PEOPLE!!! ERASE YOUR DATA BEFORE SELLING OR DONATING YOUR OLD DEVICES!!!!

How to run Windows on an iPad Pro

(February 20, 2020) Ever want to run Windows on an iPad? Me neither, but apparently someone wanted to do so, and developed a solution. UTM is an iPadOS app that is a virtual machine emulator that supports not only Windows but a variety of other operating systems. File this in the "why did someone think of this" category.