I'm loving the new 2018 iPad Pro. It's amazingly fast, showing off Apple's chops in hardware design like no Macintosh can do. Frankly, it's as important an advance as the iPhone X! Amazing Progress from Apple When the first iPad Pro came out in 2015, I was astonished to see that Apple's in-house A9X CPU had passed the Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs in my old Mac Mini and 2007 MacBook … [Read more...] about The 2018 iPad Pro is a Beast!
I recently built the biggest, clunkiest iPad mini case ever, transforming my old Macintosh SE case into an iPad stand. But what to do with that empty case? Why, it's the perfect size for a custom Mini-ITX PC! Introducing my liquid-cooled Core i7 monster Mac SE! Creative Packaging After removing the original Macintosh motherboard, I was struck by its neat packaging in the … [Read more...] about My Core i7 Macintosh SE
Back in February, after my 25-year-old IBM Model M keyboard toasted yet another USB converter, I decided it was time to update my keyboard. I am a fast typist, and like a keyboard with long travel, solid feedback, and no flex in the chassis. In other words, an updated IBM Model M! At the time, the Das Keyboard Model S for Mac had just been released, so I jumped on that … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: Unicomp Spacesaver M Keyboard for Mac
I make my living typing, and always have. From my days as a systems administrator to today doing whatever it is that I do, half my waking hours are spent in front of the keyboard. I've long used a very specific and much loved keyboard: A 1987 IBM Model M. But, in need of Macintosh keys and a USB connection, I jumped at the opportunity to pick up the brand-new Das Keyboard Model … [Read more...] about Review: Das Keyboard Model S for Mac (and Why I’m Sending It Back)
Among the useful features and applications bundled into Mac OS X, Photo Booth is not exactly the most useful. Still, it's handy to sometimes have an application to snap a photo of yourself or your surroundings while on the go. But Photo Booth has no preferences pane, and the default delay and BRIGHT screen flash can ruin your picture. Here's a quick tip on how to use Photo Both … [Read more...] about How To Use Mac Photo Booth With No Flash or Delay