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iOS 11 Features & Changes

9to5Mac posted a really nice twenty-seven minute video illustrating over one hundred new features and changes found in the first beta of iOS 11. I didn’t count them all, but there are a ton. There’s no fluff in these twenty-seven minutes; they’re filled with illustration after illustration of new features. So if you missed WWDC […]

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Sale: iPad Pro, 9.7″ 128gb

I’m selling my 9.7″ iPad Pro. It is in like new condition, and by “like new” I mean there isn’t a single scratch on this thing. I’m including the Smart Keyboard and the silicone cover for the back of the device. $600 OBO for iPad, keyboard cover, & silicone back case. You can find me […]

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Keeping up with Technology

I want to share a few of my favorite people and places on the internet. If you are looking for a way to keep up with technology news and reviews, these are great places to start. Each heading links to a Twitter account. Brian Renshaw for tech and productivity Brian is a good friend, and […]

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iOS 11 Wishlist

Here’s the best podcast I’ve heard on this topic. My top three wishes: Dark mode A better way to find the app you want in split view Markdown support for Apple Notes If we get all three, I’m doing an end zone dance on Monday. The last one is the least likely, dark mode seems […]

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Zoom & GoodNotes for Online Teaching

This is a season of lasts. The last Greek 3 class has come and gone, today is the last day of exams, this afternoon will be my last private Greek lesson with two particularly amazing students, and yesterday was the last online lesson with a student I have been teaching Classical Greek. Two apps have […]

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Dock Preferences

I think it is important, if you you do have the Dock showing at all times, to have this box checked in the Dock system preferences: Checking this box will help keep your workflow streamlined, even in the middle of the day when you are running from task to task with 5-10 apps open. You […]

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The Dock: For Apps You Love

I’m still thinking about the reasoning behind Michael Williams’ TED talk and the idea of “Calm by Design.” What about our laptops? Sure, we could use a calming picture as our desktop background, and of course we all keep our laptop homescreen free of files and folders because it’s 2017 and no rational human being […]

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“Calm by Design”

Over the weekend Renshaw tweeted a TED talk that caused me to rearrange my iPhone home screen. Mike Williams’ talk goes something like this: Problem: You are distracted by design. You are constantly pulled towards your phone, and this hampers your abilty to enjoy life. Comfort: You aren’t alone. We are all in this together. […]

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Favorite Albums

If I’m listenin to music these days, chances are it’s one of these albums, which I’ve downloaded from Apple Music: City and Colour, The Hurry and the Harm (2013) Jason Isbell, Southeastern (2013) and Something More than Free (2015) The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You (2009), The Carpenter (2012), and True Sadness (2016) […]

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Apple Music

My wife and I have subscribed to Apple Music since the service released, and we love it. Here are a few ways I would like to see it improve: I wish it were a little better at helping me find new releases and particularly new releases that I’ll enjoy. I would like to see the […]