Initial Apple Music Impressions

On June 30th at around 10am, the switch was flipped on the iOS 8.4 upgrade that contained the new Apple Music app and about an hour later, Beats 1 went live on the new streaming service. Overall, it’s been a fairly smooth launch from what I gather, and I’ve had a chance to kick the […]

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A quick Apple Music scorecard

Recently, I posted my wish list of what I’d like to see in Apple Music before the WWDC announcement and while I’m really excited overall, I do still have some questions.  Here’s a few bulleted thoughts based on what we know right now. Things I’m excited about They nailed the ‘architecture’ question I had. You […]

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The Apple Watch

About 2 weeks ago, my wife handed me a box that contained a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch w/ a black Sport Band. It was an early Father’s Day / 5 year Anniversary combo gift, but it had showed up about 2 weeks early and she knew there was no way my impulsive self would […]

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My ‘Apple Music’ Wish List

In the next few weeks Apple is set to announce a slew of updates to iOS and OS X. Most rumors indicate that we’ll see a lot of small improvements with every corner of the Apple ecosystem, but I’m looking most forward to the impending announcement of the new Apple / Beats product that should […]

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Bulletin Shutting Down

Sad but it had to happen. We were too late to the RSS ‘gold rush’ after the Google Reader announcement. I’m still proud of what Michael and I were able to build but there are so many great alternatives that are backed by an infinitely larger userbase than Bulletin’s. I have some ideas rattling around […]

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Back to the iPhone 6

So, my two month experiment with the iPhone 6 Plus has come to an end. As it turns out, I use my phone one handed way more than I thought, and the Plus made that way too difficult. Further, I kept waiting for that moment where the phone didn’t feel like I was carrying a […]

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Time to upgrade …?

My home iMac is getting comically slow and I think it’s time to either sell it before the hard drive dies or pay the price to upgrade to SSD. I’ve been considering a handful of options to get a machine that doesn’t take 10 minute to fully start up and they break out in the […]

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Switching to the 6 plus

I wasn’t aware that a lot of prominent bloggers were apparently going through the same experience that I was. http://www.marco.org/2015/04/06/life-with-the-iphone-6-plus http://www.512pixels.net/blog/2015/4/well-i-switched-to-the-iphone-6-plus http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/04/two-weeks-with-the-iphone-6-plus/ I decided some time ago that while I really like the 6, I wanted to try the 6 plus to see if the larger screen and battery life improvement were worth the trade […]

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Spotify is perfect except…

I wish @spotify would ape the ‘Just For You’ section in Beats Music. — Daniel Andrews (@danielandrews) March 24, 2015 I love what Spotify has become over the past year or two. I was a Rdio user but saw the light last summer and haven’t looked back. The app is fast and easy to use […]

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