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Apple Watch battery life

Apple is working on watchOS 3.1, which is still in beta. I don’t know what changes Apple made to the new version of watchOS, but the under-the-hood changes have led to a dramatic improvement in battery life for the Apple Watch. Battery life of the Apple Watch The battery in the…(Read More)

iOS 10 Mail threads

The Mail app in iOS 10 organizes emails “as threads” to make them easier to read. But sometimes this particular way of organizing email conversations has the opposite effect, making them harder to read. In this article, I’ll shed some light on how threads work in Mail under iOS 10 and I’ll show…(Read More)

Tapback in iOS 10

When Apple announced Stickers and Tapback for iMessages in iOS 10, my first thought was: “What a useless gimmick”. I would have preferred that Apple had spent more resources on making iCloud Drive more like Dropbox. It’s been a few weeks since iOS 10 was officially released, and I have to admit that I…(Read More)

iPhone 7 Plus camera

As I wrote in my previous article about the iPhone 7, its new camera was one of the driving factors in my decision to upgrade. I have had a couple of more days to shoot photos, and I’m thoroughly impressed by the performance of the iPhone 7 Plus camera. iPhone 7 Plus camera in…(Read More)

iPhone 7

I finally received the black iPhone 7 Plus that I ordered three weeks ago. I have had a couple of days to play with it, and I wanted to share my first impression. Spoiler alert: It’s better than I thought it would be! Pundits have criticized the lack of innovation in the new iPhone…(Read More)


I am constantly on the lookout for new apps that help me be more productive by saving time and automating repetitive tasks. In this post, I present MailButler, an incredibly useful plugin for Apple Mail. MailButler Feingeist Software, the developer behind MailButler, calls the app “Your personal assistant for Apple Mail”. It is a very…(Read More)

iPhone 7 Launch Day

Compared to past iPhone launches, this year’s iPhone 7 launch didn’t go well for many Apple fans, me included. In this post I’ll share my personal experience and strategies for next year’s launch. In the last couple of years, I always got my new iPhone on launch day. I don’t…(Read More)

SuperDuper before macOS reinstall

macOS (previously known as OS X) is a very solid operating system that usually doesn’t require a lot of reboots and only rarely has to be reinstalled. But occasionally you run into an issue that warrants reinstalling the operating system (OS). That’s especially true if you installed beta versions of macOS. In this…(Read More)

Apple Watch Series 2

On September 7th, Apple announced the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods and updates to the iWork suite. In this post I’ll share my thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 2. I have worn my Apple Watch since it was first released. It’s a good product that has certainly improved my…(Read More)

AppleScript to detect OCR

For a while I have struggled to find a simple solution that would allow me to detect if OCR has already been applied to a given PDF document. I finally figured it out and wanted to share the solution with you. As part of my paperless workflow, I scan every document with my trusted Fujitsu…(Read More)

iPhone 7

On September 7th, Apple announced the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods and updates to the iWork suite. In this post I’ll share my thoughts on the new iPhone 7. The new iPhone 7 is a solid upgrade over the iPhone 6s. Unlike many earlier non-s upgrades, Apple hasn’t changed the…(Read More)

Lightning strike - surge protector

Most electronic devices are very sensitive to electrical power surges and can get easily damaged if one occurs. So it’s a smart idea to invest in a good surge protector. But if you make the same mistake I made, you may still end up with damaged equipment. We have had a lot of thunderstorms…(Read More)

Quicken 2016

In the past few years, Intuit has done an incredibly awful job positioning Quicken, its personal finance software, on the Mac. Despite my experience with Quicken Essentials and Quicken 2015, I decided to upgrade to Quicken 2016. In this post I’ll share my first impression of the latest version and tell you if the…(Read More)