Apple

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iTunes: Family Sharing and Apple Music

I have not posted on tech in quite a while, but after finally getting some things sorted with Apple’s iTunes I thought it might be helpful to some and worthwhile to maybe 2 people to share my experience. This is not a review of the services in any comprehensive sense, there are better reviews than I could write and I do not have the patience for it. (See iMore in particular.) Apple Music This is […]

UPDATE: Using Dropbox for Word Editing on iPad (or, living without Quickoffice and using Pages)

UPDATE 2: Now (November 2014) Microsoft has not only made Office apps available for the iPad, but they have now made them free to use once you register for a free MS account.1 Just add your Dropbox (or OneDrive) account to the account and away you go! So it has taken several years, but here you go. UPDATE: Nearly a year later and iOS 8 is out. Lots of changes including some Pages integration with Dropbox. […]

When is “Health” bad for you?

When it is an app in iOS 8 apparently. I was skeptical when I first read the title of this article: “The New Health App on Apple’s iOS 8 is Literally Dangerous.” I was ready to pass right over it and move on, but then I realized the author had an excellent point. The simple fact that Apple does not let you delete this app from your phone can be a serious problem for people who are […]

iOS 7 Keyboard Tips

I wrote over two years ago about the lack of Bluetooth keyboard support in iOS. Specifically, it just makes no sense to me that Apple should give us some key commands, but not the most basic and useful in Mail. I stumbled across an article from Tao of Mac which points out that while there are still odd limitations there are now new key commands in Safari. Safari now supports a few standard keyboard combinations: Cmd+L […]

Sente Review: Bibliographic software for the Mac & iPad

This is a repost from January 14, 2011. I had thought about doing a new post, but it is still relevant and came up in my conversation with our new Tombros Librarian Chuck Jones and CLA associate dean Christopher Long. I still find Sente to be most useful for me and their new Sync2 has made it even better and easier to set up the same bibliography on multiple machines (i.e., to share with others). There […]

Apple announces OS X Mountain Lion. So what?

Today I posted two articles on Sacred Techs about Apple’s update to their Mac operating system. In the first post I review the new features coming this summer with the release of Mountain Lion. In the second I consider whether this signals a significant shift in Apple’s approach to desktop computing. If you are interested in things Mac and Apple it might be a worthwhile read.  

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Those who know me, follow this blog, or even visit my office know that I have used Apple products for quite some time. Even in those dark years when Steve Jobs was not at the helm I used Apple products, mostly because they were still the easiest and best machine for me to use (particularly with Hebrew and NisusWriter). I have often been accused of being an “Apple Fan Boy,” but I reject that label. […]