Watch out online…

The internet's always been a fairly wild place with few rules to rein in offending behavior. And it's always been a place where plenty of people were ready, willing and able to dupe you -- to run a sheist on you, to phish you, to install malware on your machine, to mess with your mind, [...]

Tim Cook says iPhones are justifiably expensive

2018 iPhone Line-up

In an interview on "Good Morning America", Tim Cook said the following when asked about the prices of the new iPhones, which have grown well above the $1,000 mark: "it's the most advanced device we've ever done... [and]... replaces every other gadget consumers might need". Dear Tim, I would like to propose a challenge to [...]

Enough with the content algorithms!

I'm writing this because I've had enough of the mindf***ing algorithms that every single social media service employs these days, in varying flavors. What do I mean? Well, have you indicated your preference for something on Facebook? Are you surprised by the fact that the posts you see are always geared toward those preferences? Are you [...]

Excessive bass is the bane of modern music

bass boost sucks

In much the same way that too much sugar will give you diabetes and too many calories will make you fat, bass-boosted music ends up being a hollow, crappy experience that will make you deaf and piss off your neighbors. And hopefully, it will also bring you lots of fines for noise violations, fines which [...]

My thoughts on Apple’s iPhone CPU throttling

Updated 12/29/17: Apple has posted an official response to this issue on their website. It's the right response. Everyone's chiming in on this issue so I'm not going to rehash it, but I do have a practical suggestion that addresses it. You know what's going on: older iPhones with older batteries tend to run slow [...]