Everything I like about
Apple Computers and Software.

When it comes to companies that not only know how to produce great products but also know how to market them effectively Apple does it right.

I became a convert in 2007 after years of kidding people about buying a real computer. Now I now longer have all the headaches that, well lets just say the dominant software operating system gave me.

With that said, Apple software does have its share of problems. And here I get to share some of them and solutions I’ve found.

Are Apples glory days numbered? What was their marketing department thinking rolling out the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X? To top it off IOS 11 has rapidly gone through 11.01, 11.02, 11.03 to 11.1 with each one bring new problems that I’ve never had before. For example with 11.1 my iPad pro when plugged [...]

When it comes to a contact management program for the Mac you just cannot beat Daylite’s program. Last week when Marketcircle announced their beta versions of 3.9rc1 in the forum in anticipation of the launch of Daylite Touch I was ready to make the switch from 3.8
Previously, I had setup Daylite to run on my desktop Mac Pro and had it also installed on my Mac laptop. While I had purchased two licenses initially in the previous versions I found I really did not need them yet.

Today Apple Released Safari 4.0 Beta for both the Mac and Windows platform. Of course doing a little digging before downloading this latest browser discovered numerous problems. Being the daring kind I downloaded and installed the browser on my MacBook Pro laptop. This Laptop is really finicky when it comes to software, more so then any of my other Macs.
The issues people where running into where numerous, remember it’s a beta version, expect it. Some of the items where; the progress bar is missing, causing mac messenger to act strangely "I use Adium, no issues."

One of the questions I often ask people who are involved in marketing and sales is if the product is so good would you recommend it if there was no monetary gain for you. Often we will buy a piece of software, that truly does make our lives much easier.
About one year ago, I moved to a new contact manager designed for the Mac. The contact manager I was using before had the dialer built into it so long as I had an internal modem connected.

Life is all about change, just a few short years ago if we wanted training or to demonstrate something we would have to travel. As the Internet becomes more ingrained into people’s lives, we no longer have to do this costly travel.
If I’m not traveling I’m doing my part in being eco-friendly, no I’m not some left-wing environmental extremists. But, I do believe in doing my part to conserve the resources we have.

Late in 2008, I finally upgraded to Parallels 4.0. Anyone with common sense, will do a little research in the forums to see what challenges have cropped up before updating any software.
I updated a Mac Pro and a early 2007 Macbook Pro, while you would think that both computers would have the same upgrade issues crop up in reality they did not. Both computers had similar problems, yet the MacBook Pro actually gave more indication of what the problem was in converting the 3.x version to 4.0.

For the longest time, I’ve experienced kernel panics with my MacBook Pro Laptop. I ran numerous diagnostic tests, often it would point to a memory issue. Talk about frustrating the kernel panics with the macbook pro where so random, narrowing it down to the actual cause was a royal pain.
I should also point out this laptop had been back to apple for this exact same problem, where they did diagnose and replace a few components. The problem seemed to point to Firefox, when it was open and surfing the web it would occasionally kernel panic.

iPhone 2.2 Update

In November, Apple rolled out the update for the iPhone to version 2.2. I have to admit it has probably been the best update yet, the installation was smooth with no issues cropping up at all.
I held off on writing about this update, so I could get a good feel for it. The battery issues appear to be solved on my first generation iPhone, I have noticed over time that the there is really hardly any battery drain that seemed to plague the phone before that really required you to take extra steps to ensure that applications where completely shutdown.

iPhone Battery Issues 2.1

Back in September, I wrote about the battery issues not being resolved with the iPhone 2.1 update. Sometimes you have to admit when your wrong and in this case I maybe wrong.
When I wrote about it I was seeing the same issues as before the iPhone was reporting that it was continuously in operation. I think it is clearly more of proper operation, essentially making a conscious effort to close any application that I opened.

After updating my iPhone to the latest software version 2.1, which by the way went very smooth I might add. I wanted to put some Aperture video podcasts on my iPhone. I wanted to have some great educational videos to occupy my time when I’m out waiting in line somewhere, like the department of motor vehicles.
After Downloading the 15 video’s, when I tried to install them on to the iPhone it would give me an error. The error was "Some of The Videos in your itunes library, including video xxxx, where not copied to the iPhone because it can not be played on the phone.

Second iPhone Software update in August
Apple updated the software, once again this month to address the issues individuals where having with the newest 3G iPhone. Personally I’ve not had a problem with either the 2.01 or 2.02 update to my first generation phone.
I still hold the belief that it’s not a phone but in reality the first true handheld computer. It just so happens to have a phone built into it and now has GPS capability as well.

One Year with My iPhone

Well I’ve made it a full year with the iPhone, and I don’t have any regrets. While many negative news stories and articles have been written, the two that we have in our household have worked flawlessly.
It seems with everything electronic there will always be glitches and I’m no doubt sure that many have individuals have faced challenges.
It seems that many of the complaints have been, when individuals installed unapproved software or hacked into system. While I can understand how people will want to do that, why try to break something that isn’t really broken.

Before we get started about the battery life on the iPhone I really wanted to point out how much I do like the new updated software on the 1st generation iPhone.
All the new applications that are found in the iTunes store are great and of course some will have bugs I’m sure. Now the phone is really coming into its own.
Having the ability to blog to either Typepad or Wordpress is great, yet I still prefer to do it from a laptop or desktop using programs like Marsedit for MacJournal.

iPhone 2.0 Update Problems

Wow look at all the news articles hitting the air waves. Software problems bug Apple’s iphone. Well what did you expect when millions of users rush to install an update. Couple this with an untold number of new iphone users all hitting the servers at the same time, there is bound to be issues.
One of the best thing I’ve found about using apple equipment is the support area. When I updated my iPhone this morning of course I ran into the exact same issues that where happening to everyone else.

When I first read this, it really made a lot of sense why they will continue to do well in a down market – recession while other companies will cut and slash as much as possible. Read the story. The World’s Most Innovative Companies – sadly the article is not longer there. Since moving over [...]