The maker of Macs and iPhones — Apple — is suing the little guy, a small company because their logo is a pear looking like it’s hanging or been picked off a tree. Really Apple? This is not the first time, is it?! See this news story about it.
Additionally, Apple has sold a piece of their soul and probably will continue to do so to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) when they ask them to control what apps are in the app store like for Hong Kong residents. ‘Tis very sad.
I love their hardware and products but they are overpriced. I used to own a few Macs but ended up selling both of them. Will never buy one new again.
Lastly, it takes more mousing movement and keyboard strokes to get things done on macOS. Avoid Mac’s if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or another RSI(repetitive stress injury) in your wrists, hands, or arms. Will blog about it later showing a side by side table comparison of macOS vs Windows 10 vs XFCE or a similar Linux environment.
Tis a shame. Apple used to rock. Please stop it. Don’t sell your soul for a buck.
Lastly, track what they do about it @ https://www.govtrack.us
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P.S. Here’s an article in memory of the last Nobel Laureate from China, Liu Xiaobo, who died just a few days after the CCP released him from political prison for continuing to speak out about the “incidents” that happened in and around Tiananmen Square years ago; also he was one of over 300 Chinese citizens who risked their lives to publish “Charter 08“: https://www.ft.com/content/0123f17c-5ffc-11e7-8814-0ac7eb84e5f1 (Financial Times, 4 July 2017)
P.P.S. Why? Because if we don’t speak up by asking our leaders to stand with Hong Kong, then they might the next “Tiananmen”. May we speak up and may they be spared from further suffering. #prayer https://congress.gov, do it today.
to performing in front of thousands in packed arenas from city to city.
But on Sunday, some of the world’s most popular musicians will perform
in a new setting:
Their living rooms.
Elton John will host
the concert with performances by Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia
Keys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong. The benefit concert is being
dubbed as “Living Room Concert For America.”
The musicians are
being forced away from touring as arenas and stadiums worldwide are
being closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The benefit concert will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live on FOX. The concert will benefit Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Creating is more about discovering than it is about inventing. I would say it is almost impossible that others somewhere somehow have not thought of the same good idea. That is the nature of goodness. That is the nature of light and inspiration. #ibelieve
#Question, and question, until you understand better. #Believe that you will find a good answer. Cynicism leads to lack of inquiry and lack of discovery. Believing that you can seek and find leads to truth.
–from #anonymous so to speak.
P.S. #questions can lead to #truth and #light, and then #hope. I do #believe.
p.p.s. side-note: twitter did not actually invent #microblogging. it’s only the most famous example of microblogging (which is really just a digital way of #microjournaling) Many people microblog via facebook or instagram.
Trying to show someone what’s on your screen?! Frustrated because you don’t know how. Well here you go:
Windows — use “Snipping Tool”; you can find it on your Start Menu, OR by pressing the ‘windows’ button towards the bottom left of your keyboard.
Mac laptop/desktop (MacOS) — use __ or the keyboard combos for it — Shift-Command-3 or Shift-Command-4; or search for it via Spotlight (little magnifying glass at top right) – search for “Screenshot.”1
Android — press the buttons for ‘down volume’ and ‘power’ at the same time. Then let go.
iPhone/iPad’s (iOS) — press the ‘side button’ and ‘volume up’ buttons at the same time. Then let go.
Linux/BSD/GNU — search for and/or install the “Screenshot” app.
There you go, now you can Save it and then Share it with yourself or friends!
#1 – Couldn’t remember the name of the Mac app but I found it at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361
Many of us know to make backup copies of our files (photos, videos, and other documents) but don’t do it regularly.
Well here are 3 easy ways to do that! And yes, you want 3 copies just in case things go really bad! 🙂
Use a ‘cloud’ service like iCloud to make copies of all your important files. (Android users, see Google Drive or Dropbox, etc.) Go to your “Settings” to see if you have it turned on: *
Periodically plug in your device to your laptop/desktop, and then with iTunes manually back it up by clicking “Back Up Now”! Lastly, setup a Reminder* or Notification on your iPhone to remind yourself to do this weekly or monthly!*
And then copy those files to an external hard drive that you store inside of a fire safe OR a memory stick that you keep in your pocket or purse on your keyring!
Images and idea for Reminder from appletoolbox.com/extra-level-backup-ipad-iphone Note: i also put a star next to “Notification” above because I’m thinking of a different app — Google Calendar — really doesn’t matter whether you use iOS’s Reminders or notifications from another app to get the job done. Tis just personal preference.
Use an iPhone or iPad or another Apple product like one of their excellent laptops or maybe the Apple Watch?
Then you really need to get security notifications of when they have problems.
To do so, go to lists.apple.com > “Lists hosted on this site” > “Security-announce” and subscribe. Put in your email address.
It’s usually a few emails every couple of months but today there were a LOT:
Yes, your device will let you know when there is an update but these emails serve as a 2nd reminder to not procrastinate updating! AND they contain links to more info if you have questions on the Update process.
Just wanted to do a micro-blog post here about the Screenshotting tool in Firefox. I love it! Screenshots from websites are what I mostly do so having it right in the browser instead of having to do a keyboard combo on Mac or open Snipping Tool on Windows makes it really convenient. It has a page block or element feature that is better than any screen shot tool/app that I’ve seen so far. Thank you, Mozilla Foundation!
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