Them green eyes

Them green eyes

As my petite date walked towards me, and I lost myself in her green eyes, I suspected I was in serious trouble. We talked for hours, that first day at Cafe Latte, and I knew I was done for. She was the fourth and last girl I would ever date, and the only one I’d ever...
WCCO-TV picks my brain about traffic apps

WCCO-TV picks my brain about traffic apps

What’s the best traffic app for your phone? WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin posed that question to me. Quick answer: Google Maps. Longer answer: It’s complicated, but there are good options for various usage scenarios and device types. If you use an Apple Watch...
Milestone: I wrote my 100th TidBITS story

Milestone: I wrote my 100th TidBITS story

I recently marked a minor but memorable professional milestone: I wrote my 100th article for TidBITS, the venerable email newsletter and website focused on all things Apple. I kind of stumbled into becoming a sometime TidBITS contributor in 2009. The role became...
Facebook friends brighten up my birthday

Facebook friends brighten up my birthday

Friends of mine once again seized on the occasion of my birthday to get creative on Facebook. Their handiwork (typically of a nerdy nature, since they know me so well) was among dozens and dozens of Facebook greetings from friends, acquaintances and professional...
Finally falling in love with the Apple Watch

Finally falling in love with the Apple Watch

Warming up to the Apple Watch took me a while. When the first version of the smartwatch came out in 2015, I delighted in having an Apple-branded product on my wrist. When the novelty wore off, though, I realized the gizmo wasn’t useful to me in any life-changing...