A Few Words About Taking Notes On Mac, iPad, iPhone


Almost everyone takes notes, but not everyone takes notes the same way. How we take notes runs a spectrum from the old fashioned way– pencil and paper– to the digital tools on Mac, iPhone and iPad (or, PCs, smartphones, and tablets). Many people take notes by recording the audio of a meeting, presentation, or lecture, … Continue Reading »

Hottest Mac Of 2014? It’s 5,918 Days Old Already

iMac 5K Retina display

What’s changed in the computing world over the past few decades? Not much. Or, everything, depending upon your perspective. Windows remains the top OS among traditional PCs. The Mac remains a profitable niche platform. More smartphones and tablets are sold each year than PCs. 5,918 days ago, all the talk among PC folk and Apple’s … Continue Reading »

For Designers: How To Simulate Color Blindness On A Mac

Sim Daltonism

Assuming for a moment that you’ve read TeraTalks for more than a week, then you know I have a desire to become a famous graphic designer. I have all the tools. Mac. Apps. Desire. There’s just a few little problems that stay in my way. First, there’s the mortgage (which requires payment every month), then … Continue Reading »

Guess What Is Changing While You Watch It?


If ‘nothing improves without change’ then television is better than ever, right? One thing is for sure. TV is changing. Actually, a look back at television history indicates there’s been an ongoing change, subtle at times, kicking and screaming change at other times, but now the change clearly is visible as you watch. What’s going … Continue Reading »

Rags To Riches Email Apps For Mac


As product reviews go, this one won’t take long. I hate email. That means I have a love hate relationship with the Mail app that comes with my Mac. Apple keeps tacking on features I don’t use because feature creep is a real disease among app developers and someone on the OS X team must … Continue Reading »

I Think Apple Has An HR Problem

Apple's HR Problem

In a previous life I worked in HR for a typical technology company; the kind that received millions from investors, spent it all trying to come up with an idea that worked, only to be sold for scraps to a company whose fortunes were better. One of the unsung issues all fast growing companies have … Continue Reading »

So, Thoughtfully, I Said To Siri, “Car 54, Where Are You?”


Where is your wife? Where is your husband? My husband and I use the Find My iPhone app to track our respective whereabouts. No, not to check up on one another, though that’s a good use, but to see how close to home or the restaurant or a destination we are near a scheduled time. … Continue Reading »

Apple’s Next Big Thing

Apple Camera

What is Apple working on for its next insanely great thing? Watch, of course. Thinner, lighter, faster Macs, iPhones, iPads, naturally. But those are not the insanely great next thing on Apple’s horizon. Company CEO Tim Cook said recently that Apple was working on some great products that haven’t even been rumored about yet. Really? … Continue Reading »

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