Month: October 2015

  • The crescent moon on the front of the iPhone 6

    The iPhone 6 — not the 6s, just the 6 — is plagued with a manufacturing or design problem with its front-facing (or in Apple’s confusing parlance, “FaceTime” camera). Over time the camera itself will shift position inside the phone. It causes a distinct crescent moon effect: I stopped in the Apple Store “near” me last […]

  • Screenshit

    noun A screenshot that is of no use whatsoever.

  • Firefix

    verb The near-constant repetitive act of updating Firefox to the latest release.

  • Tesla’s Autopilot is not magic, it’s just code

    Tesla recently rolled out an expensive over the air firmware update for their electric cars. Among the changes in the 7.0 release is a catchy-named feature called “Autopilot,” which enables the vehicle to achieve a fair degree of driver autonomy: On a well-marked highway, the car can keep itself in its lane, change lanes when […]

  • Apple adds Boston transit maps

    iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan debuted with transit maps for a variety of North American cities, but Boston was left off the list. It didn’t take Apple too long to fix that, though. The company has updated its maps data with transit information for Boston commuters. If you plan to use the MBTA […]

  • Office 2016 problems? Go get 10.11.1

    If you’ve had trouble with Microsoft Office 2016 since migrating to El Capitan, make sure to download the new 10.11.1 update, available today. Also fixes some issues related to Mail and more.

  • The iPad Pro’s new Smart Connector

    Almost since the iPad debuted, people have been trying to use keyboards with it. Third-party keyboard case makers have been only too happy to oblige. Over the years, there’s been a landslide of cases and other contraptions designed to make it easier to do keyboard input on the iPad. With a few exceptions, almost all […]

  • How to install Photos extensions

    One of the coolest features of OS X El Capitan is the ability to extend the capabilities of Photos, Apple’s photo management and editing application. Photos replaced iPhoto when OS X Yosemite was updated to 10.10.4 earlier this year. If you haven’t already migrated to Photos from iPhoto, now’s a great time to experiment. Photos extensions […]