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Facebook Plans to be Not Facebook

Interesting that a constant flow of crisis’ leads to “solutions” such as this: Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the…Continue readingFacebook Plans to be Not Facebook

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Anker’s MagGo Bonanza

Well, I stand corrected. Days after lamenting the fact that MagSafe accessories for the iPhone are a mess, Anker went ahead and dropped no less than SIX MagSafe products in a family called MagGo. Anker gives each item an arbitrary number (Anker 613 or Anker 610) instead of a name. This makes it difficult to…Continue readingAnker’s MagGo Bonanza

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MagSafe is a MagMess

Last year with the iPhone 12, Apple announced MagSafe. The idea was simple: the back of an iPhone is now magnetic and you could attach accessories easily. Need to change accessories? Swapping one would take only a few seconds. Apple rolled out a charging puck and a wallet. As someone who purchased an iPhone 12,…Continue readingMagSafe is a MagMess

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It’s 2021 and Printers Still Suck

The year is 2021. We don’t have flying cars. We barely have cars that drive themselves. No hoverboards either. And one thing we definitely don’t have are printers that don’t suck. It is beyond absurd how much of a racket printer companies are these days. It’s so bad that Joanna Stern’s review of printers is…Continue readingIt’s 2021 and Printers Still Suck

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Nokia 6310 Steps Out of the Time Machine

If there was a perfect example of news that hit the TimeMachiner trifecta (Tech, Culture, and Nostalgia) it’s this. Last week Nokia announced they’re bringing back one of their most iconic cell phones: the 6310. This candy bar style phone was one you saw everywhere in the early aughts. It was durable as hell, had…Continue readingNokia 6310 Steps Out of the Time Machine

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Mac in the Spotlight

After September’s annual Apple event for the iPhone and iPad, the focus turned to October and what usually is a Mac update event. Apple was true to form with the announcement for their “Unleashed” event. The rumors up to this point were bumped up a MacBook Pro that would finally see the 16″ model get…Continue readingMac in the Spotlight

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Dial I for Information

It’s the top of the 5th inning and the NY Mets have a runner on first. I’m sitting with three of my closest friends at Yankee Stadium, enjoying a crisp summer evening when suddenly it hits me: I didn’t check the price of a single stock I owned. Did it close higher today? Did it…Continue readingDial I for Information

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Ads in Firefox address bar proves no place is safe

Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has worked wonders with resurrecting the browser out of obscurity. They left it to whither on the vine for years while Chrome took over the space. They got their act together in 2016 with Firefox Quantum, making it a kickass browser and once again a viable alternative to Chrome. Mozilla…Continue readingAds in Firefox address bar proves no place is safe

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Damnit, Gruber was right: Safari 15 is a mess

I don’t even know where to start. First I was skeptical. Then I was hopeful. I was warned. I let my MacBook Pro update anyway. And now I have to live with it: Safari 15. For those unaware, Apple unveiled an entire overhaul to Safari back in June during their developers conference. I talked about…Continue readingDamnit, Gruber was right: Safari 15 is a mess

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Echo Show 15 is Too Amazon-ey

Amazon dropped a deluge of new tech and among them is the cool-looking Echo Show 15. It’s a framed display that mounts to the wall and shows you information you may find relevant. You can see to-do lists, a calendar, or even smart home controls. It’ll also recognize people via its camera and play music…Continue readingEcho Show 15 is Too Amazon-ey