Update your Mac or iPhone without lifting a finger

Update your Mac or iPhone without lifting a finger

Ask any Apple Store employee for a referral to an Apple consultant, and they'll point you to a web site - the Apple Consultants Network - where you start by entering your ZIP code or city.  Think about that.  In an age where we routinely crowdsource the best designers, the best lawyers, the best CPAs, and even the best loans, Apple's tech search engine looks in your ZIP code.  This is only good for one kind of consultant:  The one who wants to sit in your living room at an hourly rate.

How to pick a wi-fi router

How to pick a wi-fi router

When it comes to wireless networks, everyone seems to fall into two groups:

  • Geeks and nerds who constantly banter and blog over which wifi networking products they like the most

  • Everyone else who usually don't nerd out about technology but get really irritated when their wifi networks don't work. 

If you're everyone else, this blog post is for you.

Right to repair: Good intentions, but a disaster in the making

Right to repair: Good intentions, but a disaster in the making

Right to repair is a nice concept, but completely impractical - and dangerous. The ubiquity of devices that we're more and more dependent on in our lives and businesses has created another problem: Service hell. And lawmakers are reacting to this with an even bigger mistake.

What would you rather be doing?

And then something Wicked this way comes. It always does. An issue so bad that you can't afford to ignore it. Now it lands you at the Genius Bar. Or forces you find a consultant. Only now you're back's to the wall. Now you have no choice. You go to their mall and give in to their processes. And wait. When it's over will you be better off than when you started?