Apple Silicon: Mac Evolution

Jun 25, 2020
Apple Silicon: Mac Evolution

WWDC20, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, took place in an online-only format this week, complete with its usual plethora of upcoming features on Apple software platforms. One announcement was particularly monumental: the Mac will soon swap out Intel x86 processors with Apple-designed ARM ones. Continue reading...

Epic Games' Free Game Frenzy: Worth It?

May 22, 2020
Epic Games' Free Game Frenzy: Worth It?

Since its launch in December 2018, the Epic Games Store has tried to entice users by giving away normally paid games for free. On an initially biweekly and now weekly basis, the user merely needs to claim the game to gain access for the lifetime of their account. I find it fascinating the company can afford to do this, so I want to analyze it from different angles. What is Epic Games' goal in all this, and are they achieving it? Continue reading...

Hulu's 396p Problem

May 10, 2020

I recently tried out Hulu for the first time. Though it falls a bit behind competitor Netflix in terms of name recognition, it has a decently wide variety of shows, especially ones normally locked to mainstream TV networks. However, I have a major problem with it that I want to publicize. Hulu deceptively advertises the service works in all modern web browsers, which is true, but is limited to a painfully blurry 396p resolution. Continue reading...

iPad has a mouse pointer. That's a big deal.

Mar 29, 2020

The latest update to Apple's iPadOS brought full mouse support to the iPad, and the newly revised iPad Pro will be available with a keyboard + trackpad attachment. But why has it taken a full decade to support this well-established feature in the world of computing? Continue reading...

Laptop Overheating

Mar 13, 2020

Laptops have come a long way over the last several years in terms of both performance and portability. But with more processing power comes more heat, so recent gaming computers are being forced to engineer innovative, compact cooling systems to keep up. Continue reading...

VR Headset Buying Guide - November 2019

Nov 23, 2019

Thinking about taking the plunge with a VR headset? Depending on what features you're looking for, now might be the time. Virtual reality, much like gaming in general, remains an expensive hobby, but a current deal on the market begs to challenge this notion: Continue reading...

Apple's Predictable Event - September 2019

Sep 10, 2019

It's that time of year again... Tuesday in the second week of September. New iPhone day. Apple's marketing tricks are no longer quite as effective on me-- I approach these type of announcements with skepticism. As new features are rattled off, I constantly wonder, "but what's the price?". But I also approach it with optimism, since Apple has the opportunity to release something truly great to its large user base. So what happened this year? Continue reading...

Laptop Buying Guide - July 2019

Jul 21, 2019

Overwhelmed by today's laptop market with numerous brands, models, and configurations to choose from? Last year, I researched my own laptop, and in the process, I have learned a lot about the current state of the market. I've since updated my guide since quite a bit has changed already. I hope to share some of my opinions with you in this interactive laptop decision guide. Continue reading...

How Apple Charges Developers Twice

Jul 14, 2019

To develop apps for Apple iOS devices, one must become a member of the Apple Developer Program. I've been a member of this $99/year program for four years now. The yearly fee is a pestilence as someone who has only developed free apps so far, but I recently have begun to realize the true cost of this program is far higher. In fact, I would argue Apple actually charges you twice. Continue reading...

The Terrible Tale of Windows 10 Build 1809

Feb 19, 2019

Windows 10 is an ever-changing operating system, with a constant stream of required updates that many users know all too well. Typically, Microsoft saves the major new features for a biannual "feature update". Windows version 1809 was supposed to be the feature update for October 2018. Given this fact, why did many users not receive the update until well into 2019? As it turns out, this particular update has quite a tale. Continue reading...

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