Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Category Apple

Why I bought and sold an Apple Watch in 24 hours

Yes, I bought and sold an Apple Watch in 24 hours. You may remember when I did something similar with the iPhone X. Here’s why Apple has missed the mark again.

Digital downsizing and learning to “watch” again

A new digital life experiment is underway. I’ve downsized my phone to the smallest phone Apple has made in the last five years, and now I’m wearing a smart watch. And the watch isn’t made by Apple… Which will become a regular part of my digital strategy going forward?

MacAddict magazine

When you still own six years of back issue MacAddict magazines, you can claim title to King Apple Boy. They’re going on the auction block, but read the history of this wonderfully snarky magazine here.

Tim Cook doesn’t “Think Different”

Tim Cook is leading Apple to make all kinds of money. But is he thinking different?

Hello.. can you hear me now? (back to the iPhone)

A little over two months. About 1/6 of the year. That was the length of my DLAE (digital life adjustment experiment). You can read about it in the entries above. Synopsis: I boxed my iPhone 5 for two months and… Continue Reading →

Advantages to a dumb phone and thoughts on going back to an iPhone

On May 29, 2013, I boxed up my iPhone 5 and put it in a drawer. It’s been almost two months since then. You can review some of the reasons why and my reflections on being a dumb-phone user in… Continue Reading →

Going iPhone-less: more thoughts

It’s been more than three weeks since I put my iPhone 5 in its box in a drawer in our living room. Since that time, I’ve upgraded from my original dumb phone. I was using a Sony Ericcson w810i that… Continue Reading →

Why I am not responding to your texts

I’ve been a Mac guy since 1988. My mom and dad graciously bought me the first iPhone the day of its release. Carolyn and Sam waited in a small line at the AT&T store in Monticello, Arkansas for mine. Since… Continue Reading →

Why I’m moving from a smart phone to a dumb phone

Call it a digital life adjustment experiment (DLAE for short). I’ve been mulling over the implications of being constantly accessible, online, responsive and honestly, much of the time, digitally consumed. It’s been weeks of mulling. Today, I pulled the trigger…. Continue Reading →

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