Do you remember in Casino Royale when Vesper Lynd gave James Bond a tailored suit? He exclaimed that he already had a dinner jacket, and she replied, “there are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter.”
Well, that’s kinda how I’m feeling as I hold the iPhone 12 Pro Max in my hands.
I’ve been using iPhones for quite a long time. I’ve used numbered models, S models, the original SE, and a few Pluses. But I’ve never before used an iPhone Pro.
There was a time when there weren’t “pro” iPhones. Because of that, I’m hesitant to…
MagSafe might just be the iPhone 12’s most underrated feature.
When Apple announced MagSafe for the iPhone, my mind went wild. Sure, I was excited by the MagSafe charger- I’ve never really liked Qi charging pads, as I often am using my phone while it is charging- and I liked the idea of magnetic cases- I hate having to force my phone into a stiff Otterbox case, always feeling that I’m on the verge of snapping it in half- but I was more excited by the possibilities that MagSafe provided.
I imagined a world where the iPhone became more of…
The other night, I came upon a startling realization within myself: I have faith in God, but I don’t feel like I have a relationship with Him.
I’m not sure how that happened. I have never really wavered in my faith in Him, in my belief in Him. I talk about the Bible all the time and write about it here on Medium. I pray and I listen to sermons (not as often as I should), and I read the Bible (again, not nearly as often as I should). …
It’s no secret that I love movies. In fact, the more movies, the merrier.
So for me, a trilogy is something special. It’s a story that is so massive that it can’t be contained in just one movie. A trilogy is an experience.
Now, any movie can become a part of a trilogy. Look at The Hangover. But to really make a trilogy work, I think it needs to be designed that way- or at least to feel like it was designed that way when you look back at the whole. Each movie has to bring something specific to the…
At the end of 2020, I thought I had found the perfect phone: the iPhone 12 mini. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
The 12 mini I received came down with a serious case of camera problems (you can read about that here), and I ended up returning it.
Now, I’d meant to just buy another one, because I loved the 12 mini. Seriously, I loved it. I loved the small size and… well, that was mainly the reason I loved it. But instead, I took some time to think about what phone I wanted and found myself content…
I have always loved watches. When I was a kid, I would always find my way to the watch section in Walmart to see what cool timepieces I could find (and in my usual $5–$10 budget). I was fascinated by the look of them, by how the mechanical ones worked, and by the features that could be packed into the digital ones (features relative to that time period, of course; Casio’s calculator watch was about as feature-rich as they got back then).
For quite a long time now, Doctor Who has been one of my favorite shows on television. Ever since I first caught Christopher Eccleston’s brief tenure in a marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel (back when it actually played science fiction), I was hooked.
I was hooked when David Tennant took over the T.A.R.D.I.S., and I was hooked when Matt Smith replaced him, and when Peter Capaldi (still my personal favorite Doctor) replaced him.
Spoilers for Discovery Season 3 ahead.
When the U.S.S. Discovery entered a wormhole to jump 950 years into the future- further than any Star Trek series or movie had ever ventured- I honestly didn’t know what to expect. For a series that began in a very familiar (and congested) time period in Trek history, this was a welcome reprieve… Star Trek, after many, many years, was finally going to explore the unknown again.
And what an exploration it was. Turns out, a lot can change in 950 years. To put this amount of time in perspective, the entirety of Star…
Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe of films has, for a long time, struggled. I don’t think I need to go into details here; we all know how hit and miss their films have been.
As a fan of superhero movies, it sucks. Yeah, I love Marvel movies. But Batman and Superman are two of my favorite superheroes of all time, so it irks the hell out of me when they are pulled through shoddy storytelling (ahem, Justice League).
There have been, of course, some shining lights in the DC darkness. The upcoming Snyder Cut looks promising (or at least, better)…
Ok, yes, I know that the MacBook Air is not a Chromebook. You know how I know this? Well, because I wrote half of this story on a Chromebook.
(Yes, that does mean the other half was written on the MacBook Air… and I’m not telling you which half)
I’m writing this as I switch back and forth between the M1 MacBook Air and Google’s Pixelbook Go. And as I do so, I can’t help but notice some similarities. And if you’re familiar with my tech articles of late, you’ll know that means I’m itching to compare the two computers.