Sign in

I am just clever enough to get into trouble…

A picture is worth a thousand words.

For many, many years, I’ve relied on my smartphone to take my pictures.

It isn’t that I don’t like cameras; it’s just that my smartphone is always with me and, well, it has the best cameras I own.

Before I started snapping all my shots on a phone, I’d only…

How much difference does a color change make?

Image by Author.

I have a love/hate relationship with the Magic Keyboard case for the iPad Air/Pro. It’s an excellent typing experience — in fact, it is the absolute best typing experience you can get for the iPad — and yet it gets so grimy and dusty that I hate using it. …

I could live in these shows.

I’ve heard that we rewatch tv shows to cure anxiety. And you know what? I totally believe it; during the last two years alone, I’ve rewatched at least six complete series, and a large portion of several other shows (and that’s not even including the many, many movies I’ve revisited)…

My favorite iPad’s all grown up.

Image by author.

It’s been no secret of mine; I love the iPad mini, and I have for a long time. I’ve loved it since the very beginning. I’ve loved it even as I’ve reviewed newer, faster, better iPads. Even as the iPad mini became more and more outdated, my love for it…

Image Credit: BBC

It’s been no secret of mine- I’m not a big fan of the last two series of Doctor Who.

Now, that’s not to say anything against Jodie Whittaker’s take on the Doctor; in fact, I’ve loved her iteration and she’s totally proven herself to be worthy of the title.


My old store; now a Verizon. Image by Author.

I’m sure everyone remembers their first job, and their first boss.

Mine was at Blockbuster. From a very young age, I had fallen in love with movies, and when it came time to getting a paycheck, I knew I either wanted to work at the movie theater or the movie…

Image by Author.

If you’re a long-time reader of my tech stories here on Medium, you’ll notice a common theme: I go back and forth a lot. A lot. One minute, I’m looking at iPads or MacBooks, the next it’s Surfaces and Chromebooks.

This isn’t a new thing for me; for most of…

Image Credit: Disney

It feels like it’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen a proper Marvel movie in theaters.

It hasn’t, really; in fact, the last few months have been quite rich in MCU properties. …

Has HP made a Surface Chromebook?

Image by Author.

I’ve had a bit of a turbulent time with Chrome OS in the last month; first, I wrote about giving it up, and then just weeks later, I wrote about giving it another chance. My, how the turns have tabled. Or something.

The fact is, despite my taking back Chrome…

I say goodbye and I say hello.

Image by Author.

A month ago, I wrote about my decision to say goodbye to Chrome OS.

It has been an operating system that I’ve used for years now, but as my computing needs became more robust, I found myself requiring the power and program support of Windows or macOS instead, and my…

Joshua Beck

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store