OS X

Feb 9, 2015 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: OS X

Sling_tv_airparrot_2Dish Network has managed to pull off a near perfect cord cutter miracle. Dish Network’s Sling TV delivers live streaming of some of the most popular cable networks, creating a “network mini-bundle” for only $20 a month. ESPN, EPSN2, TNT, TBS, CNN, Disney, Cartoon Network, HGTV, and many more worthy channels. The bundle is a fantastic solution for those without cable, and Dish Network gave T-GAAP the keys to beta test Sling TV. There’s only one glaring issue for Dish Networks shiny new toy – Sling TV is not on Apple TV (yet) and is not able to work with Airplay from iOS. However, we at T-GAAP have a solution to get Sling TV onto your television thru Apple TV.

A while back we reviewed  AirParrot, but the software has since grown in maturity with in AirParrot 2. (Squirrels, the company who created AirParrot, is located in the high-tech capital of the U.S., in North Canton, Ohio). Regardless of where they guys/gals are located, they make great software. 

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Jan 28, 2015 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Tim-cook-captain-uss-apple

If Apple were an ocean liner and Tim Cook her captain, there is little doubt that the USS Apple would be parsing the open waters at “full steam ahead”. While Steve Jobs turned Apple around, was very good at gathering top talent and then focusing that talent on a few key ideas — bringing excitement to the world with new gadgets and gizmos we all had to have, Tim Cook has brought stability to Apple.

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Jan 20, 2015 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Apple_tv-backside

I like my Apple TV. It is a little device that has made watching Netflix, iTunes Movies/TV Shows, the NFL Network, and all sorts of streaming content very easy. It is a tiny box that matches the color of my television and seamlessly integrates with my living room hardware.

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Jan 15, 2015 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Ios-osx-software-review

The question that came across my desk this morning is whether Apple’s software is getting better or worse? Thinking back to the initial releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, I can not, with a straight face, say that Apple’s software is getting better. I am not talking about features, but rather quality. OS X Yosemite should never have been released into the public’s hands with its myriad of bugs. Only after its first update 10.10.1 is it now safe to put on my wife’s laptop or my parent’s desktop.

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Jan 13, 2015 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Napa-valley

If history provides any guidance, we are less than six months away from WWDC 2015 — hard to believe, but true. With a few exceptions, Apple typically holds this massive developers conference in the month of June. Since Tim Cook has been guiding the ship, the “SS Apple”, Special Events, WWDC or any type of Apple announcements, have been on a strict schedule — WWDC in June, Special Event in September and a Special Event in October.

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Jan 2, 2015 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Crystal_ball

Happy New Year. It is that time of year where predictions rule supreme, and we are never short of opinions here at T-GAAP. Therefore, here are our 2015 Predictions for Apple in 2015.

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Dec 29, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Mission_control

OS X Yosemite has taken Spaces to yet another level. These improvements continue to help the OS X power user stay organized and improve their work flow.

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Dec 22, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

Apple-2014-year-in-reviewSometimes we get spoiled. We seldom stop to reflect on what has happened, always wanting more of something we don't yet have. Tis one of the pitfalls of capitalism coupled with our natural, insatiable tendency for something more. The fix for this problem is gratitude — being thankful for what we do have and have been given.

In the realm of Apple, this plays out in our desire for the “next best thing” instead of looking around us and being amazed at all the things Apple has done, just in 2014. Here are a few highlights to reflect upon from Apple in 2014.

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Dec 17, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

iOS X

I made a comment a while back, almost a joke really, that when iOS made it to version 9, that would be the end of it. Why? Because iOS 10 would become iOS X and we would then see the culmination of what Apple has been doing since the exit of Scott Forstall, replaced with Johnny Ive’s as lead OS dude — one OS that works on both desktop and mobile devices.

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Dec 5, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

OS X Yosemite: 5 Wishes

Most of my working day is spent interacting with OS X Yosemite on some level. Whether I’m searching for a proposal on my MacBook Air, updating a website on a remote server or messaging a colleague — OS X Yosemite is at the center of my computing day. 

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