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RE: Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mac

Rick 1: You're right that I don't use it. That's why I chose to use my weasel-words ("at least") before "five ways to launch an application." I knew I was forgetting at least one and Launchpad is it. Thanks.

RE: Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mac

Zewazir: Yeah, keeping your hands on the keyboard _is_ one of the first things I teach new users... But that seems so obvious I wanted to come up with something broader yet equally productivity-enhancing. grin How'd I do?

RE: The (New) Mouse of Dr. Mac's Dreams

USB Overdrive didn't recognize the MX Master. That said, I didn't uninstall Logitech Options first, so it might actually work if you uninstall the Logitech software before enabling USB Overdrive. But I'm tired of rebooting and don't care that much. I've got the Logitech software set up so it does almost everything the way I like it. I'm not inclined to spend much more time trying to emulate an Option Click with the mouse only. I can press Option with my other hand. grin

RE: The (New) Mouse of Dr. Mac's Dreams

OK. LCC 3.9.1 didn't recognize the MX Master mouse at all. Only the new Options software seems to know what an MX Master is. I'll try to test USB Overdrive with it this week.

RE: Make Your iPhone Camera Even Better (Part II)

Thank you Joe! I know you know a thing or two about photography ... I will definitely check out the Moment lenses. Like Moment, I believe the best camera is the one that's with you... Which is to say "my iPhone." Thanks again for the heads-up. Going to look at Moment lenses now.

RE: Take Better Pictures with your iPhone (Part I)

mrboba1: I've never noticed much of either... My iPhone 6 Plus doesn't seem warmer when I use the app and it doesn't seem to drain the battery any faster than other camera apps including the iOS one. That being said, I tend to launch the camera, shoot a few pictures, and then open a different app. Which is to say the app is rarely open for more than a few minutes at a time. I suspect that if you tried to shoot a long movie or thousands of stills in the same session, you might experience heat and/or battery drain.…

RE: Take Better Pictures with your iPhone (Part I)

Hey Lee, I'm not sure. I think Bryan replaces my link with the TMO affiliate link when he edits my stories... but I'm not positive. Maybe Bryan will chime in with a definitive answer. Either way, thanks for asking.

RE: Apple Watch: Major Hit or Epic Failure?

I got the first two parts of my prediction right: "A handful of users will complain about something; the media will give it a clever nickname like AntennaGate or BendGhazi; the something they're complaining about will, ultimately, turn out to be nothing." Apple Watch sensors apparently have issues if your wrist is tattooed and, of course, users with wrist-tattoos complained. The media has already dubbed it Tattoo-gate; Google it and you'll see over 13 million hits. I know they're not _all_ Apple Watch-related -- apparently the media assigned that moniker to a scandal at Ohio State back in 2011 --…

RE: Apple Watch: Major Hit or Epic Failure?

I agree with Geoduck though I suspect we'll know if it's a hit in less than a year . freediverx: Give me a break. I was trying to poke fun at the prognosticators (whom I agree can be clueless and unethical) while pointing out that it's still too early to predict anything about Apple Watch. Implying that I'm clueless and unethical for writing it, not to mention calling it clickbait, hurt my feelings. Ouch.

RE: Watch This: My Apple Watch Try-On and Ordering Experience

wab95: According to the story Bryan posted a few minutes ago (http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/no-apple-watches-for-in-store-purchase-through-may), watch sales will be online-only until May (at least). mrboba1: My experience has been that Apple goes to great lengths to underpromise and then delight you. I too am hoping for May instead of June, but then I ordered (I believe) the most popular config. We'll see.