Buy Reese Witherspoon’s book in Kindle format, not on paper

Reese Witherspoon, a Renaissance woman of many talents, has written a book on many topics titled "Whiskey in a Teacup."  And, if you want to own it, you should buy it in Kindle format, not paper. I've sometimes said the reverse (for example, for books with lots of charts or photos), but this is the … Continue reading Buy Reese Witherspoon’s book in Kindle format, not on paper

Best TV shows of 2018

Before getting to the goods, how recently did you update your cable box? In NYC, and I'm assuming elsewhere, you can update your cable box by simply taking it in and swapping. Why? The newer models use less energy and have smaller footprints so they cost less to use. In general, despite those changes, models … Continue reading Best TV shows of 2018

If you’re buying an Apple Watch Series 4 for an older person who might fall…

Apple's announced that the Apple Watch Series 4 could detect a fall and contact family and emergency services if the wearer didn't respond promptly after the fall. This was a huge selling point for those with friends or family over age 65 as falls are a major health hazard at that age. I expect that … Continue reading If you’re buying an Apple Watch Series 4 for an older person who might fall…

In case Mashable’s description didn’t grab you, here’s the New York Times describing what happened 250 million years ago

Sometimes seeing something restated can help. Personally, I’d thought there was a good shot we were heading toward being a second Venus. This scenario doesn’t go that far, but we’d all still be pretty darn dead if the ocean no longer fed us, the land didn’t feed us, the coastal areas where we live were … Continue reading In case Mashable’s description didn’t grab you, here’s the New York Times describing what happened 250 million years ago

Time to update the software on your Apple devices

A major, but largely unsung, benefit of living in the Apple universe is that Apple products are designed to operate using the same menus, the same gestures, the same logic. Makes life much easier for those of us who don't want to fiddle with the software -- they just want something that works. One pattern … Continue reading Time to update the software on your Apple devices

We have a model from 250 million years ago for what will happen when it gets too hot

Those who follow the global warming issue have wondered what the ultimate result will be. Turns out we have a model. 96% of life in the ocean may disappear at the same time that crops and plants in general can no longer thrive due heat that keeps it from pollinating, growing, or getting enough water. … Continue reading We have a model from 250 million years ago for what will happen when it gets too hot

And two not-so-good health tidbits

(1) Obamacare signups are about 15% below last year's level. This is undoubtedly due not only to the lack of publicity by the government but also the lack of attention to the issue by general media compared to last year. This could be tragic for many who fail to take action. (2) The Apple Watch … Continue reading And two not-so-good health tidbits