Joe Morgenstern (tops) with the WSJ — his list of best movies in 2018

I may not always agree with Joe Morgenstern, but like the dear-departed Roger Ebert, he makes any biases he has visible. This is a very fine list of movies you should try to see if you enjoy fine films. The Best Film of 2018: Love in Many Forms This year’s best movies included a paean … Continue reading Joe Morgenstern (tops) with the WSJ — his list of best movies in 2018

Articles to help you get going with your new tech device (so long as it’s not Android)

I don't have anything AGAINST Android. I'm just firmly planted in the Apple/Kindle universe so those are the only articles I search for. Here's one each for the basic items:\ (1) Here's how to get started with your new iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, or MacBook Pro https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/12/25/heres-how-to-get-started-with-your-new-imac-mac-mini-macbook-or-macbook-pro (2) Guides, How Tos, and Tips for New … Continue reading Articles to help you get going with your new tech device (so long as it’s not Android)

Creative list of sci-fi for your new Kindle

Am always thrilled when I can find a list of books in a genre that I've been reading for decades that has so many New suggestions. I've only read one of these books, am familiar with another few authors, but most are totally fresh for me. When my "to read" list gets a bit shorter, … Continue reading Creative list of sci-fi for your new Kindle

New Year’s Eve fireworks watching NOT at home or in Times Square

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/12/27/18156743/new-years-eve-fireworks-nyc-where-to-watch Where to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in NYC Four alternatives to spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square or stuck at home By Ameena Walker  Dec 27, 2018, 9:15am EST SHARE Prospect Park Alliance New Year’s Eve is just days away and being that Times Square has been declared one of the worst places to bring in … Continue reading New Year’s Eve fireworks watching NOT at home or in Times Square

Barack Obama’s favorite movies and songs from 2018

Former President Barack Obama enjoys sharing his annual list of favorite movies and songs. Altho I can't vouch for the music as I spend most of my listening time with classical music or jazz, his movie recommendations are spot on (except for Annihilation, which I didn't see). Here they are from his Facebook post of … Continue reading Barack Obama’s favorite movies and songs from 2018

It’s possible to “hey Siri” your computer

If you're dedicated to being able to give voice commands to Siri (or perhaps you're already used to doing that with Alexa), here's the one-time procedure for being able to use "hey Siri" with a computer that has Mojave installed. https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2018/12/26/how-to-enable-hey-siri-in-macos-mojave

Getting around NYC this weekend, particularly on New Year’s Eve

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/12/28/18158878/nyc-travel-new-years-eve-day-traffic-subway Everything you need to know about getting around NYC this New Year’s weekend Major changes coming to New York’s streets, subways, buses, and more By Ameena Walker  Dec 28, 2018, 11:17am EST Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images This weekend will be the last of 2018 and pretty soon, we’ll be in a brand new year. In … Continue reading Getting around NYC this weekend, particularly on New Year’s Eve