Opinion About Tech and Art

by Tom Fitz

Artwork by Tom Fitz at TomFitzgibbon.com

      

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      Raspberry Pi Plans IPO -post- May 2024

      Apple’s China iPhone Sales Dive 19% -post- Apr 2024

      Everyone Already Forgot About the Apple Vision Pro -post- Apr 2024

      ASML profits plunge 40% -post- Apr 2024

      Apple Faces Worst iPhone Slump - post - Apr 2024

      Four Big Tax Myths on TicTok - post - Apr 2024

      iPhone Shipments in China Fell 33% in February -post- Mar 2024

      Apple Loses $113 Billion in Value After Regulators Close In -post- Mar 2024

      Nvidia and Crypto Bubble? -post- Mar 2024

      Apple Is In Talks to Use Google Gemini for iPhone AI Features -post- Mar 2024

      Apple Stock Gloom Deepens - post - Mar 2024

      Apple’s iPhone Woes in China Deepen With a 24% Sales Plunge -post- Mar 2024

      Arizona Republicans Want to Give Citizens License to Shoot Migrants -post- Mar 2024

      Apple About to Be Sued by DOJ Antitrust -post- Feb 2024

      How a Codebreaker Busted the Myth of Bitcoin's Anonymity -post- Jan 2024

      Apple’s reliance on a single popular device, the iPhone, is a persistent investor concern.  -post- Jan 2024 

      Apple to Sell Watches Without Oxygen Feature After Legal Setback -post- Jan 2024

      Raspberry Pi 5 Really Works as well as a PC -post- Jan 2024

      Google Search Really Has Gotten Worse, Researchers Find -post- Jan 2024

      IPhone Sales in China to Fall Double Digits, Jefferies Says -post- Jan 2024

      Wall Street’s Optimism For Apple Drops  -post- Jan 2024

      China Bans iPhones in Government and State Companies -post- Dec 2023

      AI Will Be Alien to Us Because AI is Not Human Intelligence. Cpt. Obvious - Dec 2023    

      Apple Revealed That Overall Sales Fell for the Fourth Quarter in a Row -post- Nov 2023

      Data from GfK and IDC show iPhone down as much as 6% in China -post- Oct 2023

      The Patent Fight That Could Take Apple Watches Off the Market - post - Oct 2023

      Apple Investors Face $340 Billion Hole as Woes Mount -post- Oct 2023

     Raspberry Pi 5 Great Desktop or Laptop for $60 -post- Oct 2023

      Top Apple analyst says MacBook demand has fallen ‘significantly’ -post- Oct 2023

        Apple iPhone 15 Pro Users Complain That Device Can Get Too Hot -post- Sep 2023

Imperial vs Metric in the US - post -

USB-C iPhone 15 Makes Wired CarPlay a Confusing Mess - post - Sep 2023

MacBook users are still stuck with Apple Inc.’s dated (and usually dumbfounded) virtual assistant Siri. - post - Aug 2023

Battery Health Problems Reported by iPhone14, iPhone 14 Pro Buyers - post - Aug 2023

Crypto Crash wiped out $1 Trillion in One Day - post - Aug 2023

Apple Won't Repair HomePods - post - Aug 2023

59 Hilariously Infuriating Examples of User Interface - post - Jul 2023

iQuit: My Hellish Attempt to Leave Apple's Walled Garden - post - Jul 2023

GM is ditching Carplay in all future EVs and teaming up with Google instead - post - Mar 2023

Apple’s 40% Plunge in PC Shipments Is Steepest Among Major Computer Makers - post - Apr 2023

Tech Rally Faces a Reckoning Ahead of Tough Earnings Season - post - Apr 2023

Walmart is Having a Huge Apple Watch Blowout - post - Apr 2023

Tom's Guide Best Picks for Apple Airpod Alternatives - post - Mar 2023

Apple Performance Hilarity - post- Jan 2023

Tesla Does Not support CarPlay - post - Nov 2022

New Sculptor David Smith Biography Artnews - post - Oct 2022

Is Windows or MacOS Better? Windows! - post - Nov 2022

Apple's App Store Battle Royale - post - Dec 2022


Opinion: Don’t buy a Mac anymore


May 17, 2019


If you want a powerful machine for video/photo editing, virtual reality, games, etc. switch to a PC.

With a PC typically you can get at least 3x-5x times the bang for the buck. And Windows 10 is good at this point.


How to switch to a PC


1) Get a gamer PC for $1000-$1500. This is equivalent to the powerful Macs a much lower price.

Plus your PC runs a lot more software than the Mac. For lower end example see:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i5675-7806BLU-PUS-Inspiron-Desktop-i7-8700/dp/B079HWQFHS.


2) Get a new keyboard and mouse ($25) for the PC.


3) Use your same hi-res displays (HDMI), USB/flash/DVD drives and many software licenses.


4) Command-C copy becomes Control-C, etc.


5) Use Microsoft’s anti-virus, don’t buy more AVs. Use Microsoft firewall.


6) Use Google for email, wordprocessing, calendar, spreadsheet, powerpoint, etc.


7) Screen Capture: use Windows-PrtScrn, don’t use Command-Shift-4.


8) Use Paint in Windows for simple/quick editing.


9) Don’t look back.