“Hey Siri” I never said

Do you have an iPhone, iPad or perhaps HomePod that responds to “Hey Siri”? Or perhaps you’re sitting there and all of a sudden your device just out of the blue starts talking to you without said command. Seems to me that Siri is in need of some tweaking as she’s a tad overly sensitive,... Continue Reading →

Study Smart

Do I buy a new MacBook Pro with M1? Or do I wait and see where Apple takes future releases of their Apple Silicon chips? My current MacBook Pro (late-2016) is still rather zippy, however its storage capacity is somewhat lacking as I only bought the 512GB version. It is tempting to upgrade as the... Continue Reading →

Phablet in your pocket?

It finally arrived yesterday, almost three weeks after my pre-ordering the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I only got a sense for the size of the phone the day before when I decided to open the clear MagSafe case curious to see what it looked like, there’d be little chance my using the phone one handed... Continue Reading →

HomeKit lit

Along with recent purchase of my HomePod Mini I decided to investigate purchase of my first HomeKit device, a smart light, a LIFX Mini White 800 Lumens A60 E27. In adding this first smart light to HomeKit I’ve taken advantage of automations to have HomeKit automatically turn on my bedside lamp when I return home... Continue Reading →

Ensuite mini-reno wraps

I'll win no awards for speed my mini-renovation of my ensuite bathroom, having started on Saturday and wrapping Tuesday afternoon with fitting a replacement shower arm as the old had decided to give up the ghost (broken). As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'll not be called on to be painting any of the... Continue Reading →

Pump up the music

I’d never seen the original HomePod except in online posts, it’s cost was quite a turn off to my considering its purchase frankly. So, when Apple announced its baby brother, the HomePod Mini, I was more interested as the price was much better. Given the difficulty at present trying to secure one of these devices... Continue Reading →

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