Category: Oooh shiny!

Gadgets, jewelry and other things that attract gemini.

Apple Event: September 12, 2018 Round Up

Today, Apple announced some great new products, of course, the show stealer is the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but they also announced a less expensive iPhone X product called iPhone XR. Unfortunately, my live blogging platform failed at the last minute, in spite of the fact that we tested the system yesterday to make sure that it would work, so I ended up having to do a Live Event on Twitter. For those of you that were able to join me there, this post is will cover the highlights of what you saw on Twitter. If you weren’t able to join me for the Event live, that’s fine. That’s what the round up post is for.

Look at the end of this post for some improvements coming to HomePod that did not receive the full treatment from Apple during today’s Event along with a few other highlights that may have been missed in the keynote.… [Read More]

I’m Back with News on the Fall Apple Event!

Good afternoon!

After a nearly three year hiatus, Random Gemini is back and she is bigger and badder than ever! The blog has a new look, a new logo and a whole new attitude! Weirdly, I am planning out posts in advance and I have a great one coming up for you on Wednesday.

This week, I will be LIVEBLOGGING the 2018 Fall Apple Event.

There’s a lot of speculation about what’s being announced this week, but a lot less since Apple accidentally leaked a photo of the upcoming iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 at the end of August. Expect to see a larger, higher resolution display with a faster CPU and major Watch OS improvements for Apple Watch Series 4 for sure.

The image leaked of the new iPhone XS shows two different iPhone XS models. One big and one small, much like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.… [Read More]

Scrivener and Me

This could get long, I’m coming off of a very long November.

I am relatively new to Macs. I got my very first Mac in December 2008 and I am still thrilled to tell everyone who will listen, that I am typing on that very same Mac right now. I am impressed and amazed that I have had a computer this long and have never had to call tech support and have not had a hard drive blow up, or the back light in a screen go out for no apparent reason other than it just felt like dying that day. When I went to the genius bar to get my iPhone fixed, the Genius told me I could expect to have my Mac for another three years. I grinned like a kid on Christmas when he told me that.

I love being a Mac owner.

I have been searching for word processing software since I bought my Mac.… [Read More]

Gizmodo’s Checkbook Journalism.

Come on.

Admit it.

When you saw Gizmodo’s photos of iPhone 4 this week, you thought it. “Way to go Gizmodo!”

Part of me wants to applaud Gizmodo for doing the Lois Lane thing and getting that story no matter what it took. I’m generally okay with checkbook journalism, as long as no one breaks the law in the process of the acquisition of the story.… [Read More]

Random Gemini’s iPad Review.

Welp… I don’t have much to say about the iPad.

Hubby picked ours up yesterday and I have played with it for approximately oh… 15 minutes. Long enough to tell you that I really dig the IDEA of Netflix App on the iPad… and I really dig the idea of Kindle App on the iPad… iBooks looks really swanky and… the AP Mobile News App on iPad… just… owns.

Otherwise… hubby has not taken his hands off our iPad except for while he was sleeping last night and the 20 minutes that he was in the shower this morning… and the 15 minutes during which he was making breakfast.

So… I have no idea what I can tell you about the iPad and its features… because I have no freaking clue what they are yet.

That’s it.

Happy Easter!… [Read More]