Category: Tech

Technology and how the world interacts with it.

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]

Barbie’s Computer Engineer Degree Program is a Joke

I LOVED Barbie when I was a kid. Barbie could do anything. Barbie was a beach babe. She was a ballerina. She was a rock star. She was a doctor. She was a business professional with her brief case and sensible shoes. She was also glamorous and really gave me my appreciation for glitter. For my daughter, she was a veterinarian.

I don’t normally give kids toys a ton of grief, but when we live in a world where girls are not taken seriously in the computer science field and so very few college freshman applying for degrees in engineering and science are women, this kind of crap cannot be allowed to stand.

It’s not that I’m some kind of computer genius. I am not trying to sell my skills as something that they aren’t. It’s just that if something goes wrong with my computer, I do not need a MAN to fix it for me.… [Read More]

Apple Event Rundown: September 9, 2014

So, I watched the Apple Event this morning, as best I could. The feed was terrible. It wasn’t the sort of caliber of production that I have come to expect from Apple and that terrible feed is what took over Twitter for most of the event. It overshadowed most of the neat stuff that was announced. Here’s a brief rundown of what I managed to catch from the event. More details are available on

iPhone 6 was announced. It’s a 4.7″ 780p display device with the A8 64 bit CPU. It has a faster GPU than the iPhone 5S. Has the new Retina HD display with better color and more pixel density. The new iSight camera captures Slo-mo video in 1080p. Improved auto-focus. LTE and Wifi download speeds have increased.

iPhone 6+ has all of the above features and includes a 5.5″ 1080p Retina HD display. It also has an improved auto-focus capability that is above and beyond what is on board the iPhone 6.… [Read More]

Apple Event September 9, 2014

An update on the rumor mill before this morning’s event begins:

1. They say that we’re going to see a Phablet from Apple. I will be shocked and will be writing Tim Cook a sternly worded email if this happens. That is a nascent market with a SMALL amount of appeal. How many of you actually OWN a Phablet? Be honest. A friend of mine knows who he is. You, sir, do not count, because you are the only person I know that has one.

2. iWatch. Rumors have been going around about this device for years. Are we gonna see it? Maybe. I can tell you that Apple has something HUGE planned for this event. ABC is covering it live and this never happens. So whatever it is, it’s big.

3. There will be a release date for iOS 8 announced today. A lot of folks have been saying Apple will release it today, but that is not how Apple rolls.… [Read More]