Dropped Stamps.com

Earlier this month, I have chosen to drop Stamps.com. This is because the service was becoming too buggy. I had to log in with Brave Web Browser, and then even so – the printing was buggy. With that in mind, I have chosen to cancel my account with them. This was not something I took lightly. I liked the concept of the service, and felt it worth the price. However, with the issues I had, and the fact there is no desktop Mac application made things all the worse Read more “Dropped Stamps.com”

Dropped LibreOffice

I really wanted to like it, and I was hoping for the best. However, LibreOffice didn’t seem to want to work well on my system. This is despite that my computer is using Apple’s M1 chip, and has 16GB of memory. The big problem was that the cursor couldn’t keep up with my typing. I am no professional typist, but the office suite just couldn’t keep up. There is no blame with the system as the problem only arose with LibreOffice. Read more “Dropped LibreOffice”

Macally Bluetooth Keyboard

About a week ago (as of 2024-02-22), I been using a keyboard that I had to buy to replace my original Apple Keyboard that came with my iMac. The reason for this was the original keyboard was no longer functioning properly. With that in mind, I had to buy a new keyboard that will have functioning keys. I wanted to make sure that my new keyboard will support the Mac Layout for their keys. This meant the CMD, Option, and Control keys must be in the same position as the original keyboard. The new keyboard was $55 from Amazon.
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Switching to LibreOffice

On 24th of January, 2024, I have chosen to switch to LibreOffice. The choice for this is pretty simple, and that is cross platform compatibility. Any document that I would be writing and editing on a regular basis will be saved as an .odt file. Files that will not be edited in the future (such as letters to correspondences) will be exported to .pdf file. With that being said, LibreOffice seems to make it easy for exporting to .pdf files. I have yet to try this out, but will do so later in the day. Read more “Switching to LibreOffice”

Can’t Recommend .TEL Domains

For those that know me may find this as odd. I have 2 .TEL domains, and make use of both of them. However, I acquired a new .TEL domain, and I can’t seem to be able to use it as TEL Names hadn’t added the domain to my control panel. The way it is supposed to work is you register a .TEL domain with your preferred registrar. You setup a TEL Names account, and at worse, you have to let support know that you need them to add the domain to your control panel. This is where the problem I have is at. Read more “Can’t Recommend .TEL Domains”

Apple to Support RCS

A number of tech blogs has reported that Apple will support RCS sometime in 2024. I am guessing this will be about the time they will roll out the iPhone 16 lineup. This is a good thing, and wished they would do so sooner. With Apple supporting RCS, this can encourage carriers to drop SMS/MMS services as these are very legacy services, and been around since 2G services. I would imagine that even though many of the features found in iMessage is also in RCS, that Apple will still make SMS/RCS messages with a green bubble, therefore keeping the “Blue Bubble” for iOS users. Read more “Apple to Support RCS”

Pager App

A couple of weeks ago, I downloaded the pager app from AMC Logic LTD. The reason for this is I wanted a virtual pager service. Yes, I know – most people will consider pagers as relics of the ’90s or is used by drug dealers. However, in my instance, it is going to be used for a completely different purpose. The app was simple to install, and is only available for iOS. Why there isn’t an Android version, I would not know. When downloading the pager app, I was able to find the CAP code, and provided that number to Pagers Direct which in a day provided me with a local pager number. Read more “Pager App”

Dropped sn.fsp.contact

Earlier this morning, I dropped sn.fsp.contact. The reason of this choice was simple. I am not on Facebook, Instagram, MySpace, or most other networks. I have an About.me page, and I have a Twitter account. The About.me page rarely gets any updates, and technically not a social network. As for Twitter, I use it mainly with businesses I am associated with, but could probably write more on that network than what I already do. With that in mind, I didn’t see a point in having an entire subdomain dedicated to Twitter. I also don’t see me joining any other social networks, so it would have likely been just Twitter. Read more “Dropped sn.fsp.contact”

RIP iPod Touch

A few days ago, my last iPod touch has started to act badly. After a number of ways to try to extend it, I decided that nothing will work. I was able to reset the iPod so none of my personal files should be on the iPod. However, this has a significant issue that I am now using my iMac to play my music library. Thankfully, the music will continue to play when the PC is in sleep mode. This makes life easier as I can have the screen off, and just play the music. One good note is that the iMac has an 3.5mm audio jack for speakers. I am using the old speakers from the iPod for the computer. This is because it is cheaper to replace a pair of desk speakers, than the integrated speakers in the iMac. Read more “RIP iPod Touch”

Why No iPhone 15 for Me

In the third week of September 2023, the iPhone 15 series came out and available to those that pre-ordered it. I am sure that right now, I could go into an Apple Store, and buy the latest and greatest of iPhones. However, I will not be doing that, and there are a few reasons as to why not. In reality, I wouldn’t mind having the newest, but it is not a necessity. With that said, I have to be a big boy, and tell myself NO! Read more “Why No iPhone 15 for Me”