Recent content by Rudi Fingers

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    Home Laptop Recommendations

    Your thought process is on the right track, but if you still love the Surface form factor, there are new Surfaces due next month (Oct 12 announcement). Do you use the touchscreen or tablet mode much on your Surface? Are you a fan of the kickstand? Do you prefer Windows 11? If any answer is...
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    Apple Laptop Help

    The M1/M2 Macs are, at this moment, the very best laptops made for both performance *and* value. By the way, NortheasternPJ's recommendation for refurb M1 MBA's from Apple's refurb site for $849 each is matched (or beaten) at the moment by $849 each for a new M1 MBA at Costco. (that said...
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    Apple Laptop Help

    If the school is really expecting work to be done in iPads, you may want to consider just getting a way better keyboard and mouse for them to use with the iPad. Any iPad with a good quality bluetooth keyboard and mouse (like Apple's own wireless keyboard and mouse) is an excellent writing tool...
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    Joe Posnanski: Lord of Lists

    If one only reads one thing by Joe Posnanski - it should be "The Soul of Baseball". It's outstanding.
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    Brockton Rox 2022

    Does Sam Horn have any sons? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Apple rumored to stop using Intel chips by 2020

    The return of MagSafe and improved webcam/microphone are easy predictions that came true.. but they are *my* easy predictions :) The notch fits in the center of the Mac menubar, which is mostly wasted space. It's more than a design bone - it shrinks the bezels and allows for more real-world...
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    iPhone 13

    Same for me - arrived today :) @IpswichSox - if you are using your phone with a mask a lot, you can't beat the ability to unlock with an Apple Watch. Even the base Series 3 watch (the $199 one) will do the trick of unlocking your iPhone 12 (or any FaceID phone) while wearing a mask. Extra...
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    The Babe in color.

    Both the Phillies and Braves, like many teams at the time, were wearing jersey numbers with the MacAuliffe font (used only by the Red Sox nowadays).
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    Your top "forgot he was a Red Sox"

    He pitched 7 games with the 2008 Red Sox. I saw Big Sexy pitch in person in 2008, but not for Boston. It was opening night for the PawSox.
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    Your top "forgot he was a Red Sox"

    The second time around he actually got to play
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    Pats uniform change?

    I have this nagging feeling that the Patriots went all-dark-blue to gain an edge while camouflaging the football during option plays. For instance, you may recall 49ers announcer Tim Ryan pointing out - and getting suspended for pointing out in an insensitive manner - the success Lamar...
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    Apple rumored to stop using Intel chips by 2020

    The universal "watch next" feature of Apple TV is underrated and great. The universal "watch next" gathers the next episode (or the current episode if paused partway through) of everything I am watching on Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, and Peacock all in one place. If I subscribed to...
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    Apple rumored to stop using Intel chips by 2020

    A quality clear case from a place like Tech21, or Apple itself, lets you live a little and *not* ditch the case
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    Apple rumored to stop using Intel chips by 2020

    Microsoft Surface devices (including Surface Laptops and Surface Pros) have excellent magnetic connections on par with the old MagSafe, with the additional ability to charge with a USB-C charger if you happen to be around one. It wouldn't surprise me if future MacBooks will have the same...
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    The Red Sox will be wearing yellow and blue uniforms on Patriots' Day weekend

    If, by some miracle, the Sox are still playing on October 11, I won't care *what* uniforms they are wearing.