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    Newsletter Issue #1041 — Back to the Future

    January 23rd, 2023

    This site began in 1999 as Mac Night Owl. But when Apple began to embrace other consumer products, such as the iPod, I felt it was time for a change. Thus the switch to Tech Night Owl. I founded my tech radio show in 2002, and changed it appropriately, to Tech Night Owl LIVE. That […]


    Newsletter Issue #1040 — A Tale Somewhat About the Missing Apple Silicon Mac Pro

    December 27th, 2022

    In the old days, I had to own the fastest Mac, at least after I got my first writing gig about Macs and Mac software. It wasn’t that I was so flush with cash, but it was a business expense, hence deductible on my tax returns. So it was with great pleasure that I upgraded […]


    Newsletter Issue #1039 — Microsoft Outlook for Mac: Why I Still Can’t Get Into It

    December 17th, 2022

    As is usual for me, this is a long story, and it’ll take a little while for me to get to the point. So, n the days of the Classic Mac OS, which seems a century ago (and more or less it was), I used Claris Emailer as my email client of choice. It was […]


    Newsletter Issue #1038 — Revisiting Apple’s Non-Upgrades

    December 14th, 2022

    So let me sum it up for starters: Is it very likely that smartphones, tablets and personal computers have become so good that the new, improved models are offering features that few of us really care about? Does that, in effect, make you less likely to upgrade your device? Let’s take a look at the […]