Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Video - How to make the Klasky Csupo robot voice - I don't know if this is a well known thing, but I certainly was excited when I found it. You just have to have a Mac with the Boing novelty voice enabled. Hopefully Apple didn't take that out of OS X in later versions because I right now only have access to 10.7.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Why does the MacBook charge by USB-C?

Most posts that are titled with a question then answer it in the post, but this is a serious question that I have, and one that I've been thinking about for a while now; Why would a company like Apple put USB-C on the MacBook? It totally makes sense why, because it's reversible, versatile, and it's compact, but why USB-C and not by Apple's own Lightning?

Some might say USB-C is more powerful for a full computer, but the MacBook is running on a very light Intel Core M processor that's even fan-less. Plus, if the Lightning cable is powerful enough to power a beefy iPad Pro, while also allowing for video-out, speedy transfers, and everything else the Lightning cable can do, it should also be powerful enough for a MacBook. Not to mention that everything else in Apple's mobile line-up is powered by the Lightning cable, such as the new Apple TV Remote, the iPad Pro Pencil, the Beats Pill+, and every iOS device currently sold. So why not the MacBook?

I'm not condoning Apple's history of proprietary hardware, but it's just a surprisingly open decision. By using USB-C, it allows for other accessories from PCs and tablets that use USB-C to also work with the MacBook. That might've been the reasoning for using USB-C is that because it's considered a computer, it should be a more open platform, but that says a lot about their mobile devices if they can't be open as well. The Mac is sort of forced to work with PC accessories because it has a lower market share, so it has to be compatible with what the user already has. This may be old-school thinking, but why can't the iOS devices be the same way? Sure, Micro-USB wasn't sexy, but USB-C is, except for that whole issue where bad cables were frying USB hubs and ports. Although USB-C isn't as thin as Lightning, it's still works the same way, and does just as much so why not use that on the new iPhone?

It just all depends on what Apple thinks is the future. Since the Apple Pencil and Apple TV Remote both use Lightning, I'm sure they'll be sticking with that for at least two more years. However, if USB-C starts to get really popular, maybe we could be seeing a switch to a more open platform from a company you wouldn't expect to make that decision.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Video - Unboxing The Room and The Neighbors DVD WITH Tommy Wiseau Autograph! - Just in case you wondered what you'd recieve if you asked for Tommy Wiseau's autograph when you buy his things. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -

Friday, December 11, 2015

New Video - Nexus 6P Review and 3 Android Phones to Consider - Buy this phone! Or the Moto G 3rd Generation 2015 2 GB of memory 16 GB of storage. I don't care.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Video - Google Nexus 6P Unboxing Oh it's very nice.

New Video - Why I'm switching from OneDrive to Google Drive Seriously, why would you promise users unlimited storage and then take it away?! Microsoft has now gotten rid of the one gigantic advantage it had over all the other cloud storage services. That, and the smaller storage sizes, especially for free users, and the lack of the placeholder feature in Windows 10. Hello, Google Drive, oh how I have missed your overall polish and innovation.