• This is why you should wait to buy new Apple devices…

    This article (https://www.komando.com/gadgets/apple-spring-event-2022/825115/) is an excellent reminder on why timing is everything when it comes to purchasing new Apple devices.

  • Apple Watch 6 vs Apple Watch SE…What’s the difference?

    In keeping with my site mission to get straight to the point, I’ve copied in the “vs” page spec’s straight from Apple’s website.

  • iPhone and Privacy…

  • Google Pixel Watch Concept

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  • Apple Lining Up Periscope Telephoto Lens Suppliers for 2022 iPhone – MacRumors

    Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo today released a new report detailing his research on which lens suppliers will begin providing parts for Apple in the… — Read on www.macrumors.com/2020/07/22/apple-periscope-lens-2022/

  • A ‘Pixel-Watch’?

    Follow up to yesterday’s post…this looks interesting: www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2020/08/05/google-pixel-watch-incoming-new-fitbit-google-order-for-chip-hints-at-wearables/

  • Update on the Google + Fitbit Deal

    blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/update-fitbit Just waiting for the next gen Fitbit devices after this goes through…will be interesting to see if they throw wearOS on these. Penny for your thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment below.

  • Pirate Ship!

    No, not as in ‘arrrr matey!’ but as in its a steal of a deal on shipping! I recently came across this “Free shipping software to access the cheapest USPS® shipping rates” after getting frustrated with trying to send packages online at a lower rate. True, you could use the USPS site to ship, but […]

  • Now Selling Direct From mcvtech!

    Recently updated my site to be able to skip Amazon, ebay, (fees!) and sell direct from my site to be able to provide better deals. I’ll regularly update this as I come across new products to sell.

  • mcvtech Latest Deals Page!

    aka Random Deals page update 6/8/21; this page has been seriously neglected…I promise an update is on the way! This is a good deal on Apple Watch Series 6 Sport, lowest price yet…Apple Watch 6 Sport on Amazon Wyze Band fitness band with alexa, now back in stock for $24.99 Airpods; cheaper than at the […]

  • Working Remotely? Use a VPN? You Should Be…

    TLDR; Secure your connection: use a VPN. http://vpnsecuritygroup.com/ipvanish If you’re not already using a VPN, there are a ton of good reasons to start. Personally I wouldn’t even consider connecting to a public network without a VPN, and even on a secure home or business network there are still good reasons to use one. Rather […]

  • Apple Stores Closed Worldwide.

    Apple.com says all stores worldwide are closed “until further notice“. However, for many this may signal the beginning of the end. Apple, unlike many other retail stores in malls, are well positioned to move to an online only company. For years now there stores have really been like a show room, and with malls closing […]

  • Wired Magazine States Python is More Popular Than Ever…

    Interesting read: https://www.wired.com/story/python-language-more-popular-than-ever

  • Google is Offering Scholarships to Learn Python

    Think Free Coding Education… Once again, the tech giant is funding about 2,500 scholarships on the Coursera platform to learn Python. “Python is now the most in-demand programming language, and more than 530,000 U.S. jobs, including 75,000 entry-level jobs require Python proficiency. With this new certificate, you can learn Python, Git and IT automation within […]

  • Old Technology Still in Use…

    What is it about visiting a train museum that makes you feel like a little kid again? Likely it’s the colossal size of the machines, but it really is a lot of fun to step inside and feel like you’re visiting the past. This was my experience when, finally, at my father’s repeated encouragement, I […]

  • Apple Card and Balance Transfer – Be Advised

    TLDR; Nope. So, Apple Card…super easy to get approved for and it’s great to get cash back fast (as in usually posts within about a day or two to your Apple Cash card in the wallet) Those are the main…mmm, maybe only benefits. Depending on your credit score there will be an apr of something […]

  • Addendum to the iFixit Repair Guide for 21.5″ iMacs

    iMac Intel 21.5″ EMC 2544 Upgrade I recently bought a late 2012 iMac with a broken screen at a very *low* price and gradually collected parts, upgrades to make this a little project machine. Over the past weekend I used the iFixit guide to do the teardown and replace the CPU, memory, hdd to ssd, […]

  • Watch the Making of Gold Airpods

    I do not own a pair of AirPods, not to mention a pair of gold AirPods…but this is incredibly satisfying to watch. A real craftsman at work. ⬇️

  • How Long Does it Take to Learn a New Skill?

    Less than you think… TLDR; 20 hrs Some time ago I was interviewing for a new position at work and the manager introduced me to the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in a field. This was based on their reading of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Outliers”. I never read the book, […]

  • How to Save Browsing Sessions on Mac and PC

    TLDR; Extension for Chrome and Microsoft Edge: Session Buddy Session Buddy is an extension for Chrome; and since the Microsoft Edge (Chromium based) is now in beta for Mac (and PC) you can use it on both macOS and Windows. If you haven’t tried Edge beta, I’d give a try, personally I see advantages over […]

  • Foreceipt…Personal Bookkeeper in Your Pocket

    TLDR; Best non-automated finance tracking app: Foreceipt. It’s just $.99 a month and worth every penny. Your welcome. Some years ago, I set out to find the best finance tracking app for my needs. Open App Store, search finance. Done. Right? No doubt like many have already discovered, it’s a bit confusing and time consuming. […]

  • Updated: Where to Get Apple Discounts

    Bonus: Apple Deal of the Day at Bottom of Page TLDR; Amazon, B&H, Target, dealnews.com Ever since Amazon became an Apple authorized reseller, I’ve seen some of the best discounts coming from them. The benefits of buying from Apple authorized resellers can’t be understated (subject of future post). As you can imagine, they must buy […]

  • How to get TextEdit to open new document, not iCloud Drive folder

    Ok, so pretty basic here, but just wanted TextEdit to open a new document instead of directing me to the iCloud Drive folder (like it used to before). These are the steps (see screenshot): Apple Menu > System Preferences > iCloud > iCloud Drive Options button uncheck TextEdit. Quit TextEdit. Open TextEdit, Voila! Now it […]

  • T-Shirt for the Technician…

    After servicing literally thousands of customer’s devices for an extremely popular brand, I realized that if I could just pause an upset customer’s rant for 2 seconds, this is what I would want to say….so I made a T-Shirt! Support a starving technician by buying it here: “I didn’t make it. I didn’t break it. […]