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Apple Pay: Mac Mini vs iPad

Apple Pay

I learned an interesting lesson today. I learned that if I use my Mac Mini to purchase something online using the Apple Pay card, the card defaults to cash. In other words, it would draw the money from the balance of the accumulated cash I received from prior purchases made with the card. How Apple Pay Works [...]

PlayStation 5 On My Mind

Thinking about PS5

I can’t believe that I’m actually thinking about buying a PlayStation 5 console. I’m sure you’re asking, “Why is this grandma thinking of buying a PlayStation 5? She’s not a gamer”. I’ll tell you why. It’s because I am intrigued by some of the PlayStation games. And my partner in crime, my grandson, has repeatedly [...]

My AppleCare Refund Fiasco

No AppleCare for Me

I almost bought the iPhone 15 Pro Max. I went on the Apple.com website, configured the phone I wanted, and put it in my Apple shopping bag. In addition to the phone, I added the AppleCare warranty. Since the iPhone 15 was just released, none of the Apple stores in my region had the phone [...]

Hot Mess!

Hot Mess!

Well, I finally got the Focus theme, and everything here is a hot mess! I’m trying to figure things out. This blog is not ready for prime time! The problem isn’t the theme.  The problem is my lack of familiarity with it.  Over time, I’ll figure things out.  In the meantime, I’ve reverted to an [...]

Mac’s AirDrop Not Working Properly


AirDrop is a convenient feature to have in the Apple ecosystem. It allows me to work more efficiently when it works. With AirDrop, I can modify images on one device and drop them to another. This feature is particularly useful because I do the image editing on the iPad and writing on the Mac. Adding [...]

Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000: My Favorite Ten-Year-Old Headset

Favorite Headset

Almost ten years ago, I bought a headset. It was the Microsoft LifeChat LX – 3000. I used it for years. As a matter of fact, I purchased two of them. I made the mistake of lending one of them, so now I’m down to one. What I like about the Microsoft LifeChat is the [...]

Apple’s Universal Control Keeps Disconnecting

Universal Control

I love Apple’s Universal Control feature. For those unfamiliar with it, Universal Control allows me to control my Mac computer and two other devices (two iPads) with one keyboard and mouse. It’s a lovely feature. I have an iPad on each side of the Mac and vacillate using all three displays. It’s called Low-Tech Grandma [...]

Still Getting Ready


It’s been a while since I created a new blog.  I forgot some of what went into the process.  So, in my attempt to refresh my memory, I’m uploading nonsensical posts that will be deleted once I get things up and running properly.  

Another Post


Nothing here to read. I’m still testing out the theme to see how it works. It is my intention to use the Focus WordPress theme, but PayPal is putting a damper on that. They’re holding my payment for about a week before releasing it to the theme seller. I mentioned this in my initial post. [...]

Hello World!


This is a new blog and I’m setting things up. You can tell that by the “Hello World” title. It’s my goal to change the theme, but I have to wait for Paypal to process my payment so I can install DIY Theme’s Focus.