In 2017, buying a new car ruined my credit score. Since that experience at a small dealership in Cleveland, Ohio, I’ve advocated for saving up and buying used. Not only is it better for your wallet, it’s better for the environment. Buying less new cars results in less new car production, in turn less batteries, less carbon in the atmosphere.
Think about this: how fucked up, truly, is the auto industry?
Car dealerships are a joke, raising the prices of new vehicles in the thousands of dollars by charging thousands in fees from sales commission to just cleaning the showroom…
Apple’s iPhone 13 is here, but that’s not the biggest takeaway from this September’s Apple Event.
In the event, Apple announced a new iPhone 13, new iPad and iPad Mini, Apple Watch Series 7, additions to Fitness+ and highlights from TV+, as well as a number of other updates and enhancements.
Which were the most exciting? Let’s run through them.
One of the first things Apple announced was a massive iPad Mini redesign. Lately, Apple has tried making all of their devices have a similar design, whether it’s iPad to iPhone or Mac.
I love my M1 Mac. I really, really do. The truth is, it’s an incredibly powerful device that does everything well — but I can’t suggest it for pros who do most of their creative work on it yet.
Like I said, it’s a really powerful machine. I bought an M1 Mac Mini and the only negative comment I had upon using it was that its speakers are garbage. I hardly use them. They suck.
Most of the time, I’m going between my iPad Pro and Mac Mini for school, writing, and editing my podcast or videos in Final Cut…
Climate change is everywhere. We — as human beings — are affecting the world constantly. It’s the cars we drive, the meat we eat, the industries we’ve built. Every action we take has implications on the climate.
We’re already seeing the effects of climate change. Just this year alone, the following has happened: the middle of the country froze and the northwest had a once-in-a-lifetime weather block. In February, Dallas froze to 14º Fahrenheit, colder than it was in New York City. Portland, Seattle, Boise, and several other northwestern U.S. areas recorded temperatures as high as 115º or more.
No one likes change. No one. After a social media site like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter changes their layout, usually there’s some sort of outcry on the site where site users protest their displeasure.
Any developer will tell you that change is the name of the game. Compare social sites like YouTube or Twitter with sites like SoundCloud and tell me which has added features that are easier to use and is a better site experience? SoundCloud hasn’t made a big theme change in over ten years.
Whenever a site goes through a redesign, users seem to notice the user…
Podcasts are more popular than ever right now. Growing a podcast is almost as popular as growing a YouTube channel was in 2012. There are a few reasons for this.
First, podcasts are cheap.
Microphones do not cost as much as video equipment and can be found for prices that are relatively cheap. They’re also easy to monetize. Anchor has completely revitalized the podcasting industry, making it easier than ever to record a podcast.
In 2016, prior to Anchor, there were a few ways to upload a podcast, but it wasn’t easy. I used to run a show where the…
In the past, I’ve argued that cable should die. Goodbye. See ya!
There are numerous reasons for this change, nevermind that it’s dying more and more by the day. At least 25% of U.S. citizens could ditch cable every year for the next three years.
Cable is one of the culprits for our sports streaming fiasco. You might argue, “it’s broken?” Sadly, it is. I’ll explain why.
The first point I’m going to get to is how AT&T’s purchase of WarnerMedia and Comcast’s acquisition of NBC is harmful to the cable industry, for innovation and consumers.
Think about this: Comcast…
I’ve worked in retail as both a cashier and manager for grocery stores and convenience stores. I’ve worked as a supervisor for a pizza chain. I was a freelance writer in the music industry for seven years, a web developer as a side-hustle, and currently write about the New York Mets on RisingApple.com. I also dabble with other projects such as podcasts and graphic design.
But by far, the worst job was driving for Lyft (and Uber).
Now before you ask if one is “better” than the other, yes. It’s Lyft. Lyft is better than Uber.
I’ll explain why, but…
No, I don’t use Microsoft Office. I don’t use Word, Excel, or PowerPoint — if anyone even still uses that. In fact, I’d argue that anyone who actually uses Microsoft Word, Excel, or anything else in Microsoft’s suite is grossly overpaying for a simple product.
When I took a summer college class in 2015 after I was forced to by my parents (heads up, don’t do that), my professor required the class to use Microsoft Office.
Why would I pay more than $70 per year for Microsoft Word when I can have the same exact thing in several…
I’m a baseball and tech writer. This isn’t what I usually discuss, so if you’re a follower here, just hear me out.
Normally my writing consists of talking about the latest gadgets or how the New York Mets are doing. Today I had an epiphany — Major League Baseball games are being rained out and postponed at an alarming rate. The New York Mets have had thirteen or fourteen games postponed in this year alone.
Even in my alternative schedule proposal for the MLB — 120 or 130-ish games with a two-week gap between the regular season and post-season to…