December 16, 2019

Special: Twenty

As 2019 draws to a close, I thought it would be worth looking back on a very important milestone that this site has hit this year—in September, SchwarzTech turned twenty. In true navel-gazing fashion, I took this opportunity to run a special header on the site all year, but otherwise treated it as a passing acknowledgement. I think it’s time to finally reflect a bit…

April 24, 2019

Article: Macs in the Age of iOS

For the last few months, there have been a number of articles, posts on social media, and general grumbling about the state of iOS, macOS, what kind of company Apple is becoming, and what the future will bring. I’ve often found myself having knee-jerk reactions to things, comparing with my own experiences, and I’ve got a few different thoughts that I’d like to share…

March 13, 2019

News: Spotify Thinks Apple Should Play Fair

Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission that Apple’s stacking the deck against them when it comes to how the service is sold on iOS devices. In addition, the company set up Time to Play Fair, calling out Apple’s anti-competitive behavior…

February 20, 2019

Article: The Ten-Year Challenge

While this site is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and there will be plenty of content about that, I’ve recently been thinking about how much has changed on a much smaller scale in the last ten years. The iPhone was just starting out. The iPad, a device this site is primary produced with, wasn’t more than an idea within Apple. The influence of Google, Facebook, and Amazon has grown exponentially. Microsoft has turned things around…

October 31, 2018

Article: Another Bricked Watch in the Fall

Even though I do most everything on iOS devices, the Apple Watch has become something that gets a lot of use throughout the day and I’ve grown to really enjoy it over the past few years. Back in September, I picked up a new Series 4 model to take advantage of the new features and to have a better experience than with my aging original Apple Watch Sport. Last night, in hopes of getting the electrocardiogram feature, I updated to watchOS 5.1 almost immediately and ran into some trouble. As it turns out, I feel that there’s a glaring hole in Apple’s support process when it comes to the Apple Watch…