I completely spaced about doing this post yesterday. You’d think that remembering to write my weekly recap would be a given after four years of practice, but I guess not…
12/21/2015: How to get a photo out of Apple’s Photos, USA Today
All the hilarity of the runup to Christmas kept me from remembering to note this column, posted a day later than usual, in the first version of this post.
12/23/2015: Review: Karma Sells Unlimited Mobile Broadband — But Is That a Viable Business?, Yahoo Tech
My own research about the usefulness of an unlimited-data LTE service with a 5-megabits per second speed limit (basically, a lot of binge-watching on Amazon and Netflix) suggested it’s an iffy proposition. The comments, however, feature more positive testimony from several Karma users, including one who said it ended a need to rely on slow, expensive, data-capped satellite Internet.
12/24/2015: Low-Power FM: When Your Local Radio Station Is Really, Really Local, Yahoo Tech
This was a story I’d been looking forward to doing since about 2000–and for much of the intervening years, I thought I’d have to drive out of town to visit a low-power FM station. Instead, I could walk to WERA’s studios in Arlington (the address is 2701-C Wilson Boulevard, but the front door is actually on North Danville Street) and listen to it anytime I run an errand in our car.
12/25/2015: Tip: Use Facebook Lists to Keep Friends Close, Acquaintances Less Close, Yahoo Tech
I indulged in some post-publication editing to explain that while you might not need to go through the workaround specified, one of my editors did. As is my usual practice, I called out the change in a comment.
12/27/2015: Tech Fails: The year in consumer gadget calamities, USA Today
I did something a little different with this column: Instead of investigating a particular gadget or software malfunction, I tried to inventory the year’s biggest sources of these annoyances. Would you add anything to my list?
Update, 1/3/2016: Added a link to a story I spaced about including the first time around.