Monthly Archives: March 2015

How millennials get their news

Millennials, this latest generation of American adults is anything but “newsless,” passive or civically uninterested, according to a study released March millennials, media16 by a Media Insight Project partnership with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The study looks closely at how young people learn about the world on different devices and platforms.

Surprisingly, the findings contradict conventional wisdom.

How millennial are you? Take this Pew Research Center quiz!

And some additional links: Poynter, Nieman, Associated Press.

It’s Apple watch day (but the !!! is up to you)

I’m a pretty devoted Apple computer user. I started with the first Mac Mini in 2007, struggling with the wiring to a TV monitor with mixed results. The mini is still live and active, hooked up to a 42-inch Sony Bravia flatscreen that continues to defy age (knock on wood!).

I started with the first Mac Mini in 2007, struggling with the wiring to a TV monitor with mixed results. The mini is still live and active, hooked up to a 42-inch Sony Bravia flatscreen that continues to defy age (knock on wood!).

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Getting ready for the iWatch.

I also own a 2009 iMac, a 2010 MacAir, a 2011 MacBook (my second), an iPad Air (my third) and an iPhone6 Plus (I’ve lost count, but I’ve updated every year).

Some might say that makes me an Apple Fanboy.

I went full-throttle/cold-turkey Apple on August 17, 2007 when I decided that Microsoft was a virus, not software, and I got tired of PC hard drive crashes. I’ve never regretted it.

Today, Apple will unveil the iWatch when CEO Tim Cook will reveal details about their new wearable device at 1 p.m. EST. Here’s what to expect and how to watch the live event.

Don’t expect to find me in line at the local Apple Store for mine. I’m not ready for a computer on my wrist or the cost to put one there. Yet. I can always be convinced, but right now, my iPhone is about as close to my body as Apple is going to get.