Posts from the desk of Steve Sande
Artist rendering of Blue Origin Rocket

Florida’s Space Coast: Old Memories, New Energy

When I’m not writing articles for The Rocket Yard, I’m often traveling around the world with my wife, a recently retired engineer who spent 37 years in the rocket (Titan launch vehicle) and satellite business. We’re currently on a short trip to Florida prior to leaving on a cruise, which gave my spouse the chance to relive some of her career years at Kennedy Space Center. What we found was that the Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach / KSC area — also known as the Space Coast — is being rejuvenated by new entrants into the space industry.


Mac Catalyst

Mac Catalyst Adds iPad Apps to Catalina

Do you sometimes wish that those great apps that you have on your iPad would have a native counterpart on your Mac? Mac Catalyst is a feature that allows iPad developers to easily port their apps to macOS, and...

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Water and MacBooks Don’t Mix: A Cautionary Tale

December of 2019 marks 35 years since I purchased my first Mac. In all that time, I’ve never had an accident with any of them…but this past Saturday, all it took was a simple bump of a glass of...

handoff baton Tech Tip: Using Handoff to Transfer...
Handoff is a tool that was designed into Apple’s operating systems to make it easy to copy and paste things like text and images between devices or answer a...

App store and iTunes gift cards and Google Play gift cards on a rack Beware of Gift Card Scams
Christmas may be over, but that doesn't mean that online scammers have stopped trying to use the holidays as an excuse to separate you and your money. One of...

iMovie icon on a blue snowy background Creating Holiday Videos with iMovie on...
Want to share some holiday cheer? There’s nothing better than posting a holiday movie you’ve created in iMovie to Facebook or sharing it with friends and relatives in other...

iPhone manage subscriptions screen Master Your Apple Subscriptions
One of the biggest changes to Apple over the past ten years has been the move to subscription services. Whether you're a subscriber to Apple Music, iCloud Drive, Apple...

Scanning Documents with iOS 13 and...
You may have a printer with a built-in scanner, or perhaps even a dedicated scanner. But if you don’t — and you have an iPhone or iPad running the...

Make Your iPhone Keyboard Work for...
The iPhone is a surprisingly versatile device thanks to apps, and the one primary method of inputting data is still the virtual keyboard. While typing by tapping on a...