Hey Siri, What’s A Pivot Table?

Numbers App Icon In The macOS DockVisit Photics.TV (YouTube) to see a video of this review. On September 28, 2021, Apple updated “Numbers”, their spreadsheets app, to version 11.2. “Numbers” is part of the iWork suite of apps, which includes “Pages” and “Keynote”. This update is especially noteworthy because it includes a feature that data crunchers will love — Pivot Tables.

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Crossy Road Castle — Unihorse Castle (Prince)

Crossy Road Castle — PrinceIt’s been years since I enjoyed a video game like Crossy Road Castle. Apple Arcade is a lot of fun. So, I’m sharing that excitement with the world. It continues with the second part of the gem quest. In this part of the adventure, you can learn how to unlock the Prince from the Unihorse Castle. A video guide is available on Photics.TV (YouTube). 🤴🏻 How To Unlock The Prince In Crossy Road Castle — Unihorse Castle (All Five Gems + Achievements)

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Is the 2021 Apple TV 4K A Worthy Upgrade?

Review #1 — Apple TV 4K (Thumbnail)A new version of the Apple TV 4K was released in May of 2021. It wasn’t immediately apparent to me why this new version was necessary, other than YouTube not working on the 2013 version of the Apple TV. Two months later, the reason was clear — literally. That’s the topic of a new video review on Photics.TV (YouTube). This new video is also the first in a series of tech reviews.

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Thanks Apple — A Response To The Small Business Program

Apple's App Store Icon — StylizedEver play SimCity? It’s a fantastic city-building simulation. It teaches an incredible lesson about taxes. The experience is almost counterintuitive. By lowering taxes, you can actually make more money — and make the citizens much happier. You can’t drop it to zero, as the city still needs money for maintenance and future growth, so the trick is to hit the sweet spot. I believe that’s what Apple has announced today. Starting next year, Apple’s App Store commission rate (for small businesses) will drop from 30% to 15%. That’s huge!

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Repairing an iPhone SE

Exploding iPhone EmojiWow, I thought it was hard to upgrade a Mac Mini. That’s trivial compared to replacing the screen and the battery on my iPhone SE. What a chore! Screws the size of dust, delicate cables abound, pentalobe parts, and I need a suction cup? While Apple claims to be such an environmentally friendly company, they don’t seem to be encouraging device repairs. But since the company doesn’t have a 4″ phone, and I don’t want a larger one, I’m forced to fix this one.

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