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‘Floating Keyboard’ introduced with new iPad software

July 18, 2019 Here are a few more features of the new iPad software. New to iPadOS is what Apple calls a “Floating Keyboard” that you can activate by pinching the regular on-screen keyboard. more »»

Cool features included in new iPad software

July 11, 2019 The new iPad software coming out soon will have some really cool features. Widgets in iOS are usually just a swipe away from the home scree. more »»

College application season starts August 1!

July 4, 2019 Because I feel so strongly that early preparation is key to success in applying to college, I am going to revisit a topic I discussed last summer: the actual application process. more »»

To every time there is a season

June 27, 2019 In the sea, in the sky, and in space, spring is a season of transition. And this year, it became my season of transition. Behind we leave winter’s brooding powe. more »»

Amazing new options coming out with the iOS 13 update

June 27, 2019 Wow! Get ready for a good one. There is a lot of new stuff coming out soon for the iPhone, iPad and MacBook. This new software update iOS 13 is amazing. more »»

How to use Hot Corners

June 20, 2019 On my iMac, I use what is called Hot Corners to bring up and show all my Application icons. more »»

College Spotlight: Loyola Marymount University

June 13, 2019 Every year, I visit a few colleges or universities around the country, so I can better assess the schools for compatibility for my students. more »»

Tricks for Windows users

June 6, 2019 Hey all you Windows users — this one is for you. I have a bunch of tricks that may come in handy. First one is called Timeline. more »»

Useful keyboard shortcuts

May 30, 2019 Many people don’t realize the potential of using keyboard shortcuts to perform many tasks. Here are a few that you might want to use. Let’s say you have Safari opened up and Microsoft Word. more »»

Ocean guardians express gratitude to the aina through service

May 16, 2019 On Earth Day, the ocean guardians of West Maui gathered for a sacred sunrise ceremony. The ceremony was one of service to the beloved aina. Many would come. more »»

Have trouble typing? Try the one-handed keyboard

May 16, 2019 If you have a large iPhone and big, clunky fingers, you can switch to the one-handed keyboard. Try this for fun. more »»

Amazing iPhone tips and tricks

May 9, 2019 In this issue, I’ll show you some amazing tips and tricks using the iPhone. The first one that I really use a lot is “Search. more »»

Building your college ‘resume’

May 9, 2019 With the end of the school year right around the corner, college preparation is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind. more »»

Have Siri help you with reminders

April 18, 2019 Let’s say you want to buy a special kind of zit face cream, and you’re too lazy to keep looking up the website every time. more »»

Everything you never wanted to know about standardized testing

April 18, 2019 Standardized testing for college admissions has been a hot topic in the news of late. more »»

Scholastic surfing growing world-class surfers on Maui

April 11, 2019 Maui County is the only place in the USA with a scholastic surfing league. Maui County is also the best place in the USA for a scholastic surfing leagu. more »»

A great app for camera freaks

March 28, 2019 Get this, camera freaks: you can now shoot RAW photos with the iPhone. First off, you have to download a third-party app called Obscura. Once opened, you can choose Format and click on RAW. more »»

What do I ask at the college fair?

March 21, 2019 The Spring College Fair is scheduled for Friday, April 26, at Maui High from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»

Progress, not perfection

March 14, 2019 How are we to live? It’s the essential question that underpins our lives.   Each day we make tens, hundreds, thousands of micro-decisions. more »»

More tips for Macs and iPhones

March 14, 2019 Here is a neat way to edit photos on your Mac. Open up Photos and select one, then hit the two keys Command and Return. more »»



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