Bryan O'Malley
“…and if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.”

This is the second in a four-part series on "cutting the cord". For the beginning of the story, where I explain what brought me to decide it was time to leave cable, see Part 1 - Cutting The Cord.

Part 2: The Alternatives

So here's the thing: part of what makes cutting the cord so difficult is...

For the first time since the '80s, I no longer have a cable television bill. I have cut the cord.

To many of my friends in the tech industry, this is hum-drum news. After all, we've been talking about "cord cutters" since broadcast subscribers began to decline back in 2010. What took you so long...

I still maintain that iOS is the best mobile operating system on the market, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. There's still a lot of room for improvement, and I hope Apple continues to push forward year after year.

Here are a few things I'd like to see added to iOS 12:

Better File Management


Microwave ovens are both extremely convenient, and terrible at cooking food. Why?

My family got our first microwave oven somewhere around 1980. It was huge, loud, and did a fairly poor job of cooking just about everything. 37 years later, not much has changed. The new models are a bit smaller, sl...

My quick thoughts on the WWDC Keynote this afternoon.


  • Amazon Prime Video — yes! Coming later this year — ugh.
  • Crickets.

I really hope they put major effort behind this platform in the fall.


Yawn. I have no interest in watchOS or the watch itself right now. My advice? Buy...

As I move up the learning curve on React Native, I thought it would helpful to share a few tips and tricks I've learned.  One of the more challenging things I've come across was how to show a PDF file in your app. I couldn't find any tutorial to demonstrate how to do this across both iOS and Andro...