A pair of Bose QC35 II’s used to be my “go everywhere” noise cancelling headphones. Keywords: “used to be.” I wore them to coffee shops when I needed to get out of the house to write. I wore them on airplanes. I occasionally even wore them in the house when I wanted to watch a… Read More Apple AirPods Pro vs. Bose QuietComfort 35 II
I like the new Apple AirPods Pro. My old AirPods (purchased the day they came out) were getting a little long in the Bluetooth, so the upgrade was an easy decision. The AirPods Pro might be for you, too, if you are… …in the market for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds and were already planning… Read More Stem Wear
There are few things as unpleasant in life as getting a headphone cable snagged on a doorknob. Or the corner of a table. Or the watch of a total stranger passing me on the sidewalk. Because the cable runs the length of my body, from the earbuds on my head to the phone in my pants pocket, it’s… Read More Turn any headphones into bluetooth wireless headphones for $20
It looks like I now have a weekly column at Digital Trends, and my first post is all about the (unspoken) connection between cable channel bundling and show quality. The more click-baity headline would be something like “How à la carte cable is going to destroy the golden age of television,” so I’m very happy they went… Read More A little something I wrote for Digital Trends…
Speaking of podcasts, let’s say you’ve gotten a brand new podcast-playing app for your iOS or Android device. If only there were an easy way to get the new app to know what podcasts you were already subscribed to… Wait, there is! If you’ve been using a third-party podcast app like Pocket Casts, Instacast, Downcast, etc., there’s a good chance it’ll… Read More How to transfer all your podcast subscriptions from one app to another (the easy way)
I’ve been using Pocket Casts as my main podcast-listening app since the beginning of the year. (You can read my original review here.) The main advantage Pocket Casts has over Apple’s own podcast app? Greater ability to organize podcasts. For example, I like having a listview of only podcast episodes that have been both downloaded (i.e.… Read More Pocket Casts vs. Downcasts: Which is the superior podcast app?
I live in Los Angeles, city of transplants. Not heart transplants or face transplants, but whole people transplants. Somehow I managed to marry a local, but everyone else I know out here seems to hail from somewhere else. As such, we all root for teams that are way out-of-market, and watching out-of-market games isn’t cheap. As… Read More DirecTV just rolled out a new feature for tracking your favorite sports team, but is it any good? (Not really.)