The first cell phone was made in 1973, its weight was measured in pounds, not ounces, and you needed a briefcase , backpack, or large handbag to lug it around. To quote George Costanza, over the next 4 decades, cell technology was all about, well, shrinkage. Multi-national tech corporations began an arms race to make… Read More iPhone 11 Pro to iPhone 13 mini: Is it an upgrade or downgrade?
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
JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: Wow, I first wrote this post in 2015 after having quite a bit of difficulty buying a specific combination of watch/band back when Apple seemingly offered every possible combo available at time of purchase. Every combo except the one I wanted, that is. Three and a half years later, it’s still one… Read More The Apple Watch Sport band conundrum: Why doesn’t Apple want you to pair a white watch with a black band?
Uber’s been under fire lately for their shady practices, and rightly so. (Well, they’ve actually been under fire for a while, but this week was the tipping point for many people.) There’s a new movement afoot by Uber users — like John Hodgman — to delete the app from their phones. I say, while you’re… Read More While You’re Deleting that Uber App…
What does a 1992 episode of “Seinfeld” have in common with my new iPhone 6?… Read More The curious case of a curious case: A review of the X-Doria Engage Folio for the iPhone 6