Category Archives: Cellular

Not all phone chargers are alike

Different chargers for different needs. These three are from Ventev

Take sides all you want when you select your favorite mobile phone.  Whether you choose, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberrry, they still have one thing in common: they need to be charged.  And most of us think of the charger as being incidental to the phone.  But if you want to optimize your experience, Continue Reading

X-Orbing or New Angle – These are unique cases

Decisions, Decisions... Do I want to protect my iPhone?  Or would I rather make it easier to take photos?

With three hundred gazillion cases on the market to cover your iPhone, it must be a bit difficult for vendors to stand out.  But some do.  Here are two. Kinetic Energy X-Orbing The Nuguard KX claims that it is military drop tested and meets a certified military specification on that matter.  Made out of a Continue Reading

Sometimes, size can be an advantage

By hiding its hardware buttons, the Galaxy SIII gets an iPhone-like feel.

At a time when so many cell phones look so much alike, it’s good to find one that is different – especially when the differences translate to advantages.

The advantage for the Samsung Galaxy SIII is the form factor – wider and taller than most, yet thin and light. I put one in my daughter Jacqueline’s hands, and after putting it through it’s paces for a few weeks, she said, “The size…
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Has it been 40 years already?

Hello 99.  I won't be home for dinner.  I'm off chasing Sigried around the globe.

Where does time go? One day, I’m reading that mobile phones used by commercial vehicles would be getting a new ability to pass signals from site-to-site in a cellular network – and all of a sudden, 40 years has gone by and we all have them.  Forget the bags and the bricks.  Forget the shoe Continue Reading

Cells phones – early demos & how they predict behavior

5 prototypes of the revolutionary Motorola DynaTAC phone

There’s a great article in the New York Times Magazine about cell phone innovation.  The first part describes a very early demo of the Motorola DynaTAC phone in Manhattan.  The DynaTAC revolutionized the cell industry. The second part is a Q&A with an MIT professor, talking about how our cell phones usage can predict our Continue Reading

Morotorola S11 Headphones – Ready For Action


I’ve been using the Motorola S11-Flex HD headphones.  Really nice for activities – like running & jogging.  I’ve managed to use it in a number of situations, and found it to be excellent for activities, nicely customizable, and I love the freedom of Bluetooth connectivity.  But it’s not perfect. Read my full review. See the specs Continue Reading

It’s All How You Look At Things


Apple just announced its recent quarterly numbers, which, as expected, made big news. The San Francisco Business Times ran this headline: Apple Inc. sales of $54 billion and profit of $13 billion both break records The Silicon Valley Business Journal ran this headline: Apple’s flat earnings beat Street, but outlook drops stock The numbers behind Continue Reading

Getting Strong Cellular Signals in Weak Cell Areas

It’s more than a pain when you can’t get cellular signal for talking or doing data work.  Wilson  Electronics eases the pain with their Sleek line of signal boosters.  I recently tested the Sleek 4G, the latest in their line by taking a 12 hour train trip with it – then by using it with Continue Reading

Your iPhone3 can behave like iPhone 5

I hope people buy the new iPhone instead of upgrading!

I recently wrote a column about how users can upgrade their older iPhones so they behave a lot like the newer iPhones, including how to do it and what to watch out for — you know, the issues that can bite you in the backside if you’re not careful. So – bring your iPhone up-to-date Continue Reading