Category Archives: Review

2013 Christmas Gift Ideas

Not just a pretty bow on your pretty girl.  They're headphones in disguise.  Jersey Shore fashion statements.

Still looking for a gift that stands out from the crowd? Here are a few ideas that will likely be appreciated by your recipient: A Klingg (not a Klingon) Perhaps you want to buy something thoughtful for somebody who is active – you know, a runner who loves to go out with their iPod and Continue Reading

Computer Buying – Holiday style

Buying a Computer - 2013 holiday style

      As tablets continue their upward trend, many people are switching away from their traditional computers – but in many cases a traditional computer, whether laptop or desktop, is still the right choice.  Here are some things you ought to consider this year. Form Factor While tablets are really light and travel well, Continue Reading

The Best Feature of Apple’s iOS 7 iPhone Upgrade

My favorite screen in Apple's iOS 7 - ugly, but beautiful

  Apple has done a good job of providing “new phones” with some operating system upgrades. iOS 7 is a very different experience than anything that came before – and it’s available all the way back to iPhone 4.  (See my column in TEQ for upgrade tips and how the upgrade differs based on which Continue Reading

Blackberry Camera Has Feature Whose Time Shift Has Arrived

Blackberry Z10 TimeShift

Group photo time!  Get everybody together – ready? Smile…>>click<< “Ah Dad! You got me with my eyes closed!” Sound familiar?  If so, you’ll be interested in a cool feature in the Blackberry Z10 called “Time Shift”.  With time shift, you can take a photo of a group; then adjust the photo so you catch everybody Continue Reading

Still the best utility for your computer

These buttons tuck themselves out of the way - but are always accessible.  Way to go, SnagIt developers!

For years, I’ve been claiming that I use SnagIt as much as I use Microsoft Office, which is a lot.  This image capture utility from TechSmith has been my go-to application from the moment I first loaded it onto my PC.  Over the years, I have found even more uses for it – and it 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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Morotorola S11 Headphones – Ready For Action

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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

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