Tag Archives: Iphone

Two mobile products that get thumbs up – PhotoFast and GoMobilePGH

PhotoFast & ParkMobilePGH can both ease your life

Still looking for products that help you daily?  I’ve been reviewing two of them that you’ll want to consider. PhotoFast plugs into your iPhone giving you a quick and easy way to offload your phone or protect your data locally GoMobilePGH is specific to people in Western PA who want to ease their trips into Continue Reading

Phone Accessories Make Selfies & Panorama Drop Dead Easy

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  In my current TEQ column I talk about the Pocket Clickstick from thumbsUp, a British company that I found has a knack for developing and marketing useful smart phone accessories. One of them with a lot of potential is the Panoramic Pod, a small, telescoping tripod that holds your phone and spins it around Continue Reading

Zoom Lens for your SmartPhone

Images with and with Carson HookUpz and Bushnell binoculars to zoom image

  Don’t you hate not being able to zoom in with your smart phone camera.  It always gets to me when I’m at one of my kid’s concerts and too far from the stage.  I really want to capture smiling faces; but neither my iPhone, nor my wife’s Android phone can do the job by Continue Reading

Kindle Fire phone both excites and disappoints

Fanfare as Bezos intros Kindle Fire phone. Firefly feature is cool & useful.

  The Kindle Fire phone, on the AT&T network represents both sides of the spectrum — one of the most amazing devices I’ve ever seen, as well as a device with one of the biggest downside risks. As soon as I took it out of the box, I recognized how remarkable it is — because Continue Reading

The Apple watch – decades in the making

In 1983, Apple had a watch. It took 21 years to perfect & announce it.

Today Apple finally introduced its wrist watch — a design marvel.  But it has taken decades to get here.  This photo is the watch that the company was designing in 1983 — 21 years ago! Thanks to “Keep it simple: the early design years of Apple” by Hartmut Esslinger.  That’s where this photo came from. Continue Reading

Joining the indispensable: Evernote

With incomparable text recognition to help you extend your brain's memory, Evernote becomes a go-to app

Getting onto my list of indispensable means getting over a very high bar.  There are only a handful of applications that meet the standard — and those have to meet a specific criteria: “Is it more difficult to get through a day without it than with it?” It took a while to make the list, Continue Reading

Android phones compared

Although they seem much the same, there are differences in recent crop of phones.

Tech devices go in phases — sometimes where there are substantial differences; sometimes where they are alike.  The recent set of Motorola Android phones on the Verizon Wireless network, while each having its own advantages depending on your needs, are really pretty similar. If you’re trying to choose between them, here are a few things 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

Why Apple Clearly Thinks You’re Stupid

Apparently Apple thinks opposable thumbs are part of our simpleton thought process.

There are some very funny parts of this video.  Watch it all the way through.  (You can afford to waste 3:46 on this.)  Some of the more fun comments are near the near – but need the context of the beginning.  

It’s All How You Look At Things

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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