Tag Archives: Technology

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

Star War Roles & eliminating “busy” – this week’s most interesting articles

Making leaders - cool articles this week

  Lots of good articles recently.  Here are a few hand selected that stand above the pack. What Roles Would “Star Wars” Characters Have in Meetings? Ever feel like you’re in an alien environment?  Does it sometimes seem you’re in a galaxy far, far away?  Then you’ll love this article from Connect Association about the Continue Reading

Phone Accessories Make Selfies & Panorama Drop Dead Easy

ellen-selfie

  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

Moto 360 Watch — It’s About Time

In some ways, the Moto 360 is a fashion statement

    Motorola calls the Moto 360 a “watch for our times”.  It’s certainly the first of only a few wrist watches to herald in the smart watch as more than a plastic device that shout “geeky” about the geeks who wear them.   In fact, in many ways, it’s fashionable.   Fashion Statements Defined 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

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

Thrival Festival a Success; Bobby Z “Gets” Customer Support

Thrival Logo

This weekend’s Thrival Festival, conducted by Thrill Mill was excellent.  The investor pitches that happened at Google’s Pittsburgh Office in Bakery Square were among the most polished pitches I’ve seen.  Then the evening’s music festival across the street was hopping. Early in the evening, I mentioned to Bobby Zappala (co-founder of Thrill Mill and organizer of 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